Deanna Ransom
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Deanna Ransom

Wilmington, Delaware, United States | MAJOR

Wilmington, Delaware, United States | MAJOR
Band Christian Gospel

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Oct
06
Deanna Ransom @ http://www.reverbnation.com/artist/artist_shows/614020

USA, None, USA

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Mar
11
Deanna Ransom @ Grand Opera House

Wilmington, Delaware, USA

Wilmington, Delaware, USA

Nov
20
Deanna Ransom @ Deanna's Online Calendar Link - view my shows

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Every once in a while there comes an artist who stands out from the rest. Deanna Ransom is one of those artists and I must tell you that I love her spirit, her voice and her music. Deanna is a rare vocalist who knows her craft and utilizes it to its fullest. On her CD “Never Say Never” you’ll hear her break out into some Jazz chords, traditional praise and urban vibes. Deanna has a natural gift for singing and I hope that she gets the break she deserves. Song I am feeling are: “You Bring Me Joy”, “I’ll Go”, “What A Friend” and I would recommend this CD to all. If you have not yet picked this one up, you need to as soon as possible because this sister can surely sing. You will be blessed by every song on this project. I also had the opportunity of interviewing her, and I can tell you that her personality and spirit is second to none. Great job Deanna, and I wish you much success and continued blessings. - EnSound Entertainment - Delroy Souden


Absolutely thrilling and perfectly polished r&b contemporary gospel with melting female vocals that will fill your body with "ahhhhh"s. For fans of Yolanda Adams, and Karen Clark-Sheard or for those who are simply looking for electrifying, lyrically and melodically-creamy gospel that uplifts, inspires, soothes and is easy to relate to, this is the perfect new addition to your CD collection. Gorgeous and moving. It will bring a tear to your eye.

- CD Baby - Tamara Turner


Never Say Never a powerfull entry in the Indie gospel music market. This CD will move you to action in your walk with God. Gospel music that touch your Heart and moves you to read the Word of God. Howcee Productions Inc Radio Playlist "Total Gospel Psalms" - "Total Gospel Psalms" Howcee Productions Inc Radio Program


Ms. Ransom has caught on fire with enthusiasm and people will come for miles to watch her burn!!! NEVER SAY NEVER!!!

- Keith Brown - Motivator of the Millenium


Discography

I Hear You - Released April, 2010

Never Say Never - released 2004 and included singles that received acclaim and national radio play: Never Say Never, Rise Sister featuring Ms. Melba Moore, You Bring Me Joy, and Hallelujah!

Special guest appearance on the Kelly Lynn and G.O. CD Greater Force on the track “Take the Time”.

You Bring Me Joy featured on the Bump This compilation CD.

Holiday Soul: A Christmas compilation CD featuring Deanna on The First Noel, This Christmas, and Faithful.

Deanna featured as a special guest appearance on the single "Ill Get There" on the For God I'll Live, For God I'll Die CD by Antonio Gandy & Fulfilled Prophecy.

Deanna featured appearance on the Glenn Jones alubum "Feels Good" on the track I'll Always Be Here.

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Bio

None of us escapes this life unscathed. But some of us are allowed to go through the intense fire of tribulation, ultimately coming out with a song on our lips. Deanna Ransom not only has come out of the flames singing, but the song she sings is stronger and more powerful than any she could sing before the inferno. The gospel recording artist is not only an incredibly gifted vocalist, but she’s a woman on a mission to spread the love of God through song. The 2010 Black Essence Award Female Gospel Artist Winner and Black Essence Top 20 Hall of Fame Inductee, fuses popular genres like soul, jazz and R&B with gospel presenting a medley of inspiration with a unique flair that’s all her own. Her new project, a TOC Records release, I Hear You, is filled with heavenly melodies sung from a woman with a deep passion for God.

Ransom knows how to elegantly and intricately weave her beautiful soprano vocals around almost any tune and her CD is clear evidence of her vocal prowess. The sophomore release on her new record label is a collection of uplifting and sometimes gut-wrenching gospel tunes. Produced, arranged and written by the artist herself, I Hear You is delivered by an exceptionally talented songstress. Many will love the jazz stylings of grateful-sounding cuts “He’s Good” and “Awesome” and the R&B feel of the captivating “In Love” and the mellow “Trust in Him”. Those two friends, “Mercy & Kindness” are given a soulful twist on the CD as is the project’s title tune, “I Hear You”. The CD includes music composed by industry veterans Vernell “Dooder” Mincey, MontKeyz (Paul Reynolds) and Rick Williams. The creation of the 14-track CD is a miracle in itself and proof of the faithfulness of God, despite life’s circumstances.

Hailing from Glassboro, New Jersey, Deanna’s singing career began at the age of 5 as a member of her family’s gospel group, The Heavenly Children. She had strong female influences in her life – and in ministry – through her mother Evangelist Jean Johnson, her grandmother Pastor Dolcie Alston and Godmother Pastor Essie Robinson. She practically grew up between the pews and as a member of the group, travelled extensively. It wasn’t long before they were approached with numerous offers to record. The opportunities didn’t pan out for the group, but offers from the R&B world were coming Deanna’s way and the lure of a lucrative lifestyle was enticing. “It seemed like I got oh so close to something happening on the R&B side,” explains Deanna. “But things just never worked out, although I did get to meet some great people. For me, it didn’t work and I had to come back home”.

Shortly after her arrival home, Deanna was faced with one of the toughest setbacks of her life. Her mother suffered a brain aneurysm while preaching one Sunday morning. Ultimately, her mother transitioned to glory and it was an unbelievably hard time for Deanna. She found herself becoming angry with God. “This woman lived her entire life for God and for ministry,” shares Deanna. “I felt as if God ignored my prayers for her healing”. To Deanna, it didn’t seem fair that God would not heal her mother after her lifetime of service to the Lord. Barely on her feet from that loss, she was dealt another blow when out of the blue, she wasn’t able to sing; she had lost her voice. A doctor’s visit determined that she had goiters on her vocal chords and the subsequent diagnosis was that she would never sing again. Through God’s healing – after an acceptance of her calling (and God’s will concerning her mother), Deanna was given her voice back.

With a renewed vigor for singing, Deanna was ready for the studio. But prior to recording her first release, she was “sat down” and instructed to study the Word, develop a strong prayer life and to grasp hold of the purpose of her ministry. She also answered the call to preach and in 2000 was licensed and ordained as an Evangelist. That same year, Deanna founded Virtuous Women of Destiny, a women’s ministry focused on godly female empowerment. The goal of the ministry is to expand the mind, perception and capabilities of God’s women and to enable them to face life and endure challenges in a positive manner. The group fosters healthy relationships between women and offers assistance to women’s shelters, churches and other organizations.

She dropped her first album entitled Never Say Never which featured songs such as “What A Friend”, “You Bring Me Joy”, “Hallelujah” and the title cut, “Never Say Never”; the CD garnered her a 2005 Independent Female Artist of the Year Award. Also on the album was the hit “Rise Sister”, a duet with the incomparable Melba Moore, a tune that became a women’s anthem and theme for a national women’s conference. With the project came much success and Deanna shared the stage with some of urban music’s biggest names.

Years later, after finishing her Master’s of Business Administration degree, and while recording her new release, I