Stacye Cranford of Canton, Michigan is “FM98 Strong Inspirations with
Deborah Smith Pollard” and DetroitGospel.com’s spotlight artist for June
We asked Stacye Cranford a few questions about the work that went into
creating “Be Lord of My Life.”
What are some of the innovative ways you’re promoting your
(Naturally) – I try to have it played by as
many radio stations possible, I try to use my cd as a seed, and I sow it into
different people’s lives, areas, etc. for FREE!!, I don’t turn down any event
(as long as God has opened the door),
(Spiritually) -The ultimate way
to promote your project is by maintaining your connection with God (he’s the
ULTIMATE promoter!!), he knows how to promote his people, and he is our POWER
SOURCE. God gave me a vision of a vacuum, when it’s unplugged from the socket
(power source), there is no movement, no advancement, no nothing, it’s just
there. But when you CONNECT it, it moves, gets results, ADVANCES FORWARD!!
Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and his righteousness (get, and REMAIN
connected to him,)……..and ALL these things (promotion) will be added unto
Do you have any advice for
aspiring artists about the creative process and/or surmounting any hurdles
artists may encounter?
God every morning to give me witty inventions, and good ideas concerning my
project, and he does just that. Again, Maintain your connection with God
(the ultimate CREATOR). We were made in HIS image and HIS likeness. (we are
mirrors that are supposed to reflect him). If he is the ultimate creator and
we are to be imitators of him, then all of the creativity that is in him, is
With regards to overcoming hurdles – BE CONSISTENT, BE
PERSISTENT, NEVER GIVE UP!! Also ask God to give you the blessings of ORDERED
steps. a lot of hurdles we won’t encounter if we had just known not to go that
WEBPAGE LINK: www.stacyecranford.webs.com
Stacye Cranford is a
and anointed psalmist who causes praise to flow from the lips of those who are
blessed to experience her ministry.
She is a native of Toledo, OH, who now resides in The Detroit area. Not only
she an accomplished gospel singer, she is also a devoted wife, a mother of
children, and the Co-Pastor of Back2Life Deliverance Center located in
Detroit, MI and Toledo, OH.
Stacye has been singing in and directing choirs since the age of three. “I
remember they used to make me stand on two choir boxes so that I could direct
the convention choir” she says. The greatest musical influence on Stacye
was her mother, Mrs. Eleanor Clark. She trained Stacye to sing in the old
gospel quartet style and carried her all over the country with her group: The
Glory Land Singers. Her dream was for her, and her daughter, to one day record
an album together. However, Mrs. Clark passed away before her dream could be
Stacye was only 14 years old when her mother died. Although she was devastated
by her loss, Stacye determined in her heart to cause her mother’s vision to
come to pass:
*At age 16 she won the local NAACP ACT-SO competition in the vocal solo
*She placed 4th out of 400 in the national finals of the same competition.
*She performed lead vocals on the Toledo Mass Choir’s album. Song entitled
on Him. Written by Bishop Andre Woods.
*She served as a lead singer for Keith Dobbins and the Resurrection Mass
In 1999, Stacye formed her own group, which was later named Glorious Praise.
Their name comes from Stacye’s motto, found in Psalms 66:2. It says “Sing
forth the honor of his name…Make his PRAISE GLORIOUS”. Stacye Cranford
& Glorious Praise have shared the stage with great gospel artists such as:
Kim Burrell, Vanessa Bell-Armstrong, Keith “Wonderboy” Johnson,
Smokie Norful, Dorinda Clark-Cole, Karen Clark-Sheard, Marcus Cole
Crystal Rucker, Tye Tribbett, Lexi, David Ivey, and many more.
Stacye is also an anointed actress. She has appeared in several gospel music
plays such as: “Things That Make Men Pray,” and “Exposed.”
She was producer of the hit drama productions “Hell House” and “Somebody’s
On September 7, 2002, Stacye was blessed and highly favored of the Lord to
release her first solo CD entitled:
“Be Lord Of My Life.” Stacye’s vision is “to go into the
highways and hedges, ushering all people and all nations into the presence of
the Lord Jesus.”