Jonathan McReynolds on The Stellar Awards Presenting Gospel Music On an Excellent Platform

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Jonathan McReynolds on The Stellar Awards Presenting  Gospel Music On an Excellent Platform
Jonathan McReynolds on The Stellar Awards Presenting Gospel Music On an Excellent Platform

It is Stellar Awards Weekend, which means everybody is in Vegas attending choir concerts, artist showcases, the actual awards show, and talking to some of our favorite gospel artists.  Gospel/ Christian Contemporary artist, Jonathan McReynolds, who like me grew up on the South Side of Chicago (shameless plug) spoke with my friends over at UGospel about how the Stellar Awards are different from any other awards show.    McReynolds, who was part of the Stellar Awards for the last two years, said he is  looking forward to seeing William McDowell perform and called the Pastor one of his favorite people.

-QOn8nvQOn why the Stellar Awards are different from any other awards show:

First and foremost because it’s focused on gospel, the gospel music genre, and all that the black church has to offer and I love to show that music, music that is more important than most Americans know, really in a very excellent platform, in a very excellent presentation, I’m really excited about being apart of it McRenolds said.

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Born and raised on the Southside of Chicago, Jonathan grew up in the church and began playing drums at his church as a young child. He moved onto playing the organ and singing in the youth choir, inspired by gospel greats such a Kim Burrell, Smokie Norful and Israel Houghton, and even R&B and rock and roll giants like Stevie Wonder, India Arie, John Mayer, and Paul McCartney. But actually, singing was not his forte at the time. “I didn’t like singing back then,” Jonathan admits. “I wasn’t the type of person who was a front man. I was OK with just playing the organ. I wasn’t ready for that criticism of being out in front, and in the spotlight.”

1 Peter 5:6 declares “Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you”

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