THE STORY BEHIND THE MUSIC

Nicoshia Wynn is a singer, songwriter, and speaker who loves to encourage others through leading worship and her unwavering faith in Christ. Nicoshia was inspired to write her new single after her youngest son was born a day shy of 25 weeks, weighing 1 pound and 14 ounces (he was about the size of a half sheet of paper). Her son was in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at the University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital for more than 100 days, during which he was on a ventilator for 8 weeks (touch and go), had heart surgery, approximately 3 -5 infections (pneumonia and e-coli) and was diagnosed with a lung disease called Bronchopulmnary Dysplasia (BPD).

This experience activated her faith and trust in God. After four long months of Nicoshia’s son being in the NICU, he was discharged from the hospital two weeks prior to Christmas and was called the “miracle baby” by doctors because he beat all of the statistics and odds of being severely premature.

As Nicoshia reflected on this experience and others, she knew that her and her husband’s strength during difficult times was only because of God’s holiness, awesomeness, and their faith! She also knew that no matter what the circumstance was and as painful as it was to see her son in this circumstance, she knew that God still deserved his praise and their worship.

Her new single reflects the essence of God’s goodness and His faithfulness. She hopes that this song will encourage and inspire others to never let their circumstance outrun their worship and love for God.

Nicoshia is the founder of Relentless Academy, a non-profit for youth, arts, and education whose mission is to prepare youth for academic success and resources to build generational wealth for the future. Nicoshia is married and has three beautiful children. She is from Milwaukee, WI, resides in the Twin Cities and is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

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Kevin Moore is one of today’s most gifted saxophonist. With a style that is smooth, soothing and healing.
Kevin is featured on San Francisco Clear Channel’s KKSF 103.7FM Sampler for AIDS Relief Volume #14, along with David Sanborn, Vanessa Williams, and more.

Kevin has shared the stage with several top artists. (Kirk Whalum, Jonathan Butler, Fred Hammond) and numerous others.
Kevin organized and runs the Nor Cal Music Camp for Bay Area youth, encouraging them in Music, Enrichment and Academics, now in its 8th year.


Kevin is happily married to his loving wife Lisa. Kevin says that “There is no other place he would rather be outside of heaven, than in her arms.” He has been blessed with three wonderful children.

Kevin plays from his heart and it is from his heart that he will… Testify!

Please visit his website by logging on to: www.kevinmooreonsax.com/

Dr. Shonda Reynolds is an accomplished author, film producer, life coach and minister whose powerful message of transparency and transformation is saving souls and freeing sufferers from the throes of addiction.
The Pulaski, Tennessee native overcame drug addiction while in rehab in 1997. There, Dr. Reynolds experienced a spiritual awakening that has sustained her 23-year recovery. She became an author in 2013 self- publishing her first book, Dying to Live, a true story of her life being freed from addiction, adultery and unwise decisions, by the power of God.
Dr. Reynolds is a first-generation college graduate, earning a BA in Social Work from Middle Tennessee State University, (MTSU), in 2003 and her first master’s degree in 2010 in Professional Studies in Public Service Management from Cumberland University. She graduated with honors with an earned Doctorate of Ministry from Andersonville Theological Seminary in 2013, and holds a second master’s in Professional Studies in Training and Development from MTSU awarded in 2017.

Dr. Reynolds is an ordained Minister who has published a sequel, Dying to Live (A New Beginning) and Co-Authored/Executive Produced the full-length feature film, STILLGOTJOY, an autobiographical exploration of her journey to triumph.
Dr. Reynolds is the proud mother of sons Keiron and Bryant Nelson, who uses her powerful message of God’s bountiful blessings to be a conduit of His love and to care for His people.

Pastor Timothy R. Newton Sr. is a native of Hamlet, North Carolina. He is the youngest of eight children born to Bishop Artis C. & Mrs. Dorothy H. Newton. Pastor Tim, as he is affectionately known to many, began his preaching ministry in 2002, following the horrific death of his brother and best friend, Mr. Travis J. Newton, Sr. in

2001. This tragic, life – changing event caused Pastor Tim to surrender and submit to the will of God for his life. He has a life changing testimony of how he came to understand that God had chosen and called him to minister to a generation of people that were gifted and talented, but not operating in their call. The mandate on his

Life has opened ministering doors for him throughout the east coast. 

Ministry doors opened in 2012, allowing Pastor Tim to release a sound word to reach the masses during an interview on The Word Network in Durham, North Carolina. He’s ministered several times on The Word Network, hosted by Bishop George G. Bloomer, since April 2012.

The prophetic and healing anointing entrusted unto Pastor Tim God has brought release, restoration and deliverance to many. He has received numerous ministry certifications in his desire to enhance his biblical studies. 

He’s the proud father of one son, Timothy Newton, Jr., who accompanies his father during his ministry travels. Pastor Newton is the senior Pastor of The Flowing Place Ministries; currently located on 110 Bible Way Church Road; Rockingham, North Carolina. Many gather from far and near to witness a demonstrated word of salvation, faith, hope and power. The Flowing Place (formerly Bible Way Ministries) stands firm in its mission to empower, edify and equip the whole man to live Christ-centered lives.

Pastor Newton is a father, vocalist, disciple and ever-learning student of the Word. God has mandated this anointed vessel to reach masses with a word of empowerment. Pastor Tim is also the author of a manual entitled “Misconceptions of Warfare.” He has recently released an empowering book entitled “Power Words.” Pastor Tim will also be releasing LeaderTips (a guide for senior and secondary leaders) and Pastoring with Passion (a guide to restoring pastor’s passion to pastor) in the near future. As he travels the world, Pastor Tim accepts the God given mandate to “Impact Lives, Empower Generations.”

DALE CICERON & PSALMS OF PRAISE Dale Ciceron & Psalms of Praise was established January 2018 under the direction of Dale Ciceron Dale Ciceron is known for his energy and anointing to transform the atmosphere. Psalms of Praise has been birthed under his direction to sing, dance and worship in their own New Jersey style. In times like these Dale Ciceron & Psalms of Praise aka “POP” we exemplify out Mission “To sing songs from the heart to reach the heart of others”.

Tynette Andrea Daniels, born in Washington, DC and raised in North Brentwood, MD, began using her anointed voice at the age of three. Her influences came from God and the anointed voice of her mother the late Evangelist Delores E. Champion and father Deacon Leon Daniels. Performing “America the Beautiful” at her pre-school graduation at the tender age of 4, was the beginning of this phenomenal singing journey. She was a member of the Prince Georges County Honors Chorus and Tri-M Music Honor Society. At the age of 17, she accepted Christ as her Lord and Savior. In 1999, God allowed her to unite with Stellar Award Winner Phillip Carter and the Sounds of Victory where she is a featured lead singer on the singles Let It Rain from the “Confessions” CD, We’ve Come this Far By Faith and I Love The Lord from the “Songs from the Storm” CD which won a Stellar Award for “Fan Favorite Choir of the Year” and Joy To The World from the “Christmas with Phillip Carter & SOV” CD. In May 2017, she traveled internationally to assist with the Suwalki Gospel Workshop in Suwalki, Poland. She also has been featured on numerous recordings as lead vocalist with artists such as The Gospel Travelers of Washington, DC, The Heavenly Sons of Washington, DC, The “Stellar Award Winning” Oxon Hill High School Choir and Duval High School Choir of Prince George’s County, MD. On June 24, 2019, Tynette was honored as an award recipient for the DMV Musicians & Singers Fellowship. In the later part of 2019, God favored her to sing background vocals in the Off-Broadway Stage Play “Waldy Street”. God has allowed her to sing the National Anthem in numerous places in the presence of prestigious individuals within the Department of Defense and Department of Homeland Security. She has traveled to display her gift at different venues such as but not limited to The Kennedy Center, Washington, DC, The Women’s Memorial, Arlington, VA, The Warner Theater, Spirit of Washington Cruise, Washington, DC. She has been blessed with opportunities to minister with gospel artists such as Shirley Caesar, Yolanda Adams, Kirk Franklin and was featured as a surprise vocalist in the production “Go Tell It” at Reid Temple AME Church in Glendale, MD. She currently serves as a member and the Elder of Worship at the Kingdom of God Worship Center under the leadership for Pastors Al and S. Elaine Dutch.

Tynette is a passionate psalmist and blooming writer. These God-given gifts also have been passed on to her children Latifah, Raven and Leila. After many years of serving, God opened the door and sent the word through her Pastor in 2018 for her to record as an independent artist. As a result of her stepping out in faith, willingness and obedience, her debut single “Miracle” was released in the earth on July 24, 2020. Her desire and honest prayer is that God will continue to nurture her passion for ministry in song and writing, and that he will elevate her ministry to another level where he will continue to be GLORIFIED. She wants to be able to share her true gifts and talents with others, continue to be a willing vessel used to win souls for Christ to bring Heaven to the Earth, and remain a humble servant as God continues to reveal her destiny.

Kaleya Ervin is a young pianist, singer, songwriter, and author. Kaleya was diagnosed as almost completely blind because of the eye disease Salzmann’s Nodular Degeneration (SND). Kaleya thanks God for genius medical technology that created implants that renewed her sight. At the age of 6, Kaleya began playing the piano. She began playing gospel and classical music, singing and composing her own songs. Kaleya has traveled across he United States performing and met many artists, including Richard Smallwood, Pastor John P. Kee, Shirley Ceaser, Dr. Margaret Douroux, Tood Galberth and many more.Kaleya performed at 6 Major League Baseball games representing Mixed Roots Foundation, where she is the junior ambassador. Kaleya is also a youth member for the National Congress of Black Women. Kaleya’s desire is to touch the world with her gift.

Kaleya is also and Author. Her book is titled: Now I See.

Kalelya passion is to help children to discover the music within their Heart, to speak after their Yes, and to not allow their pain or suffering to be their identity and see the Winner within them!

Lisa Robinson is a Christian/Gospel Artist who loves to spread God’s word through the ministry of music. Going through storms in her life, Lisa believes that the Lord can turn a mess into a masterpiece, because he did it for her, and yet there is still work to be done.
Lisa Robinson realized her gift the Lord had entrusted her to, and she doesn’t take it for granted. Lisa has had the privilege of singing with and before some very talented and blessed people of God, some of them being; Kirk Franklin, Jennifer McCarter, Veronica Petrucci, Norman Hutchins, Damon King of 760amTheGospel, Connie Denell of 92Q. Sunday’s Best, VaShawn Mitchell, Mrs. Mary Glass at WGNS, Dr. Bobby Jones. She also feels blessed to have her music on several radio stations around the country.

During the most difficult time in her life after losing her Mother (who she so depended on) and her older Sister (who she leaned on and looked up to), she had to truly lean and depend of Jesus. Her songs encouraged her to keep pressing through life’s trials to get to the level where God wants her and ultimately to see him face to face. The song “I Want a Crown” helped her to make up her mind not to give up because she wants to hear her Savior say “well done thy good and faithful servant”.
Lisa Robinson began singing in the church at an early age but has now tapped into the true worship experience of God. She loves and lives to worship and states that there’s no feeling like what she experiences when in the presence of God. She desires for others to have that same encounter and even greater.
Lisa Robinson’s desire for this ministry is to encourage and uplift the brokenhearted and to entice the unsaved to come to Jesus and to call upon his name. As she ministers, she believes that souls will be saved, bodies will be healed, and minds will be delivered in the mighty name of Jesus. Not only when she ministers live but when her songs are heard on the radio or done by others, lives will be touched and changed in such an awesome way. Lisa believes that the Lord has chosen her for such a time as this to minister in song and psalm, and she is determined more than ever that she can’t give up now, because she wants her crown. Her songs, one in particular, “Heal Our Land” is what the world needs now. She believes the songs that God has given her are simple in text but if applied to someone’s life it will help them to go far. Lisa counts it a privilege and a blessing to stand before Jesus with a spirit of worship no matter what she is going through, just to know that he honors her service because it is done in spirit and in truth. She states, “Still I Worship” even in the storm, through the pain and the hurt, God is yet an awesome God that is so worthy. Lisa cherishes the worship experience and looks for God to move even greater, not only for her but for others that she come in contact with.

Carl stated “while watching news reports of those affected by COVID-19 and the protesting for police brutality, this song kept playing in my head. I wanted to speak to the situations and this recording offered me the opportunity to express what I am feeling” With a track produced by Brandon Holland (Kierra Sheard, J. Moss), Carl reached out to his friends Stephen and James to join him in spreading this message of Heaven’s request for help. Both Stephen and James are the fathers of African American sons and they understand the challenges of raising their sons in these times of fear and brutality. Adding their voices to this song allows each of them to convey their hopes for the futures of the men they’re raising.

All three singers have been impacted by the coronavirus. One of the musicians who worked closely with Carl at his local church died from the virus. Stephen tested positive and had to stay in quarantine for 14 days. James also brings a personal testimony to the song. James recalled, “I was standing on my porch and passed out. After being rushed to the hospital, I was diagnosed with COVID-19”. James is a survivor of the disease and he sings about his recovery with the words “Heaven you helped me when I had COVID-19 myself”.

“Heaven Help Us All” by Carl B. Phillips featuring Stephen Anderson and James Murray will be available on all digital outlets July 31, 2020.

About Carl B. Phillips

Carl B. Phillips is an international gospel-recording artist, songwriter and producer from Detroit, MI. His debut cd “Great Rain”,
features the singles “Great Rain”, “I Know What God Did Last Summer”, “Prove Me” and “Meeting In The Air”. His latest release is “Heaven Help Us All” Carl’s live performance include Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Nashville, Atlanta, Chicago and London, England. His television appearances include, TV-57 Atlanta Live, The Dorinda Show on TCT Network and Dr. Bobby Jones Presents on the Impact Network.

Carl has performed in the Ferndale Front Porch Concert Series, the 2017 Michigan State Fair, the 2018 Detroit Music Weekend, the 2019 Detroit Music Awards and the Gospel Explosion Summit UK Meets USA in London, England.

Website: www.carlbphillips.com 

Facebook: www.facebook.com/carl.b.phillips 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/CarlBPhillips 

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Rico L. Dawson, native of Goldsboro, North Carolina, completed his high school education at Goldsboro High School in 1986. After completing active duty with the United States Army in 1991 he enrolled in Elizabeth City State University where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Music Industry Studies with a concentration in Music Business Administration in 1995. It was during his military years that Rico’s musical journey began. In 1987, while serving in the U.S. Army, Rico became a member of the amateur R&B group, “Finesse.” At this time, he wrote the single, “To Be With You.” During his college years at ECSU, he performed with the group, “Next Episode.” At this time he wrote “A Lonely Night: and co-wrote, “You’ll Never Find Another Love Like Mine.” The latter was recorded by “Next Episode” for ECSU’s CD compilation project “Check the Resume: Vol. 1.” After the breakup of the group in 1995, he worked as an intern for Intersection Records, an independent record label. While there, he wrote and recorded the demo interlude, “Don’t Look No Further.” When the record company unexpectedly closed, he returned to North Carolina.

Upon returning to the Carolinas, Rico began working with a local producer, Lee Tate. This collaboration birthed the songs “Promises” and “Come Back to Me” in 1997. In October 1998, he participated in a music seminar sponsored by WNAA-FM radio station. In December of that year, he showcased his demo for the Philadelphia Music Conference in Philadelphia, PA. After taking a year away from the music scene, he returned in the spring of 2000 to collaborate on a local compilation CD “Goldsboro 27530.” On that CD he wrote and recorded three songs, “All I Want to Do,” “Do You Wanna Dance,” and “Turn Away.” These three songs were well received on the underground circuit. In 2001, he co-wrote and sang background on the single “Take Our Time” on Richard Ashe’s debut independent CD, “Anticipation.” The single received good feedback in the Durham, NC area. During that time, Rico began to teach music education in the Wayne County Public Schools. He wrote, produced, and arranged numerous original music selections for several schools from 2001 – 2004. n the summer of 2004, Rico gave his life to Christ, thus putting him on a different path, musically. He no longer produced music for man’s glory, but for God’s glory. He began to put together gospel music selections and with God’s help, he produced numerous contemporary gospel music selections. In 2006, Rico wrote and produced his debut contemporary gospel CD, “It’s Time.” Due to lack financial resources Rico was unable to get the project commercially ready. Once again Rico took time away from music to establish a stronger relationship with Christ. During that time of the wilderness, Rico continued to write songs, but he didn’t record anything again until 2008. Rico pursued possibilities of becoming an established songwriter. Although he received some interest, the interest didn’t materialize into any legitimate offers. Once again Rico has written, produced, and recorded several God-inspired songs. Rico’s desire that through his music that the body of Christ is edified, God be glorified, and the un-believer is inspired to repent and turn to the Lord. He is currently working on additional musical selections as well as having served in the capacity of choral director at Rocky Mount High School during 2011-2012 school year. His original composition “Dreams The Impossible Dream” was also performed by the school chorus in the past year’s Christmas concert. He has been working various musical selections of various genres. He currently is a choir director at Charles B. Aycock as well. He is in process of putting the finishing touches on his debut CD titled “Suppose To Be”. The project will consist of ten God-inspired songs that he hopes will inspire God’s people.