“Every Christian is either a missionary or an impostor.” - Charles Spurgeon
WHO IS VERONICA BROWN?
Spreading the gospel with a unique brand of “Evangelistic Soul,” Veronica Brown is no impostor. In fact, she’s the real deal. Fresh off the heels of her brand new single “Time After Time,” Veronica is on an ongoing mission to remind listeners of God's continuous presence in our lives.
The colorful tune with its Traditional Gospel vibe and its urgent groove effectively encourages and inspires. When asked how she came to record the song, Brown jokes, “At first I didn’t like it! I tend to like more up-tempo songs because I like to dance. But as I continued to listen and sit with it, the message stuck with me and I fell in love with it.” After having personally experienced God changing impossible situations in her own life, Veronica uses her beautifully warm alto voice to pay that blessed assurance forward.
“No matter where you are in your life, no matter the circumstance, you are blessed. You have to know he can turn things around for you.” - Veronica Brown
A Detroit native, Veronica was raised in a home filled with music. Her father, a minister and singer known at the time for his high vocal range was a member of The Mighty Midsouth Singers, a popular gospel group that traveled extensively in the region and had several hit songs. But it was Brown’s mother, a talented vocalist in her own right that she attributes her distinctive tone. “It’s so interesting but my father had a higher voice and my mom instead had the more sultry, lower voice; so I get that from her. But they taught us all to sing. For me and my seven brothers and sisters, that’s all we knew to do was sing,” remembers Brown. With all that musical talent in one household, Veronica still stood out. With Brown’s father getting to sing professionally and her mother having to stay home, she proudly carries the torch of both of her parents’ legacies through her music career. She also counts artists like Aretha Franklin (whom she’s had the pleasure to work with), Rance Allen, Luther Vandross, Whitney Houston, Tina Turner, The Staple Singers, The O’Jays, The Temptations as musical influences that helped shape her dynamic musical style.
Veronica would grow up to combine her love of music and a personal call to service by lending her talents to the Department of Defense (DOD) and the United Service Organizations (USO). As a principal member of the group The Preachers Daughters and on behalf of the USO, she performed around the world for military staff and their families, veterans, and heads of state. (In fact, the DOD/USO committees stipulated that The Preachers Daughters had an open invitation to perform for them as long Veronica remained in the group!) In recognition of her accomplishments for the DOD and the USO, Brown was presented the Key to the City of Detroit, a proclamation from the Detroit City Council, and was named Ambassador for the State of Michigan.
With a growing global fan base thanks to her travels with the USO, Veronica released a series of dance music projects including her debut album "That's Just The Way It Is" and the hit single "Words That You Say” which reached #12 on the Billboard Dance Chart, #3 on the Billboard Mix Mag Chart and #1 on several European dance charts.
Despite her chart-topping success, Veronica was still compelled to formally return to her first musical love - gospel music. “It was just natural for me to come back. No matter where I went they would tell me I sound so gospel! So it was just a natural progression. I’m spreading God’s word and that makes me feel good,” she recalls. Brown always incorporated gospel music into her solo shows and with “The Preacher’s Daughters,” even to the dissatisfaction of some club owners and promoters. One time when Veronica was performing at a dance club in Japan for Easter weekend, she found her ad-libs slowly start to focus on Jesus, his death, and his resurrection as she moved the crowd. The club owner threatened her not to sing about Jesus in her club for the rest of the set or it would be the last time. Brown recounts, “It was fine for me though because I was ready to go home and celebrate the resurrection anyway, so if you don’t want me to talk about Jesus, I don’t care. But that’s my job to tell people about Jesus. I’ve gotten in trouble in a few different environments. Just dancing in the club makes you happy, but dancing for God gives you joy!” For the record, she continued to mention Jesus anyhow.
Veronica’s love for gospel music runs deep and she’s so excited to share that love with the world as a gospel artist. When asked why she feels so strongly about gospel music, Brown affirms, “Gospel is the original soul music! And it reaches the heart of man. There is nothing more fulfilling to me than to reach people with Jesus!”
Veronica, a loving wife and mother currently resides in Phoenix, AZ where she attends Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church and ministers in their choir. Brown even has an interesting story about how she connected with her church home. “Our former Pastor, Bishop Alexis Thomas (R.I.P.), reminded me so much of my father that it just drew me in,” she recalls fondly.
Before "TIME AFTER TIME” Veronica released the gospel singles “I Don’t Wanna Be A Sinner,” “My God.” and “I Feel Blessed.” She continues to sing and travel around the globe as she readies the release of her upcoming full-length Album.