Happy Birthday Lowell Pye!!!

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With roots grounded in the Baptist church, singing for Lowell Pye began at the very early age of four in a small four- walled church house known as First Fellowship on the west side of Detroit, Michigan. As the youngest member of the gospel quartet group known as “The Junior Echo’s”, Lowell never new this humble beginning would pave the way for a lifetime of ministry in the world of gospel music. Lowell gained notoriety when he embarked on his season with John P. Kee and the New Life Community Choir in 1990.

Though relatively unknown to the masses, Lowell soon became recognized as one the greatest and most distinguishable new voices in the gospel music industry. After singing and traveling with John P. Kee and New Life for four years, Lowell was ready to embark on new beginnings and cofounded the contemporary gospel group, Men of Standard, in 1996. With a string of hits from Men of Standard, the group was able to capture Stellar Awards and several gospel nominations.

Though a part of another foursome, Lowell’s ability to harmonize yet be an individual set precedence like none other in the gospel industry. For over 30 years, Lowell has been perfecting his gift through ministry. He has toured with industry greats, such as Fred Hammond, Donnie McClurkin, Kirk Franklin, Yolanda Adams and a host of others. With chart topping hits including, “Mighty Long Way” produced by Joe Pace, Lowell has been featured and appeared on more than 25 gospel albums.

As an actor in his own right he has shared the stage with the likes of Denise Williams, Peabo Bryson, Morris Day, Debra Morgan, and Dave Hollister; in stage plays across the United States. Lowell’s solo debut cd, “The Beginning”, produced by the award winning Alex Asaph Ward ; scheduled for release in 2009, is a blend of inspirational and encouraging adult contemporary songs; that are sprinkled with a strong influence of traditional gospel while offering something for everyone. His remake of Commissioned’s, “Running Back to You” revisits his Detroit roots, demonstrating to all why his voice is recognized as one of the greatest voices in gospel music.

TODAY WE CELEBRATE LOWELL PYE’S BIRTHDAY!!

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