2012 Recipient – Christian Contemporay Artist of the Year – 22nd Annual LA Music Awards
2012 Performer – 22nd Annual LA Music Awards
2013 Producers Choice Recipient – Community Inspiration Award – 23rd Annual LA Music Awards
I found freedom and escape in music, and singing took me away…
Though it fed my soul and my family for over two decades, a full-time singing career, while juggling family life, eventually broke my spirit and so I chose to focus on family and laid my dream of singing to millions to rest.
I feel grateful to stand before you and share my pain and failures in order to show you that there is hope—that there is an unexpected miracle in every situation. I am living proof.
I have learned that love is the most powerful force on the planet. Love truly is the answer.
My Heart Song
Love is the reason I choose to return to the stage, and sing again…
Even as a child, I understood that music really is the “Universal Language.” Now an adult, having lived a long, full life, I know this as truth.
I believe we are the closest to God when we’re in service to all living beings using our unique gifts. When I sing my heart, others identify and are moved in profound ways. Knowing that my voice can play but a small part in the healing of just “one” soul gives me a feeling that’s beyond words. It is with the gentle, loving guidance of the Holy Spirit that a prophetic, powerful message and my purpose to serve humanity comes through.
It terrifies me to no end to expose the most vulnerable aspects of myself when I speak, but when I sing, I light up. And those who come within earshot of me doing “my thing” light up too—be it a rockin’, “kick ass” gritty rock tune, a ballad of heartache and longing, or a deeply spiritual, reverent song to God.
It is this that I live for — to feel the vibration, the air, the spirit and the force that comes through me as I sing my heart out. Giving everything I have to those I sing to is the closest thing to flying, and I am free…
Now, you know ME.
It’s my deepest prayer that my music will touch you in some profound way and help you find the courage to release the past, and step through the veil into unknown territory… it is here, you will discover and become the real YOU.
56th Annual Grammy Awards
Best Contemporary Christian Music Song (For Tehrah & Tom Hopkins)
Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance
Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocals (for Tom Hokins)
22nd Annual LA Music Awards
Christian Contemporary Artist of the Year
“Well I have a choice to make, so I’m stepping out in faith, love’s calling my name, so I’m trusting that if I don’t step out on solid ground, then I’ll fly.”