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FROM CHURCH TO HOLLYWOOD

Anthony Evans, son of mega church pastor Tony Evans, became a Christian when he was in 2nd grade. However, it wasn’t until he went away for school that he really discovered God for himself and committed his life. Anthony’s future was uncertain but he saw himself possibly becoming a veterinarian.

His father made him join a choir and over time he realized that his voice was a gift. Anthony started his musical career leading worship for churches and Christian conferences. His musical excellence quickly led to multiple albums and him being sought after for different Christian music formats. He built a strong fan base and packed out his schedule with events. Everything was simple in his world, until he decided to audition for the reality television show “The Voice.” Anthony became a contestant on season 2 in 2012 and was mentored by Christina Aguilera. One of the supervising directors of casting who was shocked by his talent asked him, “Why are you 30 years old and I’ve never heard of you?” That question struck a cord deep inside Anthony. He said, “That was the first time I’ve had somebody ‘broader’ than Christian music say something that made me think, Anthony, your ability was not just made for inside the 4 walls of the Church.”

Anthony didn’t make it into the later rounds but something more significant happened within him; his world was expanded. Shortly after his appearance on “The Voice” he received a call from a producer asking him to come back to L.A. to help record guide vocals for CeeLo Green. Anthony took the opportunity and those couple of months led to years of working with high profile artists. He was later hired by “The Voice” as a talent producer to help cast new singers for the show.

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source: BCNN1.com

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