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North Carolina’s own William Taylor has hired Xtra Entertainment as his management company. Stay up to date with this seasoned gospel artist through his website and through daily communication on Facebook and Twitter.
PRLog (Press Release) – Oct 5, 2010: William Taylor’s management team has set in motion a promotion plan incorporating social networking, online marketing and various word of mouth outlets to help spread the word about his work. They feel he possesses the skills and desire that could lead to gospel greatness.
Experiencing popular success on the East Coast in the 1980's & 90's opening for such artist as Janet Jackson, The Temptations, The Four Tops, Jimmy Buffet, Bobbie Humphrey and Roy Ayers along with many others was a great experience and grand opportunity. But the real success story of William Taylor came along during the re-birth period of his career, when he surrendered to being born again and began sharing the stage with such artist as Evelyn Turrntine-Agee, Jeff Majors, Denver A. Wright & The Collective, Isaiah D. Thomas, John Tillery, Dorothy Norwood and the late Rev. Timothy Wright. William has been humbled by God’s Grace and Mercy and inspired to become a servant.
Manager Kym Smith states, “I am so excited to be working with William Taylor; not only is he a seasoned artist, but he also has a great voice and personality. He is the type of artist that rises to the occasion. His potential and talent is through the roof. He has it all, the flow, the desire, the vision and the commitment. We feel he has hit the point in his life where he is ready for any challenges he may face. Taylor has been waiting for this moment for a long time, so we are excited that he is taking it to the next level now.” About Xtra Entertainment
Xtra Entertainment is a full service Artist Development and Management Agency located in Atlanta, GA. The company represents musicians, comedians, actors, athletes, celebrities and entertainers with Artist Development, Publicity, Bookings, Licensing, Charity, Project & Talent management and Consulting.
To Book William Taylor, visit Xtra Entertainment website @ www.xtraentertainmentgroup.com or contact management at (404) 829-3711.
### - Xtra Entertainment

"A Local Gospel Artist is helping Alternative Students in Wilson, N.C."

For the past twelve years Angier’s very own national recording artist William Taylor, recipient of the 2009 Male Vocalist of the Year Award, has been cultivating and nurturing a musical and acting career that has developed into a promising future. Growing up in a small southern town in North Carolina, Taylor has acquired a long list of accomplishments. From singing commercial jingles for Radio One programming, the ABC Radio Network and the Russ Parr Morning Show, to contributing background vocals for various artists. Taylor played a major role as lead vocalist on the nationally acclaimed gospel-recording project titled, “If You’re Gonna Worry Don’t Pray” with Denver A. Wright & the Collective featuring Tony Terry. After four years of touring with the group, his freshman solo- project titled, “Blessfully Yours” was released on the Garment Records label.
Shortly thereafter he landed the role of “Pastor Duall” in the stage play, “Strong Woman” and in the same year his “Calling Your Name” video was birthed. Still Taylor found time to perform for the Troops beginning at the Military Academy in West Point, NY, and ending the tour at Fort Campbell, KY. In addition, he made an appearance in the stage drama, “From Birmingham to Memphis” for H.O.U.S.E. Theatres Arts Group and recorded live in Fairbanks Alaska on the “Alaskan Project” to benefit the Fairbanks Rescue Mission.
Now, William Taylor has been cast as “Grandpa Paul” to assist Mildred Summerville in the gospel stage play “Spare the Rod, Spoil the Child”. Ms. Summerville of Wilson doesn’t want the children who receive services through J&L Summerville Academy to ever worry about not getting the assistance they need. As a means to sustain the academy, Summerville said, “God gave me an inspirational vision.”
She wrote the gospel play “Spare the Rod, Spoil the Child” with Regina McCrary, best known for her role in Tyler Perry’s “Diary of a Mad Black Woman”. On September 18th and 19th 2009, at Fike Auditorium in Wilson, NC., the play will have three showings with a celebrity cast of Gospel recording artists including six-time Grammy Award nominee and multi-Stellar Award Winner, Melvin Williams of the renowned Williams Brothers; Regina McCrary, Ann McCrary and Leanne Faine, choir members and soloists on BET’s Bobby Jones Gospel; two-time Male Vocalist of the year nominee and 2009 Award Winner William Taylor and Evangelist Evelyn Turrentine-Agee, a Stellar Award Winner. “You don’t want to miss this powerful production” said, Telly Award Winner and renowned director James A. House. Fri. & Sat. 7:00 PM // Sat. Matinee 1:00 PM
“The play’s purpose is twofold,” Summerville said. “The play is to raise awareness of health disparities and the play’s entire content and production process provides a curriculum for the students at her Academy.” J&L Summerville Academy, named to honor Summerville’s parents- James and Leanther Summerville, serves suspended students from Wilson County middle and high schools. As academy staff members help students complete their assignments while they are out of regular school, they work to modify negative behavior and cultivate skills essential to student success. Through the alternative to suspension and the after-school programs, the academy provides education, behavioral management and counseling services to more than 500 youth annually. Both programs are part of Summerville’s Teaching Academics for Life Learning-1 Outreach Ministries (TALL1-OM) organization. TALL1-OM is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit community-based organization that promotes education and cultural awareness.
Pastor Shirley Caesar who is a member of the Board of Directors for the Academy quoted, “Spare the Rod, Spoil the Child is a professional play that speaks to all ages. I was particularly amazed to see young people who had probably never acted before so accurately depicting what our youth are going through. Everyone should see this exceptional play. You will laugh, you will cry, and you will laugh again. Your life will never be the same!”
Advance tickets are on sale now at Ticketmaster, www.ticketmaster.com or (800) 745-3000, Gospel King Records in Raleigh, The Know Bookstore in Durham, Arts Council of Wilson, Hamilton Funeral Chapel, the Wilson Chamber of Commerce, and Your Church Supply Store in Rocky Mount and GQ Men’s Clothing in Greenville. The group sales contact is Joyce Long at 919 308-3244
- The Angier Independant

"Black Wall Street Journal Interview"

BWSJ - How long have you been playing/writing music?
WT - I have been playing and writing music for twenty-five years. Fifteen of those years have been professionally.

BWSJ - How did you get started?
WT - I became interested in music in my early years as a child singing in the choir of my
Church. Faithful listeners encouraged me to enrich my talent by pursuing a career in

BWSJ - Tell the readers some of your musical achievements to date.
WT - My accomplishments include singing commercial jingles for Wizpro Productions, Radio One programming, Willie Mae McIver’s show on the ABC Radio Network, and the Russ Parr Morning Show.
I contributed background vocals for Sonya Barry (from the CD “Latter Rain”), Kim Yvette (from the CD “Born Again Love Songs”), and the Irayna project (from the CD “Irayna”).
I appeared with Rev. Timothy Wright, Min. John Butler, Norris Garner, Jeff Majors, Dorothy Norwood, Tony Terry, Irayna, Sonya Barry and “Bo Peep” from the gospel quartet Revive along with numerous others.

Having the opportunity to have been offered and given a chance to become an original member of the gospel ensemble, Denver A. Wright and The Collective was a huge blessing for me. On our first CD “If You’re Gonna Worry Don’t Pray”, featuring Tony Terry, I supply background vocals throughout the CD. My voice is figured prominently on two songs from that CD; “Sanctified Soul” which I co-wrote and “I Want To Be Ready”.
Since then, I have contributed vocals to a remix CD from Born Again Records and a Norris Garner project on Chosen Records.

BWSJ - Who were your influences?
WT - Looking back over the years, I would have to say my Father Junnie Taylor, my brother Sherwood and uncle, Bobby Taylor along with a very supportive mother, were very influential during the initial start of my career. Afterwards, I began to listen to other members of my family who happen to be very talented in their own right as well as artists like Sam Cook, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Luther Vandross, etc. To date, my career has been further influenced by Denver A.Wright. Mr. Wright has been a protégé/producer and has become a very dear friend as well.

BWSJ - What was your most difficult obstacle/hurdle to overcome to achieve your musical goals?
WT - Even though I had the ability to get up in front of an audience to perform, I had to get over a severe case of stage fright that I kept secret. It had to be one of the most challenging obstacles/hurdles I had to overcome. Once I allowed myself to get past, as they say in the business, “the butterflies in my stomach”, everything else seemed to fall into place. I’m not saying there have not been other challenges to face, I’m just saying I
developed the confidence and the faith to overcome the other obstacles that came and continue to come my way.

BWSJ - How did you overcome that obstacle?
WT - As I stated before in your previous question, once I began to believe in myself and developed a strong sense of confidence that I could do anything but fail as long as I kept God first, I believe and still believe I can achieve any goal I set for myself.

BWSJ - What are your goals now?
WT - My goal now, I would say, is to continue growing in my artistry. This includes expanding my music ministry, in the hopes that my music touch and blesses someone along the way.

BWSJ - What would you like to hear people say about your music?
WT - I humbly hope to hear people say obviously they like my music but more importantly that my music was able to inspire and touch them in a positive and up-lifting manner.

BWSJ - If you had the attention of the entire world for 30 seconds, what would you say?
WT - I would probably say to the world that we have too many judges and not enough witnesses. I think we, as a people (and ye as in you), need to have more testimony. How can you rule over anything or anyone that does not belong to you? It would be so nice if we could all for once be on one accord and love each other as thy self would. “Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Fathers house are many mansions: If it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you”. (St.John 14:1-2)
- Black Wall Street Journal


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"What Sonya Williams had to say about William Taylor"

"Blessfully Yours" is truly an anointed work with a message for the masses! From its conventional selections to those with a more contemporary feel, this CD offers something for everyone. William Taylor has blended his incredible talent with his knowledge and love of the Lord to create a powerful ministry through song.

This is a must-have for any music collection!

Sonya Williams
Producer & Host of Fox 50's Tar Heel Talk - Fox 50's Tar Heel Talk

"What Rashawn Bass had to say about William Taylor"

The cd is awesome...and once you have it: It truly is, Blessfully Yours. I have the honor of working with Mr. Taylor on The Gospel Hit Play "Strong Woman", and I must say his Vocals captivate all that are favored to hear them. William is truly a finely tuned instrument Of the Father.
Rashawn Bass
Marketing Director (AEOYE)

"What Denver A. Wright had to say about William Taylor"

William Taylor is one of those rare "friends for life". I am proud to have had him in my group (The Collective) and proud of his accomplishments since moving on to realize his solo dream. I am also proud to have been the person who named his web site. On stage I use to say: "Sing William, SING"! I wish William all the best in his ministry and future endeavors.

Denver A. Wright,
Owner - Studio 25 Recordings (s25r.com)
- Studio 25 Recordings

"What Tony Terry had to say about William Taylor"

William's tenacity and passion for his ministry sets him apart from the average. I find it inspiring that he has taken his music ministry and gone places I'm sure even he didn't know he could go. I see him in various publications and I say, "You Go Boy!" It makes me proud to say, "I know him." Continue to bless and be blessed.

Tony Terry
- Studio 25 Recording Artist

"What DeeJazz had to say about William Taylor"

"William Taylor's CD "Blessfully Yours" is a breath of fresh air in Gospel music. His smooth, spirit-filled voice accompanied by the mellow, soul-stirring music causes me to praise, smile and sway with every listening."

Dolores "DeeJazz" Jackson

- deejazz, Inc

"What Peggy Tatum had to say about William Taylor"

The qualities of a gospel singer are not limited to vocals alone. The total package includes attitude, integrity and the anointing. William Taylor has these attributes and represents the gospel community and his church family in such a fashion. He knows what it takes to become a successful gospel music artist and he doesn't compromise. Blessfully Yours is truly a blessing. Get your copy today.

Peggy Tatum, Publisher TCP Magazine

- TCP Magazine

"What Pastor Arvetra Jones Jr. had to say about William Taylor"

William Taylor has an awesome voice that will reach the new generation in this very important time where the industry as a whole (Gospel) is only pushing the top names. He will reach souls if we as radio give him that chance. It’s simple!


President, NCGAG
Pastor Arvetra Jones Jr.
- North Carolina Gospel Announcers Guild (NCGAG)

"What Cynthia Jones had to say about William Taylor"

William Taylor delivers a lot of versatility on his "Blessfully Yours" CD. I really love his rendition of Signed Sealed Delivered. He has an awesome voice and a very sweet and humble spirit. May God continue to bless you.

Neo Soul Gospel Artist
Cynthia Jones
- Angel Dove Entertainment Group

"What Big "E" had to say about William Taylor"

Allow me a spiritual moment to share with you how God has blessed me with meeting an anointed spirit named Brother William Taylor. A few years ago I had a special HIV & AIDS program in Durham, NC. The weather was calling for snow. Well that was the beginning of the end for my program. At that time Denver Wright and the Collective showed up and praised out. William Taylor was one of the Collective that evening. Brother Taylor’s spiritual praise that evening was very inspiring and stood out for some reason.

Time passed and I ran into Bro. Taylor at a local restaurant. Immediately our spirits reconnected. He told me about his new CD "Blessfully Yours". As a radio personality I often get music (some projects need to go back to the wood shed others ready for prime time). William Taylor’s "Blessfully Yours" is a prime time spiritual blessed project. Whatever you may be going through, "Blessfully Yours" has the healing touch to walk you through your situation. One of my personal favorites "Will You Come" (The Altar Call) continually draws me closer to my Savior. There are others too that keep me in the spirit. You would have to judge for yourself your personal favorite. In addition, William Taylor has supported me in many other spiritual endeavors. I cannot thank him enough!

Brother William Taylor’s love of people, his love for spiritual music and his love of the Lord truly shine through "Blessfully Yours".

Many Blessings,
Big "E" WNAA 90.1 FM

- WNAA 90.1 FM

"What James A. House had to say about William Taylor"

Blessfully Yours is the most healing CD i've heard in a long time. I'f you're going through something and feel there's no way out. Turn your worries over to God and listen to this CD, all your worries will be behind you.

James A. House
Road Manager, J. Anthony Brown & Founder of House TAG - House Theatres Arts Group


"Commercial Jingles" - 1998-2004 - Wizpro Creative Services
"Latter Rain" - Sonya Barry - 1999 - Born Again Redcords
What Is This
I love Him
Change In My Life
"If You're Gonna Worry Don't Pray" - 2000 - Denver A. Wright and The Collective featuring Tony Terry - Born Again Records
If You're Gonna Worry Don't Pray
No Doubt
Let's Have Church
Empty Cup
I Want to Be Ready Pt 1
I Want to Be Ready Pt 2
Awesome God
Take Time Out - Featuring Tony Terry
Sanctified Soul - Denver A. Wright, W.Taylor
Great Is Thy Faithfulness
Hooked On You - Denver A. Wright, T. Banister, W. Taylor
I'm Not the Same Anymore
I'm Not the Same Anymore- Reprise
"Born Again Love Songs" - 2001 - B. Williams - Born Again
"Call Me Christian" - 2002 - Stephen Christian - Light Year
"He Can Supply" - 2002 - Minister John Butler - Next Level
He Can Supply
No Doubt Remix
"He's Blessing Me" - 2003 - Norris Garner - Chosen Records
He's Blessing Me
Magnify Him
Let Freedom Ring
"Strong Woman" Stage Play Production - 2005 - Vanessa Burgess -
Pastor Duall - Character
"A Musical Messenger" - 2006 - DeeJazz
Higher Ground
Spirit Of God, INC
"About My Fathers Business - 2006 - Cornell Cutts
Fathers Business
"Calling Your Name" - DVD - 2007 - Director James A. House - Ponderous Productions
"Together We Stand" - The Alaskan Project - 2007 - Norris Garner, Isaiah Thomas, Denver A. Wright and Studio 25 Records, Robert Anderson and Bam Rock City Productions
He Restored Me (William Taylor & Jena Buie)
"Spare the Rod Spoil the Child" Award Winning Gospel Stage Play Production - Grand Pa Paul - Character - 2008 - Executive Producer Mildred Summerville
The Glory of the Lord
"Music of Life" - 2009 - DeeJazz
Unforgiveness Blues
"Blessfully Yours" - 2011 - William Taylor - Garment Records
Calling Your Name
Signed, Sealed, Delivered
I Won't Make A Move
Unity Divine
Glory Of The Lord
Touch The Hem Of His Garment
Can't Get Enough
Near The Cross
Will You Come (The Altar Call)
Blessfully Yours



Gospel Artist – William Taylor

Cultivating and nurturing a musical and acting career for the past twelve years have developed into a promising future for William Taylor. Growing up in a small southern town in (Angier) North Carolina, Taylor has gone on to accomplish singing commercial jingles for Wizpro Creative Services which point to Radio One programming and the ABC Radio Network. While contributing background vocals for various artists in 1998 -1999, in the year 2000, Taylor obtained national recognition as lead vocalist on the “Born Again” gospel-recording label and project titled, “If You’re Gonna Worry Don’t Pray” with Denver A. Wright & the Collective featuring Tony Terry.

After touring with the group four years, William Taylor decided to launch a solo career and later in 2004 and 2006, the North Carolina Gospel Announcers Guild (NCGAG) honoree received a nomination for male vocalist of the year along with landing a role as “Pastor Duvall” in the stage play, “Strong Woman”. Ushering in a new year, Taylor was cast as “Grand Pa Paul” in the hit stage play, “Spare the Rod Spoil the Child”. It was directed by James A. House and featured such actors and artists as, Regina McCrary from Tyler Perry’s “Diary of a Mad Black Woman” motion picture, classical pianist Dana Joi Morgan and Melvin Williams of The legendary Williams Brothers.

The summer of 2007 was devoted to performing for the Troops from the Military Academy at West Point, NY, to Fort Campbell, Kentucky. The rapid paste of developments continues for Taylor on a path of service as he prepares to record live in Fairbanks Alaska alongside his good friend Gospel Artists Minister Norris Garner, Isaiah D. Thomas, Dr. Clarence Eggleton and John Tillery. He was accompanied by the "Together We Stand Workshop Choir” and the charge were to benefit the Fairbanks Rescue Mission. Setting the tone for 2008, the “Calling Your Name” DVD was birthed and he appeared in the stage drama, “From Birmingham to Memphis”. In May, 2009 Taylor received the Male Vocalist of the Year Award from the NCGAG. Currently, (2011) William Taylor is preparing to release the “Blessfully Yours” project.

Qualified to bear witness, Taylor was healed from Bells Palsy (Facial Paralysis) by the miraculous power of having faith and trusting God at His word. Taylor said, “While looking in the mirror at my affliction I began to pray and talk to God. Lord if this is your will for me I’m going to accept it now. I am going to surrender and allow you to bear my burdens for me.” And just like Jesus left the tomb in three days, in three days the paralysis left my body”.

William’s prayer today is he hopes believing in the power of God will encourage you to have faith in your life. His testimony is evident by simple observation and clearly in his spirit as he delivers his message in song. Taylor is making a mark in the music industry with what has been described as a "Healing and Soothing Gift".

For more information, visit http://www.singwilliamsing.com


Manager: Kym Smith (404) 825-4398

Press Contact: Robert Walker (917) 7-1-5124