All month Long we are celebrating our contributions to music..Today the spotlight shines on The Late Donald Vailes

The late Donald Vailswas raised in Atlanta, emerged onto the national scene in Detroit in the late 1970’s with the Billboard-chartingVoices of Deliveranceproject, What A Wonderful Savior I’ve Found, and earning a Grammy nomination with his acclaimed The Donald Vails Choraleers on the He Decided To Die album, which went Gold.

Vails moved to the Washington DC area in the mid 1980’s and continued his work with area church choirs ensembles, and counted among his numerous service his role as Director of the vastNational Baptist Convention Choir and the National Minister of Music for the GMWA Mass Choir.

On A Sunday Morning Songbook, Vails was truly in his element. Dedicating the project to “the thousands of church choirs across the country that will never win a Grammy, a Stellar, a Dove award, or may never see a gold record”, Vails aimed to encourage and uplift them all, encouraging them to keep singing “for God is coming soon.”

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