Lorraine Morris-Brown

Born: Huntsville, AL

By the time she was 16, she had organized the "Millowtone Gospel Singers", the group was selected the Number One gospel group in the South. She had two top ten disco hits in the seventies before returning to her gospel roots. She was featured in the Vision Interfaith Satellite Network "This Is The Day", a program which chronicles the development of music in the African American church tradition. She appeared and sang on CTN's (Christian Television Network) "Morning Edition". Lorraine performed live at the 23rd Annual Dove Awards with recording artist Babbie Mason, Edwin and Walter Hawkins and Marylin McCoo as part of the Gospel Music Association's Tribute to Black Gospel Music.

Source: Alabama Music Hall of Fame

 

 

Lorraine Morris Brown

Vocalist / Gospel Recording Artist

Gospel Recording Artist / Songwriter Lorraine Morris-Brown exemplifies a sense of joy that is contagious and the spirit-driven personality that is certain about the power of God in her life. When one hears her sing, there's no doubt where it is coming from - because this artist knows where she's been, where she's going, and in nouncertain terms who is responsible.

A native of Huntsville, Alabama and one of seven children, Lorraine was raised in the Primitive Baptist Church. By the age of five, she was singing and composing her own melodies. She learned to sing harmony, and how to work the vocal runs and little slurs to make the music her own by sitting next to her Uncle Leroy in church on Sunday mornings as the congregation sang with power such songs as Pass Me Not, Amazing Grace, and Jesus Keep Me Near The Cross.

By the time she was 16, she had organized the "Mellowtone Gospel Singers", a group consisting of family and friends performing in churches in the Huntsville area, the group was selected the Number One gospel group in the South.

Just like many successful gospel artists in the seventies, rhythm and blues also became a part of Lorraine's repertoire. She caught the attention of music producers, the late Moses Dillard and Jesse Boyce of Dillard & Boyce Productions, Prelude Records and ultimately, the entire country with two top ten disco hits, Feed the Flames and I'm Learning to Dance all Over Again, (At that time, Lorraine was recording under the name of Lorraine Johnson.) Although she continued with gospel music, her career had taken off in a completely different direction. In fact, it was in a direction that she was not altogether comfortable with. Recognizing Satan’s trap, Lorraine asked to be released from her contract in order that she could devote herself fully to the Lord.

After redirecting her life back to the Lord,Lorraine formed another gospel group,"Divine Love". She remained with this group until moving to Nashville, Tennessee with her husband, manager, and number one supporter, Albert Brown, Sr.

Lorraine's major musical recognition as a gospel recording artist began in 1990 with her affiliation with New Freedom Music, Inc., a division of the United Methodist Communications. She was featured in the Vision Interfaith Satellite Network "This Is The Day", a program which chronicled the development of music in the African American church tradition. In addition, Lorraine wrote, co-produced, and performed the music at the Pan

Methodist "Revival of Hope" national event (PAN GCTS) held in Atlanta, Georgia.

She has performed as a showcase artist on Bobby Jones' Gospel Explosion IX and also at the 23rd Annual Dove Awards with recording artists Babbie Mason, Lawrence Thomison, Edwin and Walter Hawkins, and Marilyn McCoo as part of the Gospel Music Association’s tribute to Black Gospel.

Recently, Lorraine performed at the seventh Alabama Music Hall of Fame Awards show held at the Von Braun Civic Center in Huntsville, Alabama with such artists as Lionel Richie, the Oak Ridge Boys, The Speers, Baker & Myers, Claire Lynch, Thrasher Shiver, and Jimmy Hall of Wet Willie.

Her albums include "Lord I love You", "Let God Abide" and the most recent release "If The Church Don't Do It". Featured with her on these albums is her most recent gospel group High Spirit.

Source: Lorraine-Brown

Video: YouTube - Lorraine Brown performing "Precious Lord"

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