Daniel Young Music Ministry
“This fresh, young singer/songwriter and his combo of well-honed musicians deliver one energetic song after another, each crackling with crisp arrangements, strong pacing, expressive singing and skilled musicianship…” Bob Marovich, The Black Gospel Blog.com.
Singer, songwriter, producer, multi-instrumentalist, and minister Daniel Young is the multi-talented front-man of the award winning Daniel Young Music Ministry (DYMM). DYMM was formed in 2006, and has released 3 electrifying CDs since. The most recent release is the much anticipated Alteration. Alteration delivers the epitome of R&P (Rhythm and Praise), a term that Daniel uses that he believes best describes the creative sound that God has placed in his heart to share with the world. Alteration not only epitomizes R&P, but it also gives you a glimpse of Daniel’s expansion into the genre of Contemporary Christian Music. Ultimately, Alteration delivers everything that gospel fans desire, ranging from Traditional Gospel to Contemporary Christian and Praise and Worship. Daniel has taken the Gospel music scene by storm, and has branched out across the nation. First, in 2006 with his solo debut release “Let You Know”, followed by his award winning 2008 release “Surrender”. And now, with his third release entitled “Alteration”, Daniel has become a household name among the ever emerging gospel greats from Detroit City, and has proven that he plans to be around for years to come.
Daniel Young was born on March 6, 1978 in Detroit, Michigan. As a young child, Daniel displayed great musical talent while singing in various churches across Detroit. By the age of 11, Daniel began playing the saxophone, and by age 15, he began playing the piano in his father’s church. Daniel continued in his musical quest and earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education. In addition to ministering in song, Daniel teaches instrumental music at Detroit Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Daniel Young Music Ministry was awarded “Independent Artist of the Year” and took home the “Contemporary Album of the Year” for his sophomore project “Surrender” at the 2009 Rhythm of Gospel Awards. Daniel Young’s high energy performance of “We’ve Come to Give God Praise” was one of the most electrifying of the spiritually charged ceremony.
Daniel’s influences streams from a long list of gospel favorites, such as The Winans, The Clark Sisters, Commissioned, Take 6, The Williams Brothers, and The Mighty Clouds of Joy. Daniel was also heavily influenced by his father, as he watched is father rehearsing weekly with a gospel quartet (The Emmanuels).
Not only is Daniel paving his way to new levels in gospel music, but he is also a preacher and teacher of the Word of God. He began preaching and teaching at the age of 20. By the age of 24, he served as Assistant Pastor at Restoration Church in Detroit, until joining with his brother at New Vision Cathedral of Praise in 2005. Daniel now serves as Minister of Music and Auxillary Pastor at Kadesh Baptist Church in Detroit, Michigan under the leadership of Bishop Gregory Foster, Sr.
In addition to all the other tasks that Daniel has set out to achieve, he is also a loving and devoted husband and father of three children. When not rehearsing, writing, producing, or ministering, Daniel loves to spend time with his family.
Album: Let You Know (Young Entertainment LLC 2006)
Album: Surrender (Young Entertainment LLC 2008)
Album: Alteration (Young Entertainment LLC 2012)