“I Am More Than A Conqueror” – Tonya Lewis Taylor

“I Am More Than A Conqueror”
Tonya Lewis Taylor
From the forthcoming EP, I Am More Than A Conqueror (Available 2019)

I am more than a conqueror artwork

By Libra Boyd
Gospel Music Fever

Scriptural affirmations frame the premise for Tonya Lewis Taylor’s self-written and produced single “I Am More Than A Conqueror.” 

The mid-tempo contemporary track features Taylor and her backing choir engaging in vocal interplay to proclaim, “I am more than a conqueror; through Christ, I can do all things!”

Taylor seamlessly melds ministry and uplift in her music, including her other singles “I’m A Winner” and “Delayed But Not Denied.” It stands to reason; the singer is also a minister and empowerment coach.  

If you’re itching to hear another good choir tune, Tonya Lewis Taylor’s current single “I Am More Than A Conqueror” is sure to be music to your ears.

Prayers up for Tonya Lewis Taylor

The following was provided to GMF in a media release.  Please keep Tonya lifted in prayer for a speedy recovery.

(New York, NY – December 1, 2016) Gospel artist Tonya Lewis Taylor was rushed to the emergency room and has been in the hospital since Tuesday.  On Monday night, she started to complain of severe head pains. Tonya, who insists that she doesn’t get headaches, mentioned in a Facebook post that she felt like “her head was about to explode.”  Tonya has a family history of aneurysms and strokes, and she is currently undergoing tests to determine the source of the issue. Please keep her in your prayers!

Tonya Lewis Taylor’s single “I’m A Winner” from her latest project/EP I’ve Got To Win debuted in the top 30 on the Billboard Gospel Charts.  With the highly anticipated release of her national debut album Delayed But Not Denied in 2014 (on which she wrote and co-produced all of the songs), Tonya’s music has seen incredible momentum, blazing radio airwaves.

Lewis-Taylor is not only a singer/songwriter and producer but a teacher, award winning philanthropist and an author.  Wherever she goes, she engages, encourages, and empowers people to reach their full potential in their personal, entrepreneurial and spiritual lives.

"I'm A Winner" – Tonya Lewis-Taylor

Tonya Lewis-Taylor "I'm A Winner" art work“I’m A Winner”
Tonya Lewis-Taylor
From the upcoming EP, I’ve Got to Win (2016)

By Libra Boyd
Gospel Music Fever

“I’m A Winner” is the uptempo inspirational debut single from Tonya Lewis-Taylor’s forthcoming EP, I’ve Got to Win.

Abundant with self-affirmations, Tonya (pronounced Tone-yah) makes one declaration after another, echoed by her background vocalists:

“I can do all things through Christ…”
“I can be whatever He wants me to be…”
“I can have whatever He wants me to have…”
“I’m the head and not the tail…”

Tonya wrote and co-produced “I’m A Winner” with Martin Christie and her husband J.P. Taylor.

Tonya Lewis-Taylor to release new single, ‘I’m A Winner,’ off forthcoming EP

(New York, NY)  EARS Music Group is pleased to announce the release of “I’m A Winner,” the highly anticipated first single off Tonya Lewis Taylor’s forthcoming EP, I’ve Got to Win. Tonya
Lewis Taylor wrote and  co-produced the song with Martin Christie
and  husband J.P. Taylor.  This catchy motivational song features
Tonya’s signature vocals with a strong engaging beat that makes you
want to stand up and declare, “I’m a winner!”  The song is set to hit
airwaves July 11, and will kick off the countdown for the I’ve Got to Win EP coming out later in the month.

With the highly anticipated release of her national debut album Delayed But Not Denied in
2014 (on which she wrote and co-produced all of the songs), Tonya’s music
has seen incredible momentum, blazing radio airwaves.  Her gospel music
classic, “Thank You,” reached number 15 on the Billboard charts.  Tonya
has been afforded opportunities that emerging artists rarely receive. 
She was hand-picked to be the opening act for the 32-city Festival of Praise Tour with Fred Hammond and Donnie McClurkin. She has been featured on Trinity Broadcasting Network with Clifton Davis, and in concert on TBN’s 15th Street Live.  Tonya has appeared on Bobby Jones Gospel, ABC’s Here & Now, and MSNBC’s Melissa Perry Show. 
Lewis-Taylor is not only a gospel singer/songwriter and producer but a
teacher and award-winning philanthropist and author.  Wherever Tonya
Lewis-Taylor goes, she engages, encourages, and empowers people to reach
their full potential in their personal, entrepreneurial and spiritual
lives.  God has fueled this woman with tremendous passion to help
broken people and build character in youth through her Women of Power Fellowship (an organization created to mentor women) and the “I WILL GRADUATE PROGRAM” (youth development organization).  Simply put, she is called to help people become what God created them to be in excellence.
For all things TLT visit www.tonyalewistaylor.com.
From a press release

Tonya Lewis Taylor's 'Delayed But Not Denied' is her life's soundtrack

By Libra Boyd
Gospel Music Fever

Her name resonated in the music industry for more than 15 years as a celebrity event publicist and marketing executive.  She was responsible for a client roster that included Jay-Z, Kanye West, Jamie Foxx, Tyrese Gibson, Russell Simmons and other mega names in the business.  All the while,Tonya Lewis Taylor yearned to direct her focus toward her own gifts as a singer and songwriter.  She had embarked on a professional music career after college, singing backup for Mariah Carey and Mary J. Blige; but the rigor of touring took its toll.  As time passed, the compound effects of family and work commitments, fear, doubt, and insecurities continued to hamper her personal musical aspirations.

It is altogether fitting, then, that Tonya’s debut album is titled Delayed But Not Denied.  It’s her life’s soundtrack.

The 10-track praise and worship project, written and co-produced by the multi-talented artist herself, features the uptempo contemporary single, “Thank You,” which launched her into the Top 20 on the Billboard Gospel Charts.  It also led her on the 32-city Festival of Praise Tour with Fred Hammond and Donnie McClurkin, which, she tells GMF, changed her life as an artist.

“Can you imagine being mentored by two greats in gospel music?” Tonya muses.  “I had over 50 years of experience right in front of me for six weeks, thirty-two cities….Donnie constantly drilling me about the importance of leaving everything on the stage night after night, and Fred giving me lessons on songwriting and business acumen.  That experience was priceless!”

While “Thank You” resonates with radio and live audiences, it’s her album’s title song that Tonya connects with the most, “because the song is about the fact that my journey isn’t over,” she reflects.  The title song is “Delayed But Not Denied,” and the hook is her motivation on keep moving forward.

The hook of the song says, ‘because the race is not given to the swift nor to the strong but to the one that endures to the end, I’m still running, and I know I have to win.'” 

Tonya’s motivation extends beyond the music landscape.  She is also active in her community.  With a passion and calling for working with the youth–she’s been involved in youth ministry since the ripe old age of 12–she co-founded the Entertainers 4 Education Alliance/I WILL GRADUATE Youth Development Program with her husband.  The non-profit dropout prevention organization was birthed after the couple made a school visit years ago only to learn from the school’s principal that the students did not attend regularly.  “It became a mission,” Tonya says, to help set the youth in her community on course for brighter futures. 

It’s all about the journey.  

“Whenever possible, I always try to inspire people to do [their] assignment.  Be that person [who] decides to be what God intended for you to be.  Also, never give up on your dreams.  I don’t care if you are 18 or 81, if you have breath in your body you still have a chance to live your dream.  I did….Remember you may be delayed, but you’re not denied.”