Joan Gregory to sing
Posted: Thursday, October 6, 2011 4:43 pm
The Messenger, October 6, 2011
Joan Gregory has been singing gospel music on-stage since the age of 3 and made her first recording at the age of 5. She launched a gospel solo ministry in 2004 and is now a progressive recording artist, having toured with many of the Bill Gaither artists. She has recorded two videos with them, as well.
Mrs. Gregory, who will be in concert Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at Beech Cumberland Presbyterian Church near Union City, has won numerous national vocal awards, the most recent being the 2011 coveted “Gold Cross Female Artist of the Year” award at the 55th annual International Country Gospel Music Association convention and award show. ICGMA is a worldwide network of Southern Gospel and Country Gospel musicians, songwriters, promoters, record producers and DJs.
Mrs. Gregory and her husband and ministry partner, Bobby, travel extensively throughout the United States year-round.
She has nine solo projects to her credit and to date has four national No. 1 songs. Her newest radio single, “Ain’t Nobody,” has been projected by her promoters to reach national charting levels.
After losing her oldest daughter at the age of 12 to cancer, Mrs. Gregory says she now feels a special calling to minister to others who have experienced a similar situation and she has a better understanding of what it means to put into practice what she has sung about for so many years.
She adds she is so thankful that a song was placed in her heart so many years ago and she now has the wonderful opportunity to help spread the gospel in song through her God-given talent.
Her favorite Bible passage is Philippians 4:13: “I can do all things through Christ, which strengtheneth me.”