Narda Shirley and the Nation
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Narda Shirley and the Nation

Saint Peters, Missouri, United States | INDIE

Saint Peters, Missouri, United States | INDIE
Band Christian Gospel

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Oct
19
Narda Shirley and the Nation @ Praisefest Christian Festival

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Sep
02
Narda Shirley and the Nation @ African American Music Expo

Newark, New Jersey, USA

Newark, New Jersey, USA

Aug
26
Narda Shirley and the Nation @ Festival of Nations

St Louis, Missouri, USA

St Louis, Missouri, USA

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Narda Shirley and the Nation will perform at the ninth annual United As One Christian Festival. Several bands will perform Saturday at the Missouri Capitol for the event.
- News Tribune


Narda Shirley and the Nation will perform at the ninth annual United As One Christian Festival. Several bands will perform Saturday at the Missouri Capitol for the event.
- News Tribune


Interkultur, the European foundation overseeing the Olympics of singing, turns downtown St. Louis into one giant glee club.
- St Louis Magazine


Interkultur, the European foundation overseeing the Olympics of singing, turns downtown St. Louis into one giant glee club.
- St Louis Magazine


The World Sings in St. Louis
Thu., November 18, 8:00pm
The 560 Music Center

Price: $15, group rates available

Klapa Kastav (Croatia), Coral Cantus Firmus (Brazil), Shenzzhen Musicians Association Choir (China) Narda Shirley and O'Fallon Township High School
- The Riverfront Times


The World Sings in St. Louis
Thu., November 18, 8:00pm
The 560 Music Center

Price: $15, group rates available

Klapa Kastav (Croatia), Coral Cantus Firmus (Brazil), Shenzzhen Musicians Association Choir (China) Narda Shirley and O'Fallon Township High School
- The Riverfront Times


How did you get started with all this?? I was inspired to write songs during a spiritual retreat in Mexico in 2004. During my week stay, I would get up every morning and go by the ocean to pray. After the retreat, I spent the next 4 years journaling the words of comfort received from God during years of transition and personal struggles.

What's the message to transmit with your music?? Now is the time for a spiritual awakening and refreshing. We must break down our personal, cultural and denominational walls and run feverously to the foot of His Throne. It is there that you will experience the grace and mercy of God.

What's your method at the time of writting a song?? I generally carry a journal around with me in which I record lyrics as I receive them. Several songs were inspired during my prayer time. A few were given in a dream in which I could remember the lyrics clearly when I woke up (weird huh). “Fill Me” was written at the lowest time of my life when I contemplated suicide. I begin praying for God to release me from my personal pain and heartbreak. I was really ready to check out. He instead spoke to me in a soft voice encouraging me to come before His throne to make an exchange. My pain for His Power. My tears of despair for His Joy. The only stipulation was that I had to fully empty myself of the former to receive the latter. The more I emptied out, the more he provided.

Which is your music influences?? I absolutely adore CeCe Winans. I also have been blessed by Israel Houghton.

What plans do you have for the future?? Continue in the music ministry. I would like to travel the U.S. and see the power of God in action. I am also interested in traveling abroad.

Which has been the funniest prank you have been or took part while on tour or after a show?? I think the funniest thing that has happened is when the entire band ate chili with beans before a performance. It was not the best idea because half way thru the performance there was an aroma in the air, but it was not the sweet smell of worship. Many of the band members were struggling thru the 40 minute set. It was a serious lessons learned for us.

If you were stranded in the middle of nowhere after a show or while on tour. The help is 65 miles away from where you and your band (If any) are, ¿Who would you send to look for help? And if while the rest wait, there's no food and the only way to feed yourself is by eating each other, ¿Who would you eat first? I would send my husband for help (he has an excellent sense of direction). We have a motto, “We rise together, we fall together” I know we would all choose to starve.

Which country you would love to play? England

With which bands you would love to share stage?? Israel Houghton and New Breed

Are you OK, with the direction the band is going actually? Absolute, we are embarking on this journey together and we are witnessing major spiritual growth as well as the anointing and power of God. I believe as long as we remain humble, God will continue to open doors for us. - Vent Magazine


Narda Shirley entertained Saturday during the United as One Christian Festival. The festival aims to bring together those of all denominations. Stephen Brooks/News Tribune

- By Angie Hutschreider angieh@newstribune.com


Narda Shirley entertained Saturday during the United as One Christian Festival. The festival aims to bring together those of all denominations. Stephen Brooks/News Tribune

- By Angie Hutschreider angieh@newstribune.com


Discography

"A Nation Enters Worship" EP, Released July 2009

Track "Fill Me" played on Radio stations
IHeartRadio365]
Featured Song on WGNU920

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Bio

Narda Shirley and the Nation have made a name for themselves through a unique style of melodic vocals, heart wrenching lyrics and high energy music. This team of ministers have traveled the midwest providing a holistic worship experience for audiences at the State Capital. They have also served as the state representatives for several music festivals hosting international participants.

A true worship experience is not limited by cultural, generational or denominational boundaries.

Evangelist Narda Shirley is a devout Christian and credits the Lord for both the ability and inspiration to minister in praise and worship. She serves as the Praise and Worship team leader at the Faith United Assembly OTLG in St Louis MO. Her goal as a recording artist is to touch people of all faiths, to bring peace and joy into their lives through the atmosphere created during each worship encounter. Everyone is encouraged in each service to desperately seek to worship God outside of their comfort zones and to take it beyond the confines of the four walls of the church.

“The Nation” is comprised of born again believers who are outstanding singers and world class musicians.

Together, they are carrying the message of the “Bond of Peace” that crosses cultural, generational and denominational boundaries in homes, villages, and nations alike.