ATLANTA, GA, OCTOBER 8, 2008 — DonnaJean Records, the Atlanta-based indie that continues to expand its scope with recent Christian artist signings, has added singer/songwriter Kelly Ingram to its growing roster.
Ingram’s debut single, the heart-tugging and inspirational “I Am All These Things,” has received early praise at radio and has already been touted by tastemakers as a hit-bound favorite. The single is set to be released November 11.
“Signing Kelly further solidifies our foothold in Christian music,” says Jim Garrard, founder and CEO of DonnaJean Entertainment whose roster also comprises Christian hip-hop artist DPB and Grammy nominated singer Claudja Barry whose single “I Will Stand” climbed to number four on the dance music charts last year. “Kelly is one of those artists that comes along very rarely,” says Garrard. “She is a special young lady with an amazing story and an amazing gift.”
Calling Ingram’s talent “a true anointing from God” and her music “an uplifting testimony,” Garrard said she penned “I Am All These Things” in a mere twenty minutes. “We are extremely blessed to have Kelly as part of the DonnaJean family and I cannot wait to share her beautiful and inspiring message with the rest of the world.”
Ingram’s eponymous CD is slated for release early next year. Says Garrard, “We are rushing the release of ‘I Am All These Things’ because we know that this is a record that is needed right now. It is a record that will change lives and give hope to people worldwide.”
Garrard said Ingram is already booked for several performances across the southeast. “I see her following in the footsteps of wonderful artists like Amy Grant who have made it possible for Christian and gospel music artists to cross over to mainstream audiences without losing their Christian base or compromising their messages.”
Ingram’s signing comes on the heels of the release of DPB’s groundbreaking debut album, “Re-Identity,” which marked the label’s foray into the Christian market. Says Garrard, “I am extremely proud of these two signings. Artists like Kelly Ingram and DPB allow us to make a positive difference through music.”
ABOUT DONNAJEAN RECORDS
Atlanta-based DonnaJean Records is a division of DonnaJean Entertainment, a multi-media company with offices in Atlanta and Los Angeles.
Founded in 2003 by Jim Garrard, DonnaJean specializes in signing, developing and releasing music by artists from a wide range of genres, including Dance, R&B, Hip-Hop, and Christian.
DJE’s film division works with writers, directors and other producers to create uplifting and entertaining projects for theatrical and home video release. The company currently has one television project in development and several others on tap for 2009.
In April of next year, DonnaJean will present the 6th Annual Southeast Urban Music Conference, a three-day event featuring artist showcases, film screenings and entertainment-related seminars and workshops.
For more information, visit DonnaJean Records at http://donnajean.com ￼