Last week we talked with Naomi Striemer about God leading her back to Christian music after she became a secular artist. We explore that topic (and more!) this week with Jasmine Murray.

She grew up with her mom playing Gospel, Pop and R&B music in the house. Artists like Yolanda Adams and CeCe Winans to Sade and Toni Braxton helped shape Jasmine’s love for music, which would continue to draw her to the stage. After she auditioned for “American Idol” at age 16, she made it to Hollywood during the same season as Danny Gokey. That experience gave her a sense of what it was like to be a pop artist, and the gruelling work ethic required to follow her dream.

From being named Miss Mississippi and placing in the top 10 in Miss America 2015, paying for college with her contest earnings, founding a nonprofit called ’13 Going on 30′ which mentors young girls, to now inspiring audiences while on tour with Mandisa, Danny and Love & The Outcome, this talented young woman is listening to God’s direction first in what has already become a richly blessed life.

What we talk about:

  • Lovin’ tour life!
  • Being blessed with so many opportunities.
  • Jasmine’s favourite music growing up, and the artists her Mom introduced her to.
  • Growing up in a musical family, and how that has prepared her for this season.
  • The importance of family. And the powerful example Jasmine’s Mom created.
  • Discovering her love of song writing.
  • Experiencing a panic attack for the first time, and battling fear through prayer.
  • Looking for ways to improve yourself every day.
  • Finding peace and understanding that Jesus is always with us.
  • ’13 Going On 30′. Great movie that inspired Jasmine to encourage teens.
  • The Miss America experience and why the organization has a special place in her heart.
  • Seek God first. Then follow where He leads.
  • Getting support from Mandisa after she heard Jasmine’s first single.
  • Learning from the great artists on the ‘Rise Out Of The Dark Tour’.

Jasmine Murray – “Fearless”

Episode Links

Connect with Jasmine:
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www.facebook.com/jasminemurrayofficial
www.twitter.com/JasmineSMurray
www.instagram.com/jasminemurrayofficial

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