After spending some fruitful years in the background, songwriter, arranger, and background vocalist Anthony Brown stepped forward in 2012 with Anthony Brown & group therAPy.
The strange capitalization referred to the group's beginnings in 2000, when Brown launched the group Answered Prayers to showcase his songwriting. As Brown's work played a role in hit gospel albums like Maurette Brown-Clark
's The Dream (2007) and Stephen A. Hurd's Times of Refreshing (2009), Answered Prayers evolved into group therAPy. Three years of performances -- 2006, 2007, and 2012 -- on BET's annual Celebration of Gospel special preceded their self-titled 2012 debut. Released by Tyscot Records, the album featured guest appearances from Maurette Brown Clark
and VaShawn Mitchell
. In 2015 they returned with Everyday Jesus, an album that featured the gospel chart-topping hit "Worth." ~ David Jeffries