Ever since her late-`80s debut Just As I Am, Yolanda Adams has triumphantly carried the torch for contemporary gospel and inspirational music via 12 glorious albums. Stunningly beautiful, exceptionally educated, filled with the spirit and blessed with one of the most powerful voices in any genre of music, this Houston-native and one-time school teacher has been a stately beacon of God’s light.
She has earned numerous accolades for her shining efforts, including the first American Music Award for Contemporary Gospel Artist and four Gospel Music Association Dove Awards. One of the greatest highlights of her career was winning five National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences Grammy® Awards which includes 1999’s Best Contemporary Soul Gospel Album for Mountain High…Valley Low featuring her crossover breakthrough hit “Open My Heart,” and 2005’s Best Gospel Song, co-written by Ms. Adams herself, “Be Blessed.” Yolanda Adams is truly the ‘first lady of modern gospel’. Her pioneering blend of modern gospel with R&B and infused with a touch of jazz continues to inspire her fans and transform the musical landscape.
“The Yolanda Adams Morning Show,” a program of her creation was established over 10 years ago can be heard on radio dials across the country. Most of Yolanda’s fans know she was once a school teacher; less known is the fact that she earned her college degree in Radio/Television Broadcasting. Joined by her distinguished co-host Larry Jones and hilarious comedian/character Marcus Wiley, Yolanda’s show is all about waking up in the sandbox every morning and having F-U-N! “We have a great morning show,” Yolanda says beaming. “It’s not a gospel show or an inspirational show, but a versatile overall morning show. I wanted to create a clean alternative morning show for people of faith
Faith, Love, Forgiveness, Protection and PRAISE. These are just five of the ten gifts explored in Yolanda Adams’s new power-filled inaugural book, Points of Power. Inspired by the “Points of Power” segment from The Morning Show, Adams reveals her own personal experiences to show how the Bible will enlighten readers and provide them with insight and understanding to respond positively to life’s challenges.
Points of Power provides the tools, the wisdom and spiritual guidance for living a praise-filled, prayerful, and joyful life.
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