Tamara Chauniece Williams is a 12 year old 7th grader, born in Carrolton, Texas and currently resides in Wharton, Texas.
Tamara loves school, attending church, playing with friends, basketball, volleyball, softball, swimming, bike riding and visiting her grandparents, (Berdell and Annie Grace Williams). More than anything else, Tamara loves to sing.
She is a playful 12 year old, who is as regular as they come, but she is nothing close to playful when it comes to the sensational talent that God has given her. She's very serious when it's time to minister in song. Someone said, "It is almost as if she transforms when she gets up to sing."
Ronald K. Sanders, Wharton Journal Spectator: "Vocalist Tamara Williams has the stage presence of someone twice her age. That would be 22."
Paul Kearney, musician in Kearney's Superior Band; "She can sing in any key, which is very important for a singer, Whe can go as far as she wants."
Producers Kenneth Taylor and J.J. Dye of Good Shepherd Productions, Houston, Texas: "She's very creative, she can do anything with a song."
Pastor and Recording Artist, Bo Williams: "I am so glad that God allowed me the opportunity to witness this for myself, God has chosen this child as a leader, she will travel the world and minister to God's people."
Theresa Hannah, Executive Producer on the Nashville Gospel Television Show; "She's definitely going places.'
Bishop B.B. Willis, Senior Pastor of St. James Baptist Church of Wharton, Texas; "She's my Florence Nightingale." Her singing brings such a healing to the soul.
Stephanie Wright, Wright Music Studio of Houston, Texas; "She's anointed, that's why her singing is so powerful."
She is a very talented and anointed gospel recording artist who takes her gift seriously. Most girls her age love shopping for clothing, but Tamara can spend hours in the music stores listening to gospel music, and every now and then, she might check out a new R&B group. She doesn't mind spending her allowance on gospel cds.
She admits that she love all kinds of music and can sing anything, but she really love gospel. As quoted from an interview that Tamara had with a local newspaper, "I will sing gospel because I like to sing songs that touch the people".
Tamara started singing when she was ten months old, babbling out jingles from TV commercials. Her favorite commercial jingle at that time, was, "I like the sprite in you". She remembers singing at age three because that's when she received her first Fisher Price tape player and recorder with a hand held microphone. Before that time, Tamara would line her dolls up on the couch and sing to them, using the end of her jump rope as her microphone.
By age 5, she was singing gospel songs recorded by gospel artists such as Yolanda Adams, Karen Clark-Sheard, Cee Cee Winan, Virtue and many more.
Tamara made her first public appearance when she was seven years of age, at a local concert. She performed a duet with one of the local gospel artists. Her varied vocal range, and ability to hear music, earned her a standing ovation that night, alone with many invitations. Since that time, she has performed at more than 75 venues; weddings, religious affairs, civic affairs, youth programs, concerts, anniversaries, birthday celebrations, fundraisers, conferences etc.
With her busy schedule, Tamara still found time to sing to those who were unable to attend local functions to hear her sing, such as nursing homes and senior citizen centers.
At age 10, she entered the Showtime At The Apollo McDonalds Kids Talent Search. Her video was one of the fifty (out of hundreds) chosen in the Houston/Dallas area, to compete in the competition. She walked away with a second place prize.
Tamara has interviewed with the local newspaper several times, and with radio stations. She participated in a live video production interview with Nashville's own Gospel Show Host, Mrs. Theresa Hannah.
Tamara was featured on Daystar, a Christian Television Network that
airs nationwide. She was nominated in the 2001 Texas Gospel Music Awards as one of the best young vocalist and was also a finalist. She ministered in song at the 2001 Texas Announcers Guild held in San Antonio, Texas.
In February of 2002, Tamara opened for the award winning Williams Brothers, in Houston, Texas. Two weeks later, she traveled to Atlanta, Georgia to be featured as a new artist at the Annual Gospel Today's Heritage Awards Celebration of 2002, hosted by Ms. Vickie Winan and Mr.Bobby Jones.
Tamara recorded her first album at age 11, entitled, "Higher Ground".
She's starting her second project and has written some of the songs. Her parents, David and Sandra Williams are managing her singing career.
For more information: David and Sandra Williams
Business 979-532-9464 (also fax line)