Sheilah Belle Catches Up to Lisa Winn During CD Release Party

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Lisa Winnby Sheilah Belle

Richmond, VA — (October 27, 2014) — If you have never heard of Psalmist Lisa Winn, that’s about to change!

She officially released her first CD in seventeen years during a CD release Praise and Worship party on Saturday night, October 25, 2014.  Officially titled after her new CD, “The Light,” the evening was hosted by Destiny’s Daughters Empowerment Ministry LLC, and held at Cedar Street Baptist Church, where Dr. Anthony Michel Chandler is the pastor.  This celebration quickly turned into a heart felt worship experience that touched everyone in attendance.

The evening was broken up into two parts.  The first half consisted of familiar tunes that Winn, belted out flawlessly, as she showed off her ability to go in and out of falsetto, matched with powerful vocals causing many to slide to the edge of their seats.  Her sound was strong, controlled, heart felt all intertwined with much fervor and grace.  The second half of the evening consisted of some of her newer material from her new CD,  “The Light.” “We didn’t sing long, but strong,” said Winn.

Singing back up for Winn were also some phenomenal singers including Chiquita Cross, Bernard Walker, Tammy Terrell Johnson, Jae LaVell and James Johnson.  Their loving spirits truly matched their talents as they gave from their hearts and souls to support their talented friend Winn.

Also backing up Winn in song was the Cedar Street Baptist Church Mass Choir during the first half and friends and choir members from her college Alma Mater James Madison University during the second half.


However there is no doubt, that Winn was called by God to minister to the masses in song as she now moves forward to touch the lives of thousands with a newly released CD, “The Light.”  The new release consists of 8 new songs, produced by the Minister of Music of Cedar Street Baptist Church and Emtro Records In-house Producer, James Johnson.

Her fan base is also already in place and growing with several from her college Alma Mater James Madison University coming out to support her, as well as countless family members and friends, including some who traveled from as far as Jamaica and Africa to be there to support her on Saturday night.

Dressed in a beautiful two piece black top and ethnic designer skirt, Winn was captivating from the time she was introduced until the last person in lined got a chance to take a picture with her.

Winn also expressed her love for her family and friends and her disappointment that her mother could not be there to personally be apart of the celebration.  But during a floral presentation from her niece, she was informed that her mother was able to witness her incredible night, thanks to technology.  That brought Winn to tears.

Simply, Winn is a phenomenal and captivating singer who loves the Lord and whose time has come to sing to the masses.

Support Lisa Winn today and pick up a copy of her latest CD, “The Light” now available on iTunes and watch God move in an incredible way!

About Lisa Winn

Psalmist Lisa Winn comes from a large singing and preaching family. She is a PK and native of Baltimore, MD.  She is a graduate of James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA where she earned both her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees.

She believes that everyone possesses kingdom gifts and that God has called us not only to the local assembly but also to the nations. She has traveled internationally to several different countries repeatedly, singing and ministering on the mission fields and directing mass choirs: Italy, Brazil, England, France, and Switzerland.

She has opened for several different artists (Richard Smallwood, John P. Kee, Michelle Williams of Destiny’s Child, Donnie McClurkin, India Arie, Twinkie Clark and Shirley Caesar to name a few) and worked with a variety of gospel choirs, most recently on, You Alone, the 2014 Arkansas Mass Gospel Choir recording which will air on the Bobby Jones Gospel Show in the fall.

She recorded her first CD with Stellar Award nominee, Ben Tankard and also directed a 125 voice college choir in the reprise of Nikki Giovanni’s, “Truth is On Its Way.”  Lisa had the more recent honor to sing for Author Toni Morrison and the late Maya Angelou at VA Tech in October 2012 as Dr. Niki Giovanni and Dr. Joanne Gabbin paid tribute to both renowned writers and poets.

“The God of My All” can be found on the Cedar Street Baptist Church of God Indeed project produced by James Johnson and the Voices of Cedar Street in Richmond, VA.

Lisa has had a vast musical career that extends beyond the church. She has a love for Negro spirituals and was the soloist for Monticello and the Hemmings Family Reunion (Charlottesville, VA), the Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myer Maritime Park and Museum (Baltimore, MD), the White House Ellipse & Lincoln Memorial Juneteenth Celebrations (Washington, DC), the gospel stages for AFRAMFEST (Norfolk, VA) and the Black Family Reunion in Washington, DC. She also has a love of Jazz and has performed at the Hippodrome (Richmond, VA) and at many Jazz Brunches and Cabarets.

Lisa is also a proud Silver Star member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and sings at many AKA national conventions, including the Centennial Celebration in 2008 before a crowd of 24,000 in Washington, DC.

She is excited about her October 2014 Release of “the Light” also produced by James Johnson and Edward’s Boy Music Group.  “All of the music is original. I wrote most of the songs and James Johnson and I co-wrote the others.  The title track is a song that I wrote about my father’s passing, Dr. A. A. Winn, and what I believe happens to each believer when we pass from this earthly vessel and into His Presence, the Light.”

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