9th Annual Gospel Album Nominee
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HOMEBASE/COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA
ALBUM NOMINATED SONG IS ON: John Redmon & Friends: Faith, Love and Unity, Vol 1 (AIDS Benefit Album)
ARTISTS ON THIS ALBUM: John Redmon, Patti Labelle, BeBe & CeCe Winans, Sallye Jones, Daniel Winans & The Second Half, Shirley Miller, Shannon Cornuke, The Jackson Family, Phil & Brenda Nicholas, Jubilate Sacred Singers, First SDA Church Choir, Rollah, Full Assurance, Crystal Lewis
WHERE WAS SONG RECORDED? Miss You was recorded at Sound Cell Studios in Huntsville, Alabama by Robi Burton and Doug Smith
WHERE IS YOUR MUSIC AVAILABLE? ReachingRecords.com , Amazon.com, CDbaby.com and iTunes.com
WHICH GENRES BEST DESCRIBE YOUR MUSIC? Traditional Gospel/Inspirational/R&B
WHAT’S THIS SONG ABOUT? I actually wrote this song in dedication to my grandmother. I lived with her for two years and saw her health slowly failing. I literally became her legs, eyes, ears and arms and she became my best friend. I told her I was going to write a song for her. She heard the song right before she passed away. I truly do miss her. This song is now dedicated to those who have suffered loss and has become a point of reflection.
WHY DID YOU SELECT THIS TRACK TO SUBMIT TO THE IMAs? Since everyone has suffered some type of loss throughout their lives on some level, I felt it would be more universally accepted.
WHAT UNUSUAL INSTRUMENTS OR TECHNIQUES DID YOU USE ON THIS ALBUM? I collaborated with Robi Burton (the song producer) and thought it would be a nice touch to add a saxophone in the instrumentation, in which it sounds as if it was mourning.
DID FANS HELP FUND THIS PROJECT? No. However, various organizations donated their time, money, tracks, skills, talent and energy for this benefit project. Organizations included: Universal Music Enterprises, BASE Institute, HotBoyz Movement, Command Records and Undiscovered Artists.
DESCRIBE YOUR AUDIENCE: Religious.
WHAT MAKES YOUR FANS UNIQUE? They are cause-supporters. They know that whenever they purchase our product, a percentage of net proceeds of the album sales go to a humanitarian cause, whether it’s an AIDS Foundation or Breast Cancer Research.
WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE PLACES TO PLAY? Churches, concert halls, auditoriums, nursing homes, prisons and schools.
WHAT HAS BEEN THE BANDS’ MOST MEMORABLE ACHIEVEMENT TO DATE? This nomination for Gospel Album at The 9th Annual IMAs.
WHAT’S IN THE WORKS FOR 2010? A solo project entitled Agapos, which will be Inspirational/R&B.
FINISH THIS SENTENCE: THE MUSIC INDUSTRY IS… Still a means in which artists can find a release for their creativity.
WHAT IS YOUR DEFINITION OF SUCCESS? Doing what you enjoy, getting paid for it and helping to inspire individuals along the way.
WHAT’S ON YOUR IPOD THAT WOULD SURPRISE YOUR FANS? Kenny Rogers.
NAME SOME ARTISTS YOU ARE CHAMPIONING: Vickie Winans, Patti Labelle, Sandi Patti, Luther Vandross, BeBe & CeCe Winans, Whitney Houston, Phil and Brenda Nicholas.