Sunday, April 19, 2009
Last.fm Song Of The Day-Micah Stampley
Song:Take My Life (Holiness)
Album:The Songbook Of Micah
Micah Stampley is a talented gospel music singer songwriter who earned a record contract through a 2004 Stellar Awards Gospel Star Search. The Songbook Of Micah was his 2005 debut CD. He was born Sept. 7, 1971 in Los Angeles and grew up in Baton Rouge, LA. His talent was evident at an early age and he was directing the church choir by age seven. He usually worked with his brother Nathaniel. So when Nathaniel died in an accident in 1994, Stampley was devastated and lacking direction. His big break came in 2003 when he went to work as assistant music director at St. Agnes Baptist Church in Houston. He was asked to fill in when the music director was ill and his vocal talent was noticed by organist Marcus Dawson. Dawson usually works for the well known evangelist TD Jakes. Jakes was starting Dexterity Records at the time. They are distributed by EMI Gospel. Then Stampley won the 2004 Stellar Awards Gospel Star Search. Dawson took Stampley to Dallas to meet Jakes and the contract was signed. Because there was a video for Take My Life, it's probably the most popular song from Stampley's debut. Though he normally writes his own songs, Take My life was written by Praise & Worship leader and singer songwriter Scott Underwood and he originally recorded it in 1995. The album was produced by Dexterity house producer Cedric Thompson. Stampley's latest CD Ransomed was released in Nov. 2008 on his own label. I think gospel fans will enjoy his music. Here's the video for Take My Life (Holiness) by Micah Stampley.