YOU TURN A CORNER AND EVERYTHING REMINDS YOU OF WHERE YOU BEGAN…ONLY BETTER! BECAUSE YOU… fell along the way and yet God has brought you to this place He intended you to be any way, despite the many other paths you decided to go. This truth can be found in the music, message and life of Christian Pop/Rock Singer/Songwriter and Pianist, Shauni Williams.
Shauni's back story is full of rich family experiences, on the road, traveling from church to church, in a van with her two older sisters, a younger brother, Mom and Dad, and a dog named Bounty as the Ron Greenlaw Family Gospel Music Ministry. There is a story many know that has been told over and over again by her Father, Ron Greenlaw, about a special gift of piano received from the Lord when Shauni was just eight years old. Tiny hands did not stop the powerful moving of the Holy Spirit as she played for thousands growing up, and created her unique playing style of broken cords and runs.
Perhaps it is not so farfetched that life's journey has brought Shauni back to a life of music, now that her two incredibly accomplished children, Ryan and Erica Williams, are grown. Inspired by artist like Casting Crowns, Third Day, Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith, Steven Curtis Chapman, and Chris Tomlin, Shauni began writing music again in 2008 with her fabulous husband, Grant Williams. Together, in 2010, Grant and Shauni produced their first "Pre-Release EP" and followed by a full record called "Wake To Grace", followed by "A Christmas Tune – The Single", under the artist name EHM Eleventh Hour Messengers. Perhaps the biggest surprise was the opportunity to work with the famous and amazingly talented Bruce Turgon, Producer, who happens to have a recording studio in Redding, CA called After Hours Recorders. Bruce suggested Shauni write the Christmas song as a way to offer a free gift to fans during the holidays. As it turns out, "A Christmas Tune" was widely received by radio and won the 2011 Best Contemporary Christian category in the Hollywood Music In Media Awards and placed as a top finalist in the Song Of The Year competition!
The musical connection continues as Shauni is currently recording an exciting new song coming April 2012, also produced by Bruce Turgon, as a preview of her a first solo record to come! In addition to recording, writing, and perhaps some live performances, the year looks busy as Shauni is also taking on a new role as a HMMA Showcase Coordinator for Redding through EHM Productions. Shauni is also very interested in licensing her songs, radio play, and in various distribution opportunities that are presenting themselves.
Looking forward is where Shauni is headed as she shares her faith, hope, and love in Christ Jesus through music with those who need it most. Be sure and connect with Shauni by joining her mailing list and becoming a fan at the following sites: