*“I prayed and asked God, ‘What has kept me in the industry?’…and ‘the elements’ came (wind, earth, fire and water),” said Grammy nominated VaShawn Mitchell about his upcoming new album “Elements” (VMan Enter/Tyscot).
When I mentioned how outstanding the musicians, especially the guitar, are in the live music video of the project’s first single “God Can Do Anything,” which plays as soon as you log onto his website, he said, “Most are from Nashville. Some I know on regular bases…I have several guitar players!”
VaShawn Mitchell, a singer/songwriter/producer, was noticed by Bishop Larry Trotter and hired as Minister of Music at Chicago’s Sweet Holy Spirit Church. Though he has a degree in Psychology, music is his calling. In 1998-99 he debuted as a solo artist with “So Satisfied”. His break-through single was “Nobody Greater” in 2011, which stayed on the top of the Billboard Gospel Charts for nine weeks.
“Part of it is also giving God the power,” VaShawn said about the meaning of the upcoming album “Elements.” “We have to put our trust and hope in Him.”
Born in Harvey, Illinois Mitchell’s achievements so impress his hometown that they names a street after him. As producer he has worked on projects for Grammy Award winners Smokie Norful and Vanessa Bell Armstrong. He has garnered a record breaking 11 Stellar Award nominations, as well as two Grammy Award nominations. VaShawn has won two Dove and a Stellar Award for his music. In 2014 he was a featured artist on Billboard nominated JJ Hairston and Youthful Praise’s single “Nothing Compares.”
“It’s amazing,” Mitchell said about the “Elements” project to be release this summer. “It’s a fresh body of work that will bless generations to come such as ‘Wind of God is Going My Way.’ This is for church goers and hopefully those who just want to be encouraged.”
The first single “God Can Do Anything” is out now and is as a powerful Praise & Worship selection that is sure to bless generations to come. VaShawn Mitchell’s projects have had distribution support from EMI Gospel, Motown Gospel and Tyscot. The musical achievement of VaShawn Mitchell has solidified him as a Contemporary Gospel icon. www.VaShawnMitchell.com www.Tyscot.com
SYNDICATED COLUMN: Eunice Moseley, has an estimated weekly readership of over ¼ million with The Pulse of Entertainment. She is also a Public Relations Strategist and Business Management Consultant at Freelance Associates, and is Promotions Director (at-large) for The Baltimore Times. www.ThePulseofEntertainment.com. EVENT: “Uplifting Minds II” Free Entertainment Conference annually in Baltimore (Saturday April 20, 2019) in partnership with Security Square Mall and The Baltimore Times and Los Angeles (October/TBD). Offering Entertainment Business panel and a talent showcase and competition (vocal, songwriting, dance and acting) with over $15,000 valued in prizes. www.UpliftingMinds2.com www.GoFundMe.com/Uplifting-Minds-II-Entertainment-Conference