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Babbie Mason
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Biography

The fact that Babbie Mason has become one of the most exciting Christian artists in the nation has not changed her down to earth approach to life. Even though her award-winning music is heard on radio and television worldwide and her works appear in the church hymnal, her feet are firmly planted. When Babbie is asked to talk about her life's accomplishments, she would find it difficult to boast that a host of Dove and Stellar nominations line her wall. In fact, she has reaped two Dove awards, one for Musical of the Year, MAKE US ONE, and another for Gospel Recorded Song of the Year, STOP BY THE CHURCH. She would not think to tell you that she has graced the platform with such dignitaries as Presidents Carter, Bush and Ford, performers such as Bill and Gloria Gaither and the Homecoming Friends, and preachers such as Pastor Jim Cymbala and Dr. Billy Graham. She would find it difficult to boast about being a part of the WOMEN OF FAITH tour, the most talked about women's conference that attracts thousands of women from coast to coast. Never would she brag that such noted artists as CeCe Winans, Larnelle Harris, Helen Baylor and the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir have all recorded her compositions. And she wouldn't readily admit that she penned the award-winning classic, ALL RISE, one of the most recorded songs in Christian music. Babbie Mason would, however, find it rather easy to talk about her commitment and love for God, her family and the church.

This Jackson, Michigan native and preacher's daughter received years of on-the-job training as the piano player and music minister in the church where her father was founding pastor. Today, Babbie's singing and songwriting efforts have produced 15 recordings and an abundance of timeless compositions that are embraced by the church worldwide. ALL RISE, EACH ONE REACH ONE, STANDING IN THE GAP, TRUST HIS HEART, ALL IN FAVOR, JESUS THE ONE AND ONLY, HALLOWED BE THY NAME, WITH ALL MY HEART and PRAY ON are but a sampling of the songs that have made Babbie Mason a towering presence in the music of the modern-day church. Powerful lyrics and singable melodies have made Babbie Mason's songs some of the best loved by choirs and soloists.

Babbie's most recent venture, RIGHT WHERE YOU ARE, demonstrates Babbie's unique and diverse vocal and songwriting prowess as never before. This project speaks deeply about the passion of Babbie's heart, making daily worship a priority and encouraging believers to walk in empowering faith and joy that is available moment by moment through Jesus Christ. 10 of the 11 selections from the impeccable grouping were penned by Mason. She enjoys, however, teaming up with some of her favorite co-writers, Turner Lawton, Anita Renfroe, Vernessa Mitchell, Kevin Stokes and the producer, Cheryl Rogers. There is a collaboration that deserves special mention. Babbie joined forces with her youngest son, Chaz, to compose the song, YOURS FOR ALWAYS. Not only did they write the song together, but mom and son blend voices to deliver the timeless, Bebe and Cece-esque rendition. Chaz, a budding singer/songwriter and troubadour, grew up on the road with his mom and from time to time makes a guest appearance at her concerts. The two together are definitely a crowd pleaser. The performance is an unforgettable moment on the CD.

Babbie adds yet another title to her list of talents as singer, songwriter, college professor and talk show host. In her second book, FaithLift, she encourages one to step out from under the ominous cloud of doubt and fear that perhaps keeps the heart paralyzed. With transparent honesty, Babbie touches the deep places of the soul with heartwarming stories and real-life experiences, challenging the reader to rely on the truths of God's Word in spite of how they may feel.