A native of Queens, New York: Singer/songwriter and recording artist Michael Edmonds has signed with INOV8 Music, the next in a series of career changes that include relocating to Nashville, Tennessee.
Edmonds, who has been in music ministry for more than 20 years, has a focused vision for his calling: draw the lost to a forgiving God by exalting the name of Jesus and be a reflection of His love and compassion.
Edmonds overcame a challenging childhood, including being raised by parents who were addicted to drugs and his mother dying of AIDS when she was only 28, to pursue a music career.
“I signed my first record deal when I was 16 with a label out of New York,” Edmonds said. “One day, when I was on the train coming from the studio, I felt God pulling on my heart telling me, ‘I didn’t call you to do this. You are supposed to do this for my Kingdom.’ I told the label I wasn’t doing this anymore and walked away. By the grace of God, I never heard from them again.”
Edmonds’ call to sing for the Lord has taken him to the stage of the legendary Apollo Theater. He also has appeared on numerous local and national TV and radio shows, won multiple national music awards and released a Top 5 single, “Overcome the World.”
In recent months, Edmonds has appeared on Cornerstone TV Network’s “Real Life 360” and on “Friends & Neighbors” from Atlanta Live Studios, which airs nationally on the NRB Network and several other broadcast stations.
Edmonds and his wife, Krissy, have one daughter, Heavenly.