MELODY DAWN RECORDS PROUDLY PRESENTS
“SHINE! SHINE!! SHINE!!!”
“Shine! Shine!! Shine!!!” is an original gospel/country music group. “Shine!!!” is the brand new country-gospel CD produced by "Sunshine" Brenda Smith. "Sunshine" has written 9 of the songs from this CD and co-written 3 with guitarist and husband Cliff "Moon" Garrow. Brenda produced the new CD “Sunshine - Shine!!!”, at Buck's Place in Tennessee. They also play as a duet "Sunshine & Moon". They have performed or recorded with such artists as Randy Travis, Ronnie Millsap, Conway Twitty, Loretta Lynn, John Conlee, Ronnie McDowell, George Strait, Patty Loveless, Eddie Rabbit, Michael Twitty, Joe Stampley, Moe Bandy, Mickey Gilley, Roy Acuff, Razzy Bailey, Victor Wooten, Michele Wright, Toby Keith, Alabama, Tammy Wynette, Tanya Tucker, Vern Gosden, Eddie Raven, Eddie Rabbit, Earl Thomas Conley, Billy Ray Cyrus, Johnny Paycheck and Ernest Tubb... just to name a few.
"Sunshine" was born in Biloxi, Mississippi. Guitarist "Moon" was born in Cadillac, Michigan. Both were previously signed to Epic Records at one time. Brenda Smith recorded with Billy Sherrill and Cliff was signed with his group "Romeo Ridge" - winners of the True Value Country Music Showdown.
The new single release is an original song called RISE AND SHINE, SHINE! SHINE!! SHINE!!! Co-written with “Moon”. “Sunshine” sings her original songs with dynamics, energy and passion, leaving you feeling good and wanting more. Sunshine's voice is like a breath of fresh air, smooth and polished with a child-like innocence. It's angelic at times but she also sings with powerful conviction and confidence. Her voice is ageless and timeless. Her Brenda Cole 'Country Lover' CD garnered airplay all over the world, Billboard success and numerous awards. Sunshine is destined for success, spiritually anointed and truly gifted by God. She enjoys performing a 60 -90 minute set that will take the listener on a musical journey with Sunshine's original material from her 3 nationally released CD’s. Her show is suited to a listening audience. In an intimate setting she can share stories and experiences that always make for an uplifting evening. They also can perform a wide variety of hit songs from a catalog that spans decades. Occasionally the band will blend in a few songs everyone knows and loves by request. "Sunshine" will get you standing, clapping and singing along too. "Sunshine's" optimistic outlook is inspiring. She has big dreams and a big heart. She is always looking at the brighter side. That's why she is 'Sunshine'. She especially enjoys singing for benefits and good causes.
"Sunshine & Moon" are accomplished multi-talented experienced musicians who have a unique style that's all their own.
Currently playing in 2013 "Sunshine and Moon" host the show “Shine! On The River” and “The Jesus in My Heart Show” in Chassahowitzka, Florida. In 2012, they performed at Nature Coast Community Church in Homosassa, Florida, as well as shows from The Jesus Christ Fan Club in Ridgetop, Tennessee, Parkwood Baptist Church in Jacksonville, Florida and the American Legions throughout the southern area. From February to May 2012 they played In the Garden in Hollywood, California. Summer of 2011, Sunshine sang as a regular weekly guest on the TV show Light Waves hosted by Michael Elley and Produced by Jimmy Adams Media. The show will be aired to 192 countries. Coming soon to seenondemand.com "Sunshine" Brenda Smith recorded on Epic Records, produced by Billy Sherrill, and is also known as Brenda Cole, an award winning Artist/Producer/Writer on Melody Dawn Records.
Female Artist of the Year - Music Fest 1988
Record of the Year 1988, 1989, 1990 - California Country Music Association
Entertainer Of The year - Country Radio Broadcasters 1988
Album of the Year for 'Country Lover' - Country Music Associations of America 1989
True Value Country Music Showdown 1988 – “Romeo Ridge”
REVIEWS FROM RADIO STATIONS
"Excellent record!" Artist in good form with good production."
Shane Wilder, PD - TABC Syndicated Radio - Hollywood, Ca.
"Brenda is one of the freshest new female singers to bless our airwaves for some time. Her new album 'Country Lover’ doesn't have one bad song on it.'
Don Gilbert, MD - KSTC Colorado
"Everything about this record is good. Will get a lot of airplay."
Mike Griffith WVOH - Colorado
"This is a great album"
"In a word 'Excellent!' Super talent - fresh new female voice worthy of airplay. In one word ‘Class’."
WKDO AM-FM Kentucky
"Excellent LP. I was very impressed."
KZZY North Dakota
"One of the most requested indie labels."
"Audience response was excellent. This album is great."
"Excellent audience response. Thanks so much for your album. Brenda has got a great voice. This is a great album - keep it up!"
"Brenda is the greatest singing female sensation in at least two decades. I can't get enough!! Hang in there kid - let's show 'em!"
Eddie Smith WKAC Alabama
"Would like to commend her on these (songs). She did an excellent job. Her record will get played in regular rotation daily. Super LP Brenda. Keep up the good work.
Randy Peterson KFBR Arizona
"..Some writers write good songs - some singers sing well. This lady has loads of talent. She's writing good songs and sings them very well!"
John Coles KTAN Arizona
CHOIR VOCALIST & SOLOIST
Festival Choir - First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood - Directed by Cheryl Smith
Hollywood Mass Choir - Directed by Patrick Hare - winner of Gospel Fest 2002
The Voices of Inspiration Choir - Directed by Reverend Alexander Hamilton
While living in Hollywood, Sunshine was singing in 3 choirs performing in churches all over the Los Angeles area.
HOT TRAX STUDIO
Partnered with Harold Smith, Brenda has produced and engineered in her studio Hot Trax, for over 17 years and has recorded hundreds of songs. Recordings have included Joe Stampley, Tim McGraw, Tracy Lawrence, John Anderson, Trent Tomlinson, Mack Victory, Jerry Lassiter, Earl Clark, Cowboy Eddie Long (Hank Jr. and Jamey Johnson), David Chamberlain, Tommy Barnes and Hank Cochran.