Johnnie Foster

Johnnie Foster

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Johnnie,s music has a sound that has a contemporary and R&B feel combined with gospel an inspirational lyrics that pierce the soul.

Biography

Artist Bio
Who’s Johnnie? Johnnie Foster is the missing piece for a desperately needing to be solved puzzle called today’s music. His sound is that of Inspiration and has crossover appeal in Gospel, Soul, Pop and R&B that has not been seen since the days of Sam Cooke. It can be listened to on Saturday night and Sunday morning. As a prolific writer, producer, arranger and tremendous vocal talent, he is the past, present and future of the music industry.

Foster, born and raised in Durham, N.C. to a musical family began his career at the age of 10. “I was always pushed out in front of the older kids to sing. There were 15 yr. olds doing backgrounds for me” says Johnnie. He performed in various talent competitions and was recognized in Durham for his ability to entertain a crowd. During High School, he became a member of John P. Kee’s Revelational Experience
Choir when he developed a skill for writing lyrics.

He later moved to Los Angeles, C.A. to further his career. “It was time to leave Durham and gain some life experiences.” As a member of the group IZ, he recorded and released his first single, Da Bomb, on an independent label. “When you’re young and trying to break into the business, any experience is helpful.” This was also the time he did his first studio “sessions for hire” getting a chance to work with and learn from Marvin Gaye’s producer, Harvey Fuguay. Since leaving L.A., Johnnie has had several songs published, released and distributed by companies CBS, CEI Gospel and Scotty Brothers Records as a lyricist and arranger. He has also performed backgrounds for Dorothy Norwood and opened for Nightingales, Highway QC’S, Luther Barnes, Cynthia Jones, and Vickie Winans. He has also been nominated male vocalist of the year in 2005 & 2006 for the Prestige Award by the Gospel Announcers Guild and a nominee for a 2006 Newsome Award (male vocalist of the year).

For this cd Johnnie has partnered with Lee Tate of 7 Productions. Tate is a composer, songwriter, producer, engineer and former road drummer to produce his solo CD. “Lee and I worked well together creatively and came up with some very good material.” Johnnie is also commissioned to collaborate with other producers, writers and artists because of his gift to write good hooks and captivating lyrics. Johnnie has just finished his first solo CD titled Testimony. His singles, Rollin’ with the Savior, Testimony and Love Calls are currently in rotation on WSRC, WTIK, WNCU in Durham, N.C. 92.7 in Brunswick, GA, stations in Kansas, and on several internet radio stations.
Johnnie is also an ordained minister and founder of a street ministry called Freedom Through Christ Group Ministries a ministry that helps people in need and struggling with strongholds. This ministry has been instrumental in leading many people to Christ. He is also the owner of Jotashe Entertainment Group LLC, Jotashe Records, and Paramount Protection Agency LLC an insurance agency.

Discography

Love Calls, Testimony, Rollin with the Savior are presently playing on several radio stations and is available for purchase on most digital distribution websites as well as cdbaby and at www.jotasherecords.com .