Dee Cooper-Durden

Dee Cooper-Durden

 Houston, Texas, USA
BandChristianGospel

Inspirational music sung with strong vocals demonstrating the power of God in blessing listeners who describe it as
"a refreshing, unique sound with an infusion of musical excellence in traditionall, soul, contemporary and a new "smooth gospel" sound featuring the song "The Lord is My Shepherd".

Biography

Dee Cooper-Durden is a singer/songwriter, recording artist, and author who has been performing the majority of her life in churches, at banquets, weddings, funerals, conventions and conferences, college Spring Gospel Extravaganzas, gospel workshops, and Sunday Brunches, etc. She is responsible for organizing several youth groups and writing songs for them to perform at church functions. She is a former member of the famed Bishop T.D. Jakes's choirs and has sung with the Mass Choirs and The Bishop's Choir of The Potter's House of Dallas, Texas. Dee's first recording was with The Durden Singers of Austin, Texas. She is the lead singer and songwriter of one of the most popular songs on the CD, "We Give the Glory" . God Sent Me an Angel is the CD's title. "We Give the Glory" was purchased from The Durden Singers manager and featured by Stubb Restaurant's management on their first gospel CD project.

In Austin, Dee has performed at the Gospel Sunday Brunches at Rudy's Restaurant, Threadgills, and the famous Stubb's Bar-b-Que in downtown Austin. She has also performed at The Annual Music Festivals at Zilker Park. Dee has also performed at several functions in the surrounding cities outside of Austin, Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, Arizona, California, Kansas, etc. Dee recorded her solo album in 2005, the same time she published two books, Detours to Destiny.

She has been selected by the following Sonicbids promoters:

1) Gospel Search of 2007
2) Bible Believers Radio Station
3) Hurricane Healing - Music that Heals
4) The Spirit Radio (tSr)
5) MoPrayze Music Radio
6) Xradio.biz- Women With a Vision Global Exposure Opportunity
7) "The Best Of The Blessed" - Vol. 2
8) UNSIGNED Music Magazine
9) Independent Music Publishing (IMP)
10) Northeast In-Tune Magazine
11) Independent Gospel Radio/Sonicbids Combo Package
12) Foley's Entertainment, etc.

It is very impressive to read Foley's Entertainment evaluation of Dee's music: "I applaud your efforts! I also enjoyed your voice very much. It has a memorable, comforting vibe. Well done! The majority of artists score in the 2.5 to 3.5 range in the various categories. When someone sees 4, 4.5 or 5 as their score in a category, that tells them, to me, they are in the professional league and have strong potential. It's a validation from a pro, letting you know you are doing a fine job. I don't give out 4's and 5's easily, so any of those you see, you have earned. Well done! "

Northeast In-Tune Magazine stated, "The message in Dee's music is positive, spiritual, and life-changing. Songs are written by her from life experiences." Her writings have also caught the attention of prestigious organizations such as BMG Music Publishing: “Arranger Agreement” for the lyrics to the song, “The Lord is My Shepherd.” In 2007, she received an endorsement from the organization, The Christian Music Presenters (see information at the bottom of page).

You will find her music at most recent electronic presskit at www.tatemusicgroup.com/epk/?id=13358&page=bio, and at several digital sites. Dee Cooper-Durden's official website is www.detourstodestiny.net.

Dee is also a published author/poet. Her books are distributed internationally.

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Lyrics

The Lord is My Shepherd

Written By: Dee Cooper Durden

The Lord is my Shepherd and I shall not want, I shall not want
repeat twice
He leads to still waters
Restores my soul
By anointing my head
With Oil how He comforts me
I will dwell in His house forever

You are my reason for living
You're my hope, you're my joy, you're my peace
You are my love and my life and my strength
My all in all, You're my everything

repeat all

You are my love
You are my all and all
You are my love

Get Over It

Written By: Dee Cooper Durden

You've got to get over, Turn it aloose
Heaven wants to bless you and usher to
Glory and wisdom, Mercy and Truth
You've got to get over it, Turn it aloose
You've got to get over it
To get a breakthru
Does it prosper you
Does it edify
Does it lift you up
Does it give you life
Will it build you up
Will it tear you down
Will it set you free
Will it keep you bound
You have to run with endurance
By forgetting things behind
Set your eyes upon Heaven
And redeeming the Time
Don't you ever look back
You don't have to look down
You can live your life free
You don't have to be bound
If you run with endurance
You are surely set to win
If you're never looking back
Dwelling not on where you been
Get Over It, Get Over It, Get Over It, Get Over It
Give it Up, Give it Up, Give it Up, Give it up, Give it Up
Let it go, Let it go, Let it go, Let it go, Let it go, Let it go, Let it go
Give it up and let it go
Give it up and let it go
Give it up and let it go
Give it up and let it go
Turn it aloose, Turn it aloose,
Turn it aloose, Turn it aloose
Don't you let it get you down
Don't you let it get you down
Don't you let it get you down
Don't you let it get you down
You've got to get over it
Get Over it
Turn it aloose.

I'll Be Thru One of These Days

Written By: Dee Cooper Durden

I'll be thru one of these days afterwhile
I'll be thru one of these days afterwhile
Thru with my troubles, thru with all pain
I'm going home in my Jesus name
I'll be thru one of these days afterwhile

repeat

Say what you wanna
Do as you please
I'm gonna stay down on my
My bended knees
Rock of Ages
Cleft for me
I have a home in Zion
Can't you See
I'll be thru one of these days afterwhile

I'll be thru with sickness
I'll be thru with pain
All of my troubles are gonna be over
All of my troubles are gonna be over
Over, Over, Over, Over
There will be no more crying
There will be no more dying
There'd be nothing but joy
Nothing but joy
Joy Joy Joy
Joy Joy Joy
Joy Joy Joy
Joy Joy Joy
I'll be thru one of these days afterwhile
When the Saints Go
Marching on in
When they crown Him
Lords of All
When the sun refuse to shine
I'll be thru one of these days afterwhile

This is the Jubilee

Written By: Dee Cooper Durden

Come on and magnify
Praise the Lord with me
He's my life, my hope, He's my Destiny

A mighty, mighty ruler is He
Like Paul and Silas did
I will praise Thee

Omnipotent Father of Eternity
I give you all the honor
And all the glory

Let us praise the Lord
Christ the Holy One
He is God the Father
And the Holy Son

Come on and Magnify
Praise the Lord with Me
It's time to celebrate
This is the Jubilee

Glory Glory Glory Glory
Glory Glory Hallelujah
twice-
Hosanna, Hosanna, Hosanna
King of King
twice-
El El Yon nai, El El yon nai
El El Yon nai, Adonai
twice-
Jehovah, Jehovah, Jehovah
El Shaddai
twice

Come on and magnify
Praise the Lord with me
He's my life, my hope
He's My Destiny

He'll Love You AnyWay

Written By: Dee Cooper Durden

AnyWay, AnyHow
AnyWay, AnyHow
Jesus will love you
AnyWay

Regardless of what
Your past may be
His Arms are wide open
To set your free
He will still love you
Deliver and save you
AnyWay

AnyWay, AnyHow
AnyWay, AnyHow
Jesus will love you
Yes He Will O-O-O-O-O
AnyWay

He knows your heart
And where you have been
He knows all your secrets
And e-ve-ry sin
But He will still love you
Deliver and save you
AnyWay O-O-O-O-O

AnyWay AnyHow
AnyWay AnyHow
Jesus will love you
Jesus will love you
My Jesus will love----- you
Jesus will love you, He will
AnyWay
AnyWay
Jesus will love you
AnyWay

Let Your Spirit Flow

Written By: Dee Cooper Durden

Let Your Spirit flow
Let Your Spirit flow
Let Your Spirit flow
Let it flow
Let it flow

Let Your healing flow
Let Your healing flow, let it flow
Let Your healing flow
Let it flow
Let it flow um-um-um

Let Your miracles flow
Let it flow
Let it flow
Let Your miracles flow
Let them flow
Let Your miracles flow

Let Your healing flow
Let it flow
Let it flow
Let Your healing flow
Let it flow
Let it flow

Let Your anointing flow
Let it flow
Let it flow
Let it flow
Let it flow

Let Your miracles flow
Let it flow
Let it flow

Even Now Lord Bless Me

Written By: Dee Cooper Durden

Even Now Lord
Eveln Now
Even Now Lord
Even Now
Bless my soul Lord
Bless my soul Lord
Bless my soul Lord
Even
Even
Even Now

Even Now Lord
Even Now
Even Now Lord
Even Evenl Now
Bless-s-s-s-s-s
Bless-s-s-s-s-s
Bless-s-s-s-s-s
I need You to bless
I want You to bless
My soul Lord
Even
Even
Even Now

Bless My Soul Lord
Bless My Soul Lord
Bless My Soul Lord
Bless
Bless
Bless
My
Bless My
Bless My Soul
Bless My Soul
Bless My Soul
Bless My Soul
Bless My Soul
Yeah, Yeah, Yeah
Yeah, Yeah, Yeah,
Yeah
Bless-s-s-s-s-s-s-s My Soul Lord
Even
Even
Now

Praising Him

Written By: Dee Cooper Durden

Hallelujah
Glory Hallelujah
I can't wait to the day
I can't wait to the day
Thank you Jesus

Joy Joy Joy Joy Joy
Joy Joy Joy Joy Joy
Joy Joy Joy Joy Joy
Joy Joy Joy Joy Joy
O-O-O-O-O
Joy, Nothing but joy
Um-Um
O-O-O-O-O Oh Yeah
Glory Glory Glory
Glory Glory
Oh Praise Him
Dance Dance Dance
Dance Dance

He's God Alone

Written By: Dee Cooper Durden

He's God and God alone
He sits upon His throne
And it won't be long
Till we'll be going home

He'll wipe all tears away
So living right will pay
Accept the Lord today
Fall on your knees and pray

Father I am here
I know that time is near
For you to reappear
Your promises are sure

(repeat 5 times)

Discography

1) Single, 2001 "We Give the Glory" - God Sent Me an Angel, The Durden Singers; airplay+++
2) Single, 2003 "The Lord is My Shepherd: airplay
3) Latest CD 2005 "The Lord is My Shepherd Live: "Get Over It", Even Now Lord, This is the Jubilee now receiving airplay 88.7 FM in Austin, ISON Live in Australia, Japan & other countries outside the U.S.
4) CD Compilation 2008 "The Best of the Blessed" featuring song, The Lord is My Shepherd on Vol. 1 and I'll Be Thru, Vol 2 produced by 2Blessed Music Group, Tampa, Florida.
5) GET OVER IT CD PROJECT, 2012, TMG, Oklahoma, #5 Christian/Gospel Music Charts

Set List

1)This is the Jubilee by Dee Cooper Durden 2:24
2)Even Now Lord by Dee Cooper Durden 3:41
3)I'll Be Thru One of these Days by Dee Cooper Durden 4:34
4)Praising Him by Dee Cooper Durden 1:28
5)Let us Touch the Heart of God by Bennett 3:36
6)Gospel Medley by the Cooper Guitar Jamboree 13:58
7)One Day He Shall Come by Jackie Bennett 4:08
8)Get Over It by Dee Cooper Durden 4:13
9)He's God Alone by Dee Cooper Durden 4:26
10)Jesus Will Love You Anyway by Dee Cooper Durden
11)The Lord is My Shepherd by Dee Cooper Durden 5:00