Published February 28, 2012
Dominican singer-songwriter Juan Luis Guerra will release his new album "Coleccion Cristiana" next Tuesday with 11 songs directed at the Christian market, his press office said.
The new album by the international artist contains seven new songs, among them "En el cielo no hay hospital," which is already being played by many radio stations.
In addition to that number, the album also includes "El quita pena," "Viene bajando," "Las Avispas," "Son al rey," "Para ti," "Caballo blanco," "Mi Jesus," "Soldado," "Como trompeta en si bemol" and "Nada me preparar," the press office said in a communique.
Guerra, who has sold more than 30 million albums, described his new release as "very special, full of happiness, merengue, bachata and son," adding that the album "can be danced to on just one foot. It's time to celebrate."
He will perform at the Viña del Mar festival in Chile and after that will travel to New York and Miami.
Between April 20-24 he will perform for the first time in Australia, his press office said.
The news of Guerra's new album comes as Guerra denied reports last week that he had left his long-time church in Santo Domingo because his wife was jealous of the female pastor.
Pastor Lucy Cosme, who heads the evangelical Villa Bendicion ministry, said Guerra 's wife, Nora, accused her of being in love with her husband and pressing him to donate money to the church.
Cosme told Dominican television it was she who led Guerra to Christianity and claimed to have been the international star's spiritual guide for several years.
Guerra, however, said last Tuesday that he has belonged to another church, Mas que vencedores, for the past 12 years, even serving as musical director.
"The Lord guided me to her (the church), not any man," the singer said in a statement released in San Juan by his manager, Angelo Medina. Guerra went on to describe his wife of 26 years as his "greatest blessing" and called the pastor of Mas que vencedores Church a "gift from heaven."