IGARA is proud to welcome The Volunteer State Mass Choir to the IGARA Extended Distribution Family and Announce the Release of “The Gospel Of Tennessee” On All Major Digital Outlets.
“I started this choir with the mission to bring vocalist and musicians from across the state together and to preserve the gospel choir artistry and legacy specifically here in TN,” says Wilfod.
“The IGARA Artist Representative works with you, scheduling radio interviews for you to help you promote your music and your brand”said Keithron Powell CEO & Co-Founder of IGARA.
The Independent Gospel Artist Radio Alliance (IGARA), is comprised of radio stations, shows, music producers, record labels and other industry executives, who have come together to form a network that supports and promotes Independent Gospel Artists worldwide.
We recognize that the only way the Independent Gospel Music industry can grow and thrive is by coming together and networking with one shared goal. In sharing this goal, we help the artist by introducing them to more outlets that will play their music, venues that will give them a platform for public exposure and businesses that support independent artists, thereby strengthening the Independent Gospel Music Industry on all sides.
About The Volunteer State Mass Choir
Nashville, TN — Tennessee is a state exemplified by majestic Blue Ridge and Appalachian Mountains, soaked in southern traditional charm, and historically rooted in Blues, Country, and Gospel music which has birthed legends and established trends in these beloved genres of music. Setting out to continue the appreciation for and acknowledgment of the deep roots of gospel music throughout this southeastern state and throughout the entire country is The Volunteer State Mass Choir. With Nashville as their hub, The Volunteer State Mass Choir (VSMC) is on a mission to spread The Gospel Of Tennessee!
The VSMC is made up of over forty members ranging in age from 19-65 with a sincere family oriented community of fellowship. Members span from across the state – from the west of Memphis to the upper east of Knoxville. The dedicated and ministry driven choir released their first recorded project THE GOSPEL OF TENNESSEE in June of 2015 and have been touring covering the state’s Grand Divisions: East, Middle and West.
THE GOSPEL OF TENNESSEE is produced by founder Jeff Wilford and popular singer/songwriter Jonathan Winstead of Nashville. Noted Tennessee vocalists featured on the project include Adriann Lewis-Freeman (from the award winning group RIZEN) and Renee Craig (indie powerhouse vocalist). Utilizing local songwriters, Wilford included works by writers Cedric Poellnitz, William Carter and Bertiste Garrett. The VSMC launched their debut CD with a powerful traditional single “He’s Working It Out”, led by singer Frieda Boyle of Jackson, TN.
Wilford and his assembly of singers and musicians recently performed at several high profile events during the annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards week in Las Vegas, NV. They have returned home to a busy schedule in promoting and sharing THE GOSPEL OF TENNESSEE. The choir will be covering the state this spring and will embark on ministering throughout the East Coast and Mid-Atlantic region this summer including an appearance on Atlanta Live TV on April 29th. THE GOSPEL OF TENNESSEE is distributed nationally by New Day Christian Distributors and is available on all digital music outlets.