Artist of the Month: Denita Gibbs
Denita Gibbs is a singer, songwriter, and recording artist. A native of Birmingham, AL, now resides in Nashville, TN. At the tender age of seven, Denita knew she was called to be a singer. Raised in a home with praying parents, she learned that life is all about worshiping God. Denita earned national recognition as a finalist in the Vickie Winans Rising Star Talent Search, sponsored by Chrysler. Soon doors of opportunity began to swing open, and in 2004 she released her first album, entitled “Worthy”. In 2011, she formally signed with Audiostate 55 Entertainment Company for the release of her second album. In 2014, she was No. 14 on the Billboard Gospel Album Chart with her August release entitled “Without You.” Denita is now an independent artist. Her voice has led her to various arenas of ministry and opening performances for many Gospel artists.
She has received numerous awards: 2014 Alabama People’s Choice Music Award “Female Vocalist of the Year” and the 2014 Alabama People’s Choice Music Award “Song of the Year”. In June 2018, she was one of the Top 3 Songwriter’s finalist at the Gospel Music Association (GMA) Immerse Conference in Nashville, TN. Following the year of 2018, Denita signed with IndieBlu/EOneGospel and released her latest single, “Keep Holding On”. The acoustic bouncy mid-tempo track is a good evidence of Denita’s ability to produce music that stays on the cutting edge of contemporary gospel music. In March 2019, Denita Gibbs has been nominated for “New Artist Of The Year” by the Steeple Awards in Atlanta, GA. Followed by a Grammy Consideration in October, 2019 for Best Gospel Performance/Song for her latest single, “Keep Holding On.”
Denita’s unique style and high definition of praise and worship ushers’ audiences directly into the presence of God. Her songs are birthed through prayer and are expressions of her personal testimony of God’s power. Referencing her growing national platform, Gibbs says, “Worship is My life.” Her passion is to use her music ministry to lift up an edify the name of Jesus and lead others to him. Denita’s favorite scripture is Psalm 34: 1-3, “I will bless the Lord at all times; his praise shall continually be in my mouth. My soul makes its boast in the Lord; let the humble hear and be glad. Oh, magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt his name together.” One of her favorite phrases is, “To God Be the Glory”, and giving him the glory is exactly what she aims to do.
Denita knows the importance of not only ministering on the road, but also serving faithfully in the local church. Denita was a faithful member and formally served as a Praise and Worship leader appointed by the pastorate of the late Bishop Heron Johnson at her home church the Faith Apostolic Church (PAW, Inc.) in Birmingham, AL. She serves faithfully in ministry as a member of the Greater Christ Temple Apostolic Church (PAW, Inc.) in Nashville, TN under the pastoral leadership of Bishop Sherman Merritt. With six siblings, she knows and embraces the importance of family, and effective mentorship. When Denita is not on the road, she is a devoted wife to her wonderful husband, Ron and mother to her beautiful daughter, Leah.
Connect with Denita
Social Media Links:Website: www.denitagibbs.com Twitter: @officialdgibbs Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/denita.gibbs Instagram: @denitagibbs