Queen of Inspirational Soul Ann Nesby released her latest album Living My Life.
It marks Nesby’s seventh solo, studio album. CEO of Arrow Records, Pastor Taffi Dollar, expressed her enthusiasm about Living My Life’s release saying, “It’s wonderful to have the opportunity to work with an artist of Ann’s caliber because she sets the bar so high! I’m really proud of what we’ve been able to create and I can’t wait for the public to hear it”!
The up-tempo song,“Living My Life” seeks to uplift and inspire listeners, showcases Ann’s robust, unmistakable vocals. The track was produced by Kendrick Dean, who has worked with other world-class artists including Mariah Carey, Mary J. Blige and Tyrese, along with Brandon Alexander and DJ Terry Hunter. On producing “Living My Life” Dean offers, “I’ve been fortunate to work with many platinum selling artist throughout my career. Working with Ms. Ann has definitely been a highlight for me. Her voice is a staple in time. She leaves you begging for more”.
In addition to her successes in the gospel world with albums such as In The Spirit and The Lula Lee Project Nesby is well loved for her GRAMMY nominated smash duet with Al Green “Put it On Paper” as well as “Loving Is Really My Game,” a #1 Billboard Dance chart hit.
She took a few moment out to chat about life God and who she is.
E8: What do you hope people can learn from your career path?
I hope people learn to never give up on their dreams no matter how long it takes to accomplish what they’ve set out to do. And not to allow others to hinder them from reaching their goals.
E8:mWhat has been your greatest lesson in life?
The greatest lesson I have learned is to love unconditionally, forgive, and always give back.
E8:Who is your hero and why?
My first hero is my mother, First Lady Shirley Temple Bennett, she taught me the true meaning of God’s love and forgiveness.
E8:What encourages you to get up and go on? Do you have a mantra?
My commitment to God encourages me to get up and go on. My mantra is “What’s Done From The Heart reaches the Heart.”
E8: What is the mist shocking fact about you that people don’t know?
Most people don’t know I’m a board certified cosmetologist.
E8: What do you want to do this year?
I want to have a successful run with my new project, tour the world, and secure some new movie/television roles this year.
E8:How has this project/ time in your life changed you and made you better?
Working on this project, I have learned new ideas and concepts from young producers and artist. I’ve also been allowed the opportunity to reflect on my 25 year career and realize how truly blessed I am to remain relevant in this ever changing music industry.
E8:What do you want your fans to know?
First and foremost, I want my fans to know that I love them. I will always remain true to my craft and give them the very best that I have to offer musically, spiritually, and emotionally.
With this project I was fortunate enough to explore several genres of music, and “wet the pallet” different music listeners. I don’t believe music consumers should be pigeon holed when it comes to their selection of music. People with varied musical taste should definitely purchase this project. They won’t be disappointed!