Tammy started out singing as a young girl, when her dad would stand her in a chair and play the flat top guitar at revivals and church services across Ohio and Kentucky. God blessed her singing ministry to include a 14 year career with her family group, “The Jones Family”. The family group recorded for The Eddie Crook Company from Nashville. Tammy has written songs for several nationally known groups in the industry. Tammy was recognized as The Songwriter of the Year in the 90's. The Perrys recorded “There Has Never Been” and took the song into the Top 10 on the Singing News Charts. The Bishops then recorded “I’ll Live Again” and took that song to #1 on the charts. As the group disbanded; Tammy still felt the call of the Lord on her life to share her singing ministry and launched her solo career.
Tammy is very ministry oriented and looks to lift up The Lord in all that she does. "My main goal is to be a blessing through song or testimony and to exalt the Lord in all that I do". Tammy gives God all of the credit for any accomplishment in her singing ministry. "Every accolade belongs to Him, and a chart song or a new door that opens, is just another opportunity to expand what we can do for Him". Tammy and her husband Jim, laid out a fleece before the Lord; to allow them to see hearts touched and souls saved if this was still God's will for their lives. In 2009 we saw 28 people come to the altar and in 2010 we saw 35. We praise God for using this singing ministry to touch lives. During the past 15 years,
Tammy has had 18 Top 80 songs that she has penned and released to radio. “Until I Hear From Heaven” went as high as #10 nationwide on the Singing News Top 80 Chart. Tammy recorded 4 projects as a soloist, for Zion Music Group and producer Kevin McManus. She currently records independently with Harvest Gospel Studios in Huntington, WV and distributes her music through Little Creek Records.
Tammy travels the country sharing her music and testimony at churches, theaters, high schools, and other venues; and in 2010 has sang at camp meetings, churches and concerts in over 15 states. Tammy also co-hosts a weekly radio program with her husband Jim on WLRD 96.9 FM in Willard, Ohio. The program is called, THE SOUTHERN CELEBRATION and is heard every Saturday morning from 10:00 am to Noon. It features great southern gospel music, events and announcements, testimonies, and is intended to minister to the northern and central Ohio areas. The Southern Celebration is now aired on over 18 radio stations in the US and Canada and streams live on Saturday Mornings on WLRD.net.
Tammy is happily married to Jim Robinette and has been for 23 years. Tammy and Jim have one son named Preston and they live in a small community in north central Ohio.
Tammy has recorded 12 albums throughout her career and writes the majority of the songs she records. God has blessed her with a unique ability to share through music, the Love and Mercy of our Lord. Tammy tells us that she gets her best songs from good old fashioned preaching and great sermons. Ravens Still Fly and was inspired by a sermon she heard preached by Pastor Mike McCoy from Crossville, Tennessee. The song talks about God's provisions for His own, and is an uplifting, beautiful song of encouragement. Another on Tammy's new project is; I am Blessed (Jacob's Song), and was written from a camp meeting sermon she heard preached by a young evangelist named Jacob Berry. Jacob is a giant for God and preaches from his wheelchair, reaching for precious lost souls. This is a great song and will also bless your heart.
Thank you so much for getting a little more acquainted with Tammy and her music. We would love to schedule a date to come and share her ministry through song and testimony with you.