He’s written and arranged for some of the biggest names in Gospel Music and with the release of his debut project, Anthony Brown and his ensemble (Group TherAPy) hope to bring their message of inspiration and love to the masses. The Tyscot Records recording artist checked in with us to answer our 5 Questions.In 2000, while studying at Morgan State University, the classically trained Brown formed an ensemble called “Answered Prayers” to showcase his songwriting skills. The group honed their harmonies by performing locally and garnering notoriety. Fast forward to present day, Anthony is best known as a prolific songwriter and vocal producer whose credentials rival those of a 20 year industry veteran. He penned Maurette Brown-Clark’s number 1 hit ”It Ain’t Over.” In addition, he has produced background vocals for BET’s Celebration of Gospel for several years; produced vocals for Myron Butler, Donald Lawrence, Brown-Clark and others; and also performed on national platforms such as Gospel Superfest and BET’s Bobby Jones

Recently, Anthony joined forces with Grammy nominee & Award winning artist VaShawn Mitchell and Tyscot Records to record his debut CD, ANTHONY BROWN & Group TherAPy. The record is an eclectic mix of worship ballads, dance records and urban grooves that both communicates Anthony’s vision and displays his strengths as a singer, songwriter and arranger. Boosted by the radio friendly lead single “Testimony”, the 12 track CD also boasts an impressive “feature list” with appearances from VaShawn Mitchell, Maurette Brown Clark and a tribute to Richard Smallwood.

The current Assistant Minister of Music at First Baptist Church of Glen Arden checked in with exclusively to answer our …

5 Questions…

1. Why Gospel? Gospel Music is really the essence of who I am. I’m a PK, my dad is a pastor and although I’ve studied classical music and love all styles of music, i feel my talent and gift can best be used glorifying God.

2. If you weren’t an artist what would your profession be? I probably would still be a writer/vocal producer. I am comfortable being in the background arranging. I can’t see myself not being involved with music, but i definitely don’t HAVE to be in the forefront as an “artist”.

3. Who is your dream duet partner? Wow. That’s a great question. I am such a huge fan of composers and classical music, I would have to say Handel, or Rodgers & Hammerstein…I love Broadway tunes as well. I have such a high level of respect for that time period of song writing…where there was nothing but a man, his vision and a pen dipped in ink. No tricks or gimmicks.

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