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Indie Artist Highlight: Shawna Harris

Shawna Harris, an up and coming gospel artist is making noise in the gospel industry with her single “Praise Your Way Out”.  Coming from humble beginnings she is set to now release her first solo album summer of 2012.

Shawna has been singing from the young age 6 in a local choir (the Burke County Mass Choir), from her hometown of Waynesboro Georgia.  It was at that age when she realized that she had a gift for music. At age 13, she chose to dedicate her life to God and vowed to sing for Him.

After her dedication of her life to Him, the music, writing and singing began to mean much more to her.  It was more than just fun, more than a simple hobby, more than a career-choice and more than a search for music stardom.  The music became a ministry.  This was an opportunity for people to hear stories of encouragement and inspiration, as well as stories of life-changing experiences, stories of hope.  This was her chance to be used by God to minister and witness His word and promises through song.

With her powerful soprano voice, she delivers a message of praise, deliverance and hope that is sure to cross all generational boundaries.  Her churchy yet contemporary gospel style coupled with her song writing ability will undoubtedly take her ministry to new heights and pave the way for her to be named one of the greats in the gospel industry.

Shawna is an original member of MD Stokes and Victorious Praise as well being the featured artist on the powerful ballad “Better to Know” and the song “Overflow”.  The group’s single, “Changes”, topped at #17 on the billboards and was also the featured group on KERRY DOUGLAS PRESENTS GOSPEL MIX V4.

Shawna has recorded with several industry known artists such as Jimmie Hicks, James Bignon, Phil Lassiter and more.  She has also shared the stage and sang background for MD Stokes & Victorious Praise’s label mate, James Fortune.  She has shared the stage with Joshua’s Troop, Claude Deuce, and Vickie Winans to name a few.

Her first single, “Praise Your Way Out”, is a song that encourages your inward praise regardless of your outward circumstances!  After listening to “Praise Your Way Out”, you’ll want to praise, you’ll want to rejoice and most of all you’ll be motivated to never give up. God’s word lets us know that in this world we will definitely have tribulations and He constantly reminds us that He has already overcome the world!

Don’t sit, soak and sour in the midst of your trial PRAISE YOUR WAY OUT because whatever you’re believing God for is already done!  The single, produced by Chris Thompkins of C St-Productions, is available now!!

Her single “Praise Your Way Out” was voted new joint of the week on Bonnerfide Radio!  It has also been added the Yes Lord Radio and FreeDem Radio rotations (both which are respective internet radio stations) and WTJZ 1270 AM in Norfolk Virginia, Sunday Morning Inspirations 1010 AM in Atlanta Georgia, and UGN Radio.

Aside from being an accomplished singer, Shawna is also an actress and has starred in many gospel plays such as Church Mess by Chad & Alicia Cooper, The Devil Thought He Had Me by LaTonia Jones-Cooper, and Just a Matter of Time by Eugene Beverly featuring Donald Gray.

Shawna’s witty sense of humor, classy style and humble demeanor is the complete opposite of her dynamic and powerful voice.  She has a style that’s all her own and her voice is likely to be heard at somebody’s church, convention, revival, concert, amphitheater, music hall, banquet etc.!! When you hear her sing, you can put the face with the voice, the voice with her name or the name with the song!!

Please join me in supporting Shawna Harris in all that she does, as she continues to spread God’s love and His promise through song.

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