GCMA XChange Magazine - October 2022

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This year the Atlanta Masonic’s 80th Anniversary is going to be something you do not want to miss. This year’s 2 day annual event spear headed by choir members JT Adams and Dinah Washington, they have brought in former and guest directors Kenny Lowe and Reginal Jefferson to help render some of the choirs most memorable music pieces from the present to the past.

The Atlanta Masonic Choir gives new meaning to the words of Jesus Christ in Matthew 16:18 which states, "on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it". For 80 years, The Atlanta Masonic Choir has continued to persevere and minister in song. Known for the sheer power of its rich sound, the choir continues to share its love of traditional Gospel music with people from all walks of life.

The Atlanta Masonic Choir was organized under the order of the Smooth Ashlar Grand Lodge by the late Mrs. Annie Ruth Lemons, who at that time served as the Grand Worthy Matron for the Order of Eastern Stars and was also a member of the Heroines of Jericho. The choir received its official start on April 2, 1942, with thirty four members at the home of Mrs. Emma Dunn. During this meeting, the following persons were elected officers in the newly organized Atlanta Masonic Choir: Mrs. Annie Snipes (President), Mrs. Cindy Thurmond (Secretary), Mrs. Emma Dunn (Supervisor), Mrs. Annie Ruth Lemons (Director), and Mrs. Viola Edwards (Pianist). The Atlanta Masonic Choir was originally organized for the purpose of singing and providing the music for all annual Smooth Ashlar Grand Lodge celebrations which included Saint John's Day and Grand Lodge Sessions. As the fame of the choir spread throughout the State of Georgia, the choir began singing for other Masonic Lodges and Courts, and the Order of Eastern Stars.

Since its inception, the choir has broadened its purpose by accepting appearances in various cities throughout the United States. Over the years they have received many trophies, plaques, proclamations and certificates for their participation, dedication, and services rendered throughout the City of Atlanta. Moreover, the choir has received several prestigious awards such as The Willie Kate Jones Humanitarian Award, The Grand Staff Award, The Atlanta Gospel Ministries Award for outstanding and dedicated service, The Gospel Hall Of Fame Award, and an award recognizing the choir as The Oldest Community Choir in the United States presented by Creative Gospel Inc. and The National Black College Workshop. In 2011, the choir received official recognition from the NCGCC for its years of continuous service and dedication to the Gospel music industry.

As a community based choir, the choir has continued to provide programs designed to uplift the teachings of Jesus Christ through song. All members serve on a voluntary basis committed to spreading God's message in song in churches throughout the United States, in addition to establishing a most love filled Christian fellowship throughout the State of Georgia. The Atlanta Masonic Choir proudly maintains a rich tradition of family, a sincere love for Gospel music ministry, and faithful service to God. In fact, each choir member embraces the choir as an extension of his/her natural family. Tenure in the choir ranges from one to more than forty years. Of the various spiritual advisers to the choir, the Rev. John E. Butler, Sr., pastor of Faith Temple Missionary Baptist Church, in Atlanta, has continued to serve as the Spiritual Advisor to the choir since 1976.

Through the years the choir has been involved in numerous community projects, rendering music and serving as volunteers for social causes. Some of the community projects in which the choir has participated and supported through the years include: the following: Hosea Williams Feed the Hungry, Atlanta AIDS Walk, Muscular Dystrophy Walk, Breast Cancer Awareness, Huntington's disease, Toys for Tots, and a Holiday Adopt a Family in partnership with DFACS. In 1978 the Atlanta Masonic Choir became affiliated with the Gospel Music Workshop of America, Inc., founded by the late Rev. James Cleveland. The choir also became affiliated with National Convention of Gospel Choirs and Choruses (NCGCC), founded by the late Thomas A. Dorsey.

The Atlanta Masonic Choir considers itself blessed and sincerely appreciative for its leadership and guidance. Through the years several people have led this choir through adversity and to great heights. Past presidents include Mrs. Annie Snipes, Mrs. Annie Ruth Lemons, Mrs. Mary Bell, Mrs. Geraldine Harris, Mrs. Lois Cartan, Mr. Charles Brown, Mrs. Ruth Lemons (who served the choir as president for nineteen years), Deacon Paire Robinson, Bishop Kenyatta Arnette, Mr. Anthony Harris, Mrs. M. Jean Wilson, and Ms. Rosalyn Goolsby, the current president.

Although Mrs. Annie Ruth Lemons served as the founder, she also served as one of the choir directors from 1942 1959, and then again from 1967 1970. Past directors of the choir have included: Mrs. Annie Ruth Lemons (founder), Mr. Gerald Smith, Mr. Bobby Character and Mr. Wilbert Lemons (both sons of Mrs. Annie Lemons). The choir accomplished many things and broadened its horizons with Wilbert as the director from 1970 2002. At its inception, the choir was intended to house members of the Eastern Star and Masonic Orders; however, Wilbert was instrumental in opening membership to the general public who shared in the vision and ministry of the Atlanta Masonic Choir. After the death of our beloved, Wilbert, the choir was directed by Rev. Ezell Ealey, followed by Kenneth "The Maestro" Lowe Despite changes in leadership through the years, the choir continues to persist.

Although the choir never achieved national recording status or notoriety, the choir recorded and released a single in the late 1970's and was also featured on an album with Mildred Clark and the Melodiaires in 1980 entitled, "I'm Gonna Tell Everybody “On the Savoy label. However, the choir was blessed to make its first CD project release in September 2000, entitled "Been So Good" under the able and creative directorship Mr. Wilbert Lemons. Wilbert was a choir director extraordinaire who served as director for more than thirty years. His unique directing style and soulful sound captured audiences everywhere. Even after suffering a series of strokes and other health issues, Wilbert continued directing and leading the Atlanta Masonic Choir to higher heights until his death in January 2002. The CD was a blessing to listening audiences. In fact, in 2001, the Choir received the Gospel Choice Awards for "Song of The Year" for its title track "Been So Good" and "Best Choir of the Year". That same year, the director, Mr. Wilbert Lemons received the award for "Director of The Year". The Atlanta Masonic Choir remains grateful to God for the opportunity to release such a wonderful project

Philadelphia, Pa. Tracy Shy Simmons is no stranger to Gospel music. Her voice is widely known as the lead singer for the iconic Grammy nominated and multi-Stellar award winning Wilmington Chester Mass Choir. At age 18, she joined the Wilmington Chester Mass Choir and soon powerfully and preciously led classis songs we have grown to love like “Over There”, “All Is Well” and more.

Tracy has also appeared in Tyler Perry’s hit stage play “Behind Closed Doors”, Bishop T.D Jakes’ “Woman Thou Art Loosed”, and has toured London, Switzerland, South America and Scandinavian countries.

Outside of her work with the Wilmington Chester Mass Choir, Tracy has recorded three solo albums: TRACY SHY - LIVE (1995), HIGHLY FAVORED (2000), and SO MUCH MORE (2006). She returned to recording recently and digitally released a new single, “YOU LOVE ME”.

“YOU LOVE ME” embodies Tracy’s vocal acuity, soulful delivery, and perfect execution of a great Gospel song. The song was produced by J. Anthony Simmons and released by Agape Muzik Group, launched by Tracy and J. Anthony in 2020.

Listen to “You Love Me” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tos4s7QpVRg)

In Tracy’s own words, “I am a born singer. It was never a thought or desire. It was God’s plan for me.”

Her calling and gift is her voice. But, Tracy is also an evangelist, an entrepreneur, a humanitarian, a wife, and a mother. As an evangelist, she prefers to speak individually; however, she has expanded nationally and abroad. As an entrepreneur, Tracy is a publisher to a digital magazine Victorious Magazine. This year, she launched the magazine to support and esteem trailblazers to maximize their fullest potential and exceed their desired dreams through advertisement and marketing endeavors.

From her early days of commanding the stage with an iconic choir, to evangelizing God’s Word in church or online today, Tracy is a woman of many talents who continues to expand her territory. To learn more and hear more about Tracy, visit TracyShy Simmons.com.

Singer Tracy Shy Simmons, Former Lead Singer of Wilmington Chester Mass Choir, Thrives As A Solo Artist and Entrepreneur

Tracy Shy Simmons Releases “You Love Me”

Single and Victorious Magazine in 2021

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PreDestined Gospel Singers was founded in 2012 by Patricia Whittington. In May of 2021, it will be 9 years together. PreDestined Gospel Group consists of Patricia Whittington, Donita Gibson, Gloria Taylor, Marilynn Johnson, and Kimberly Johnson. The group currently resides in different areas of Michigan. We currently have a TV show on The Now Network called PreDestined Gospel Show that airs every Friday at 3pm EST. Our first project is titled Turn It Around which was released in 2020. Our newest single was released on February 20th, 2021 that is titled Standing in the Need. This single was produced by the record label DOAM Music Group. We are currently working on a CD which be released in Spring of 2021.

PreDestined Gospel Singers, under the S&M Gospel Indie Awards, has been nominated for four categories: Record of the Year Traditional, Group of the Year Traditional, Female Quartet of the Year, and Best New Artists. We were also nomnated for the Gospel Choice Music Awards under two categories: Group/ Duo/Community Choir of the Year and

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Since the start of 2015, the contemporary gospel/worship artist and Detroit native Paul Bill Jr. has been writing, recording and producing a sound that is fresh and energetic.

The Road to Salvation

While previously living a secular lifestyle; Paul first encountered the love of God at the age of 21. “I can still remember the sound of the car slamming into the guard rail on the highway.” Paul says. “It was as if in that moment, God was giving me a wake up call to turn my life around. But the realization didn’t hit me until driving the highway again. I found out, I had fallen asleep at the only place a guard rail would prevent me from driving off the road. Or worse. Hitting oncoming traffic.” In that moment, Paul realized that it was only God who was guarding and protecting him. That day, Paul made the decision to turn his life to God, and accept Jesus as Lord and Savior.

Music Career

In the of Fall 2021, after independently releasing two studio albums; Paul released his Debut single titled “Move” which released on internet radio and received nominations for Song of the Year with: The Rhythm of Gospel Awards, Gospel Choice Music Awards, and Voices of Gospel Music Awards. Continuing to create and produce, Paul would go on to release the E.P. “Alive in the Room” with MSR. Paul has shared some of Gospel Music’s biggest platforms with artists such as; Todd Dulaney, Tasha Cobbs Leonard, Jonathan McReynolds, Isaac Carree, Vincent Bohannon, Rich Tolbert and many more. What makes Paul unique, is that he has had the opportunity to minister for every audience imaginable. He has sang for small churches and conferences, to audiences of thousands.

What’s Next

Daily, Paul is working to create fresh and energetic music that can remind the next generation of how exciting it can be to worship! Recently teaming with DrGlobal and GME, Paul’s next release is titled “Forever” which tells the story of why we worship, because of who God is. The song is a modern, dynamic and a vibrant sound that belongs in your praise and worship playlist!

With the help of his team, the love and support of his wife Rahab, the drive for his 2 children, and a passion for doing things with excellence, there is no telling how far the ministry of Paul Bill Jr. can reach. Finally he adds. “My mission is to use this platform as a vehicle to introduce the lost, hurting and broken to the same love of God that found me. My desire is that everyone would have a unique encounter with Jesus through worship. I am dedicated to sharing the gospel, working hard and creating music. I believe with this dedication, I can impact lives, inspire hope and leave a legacy to last a lifetime.”

Urban Contemporary Gospel Artist Paul Bill Jr. Releases 'Forever'

Urban Contemporary Gospel recording artist Paul Bill Jr. is a worshipper at heart with a desire to see others worship God in Spirit and Truth. Paul released his debut EP ALIVE IN THE ROOM in April this year. He is now releasing a new praise and worship single, "Forever". “Forever” can be deemed a song from heaven that shifts the atmosphere and ignites others to give glory to the most high God. Through this single, Paul creates an energetic experience that can remind the next generation of how exciting it can be to worship. "Forever" is a vibrant anthem of praise, encouraging the nations to acknowledge and adore the King of Kings. It reminds us to praise God despite the odds in the world. Amid a devastating pandemic, loss of lives, war, increase in gas prices, and a downturn in the global economy, Paul Bill Jr. finds the courage to implore us to worship and praise God.

is available now on all digital outlets in partnership with Global Music Enterprises. You are invited to experience Paul Bill Jr., the new generation of worshippers, and brace yourself for lift-off when you press play.

“ContemporaryGospelArtistPaulBillJr.'sworship single"Forever"Reaches50,000Streams!” For press and booking: drglobalmediagroup@gmail.com Website: https: www.paulbilljr.com

Luminate and Mediabase Join Forces – WhatDoesthisMean?

Hey guys! Have you heard about Luminate and Mediabase joining forces? Well, it’s been trending throughout publications, blogs, and the infamous social media for some months now. This partnership will happen in December, but an actual date has not been published yet. First, let’s get acquainted with Luminate and Mediabase. Luminate, formerly known as Nielsen Music, is the company that houses the broadcast data systems (BDS) which reports to the Billboard charts. Most artists and entertainment execs are familiar with the BDS reporting and the Billboard charts. Luminate has several other entertainment components, but we’ll just focus on BDS for now. As for Mediabase, it is also a music data reporting service that publishes music charts, monitors radio countdowns, and televised award shows. So, in essence, there are two main music charts floating around, rating artists and their music. How would you know which chart is truly valid? Well, Luminate has decided to make it easier for all of us. They will now onlyuse Mediabase data to report to the Billboard radio charts, and other charts using radio data, including the Hot 100. Is it still a leveled playing field for the indie music community? Well, it depends on YOU!

Now that you know a little about these two companies, the question is: How will this partnership effect the indie music community? Well, some say, this is helpful to indie artists because the Mediabase charts are reviewed by many industry affiliates, from radio execs, record labels, publishers, promoters, retailers, artist managers, and more. These airplay charts are reviewed for trending and potentially up & coming artists. Not only are the artists visible on the Mediabase airplay charts, but they are also seen by Mediabase industry affiliates. According to some publishers, Mediabase has a bigger audience and well over 2500 current affiliates. Some execs say, it is the only product radio programmers know they can trust and rely on. This statement is a matter of opinion because we’ve been trusting the BDS Billboard charts for decades. The potential downfall of this partnership is that Mediabase do not track airplay from internet radio stations as of today. Well, it’s not a “potential downfall”, it’s a DOWNFALL! Many indie artists music plays on internet radio verses terrestrial and satellite. As it stands today with this partnership, your music will not be counted in the number for Billboard. What a bummer! If your desire is to make the Billboard charts, you will need to submit your music to a Mediabase reporting terrestrial radio or satellite radio to be counted in the numbers. We’ve asked questions of will the former BDS internet reporting stations ever be included in counting spins for Billboard. Unfortunately, there is no answer right now. Don’t lose hope. We will continue our research and keep our ears to the music industry streets. Hopefully Luminate and Mediabase will soon decide on how they will track all radio spins; terrestrial, satellite, and INTERNET.

Most of us are familiar with the Billboard charts. Now we must become familiar with the Mediabase charts. Luminate says they will now offer a more valued source of detailed, non biased, and sound entertainment data that drives our industry forward. WOW! This is a big change for us.

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Motivation is something that a lot of people try to hold onto. They rely on to stay consistent and get them to their goals. The problem with this is motivation fades. It always will. Dedication and discipline are more important success. Often times I find myself not wanting to remain on the course I am. The life I choose is inherently a hard one, and there come times when I question why I do this. Then I think back to day one “ If not me then who?”

Motivation is something that a lot of people try to hold onto. They rely on to stay consistent and get them to their goals. The problem with this is motivation fades. It always will. Dedication and discipline are more important success. Often times I find myself not wanting to remain on the course I am. The life I choose is inherently a hard one, and there come times when I question why I do this. Then I think back to day one “ If not me then who?”

Remembering why you start the journey is they key. If you remember why you started you’ll always find a way to finish. For me it was understanding that someone needs to make the bad guys out their in the world afraid of the dark. That’s my purpose. Without courage your never start. But without dedication, you’ll never finish. SubmittedbyR.Burnett


Life is not always as it seems. We all make mistakes. Sometimes, we turn left when we should have gone right or maybe turned back when you should have went forward. Think of a hero or maybe a person that has inspired you, if you take a close look or asked them honestly, they’ll tell you, life is full of challenges and struggles. Those that succeed at life and business have learned how to keep going even when things aren’t going well. They don’t allow the setbacks and obstacles to cause them to give up and throw in the towel. Instead, they learn that failures and obstacles are ingredients that lead to success.

How did you get here? Was it a devastating life event that caused you to take a side step on your journey? Maybe a lack of support from those you thought would always be there. How about you never had anyone to encourage you to keep going. Or was it accidently following the wrong crowd and by the time you noticed, you were in trouble or too far behind? It could’ve been that you just didn’t care or maybe you didn’t see a way to your success in life. There could be a thousand reasons on why you’re here. At this point, what really matters is that you got HERE!


Life is how you look at it. Thomas Edison once said “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” Michael Jordan said “I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games and 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.”

Where you go from here is up to you, the sky is the limit. Possibilities are limitless. Today, your clock has been reset. If it’s a job, whatever job, work your hardest and best so that they notice whenever you’re not there. If it’s a new business, pour your all into it so you don’t have regrets wondering if you did enough. If its education, study hard, work hard and earn every degree that you desire. You can, and I know you can because you made it HERE! Have faith in what you and God can accomplish together.


When the creator fashioned and designed us, He knew there’d be some obstacles along the way, I like to think that He is more proud of our successes. You’re built to succeed and He made sure you were equipped with everything that you need. So, from this day forward, I charge you to succeed, to never give up trying, to always try your best, and when you find a way that doesn’t work…… You Got This!


Banana Pudding Funnel Cake Pudding Ingredients

1 pack Jello French vanilla instant pudding

1 pack Jello Cheesecake instant pudding

1 1/4 cup of plant based milk (I used almond)

Splash of banana extract (optional)

1 container of Kite Hill cream cheese

1 can of Nature’s Charm condensed milk

Half of a lemon squeezed

1 tub of vegan cool whip

Funnel cake ingredients (basic pancake mix)

2 cups of flour

3 TB sugar

2 TB of baking powder

1 tsp salt

1 1/2 cups of non dairy milk

2 TB apple cider vinegar

2 tsp of vanilla

1/4 cup apple sauce

1 TB oil

Mix all dry ingredients and in separate bowl Add milk, vinegar, vanilla, applesauce for wet

Quick version

2 cups Pancake mix (Aunt Jemima the one that doesn’t say complete is vegan)

1/4 of apple sauce is equivalent to one egg as replacement

2 TB oil

1 1/2 cup of plant based milk

Oil for frying


Lorna Doone cookies crumble, Reddy Whip almond milk, whipped cream and sliced bananas for topping


Add pudding mix, milk, and banana extract to a bowl and whisk until smooth. This is your base and should be placed in the fridge while you make the rest of ingredients.

To another bowl add cream cheese, condensed milk, and lemon juice. Whisk until smooth. Combine both mixtures until they are well incorporated. Then add cool whip but fold it into the mixture. Don’t over mix because you want an airy pudding. Add mix to a squeeze bottle to drizzle on top of funnel cake ( you can also use a spoon)

Combine all pancake ingredients and place them in a squeeze bottle. Drizzle the pancake mix in a circular motion starting from the middle.

Top with toppings of your choice and ENJOY!

Crabless Boudin Balls Balls

Box of @deliciou chicken (follow the box and add tsp of the creole seasoning mixture below)

1 cup of cooked rice

1/3 cup justegg

1/2 cup breadcrumbs

Tsp of vegan fish sauce

Chop a quarter of bell peppers, celery, onion, scallion, jalapeño (remove seeds or omit if you don’t like heat)

1/4 c artichoke hearts

1/2 cup jackfruit (triple washed and squeezed dry to remove the sour taste from the brine) season with creole seasoning mix below and set aside)

Dredge Station

Flour, @justegg w/plant based milk, seasoned panko breadcrumbs.

Cajun Remoulade Sauce

1/2 cup vegan mayo

Hellmann's mayonnaise is my fav Splash of vegan Worcestershire sauce 1 tsp sriracha

1 tsp capers

1/2 tsp fresh minced garlic

1 tsp Dijon mustard 1 tsp of @mtolivepickles sweet heat bread and butter pickles chopped

Small bunch of chopped parsley Splash of lemon juice

Drizzle of blue agave to cut the sour taste

1 tsp of seasoning blend 1/2 tsp smoked paprika

Seasoning Blend

1 TB of the following


Spicy Cajun style seasoning Dill weed


Garlic old bay

Crushed red pepper (omit if not a fan of spice)

Black pepper

McCormick spice Salt free Garlic and herb


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Meet B*lab Studios/Productions LLC

CEO & Founder


Well, after many years of being a minister of music in church organizations and being around gospel artists, I did not know that God was showing me and preparing me for my destiny, for such a time as this. To have my own Gospel Music & Production Company. It was a 7 to 8 year process, but God had his hands on me during the process of learning multiple crafts. To this day, I'm so humbled and Thankful for his mercy & his Grace towards me & blessing me with the desires of my heart. “Thank Jesus”.

From 1990 to 1995, I experienced 5 deaths in my family. My dad when I was 19, he was my best friend. Both of my grandmothers, my first son after I got married, and my only sister. The only thing I knew how to do in these tough times was to lean and depend on my Lord and savior for direction and instructions for my life.


My Father, Elder Clarence Richardson Sr., was an awesome man of God and a great dad. He had and displayed an excellent characteristic of being a Godly, man that stuck with me to this day. He always reminded me that there are 3 types of people that dwell in society, 1. People who make things happen with God’s Grace, 2. People who watch things happen, and 3. People who wondered what happened while life was passing them by. He taught me to always choose because without a vision the people perish, so I focused on the gifts God invested in me and prayed to the Lord to catapult me for his Glory.


The first song I was trying to write at 5 years old was “Attempt Great Things for God”. That morning when my dad saw me play, he immediately got some oil and anointed my hands. I was 5, I didn’t know why he was making my hands oily. He said “Son, I’m anointing your hands only for God’s Glory!” That’s why the company's motto will always



In my very young years, I lived in New York. The game on the streets of New York was basketball. In my college years, I was a point Guard for two Colleges.{ Queensborough Community College} & Kean University in New Jersey. I also played in a Pro Amature League for two years. Those were great times!

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My ultimate desire is for the Body of Christ to Unite and come together to help the up & coming aspiring gospel artist, assist and offer training to the average singers, musicians, keep in prayer our Pastors, Intercessors, all depts. of the church and the entire Body of Christ as a whole. I also am looking forward to seeing the vision of {“The Great Embrace”} come into fruition, Culminating into an anointed {3 Day National Convocation}, and a yearly “Live Recording. Building and Strengthening all areas in our Christian walk.

Finally, I would love to see Major Corporations Get touch by God’s Hand so that they will be more than eager to sponsor the vision nationwide.


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Taria started singing with her family at the age of 3 yrs. old under the direction of her grandmother and great aunts. She was introduced to vocal harmony at a young age by participating in yearly Christmas events, and quickly fell in love with music. Her journey has so much depth and history, it is no wonder she has become the inspirational vocalist she is today. Her spiritual background cannot be excluded, Taria is the daughter of the Rev. Tara Elliott and Joel Elliott and was raised in the church.

As a child, she had the opportunity to sing in the church choir where she would have her first studio recording experience at just 9 years of age. Taria rendered her gift as background vocalist as well as lead vocalist on The Seeds of Faith's first project “We Have Come To Lift Him Up”, produced by IceAge Productions. That was not the only door opened in her musical journey; Taria also began to play the violin at the age of 9. Her passion for music was so deep she never missed the opportunity to learn and develop creatively. At the age of 10 she began writing music and poetry, and loved to listen to both classical and jazz music.

As time went on, she became more involved with school music programs. At age 13 she was selected to sing The National Black Anthem “Lift Every Voice” at her school's Black History Program. Participating in multiple musicals at Central Middle School, such as “The Lion King” and “Sister Act”, prepared her for the prestigious music program at Waterloo's West High School. At West, Taria participated in Treble Clef, Concert Choir and Jazz Choir. Taria participated in many All State music competitions for Orchestra and Choir throughout high school, and was even part of a duet that placed Division 1 under the direction of then music director, Mary Citta. Taria also sang in West High's Gospel Choir, “Voices of Unity” under the direction of Terrance Thomas.

Continuing on, she became a member of “Power of Praise” in 2010. Power of Praise sang for many church programs throughout the city of Waterloo, opening up for various Gospel Recording artists such as Keith “Wonderboy” Johnson, “Highly Favored”, Tim Woodson, and “The Aires of Harmony”. Power of Praise released their first single “Put My Trust in Thee” in 2015, introducing Taria to her current music producer, Torrence Pettye.

The Fall of 2018 she was invited to join "Witness", Christian recording artist, as a feature guest on the "God's the Boss Tour". To date they have played many shows in Waterloo/Cedar Rapids and surrounding areas. In 2019 TariaJaybre` and her producer Torrence had the opportunity to record professionally at the infamous Media Tech Institute in Dallas; under the direction of Grammy Nominated Recording Engineer Nagaris Johnson. She was also a featured presenter at TEGMMA (The Elite Gospel Music & Ministry Academy) 4th Annual "The Key of Gospel '' Music & Ministry Awards also in Dallas Texas.

Her self titled debut album was released January 2021. You can find it on all major streaming platforms. To help promote the album TariaJaybre` launched a tour titled "Make Jesus Famous". The tour kicked off in September 2021 and features other independent artists from all over the United States to help them promote their original music as well.

As of December 2021, TariaJaybre` officially signed with Salter Gann Universal Promotions & Management LLC a Texas based Artist Management Agency. SGU is a multi genre management company, and Taria is their first Christian Recording Artist.

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Bronx born Vocalist Stephanee's, is a contemporary gospel songstress. Her Cd titled “Out of The Blue” produced by Prime City Music Company in New York City continues to make waves in the Gospel Music Industry while garnering national and international recognition. Stephanee's have been nominated for several awards this year. Stephanee's started singing at the age of 12 and was influenced by great artist such as Yolanda Adams, Kelly Price and many others. Her lyrics are reflective of her passion for God and his word. She is a Minister at Christ Church International in Brooklyn, New York. She is also a chaplain and ambassador recognized by the United Nations. Stephanee's has recorded several single releases in 2022 at Prime City Music Studio and is slated for new releases in 2023. Her album explores the power of prayer and faith thru life’s journey. She is currently working on her new book to be released in 2023. Her music can be found on all popular streaming platforms.

For Bookings: PrimeCityMusic.com / (800) 697 9948


Chicago, IL November 13, 2021 Today singer songwriter Sylvia Fedrick launches her debut single and music video ‘Shine’ on iTunes. With a clear touch of soft rock, pop, and country influences, Sylvia Fedrick creates pure music with a deep eclectic sound. She finds her inspiration from artists and bands such as her dad Larry V. Fedrick and Chicago groups such as Kajsa, and Rare Form. She forms a counterweight to contemporary dance music. Her music tells a story, touches deep emotions, and is honest and fresh with a beautiful sound. Sylvia Fredrick’s single ‘Shine’ is now available on iTunes. Official website: https://sylviafedrick.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SingSylviaFedrick Twitter: https://twitter.com/sangsyl Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sangsyl Bandpage: https://sylviafredrick.hearnow.com/shine YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZzXy9Umsmx0

Artist: Sylvia Fedrick is a contemporary gospel singer who launched her first single ‘Sistha Under God’s Construction’ in 2008 which in turn landed her the 2010 Essence Award, along with the nomination for the Gospel Music’s Rising Star for the 2012 Chicago Gospel Jubilee Awards. Fedrick was also awarded the 2014 Music Love Awards for Female Contemporary Artist, as well as being nominated for the 2018 Chicago Independent Awards for Best Gospel Artist of the year.

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A message from DGott, Gospel Choice Music Awards Nominee

Gospel House Music is not a new sound of Gospel Music it’s been around for years. The beat is much similar to what you would hear in club music or what you would call House Music. You know that beat that has that 112 or 120 tempo (bpm) that can get your feet tapping at any given time and your body in the mood to dance. When I first heard Gospel House Music I felt like it was just ok. It was just another way to express and “sang” the gospel of Jesus Christ. Once I became a radio personality on the Donna Walton Gospel Network (DWGN) mixing Gospel House Music, I realized not only is this a great sound of music for some reason it’s not even popular. Right away I begin to pray for a change in the Gospel Music industry. We need Gospel House Music to be recognized in the music industry. I started The Gospel House Music Movement by spreading the word all over social media telling all my friends about the Movement.

We are now well into what I call The Gospel House Music Movement when I get a email from MusicLov3rz magazine and radio asking me if I could do a half hour mix of my show called The Gospel Praise Mix Down on MusicLov3rz radio. I had to pray about it first. Right away, I emailed her and said yes it’s the movement let’s make it happen!! Now Gospel House Music is on two different radio stations, AMEN. I fell in love with Gospel House Music! I love it, Psalm 150:3 KJV “Praise him with the sound of the trumpet: Praise him with the psaltery and harp.”

The Gospel House Music Movement went out and was getting a lot of attention when a good friend, by the name of Lofiet Brown, called me to tell me that The Gospel Choice Music Awards would like to add a category for Gospel House Music. He said let’s make this happen right away. I said ok. Mr Lofiet Brown and I called up a few Gospel House Artists and before we knew it Mr. Jeffery along with GCMA had added a category for Gospel House Artist of the year. Now, for the first time ever, Gospel House Music Artists have been nominated for a Gospel Choice Music Award with the new category, Gospel House Artist of the year 2022. We are so excited and greatly appreciate Jeffery Holmes and GCMA for believing in the Movement. Gospel House Music is here to stay and this is just the beginning!!! 2023 Grammy's get ready!!!

A message from Lofiet Brown, Gospel Choice Music Awards Nominee

I grew up in Chicago in a family that loved music. Music was always around me. My mother being in the church and my father and auntie who would DJ at parties. Along with this fact and what I believe is a call on my life, music has always been in my heart. Many people think that Gospel House is a brand new genre however, Gospel House has been around for years. It has been what I would call underground as radio stations would not give this brand of music any light at all. To me, Gospel House is a unique brand of music. Christians are compelled to dance to it, now I know what many would say but let me elaborate. Christians love to dance also. As you may recall, David danced out of his clothing. Gospel House music is just that gospel, the rhythm would appear to be secular, but the words worship and acknowledge God! No, we have not conformed to the ways of the world however we have thrown out a different net. Through the Gospel House sound, Christians can praise, lift their hands in the air unto God, and dance like David. As Gospel House continues to grow we as artists hope that many people through radio stations, You Tube, other avenues of media, and church will embrace this wonderful sound that God has given to us.

We would like it to be known that the creativity has been given to us by the almighty God. It is believed for us that Gospel House is the beginning of a monumental movement as a genre of music. We would like to thank the community and the Gospel Choice Music Awards for the acknowledgement and for such a prestigious inaugural award within the category of Gospel House music. We want to thank you for spreading Gospel House music throughout the world from Chicago to New York, from the UK to Africa. Congratulations to all the nominees.

Bernetta Donaldson: I love Gospel House music because it is a cross between gospel and house music. It gives you a vibe of relaxation, it makes you think, meditate, pray, and groove all at the same time. What is Gospel House?... I am Gospel House.

D. Gott: I love house music and once I turned my life around to Christ, I believe God spoke to me and said, let us bring back Gospel House music because the message is in the music period, to God be all the glory.

Marcel Harrison: Gospel House music is a great tool to reach the “club kids” who appreciate this genre of music. Being a former club kid myself, I have seen how it moves people and makes them move. I say, “Yes get your groove on and


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