Gaye Arbuckle is a woman on fire for God. The energetic red-head and dynamic choir director is gifted at writing and directing riveting Gospel songs. Known as the lead soloist on songs such as Greg O'Quin's hit, "Unh-Unh", or the Mississippi Mass Choir featuring Rev. James Moore's track, "Have Faith In God", Gaye Arbuckle has been in Gospel Music most of her life. The Worship Leader for Bishop TD Jakes' Woman Thou Art Loosed Conference two years running, she was introduced to the industry by the founder of the Gospel Music Workshop of America, Rev. James Cleveland, as a young girl. Since that time, she's carved a niche of her own delivering some of the most brilliantly-executed songs in the genre. Her latest B&G Records release, Holy, an 11-track CD, is a testament to that fact.
Already in 2011, Arbuckle has netted two awards for the release. She received two Texas Gospel Music Excellence Awards, one for Female Soloist of the Year and the other for CD of the Year for Holy. In both categories, she beat out dozens of other nominees. The 13th Annual Texas Gospel Music Excellence Awards, held last February, recognized the talents of Gospel artists in the Lone Star State.
Holy, the fifth solo project from the artist, is the songwriter's most celebrated release. From note one, listeners will know that this is woman who is called to do what she does. Whether it's the superior production by Bobby Sparks, the amazing vocal arrangements of the United Voices of Concord, the stunning songwriting or the beautiful performances, it's apparent that Gaye Arbuckle knows sacred music. But what really makes her ministry special is her undeniable anointing which oozes from each and every song she sings. Tracks like the get-your-praise-in "This Is The Day" and the resurrection-themed "The Blood" and the Jamaican and African-flavored "Madaase" leave the listener breathless.
The psalmist, who has sung with or opened for artists such as Yolanda Adams, Kirk Franklin, Vickie Winans, BeBe and CeCe Winans, Fred Hammond, Dorinda Clark-Cole, Karen Clark-Sheard, Kelly Price, Stephen Hurd just to name a few, is a graduate of Prairie View A&M University where she served as Director & Musician for the Baptist Student Union. She's performed on the Trinity Broadcasting Network, sung The National Anthem for a major NBA game, was the guest artist for the Martin Luther King Celebration at the Myerson Symphony Center, and was the directress for Juanita Bynum & Myron Williams' "A Night at the Meyerson". Other accolades include a nomination for Songwriter of the Year and a Second Place Award for Female Vocalist of the Year for Bobby Jones Gospel. A musician, songwriter and thespian, she is also a vocal coach and enjoys functioning as a workshop clinician. Gaye is currently the minister of music of Concord Church in Dallas, Texas where she leads praise and worship on any given Sunday. For more information about Gaye Arbuckle, log on to http://www.gayearbuckle.com/