Shine the Light
MEET GAYE RAMSEY Gaye Ramsey grew up as the youngest child in an evangelistic gospel singing family, Cox's Army. Her first solo was recorded at the age of 3, on the LP record, Cox's Army Sings Inspirational Music. She has been singing ever since. Gaye is married to evangelist, author, and mission strategist, Eric W. Ramsey, who serves as president of TCWM. They have been married since 1988 and have two children, Andrew and Alisha. She attended Oklahoma State University and Ouachita Baptist University from 1985 to 1989 studying vocal performance and theater. Music for Gaye is not an end, but a means of communicating a passionate message of God's love, forgiveness, and faithfulness. Gaye's transparent presence on stage makes you feel like you've known her for years; and enables her to communicate right to the heart of each individual in the audience. As she begins to sing, it becomes very clear that you are not just going to hear a musical performance, but a word of heart-warming encouragement from God. Her musical style is enjoyed by people of all ages, and ranges from jazz, to gospel, and a touch of soul. Most of all, she is real - no pretense, no fake religious act; just Gaye Ramsey letting people in on her life, to inspire others to let God in on theirs. THE MUSIC Gaye is a perfectionist when it comes to arranging and interpreting a song. Her husband, Eric -- also a musician -- is a perfectionist when it comes to producing the music. They always enlist the help of two very close friends, Steve Carroll and Geof Kimber. Steve Carroll is know for his keyboard playing and music arranging with Three Dog Night, The Guess Who, Elvis Presley, and several Capricorn Productions projects. Geof Kimber is a singer, songwriter, master in the studio. We encourage you to seek out some of Geof Kimber's music on this site! On Gaye's latest project, 'Shine the Light,' Eric new that they needed a real Motown groove drummer, and some great Jazz musicians. Steve Carroll called in some favors and brought together some amazing musicians: Franky Dee on drums, Wayne Vickers on bass, Zach Smith on lead guitar, and of course Steve Carroll on piano. It was also a great blessing to have Jimmy Atchison on guitar, Duane Froud on drums (Shine the Light, Let the Praises Go Up, He's Been Faithful). It is always a joy to have Randy McFarland on sax. And with Jason Johnson on the console and Terry Chism bouncing tracks to us from Atlanta this project was bound to be good! Gaye's friends, Josh and Amy Sullins, Carrie French, and Jason Johnson were priceless on background vocals. Then, what a privilage it was to have Ashley French, Broderrick Daniels, Natasha Brown, and Nicole Hamby singing background vocals on Shine the Light. We hope you enjoy listening to this project as much as we enjoyed pouring our hearts and souls into it! Let us hear from you! (479) 369-4260.