Melody | The Reason

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The Reason

by Melody

2009 Gospel Stellar Awards Nominee, Melody brings to you a Fresh New Sound and a Unique Vocal Blend of Jazz, Soul, R & B, and Traditional Gospel. From a Refreshing Brew of both Classic & Contemporary you get - The Reason by Melody.
Genre: Spiritual: Contemporary Gospel
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1. Christ Reigns
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2. Holy Ghost Filled
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3. The Reason
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4. Your Perfect Will
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5. Walk With Me
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6. Complete Me
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7. I Lift My Hands
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8. I Lift My Hands - Reprise
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9. You Are the Word
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10. They Don't Know
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11. He's Calling (Bonus Track)
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The world has been delivered yet another gospel jewel... Her name – Melody says it all!
Melody (Barnes) - aka "The Soul Butterfly," is not only an anointed powerhouse vocalist, she is also a 2009 Gospel Music Stellar Award Nominee for New Artist of the Year and the 2008 WAMMIE (Washington Area Music Association) Award Winner for Best Gospel/Inspirational Recording for her mixed genre debut project, The Reason. As a multi-talented Songwriter, Actress, and Speaker, Melody also refuses to allow her music (which she likes to describe as, Rhythm & Praise) to be put into a genre specific box. While showing great musical versatility & boldness - she brings to you a fresh new sound fusing a unique vocal blend of Soul, Jazz, R & B, and Traditional Gospel...From a Refreshing Brew of both Classic and Contemporary - You Get MELODY!

The "Motown" native not only has an inborn passion for music, but also a re-born passion for souls! Although gifted in many areas, Melody remains focused on the true purpose for the gifts, as well as the gift giver. A predominantly sought after Psalmist and Worship Leader, she is very active in outreach ministry and ministers frequently at various conferences & events throughout the United States.
Indeed, Melody also knows the purpose and the reason why she sings... "I know that a major portion of my assignment on earth is to bring the "Good News" message of God's love, grace, and power to save, set free, & deliver to all that are willing to hear!

Her musical inspirations, which are as varied as her style, range from a wide blend of musical legends and innovators such as, Natalie Cole, Mahalia Jackson, Ella Fitzgerald, and Tramaine Hawkins. Other songtresses & balladeers who've impacted Melody's musical journey include, Denise Williams, Fred Hammond, Mary J. Blige, and Chaka Khan - just to name a few. These, as well as others, have helped to inspire & shape the sound and style that is uniquely all her own!


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Delroy Souden -

Thumbs Up Melody!
God gave a lot of us the ability to sing, but what makes the difference is the way that it is used and Melody surely captured the essence of a true artist on this recording. This is one of those CDs that should be played over and over again…thumbs up to Melody!

Henry W. Harris

President, Christian Internet Radio
I recieved this cd a few days ago, this is a great project. I love all the songs, quality of production and overall packaging. Melody you are bless to have such a great ministry. All of your tracks have been added to our play list.

Sharon Buyck

The Reasons CD
I gave the Reasons CD 5 stars because; I've been waiting for a CD to come along where as every song captivates me, with originality as well as versatility as does The Reasons. This artist adds a fresh new innovative sound to Gospel, R&B, Pop, and jazz. When they made this vocalist, they surely threw away the carbon, because Melody Barnes will be a tough act to follow for some time to come, so I'll be anticipating her next CD anxiously.

Lanesa Stubbs

The Reason CD
I absolutely love this CD! I heard it on Spiritco1 and not even the entire CD, just the promo clips and had to have it. This Artist is very gifted and anointed. All of the songs on this CD gets 5 Stars Melody!!!!

Tracy Humphrey

Melody Barnes
Oh my goodness!!! This cd is awesome, the passion and brokeness is without question. I love every song on this cd. It is unusual to find a cd and you love every song on it, well this is one of those cd's. Your style, vocal range and the music is awesome but most of all it's anointed! God bless you and I can't wait to hear your next cd!!!!

Tracy Cooper

Praise the Lord for some fresh worship material. Music that ushers you into the very presence of God. I cannot stop playing this cd, I take it to work , to bed everywhere. I think i have worn number 5 out:) Melody, I praise God for you, you are truly that hidden treasure whose time has come to shine for the Lord. God bless you

Tonya Baroudi

I was truly moved by your voice. It has a soothing effect and at times an invigorating style. It is hard to choose which is my favorite track because I like all of them. Continue singing. God Bless.

pomnisa tillerson

You have a beautiful voice and I'm not just saying that because I want to be nice. I like trk 4,5,7,9,10,& 11 the best. I think your voice shines more on your straight tones,and higher notes. I especially like the note you sang at the end of trk 8 that ended so sweetly. Keep up all your hard work I'm believing God you will reap in due time


The voice of an Angel
Melody, your music is a blessing to anyone that listens. Not only is the music beautiful, your voice is the voice on an Angel. May God continue to bless you in your ministry of reaching others.

Karen Ward

The Reason CD
The "Reason" single is outstanding! This CD is incredible. Melody has an annointed voice that is ministers to all. She sings like and angel and the words of this cd speaks to your Spirit. Get this CD and buy some for your friends; you will all be blessed.