DetroitGospel.com and Rhythm & Praise with Deborah Smith
Spotlight Artist is Mary Wynn.
Click to listen to Great Things
Date: 05-24-2016 (CD Release Party is scheduled for Sunday, May 22nd at the Jazz Cafe in Music Hall @6PM. The online distribution will be Tues., May 24th, so anyone who comes to the CD release will get it early!)
Record Label: Gospetality
the Project Was Recorded:
Acoustic Soundz Studio – Southfield, MI & The
Minstrel’s Room – Atlanta, GA
Artist’s Home Church and Pastor:
Scott Memorial UMC; Rev. Anthony
Project’s guest artists, musicians and/or
producers: “Great Things” was written and arranged by the phenomenally gifted producer Ernest J. Lee @ the Minstrel’s Room in Atlanta, GA. The upcoming album, “More,” contains a collaboration track featuring the up-and-coming Gospel Hip Hop artist, Young Disciple.
Anything you’d like to share about the project or the
This creative music process has
been a long time coming because this is Mary’s 1st studio project in 13
yrs. Her two previous projects were live recordings. This time she
decided to return to her roots and explore music on another level. The
growth of Mary’s music ministry is apparent as you will hear in her
single “Great Things,” which is a small taste of her upcoming project,
“More,” set to be released in the spring of 2016. Mary’s vocal styling,
thought provoking lyrics, developed songwriting skills, and overall
delivery will clearly be displayed.
“Great Things” was written and arranged by her gifted producer Ernest J.
Lee @ the Minstrel’s Room, Atlanta, GA & Acoustic Soundz Studio,
Southfield, MI. This single will draw you in with its uplifting driving
beat and fresh quartet style. It leaves you feeling inspired and
encouraged knowing that God will continue to do Great Things for you.
“When you give God more, expect him to do Great Things.” Mary’s
soul-stirring vocals are clearly displayed in this hand clapping
foot-stomping song that declares her witness of the life changing hand
of God. After listening to this track you will anxiously anticipate
Mary’s release of her 4th CD Project in the spring of 2016.
Challenges (to completing or
releasing the project) that had to be overcome: Mary was focused on giving God and his people More
with this project. She was open to learning and performing styles that
she never tackled previously, including songs with a jazzy feel, a
collaboration track featuring up and coming Gospel hip-hop artist, Young
Disciple, and the development of her songwriting skills. She had to
stretch outside of her comfort zone, which at times was challenging, but
it’s all a part of the process. She calls the studio the “torture
chamber” because when she’s inside the booth she critiques every pitch,
rhythm, and her producer, Ernest J. Lee, pushes her to the point of no
return. She loves it because she knows that God gave His all, so it’s
her reasonable service to do the
Advice for Aspiring
Be yourself and understand that it is a 3-fold
process. You must develop your skills as an artist with continuous
practice and be open to learn new ways of doing things. Understand the
business aspects of the music industry by protecting your music,
yourself, and doing what you say you will do. Finally, know that this is
a ministry. We set the atmosphere and prepare people for the Word of
God and we inspire people to continue their walk of faith, therefore we
must walk the talk so our ministry will be
Any fun facts or trivia related to the project:
- Mary will complete her first concept video with this project.
- Mary’s husband Jermaine collaborated with her on one of the tracks.
- The project’s title track, “More,” was inspired by a phone call Mary
received from her brother as he spoke about the message he heard in
church that day.
- “Great Things” was recorded 2 days after Mary heard it. She thought she
was meeting the producer for a songwriting session and it turned out
that she was scheduled to record the song. It took her the shortest
amount of time to record, yet it became the lead single for her project.
Apple Music: http://itunes.apple.com/album/id1077707110
Spotify: Music can be found through “Mary Wynn” search
YouTube: Mary Wynn
Phone: (313) 605-3303
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Upcoming Opportunities to Hear Mary Wynn in Person: