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Fresh views and perspectives on what talent is all about and how to use it!

Artist Scoop ~ Interview With Music Artist Ayiesha Woods

Grammy Award-nominated artist, Ayiesha Woods is a familiar name in the Christian Music neighborhood. She’s the amazing voice behind the 2006 hit song, Happy. With three full albums, a holiday project, Christmas Like This, an early 2017 EP release, The Runaway Project, and her latest single, Stop, Woods has continued to shine in the Christian Music Industry. Taking some time with TBAP, Ayiesha got personal, allowing the world to have a peek into her life. Take a look! Miranda ~ Hello Ayiesha! Glad to have you visit TBAP today. Ayiesha: Hello, Thanks for having me! Miranda ~ What led to you having a personal relationship with Jesus? Is there a particular redemption story? Ayiesha: Many years ago, I had the opportunity to visit a very charismatic, lively ministry after having been raised early on in a conventional, religious setting. I walked in and saw people worshiping The Lord—singing and dancing in the aisles. Some were crying; some were knelt at pews. Flags were waving, banners were on display, the orchestra was playing upbeat contemporary worship, …

Artist Scoop! ~ Interview with Music Artist, Chris Howland

Chris Howland has been in the music scene as a music producer, singer, and songwriter for over a decade. His story of salvation is one that is quite striking, and his honesty about his walk in the industry is inspiring. Chris has collaborated with artists like Dream Records’ Joel Vaughn, and also, Spencer Kane. He also has a new single out, Way Up. Chris took the time to discuss his personal journey with us today. Take a look below! Miranda ~ Hello Chris! Delighted to have you visit TBAP today! Please tell us a bit about yourself. Chris: Hey! So I’ll attempt to describe myself in a super brief way: I’m a Christian music producer from New Jersey. I’ve been married to my dear wife, Dani, for just over 2 years. She and I attend a lovely church down by the Jersey Shore called Grace Bible Church. God has been exceedingly good to me in providing me with a great wife, a great church, and the ability to make music as a bonus on top! …

Artist Scoop! ~ Interview with Music Artist Carmen Justice

Carmen Justice was the front-woman for the Christian music girl band, One Girl Nation. After a good run of about five years, the group disbanded, and Carmen went solo. This year has seen her release some singles such as Flaming Arrows and Red & Yellow Black & White (feat. GabeReal). Carmen took the time to share a bit about her life with us on TBAP. Take a look below! Miranda ~ Hello Carmen! Delighted to have you visit TBAP today. Please tell us a bit about yourself. Carmen: So excited to do this interview and glad to answer any questions you may have! Thanks for supporting my music! I am a native Nashvillian who grew up dancing and singing. I studied music at Belmont University and I love traveling, dark chocolate peanut butter cups from Trader Joes, and Pinterest. A fun fact about me is that I can walk on my hands. Miranda ~ How did you become a Christian? Is there a story? Carmen: I have been a follower of Jesus since I was …

Artist Scoop ~ Interview with Music Artist Andy Garcia

With a heart clearly sold out for God, music artist, Andy Garcia, sings with such passion, it’s contagious. He released his debut album, Forever We Sing, July 14th (read the TBAP review here), and the music was as fresh as it was impressive. With the profound belief that his life is nothing short of God’s miracle, Andy, in turn, has developed a love for people that runs deep and will sing to an audience of one or a million. Andy took some time to tell us a bit about himself, sharing a testimony about his life that is both moving and inspiring. Follow our conversation! Miranda ~ Hello Andy! Happy to have you here on TBAP today. Could you please tell us a bit about yourself? Andy: Well, let’s see.  I want to do crazy things.  I love people.  I love to laugh, and I love to travel the world!  I grew up in Dallas, TX, as a kid with a large extended family.  I lived in a bad area of town, and with my …

Artist Scoop ~ Interview With We Are Leo’s David Duffield

We Are Leo recently released an album, The Rush & The Roar (read the TBAP review here) to much acclaim and garnering a lot of attention, and for good reason! Their amazing song, 61/Twenty-three, as well as the others on the album (like Dimension!) resonates on a level so deep, it’s [nearly] impossible not to be impressed by it. The band’s founder, David Duffield took some time to chat with us on TBAP today, offering some amazing words of wisdom that would leave anyone inspired to slow down, see life through God’s eyes, and enjoy it. Follow our chat below! Miranda ~ Hello! Delighted to have you visit TBAP today! Please tell us a bit about yourself. David: Hey, my name’s David Duffield. I love Jesus, my wife, music, football & STAR WARS…in that order. I love connecting with people who share my passion for ministry & music. For me, life is about worship and making connections. I believe that God placed us here to do amazing things and I’m excited to walk that out …

Artist Scoop ~ Interview With Music Artist Matthew Parker

Matthew Parker, a brilliant artist, released his debut album, Adventure, on May 10th (read the TBAP review here). Adventure is full of many stories and God’s Word so that altogether, the album is a thrilling combo of encouragement and entertainment. The generally pop album reveals some of Parker’s experiences and his interesting views of life as a Christian who serves and sings for God. Matthew Parker graciously took the time to answer some questions on TBAP today. Follow our interesting conversation below. Miranda ~ Hello Matthew! Good to have you on TBAP today! Please tell us a bit about yourself. Matthew: Hey! Good to be here! So here’s me in a nutshell: I grew up in Michigan in a large family. My parents had 8 kids, and yes, it was always a party with that many kids in the house. When I was about 12, I started learning to play guitar and drums, and soon my brothers and I began “jamming” in our attic almost every day. We even tried writing a few songs, which …

Woman In Film: No Producer? Produce Your Comedy Yourself! That’s What She Said!

What do you see in humanity? What is it you look for in a person? How do you help them achieve the best version of themselves? These are EPIC philosophical questions true to life reflected upon daily, minute by minute, for a Director, Writer, and Producer of a film and/or play. For me, stories that make the biggest impact and impression are those that exhibit the truthful struggle and success of living an authentic life. And, if the journey makes me laugh along the way, that joy seals the deal. The experience lives within me beyond and off the screen. What more can you ask for? Although, it is a lot to ask! (Laughs) How did I come to be chosen and accept dual responsibility as Assistant Director and Actress, portraying the supporting character of NANCY, for the new original web series Brooks Family Affairs? Well, I’m glad you asked! (Laughs) I’m all too excited to elaborate! When good things happen, they tend to occur all at once. Would you agree? On the evening of …