Johnnie Proby

Johnnie Proby


Johnnie Proby, inspirational soul artist and originator of "Life is Now", is a passionate believer in the power of self-love



In spite of what is usually considered a boy’s first name, Johnnie Proby is a lady with class, talent, charm and a genuine love for others. A petite bundle of power, Johnnie’s crystal soprano voice sings everything from Gospel to jazz to classical repertoire.
Like many performers, Johnnie’s talent first became evident when she started singing in church at age 5. As the next to the youngest of 13 children, Johnnie’s remarkable voice was the means of establishing her individual approach to life and finding the way to show God’s love to everyone she meets.
After years of singing in local churches and community functions, Johnnie’s vocal training was expanded while a Music major at Nicholls State University in Thibodeaux, Louisiana and at Southern University of New Orleans. Johnnie’s musical studies have helped her develop the skills necessary for concerts as well as theatre performance.
Johnnie’s compassion for others is enhanced by her mastery of “Barefoot Shiatzu,” a holistic, vocal, aerobic technique taught by the legendary Hope Foye. This technique has enabled Johnnie to become a “Healing Voice” to those who hear her sing.
Johnnie’s years of professional training is evident in her voice. She brilliantly captivates her audience gliding across a wide scale of ranges. Her gift comes through as a sweet sound to awaken the spirit. Johnnie’s musical studies have helped her develop the skills necessary for concerts as well as theatre performance.
As a native of New Orleans, Johnnie shows the vitality and variety of the musical soul of that city. Whether singing gospel, pop, jazz or classical, Johnnie reaches the heart of the listener with her sincerity and compassion for others. And, she loves mentoring to our youth.
In addition to her concert performances, Johnnie is a frequent performer at conferences, churches, special events, and charity benefits. Recently, Johnnie performed at a Gospel Concert honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the 2007 Martin Luther King, Jr. March and Rally in Atlanta. Johnnie also showed off her Louisiana roots while performing at a Jazz-A-Thon benefit for Hurricane Katrina survivors held at Carbine’s Jazz Alley in Los Angeles. Johnnie’s rendition of the gospel classic “A Change is Gonna Come” has been selected as the song of hope to the Crescent City and reached No. 1 at KKNO-750AM in New Orleans. The people of New Orleans have been quite receptive to Johnnie and her music. So much so, a Proclamation from Mayor C. Ray Nagin was presented to Johnnie Proby for her impact on the community through motivational speaking, mentoring and her role as an inspirational vocalist.
Johnnie’s newly released CD is titled “Life is Now”. After a series of devastating brush fires in the area of Southern California where Johnnie once resided, she wrote the title track. This song is the centerpiece of a CD that displays Johnnie’s vocal instrument in a variety of styles and moods that all communicate her desire to bring new appreciation of life to all who listen.
Regardless of our position in life, we all partake daily of that wondrous trip called life. The blend of musical spices that Johnnie shares on her CD and through her life, helps make the part of our lives we share with her an unforgettable journey.
Johnnie has been often called an “uplifter” as her audiences experience the joy and elation she feels towards her music.
Her Electronic Press Kit available by calling (678) 558-7103 or visit Videos of recent performances can be seen at


Life is Now

Release Date 05/05/06
Format CD
Suggested List Price $15.00

1. Born Free
2. Miracle
3. Born to Live
4. Don’t Quit
5. The Promise
6. We
7. A Change is Gonna Come
8. Life is Now
9. Imitate the Sun
10. Golden Time of Day

KKNO-750AM / Marrero,
LAWADL-1570AM / Amite,
LAKBEZ-105.9 / Morgan City,
LAWKGB-1520AM / New Orleans,
LAWVOR-1580AM / Hattiesburg,
MSWJMG-92.1FM / Hattiesburg,
MSKVET-1300AM / Austin, TX
KUCR-88.3FM / Riverside, CA / The International Christian Network (internet radio)

Set List

Born Free-- Johnnie Proby
Miracle-- Johnnie Proby
Born to Live-– Johnnie Proby
Don’t Quit-- Johnnie Proby
The Promise-- Johnnie Proby
We-- Johnnie Proby
A Change is Gonna Come-- Johnnie Proby
Life is Now-- Johnnie Proby--
Imitate the Sun-- Johnnie Proby
Golden Time of Day-- Johnnie Proby
The Birthday Song-- Traditional
Wind Beneath My Wings-- Bette Midler
My Heart Will Go On-- Celine Dion
Because You Loved Me-- Celine Dion
The Star-Spangled Banner-- Frances Scott Key Amazing Grace-- Hymn
Hero--Mariah Carey
What a Friend We Have In Jesus-- Hymn
It is Well With My Soul-- Hymn
I Believe-- Mahalia Jackson
Somewhere Over the Rainbow-- Patti LaBelle
We Shall Behold Him-- Sandi Patti
Were You There?-- Spiritual
Ave Maria—Schubert
The Lord's Prayer-- Traditional
St. Francis Prayer-- Traditional
Holiday Tunes--
Various American Popular Ballads--
Requested Songs by Various Artists

Sets are usually about 45 minutes