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Darlene Shirey

Darlene  

was  

raised  

singing  

and  

playing  

the  

organ  

in  

tent  

revivals

with  

her  

mother,  

Mamie  

Clark.  

  

Her  

mother  

was  

an  

evangelist,  

so

Darlene  

was  

on  

the  

road  

with  

her  

family  

at  

a  

very  

early  

age.  

  

When

you    

hear    

Darlene    

sing,    

it    

definitely    

takes    

you    

back    

to    

a

Campmeeting  

feel.  

  

She  

has  

a  

powerhouse  

voice  

and  

an  

anointing

that will make it hard for you to stay in your seat.

 Name: Lillian Darlene Clark Shirey

Nickname: Mama D, Ma, Spaz, Mom

Date of Birth: October 27

Place of Birth: Orangeburg, SC

Siblings: Kenny, Dora Ann, Donnie, & Danny

Spouse: Wayne Shirey

Children: Victoria, Rachael, Chris, Jenny (daughter-in law)

Home Church: Elmwood Avenue Church of God

Do  

you  

have  

any  

other  

talents?  

Play  

Piano,  

Play  

Organ,  

Songwriter,

Concert Promoter, & Former Radio DJ

Favorite...

Phrase: "Tell me not!", "What'd you say?"

Color: Red

Accessory: Shoes

Drink: Diet Pepsi

Type of Food: Italian

Dessert: Chocolate (anything)

Bible Verse: Phillipians 4:13

Male Singer: Joseph Habedank, Jason Crabb

Female Singer: Taranda Greene, Dottie Rambo, Debra Talley

Musicians: Sonya Isaacs

Groups: The Isaacs

Childhood  

Memory:  

Traveling  

in  

revivals  

with  

my  

mom,  

watching

miracles take place, singing, and playing the organ constantly

If  

you  

could  

meet  

one  

person  

from  

the  

past  

or  

present,  

who  

would

it   

be   

and   

why?   

ELVIS!   

I've   

always   

wanted   

to   

sing   

Gospel   

songs

around the piano with him and talk about the Lord.

What  

has  

been  

your  

most  

embarrassing  

moment  

on  

the  

road?  

  

We

were  

singing  

at  

a  

Homecoming,  

and  

as  

I  

went  

to  

walk  

down  

the

stairs,  

off  

the  

stage,  

I  

tripped  

on  

the  

monitor  

cord.  

  

I  

fell  

off  

the

stage  

and  

landed  

on  

my  

hands  

and  

kneews  

in  

front  

of  

the  

pastor's

wife  

and  

mother!  

  

The  

girls  

were  

laughing  

so  

hard,  

and  

when  

the

church found out I was okay, they had a nice laugh as well.

What   

has   

been   

your   

most   

rewarding   

moment   

on   

the   

road?   

Of

course,   

seeing   

souls   

saved   

and   

watching   

my   

children   

use   

their

talents  

for  

the  

Lord  

as  

young  

people  

are  

saved  

and  

blessed  

and

want  

to  

be  

like  

them.  

People  

being  

set  

free  

from  

bondage  

and  

being

healed is so rewarding to see.  It's great to see the alters filled

Awards & Accolades

 2015 Beacon Award Nominee for Favorite Female Vocalist 2013 Beacon Award Nominee for Favorite Female Vocalist 2012 Beacon Award Nominee for Favorite Female Vocalist