Passionate, genuine and sincere – these are just a few of the amazing qualities possessed by recording artist Tony LeBron. Displaying a love for music from the time he was born, LeBron belted out his first solo, “He’s Still Working on Me,” when he was just eight years old. Fast forward afewyearslatertotheageof15- LeBron took his love for music one step further and stepped into the role of music director in his church. It was evident that music was in Lebron’s blood, and he was just getting started. Born in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, LeBron understood his calling in life early on – to passionately share his love of music with others. His gift - powerful and distinctive vocals - has landed him the chance to perform with the musical group TRUTH, to become the background vocalist for Natalie Grant, and to be a member of the Promise Keepers Music Team. He has also partnered with various acclaimed artists, including Anthony Evans, the Katinas, and Michael W. Smith. In 2009, LeBron’s musical talent propelled him ahead of thousands of other entrants and landed him in the spotlight. He was declared the winner of Gospel Music Channel’s nationally televised music competition, Gospel Dream. For some, winning the acclaimed title may have been enough, but winning first place motivated LeBron to bring his music to the next level. And he has done just that. The Gospel Dream winner released his sophomore album, entitled Surrender, this past March. Produced by Richie Pena (past producer for Natalie Grant and Babyface) and vocally produced by Anthony Evans, Surrender is a combination of unique melodies and inspiring lyrics. Songs on the album range from Hillsong’s “Forever Reign” to one of LeBron’s favorites, “Te Alabo,” - an upbeat Latin inspired track that pays homage to his Latin roots. A recent trip to Israel provided the South Florida based singer the inspiration for his latest album. Reflecting on a day that he and fellow singers were visiting the Garden of Gethsemane, LeBron shared: “It was an early morning when we visited the Garden – it was raining and I didn’t know what to expect. I began to recollect all that had happened there and realized that this was the place where our Savior surrendered to the cross so that I could have life. Filled with emotion, I realized my need to surrender completely and what it meant to take up my cross and follow Him.” In that moment, LeBron was also inspired to re- record the number one Clay Crosse song, “I Surrender All,” for the album. According to LeBron, Surrender can be summed up in the following way: “It’s only when we completely surrender where we will find life and that more abundantly.” When LeBron isn’t spending his time in the recording studio, he is involved in music related outreach and missions projects throughout the globe. Though his travels have taken him to countries such as India, Poland, Peru and Costa Rica, LeBron shared that it was on one trip in particular when God truly opened his eyes and radically changed the way he viewed life: “I’ll never forget seeing the faces of hungry children; children that had nothing. I so desperately wanted to go back to the states and sell everything I owned and return and give them the money. Then I realized that even some of the wealthiest people in the world are miserable. Money is not the answer. The only thing that I could give them that would really make a difference was to share with them the love of God. Love that never fails, love that never disappoints, love that does not abandon, love that is forever. I knew then that I wanted to spend the rest of my life spreading hope through music through whatever means possible.

Tony LeBron - Crucian Native wins Gospel Dream!
EL NUEVO HERALD Tony LeBron, el único hispano finalista en el show de búsqueda de talentos Gospel Dream, fue el ganador del concurso trasmitido a través de Gospel Music Channel, llevándose el máximo honor con el tema The Way It Is, que tuvo una gran aceptación entre los jueces, quienes alabaron sus aptitudes vocales. LeBron, nacido en Santa Cruz, Islas Vírgenes americanas, de padres puertorriqueños, estudió música en Southeastern University, es director de alabanza de la iglesia Boca Raton Community y ha grabado una producción independiente que lleva su nombre. Sus influencias musicales incluyen artistas como Michael English, Luis Fonsi, Marc Anthony, Juanes, Chris Tomlin y Enrique Iglesias.
Contact: Jim Weiss, Gospel Music Channel, 770-692-4579 ATLANTA, July 30 /Christian Newswire/ -- Bilingual worship leader from Boca Raton, FL Tony LeBron beat out thousands of entries to win the fourth season of the American Idol®-style talent search TV series Gospel Dream last night on the Gospel Music Channel (GMC) television network ( LeBron was chosen over the other finalists Robert Mauti, 26 of Nashville, TN, and NeVar Massey, 34 from Hampton, GA in the dramatic season finale. The semi-finals and finale will be seen back-to-back on GMC this Saturday night, August 1 at 9:00 and 10:00 p.m., respectively. The finale will also encore Sunday, August 2 (8:00 p.m., 10:00 p.m. and 1:00 a.m.) GMC will present a Gospel Dream Season Four Marathon on Saturday, August 8 beginning at 8:00 am and again at 8:00 p.m. All times Eastern. The finale opened with a memorable performance by Gospel Dream season three winner Melinda Watts, who sang "There Will Come a Day" from her debut album called People Get Ready, out this week on Razor & Tie Records. The theme of the show's fourth season was The Greatest Inspirational Songs of All Time and the final three contestants then delivered both classics as well as mainstream hits last night. Massey sang Stevie Wonder's "Higher Ground" and "How Great Is Our God." Mauti performed "Give Me Jesus" and the classic "I'll Take You There." But it was LeBron's stunning, dual-language performances of Bruce Hornsby's "The Way It Is" and "I Surrender All" that catapulted him to the crown. The judges who tapped LeBron as the winner were Michelle Williams from the GRAMMY- winning group "Destiny's Child"; one of Gospel music's most prolific talents, J. Moss; and music industry executive Mitchell Solarek. American Idol® alumnae Kimberley Locke co-hosted the show along with Mike Kasem ("MTV's Top 20 Video Countdown" "American Top 10"). LeBron, born in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, auditioned for Gospel Dream in Orlando and lives in Boca Raton where he is the Worship Leader and Director of the Young Adults Group at the Boca Raton Community Church. Fluent in both Spanish and English, LeBron's seemingly effortless transitions between both languages within the same songs helped drive him to the top of the competition. He receives record and music video exposure, among other prizes, as this season's winner. Gospel Dream invited solo artists between the ages of 16-40, from all genres of Gospel/Christian music styles, including traditional, rock, pop, country and soul to enter. The Gospel Dream series was created by Elvin Ross, who is also the series' executive producer and musical director. Gospel Music Channel is the fastest-growing network in television and can be seen in 45 million homes on various cable systems around the country, on DIRECTV on channel 338 and on Verizon
TONY LEBRON GANA EL "GOSPEL DREAM" ¡FELICIDADES! El primer latino en ganar una competencia del American Idol cristiano; Tony Lebron estuvo en LAMUSICA.COM EN VIVO ATLANTA - 30 JULIO 2009.-TONY LEBRON, el único hispano finalista en el programa de búsqueda de talentos estilo American Idol, “Gospel Dream”, fue seleccionado ganador en la gran final de la cuarta temporada del programa que se transmitió anoche desde Nashville, a través de la cadena Gospel Music Channel (GMC). LeBron se llevó el máximo honor con la interpretación del tema “The Way It Is”, que tuvo una gran aceptación entre los jueces Michelle Williams, J. Moss y Mitchell Solares, quienes alabaron sus aptitudes vocales. “Me siento muy feliz de convertir mi sueño en realidad. Es un honor haber sido parte de esta competencia, junto a unos compañeros muy talentosos, y haber sido seleccionado ganador. Me siento muy orgulloso de ser el primer hispano en llegar a la final y de ganar esta importante competencia. Le doy gracias a Dios por la oportunidad tan maravillosa y estoy ansioso por lo que me deparará el futuro”, expresó Tony después de su triunfo. Las semifinales y la final del programa podrán verse nuevamente el sábado, 1 de agosto a las 9:00 PM y 10:00 PM (ET) respectivamente por Gospel Music Channel VER VIDEO DE TONY LEBRON EN LAMUSICA.COM EN VIVO Por LAMUSICA.COM LAMUSICA.COM ¡EN VIVO!, es presentado por RENÉ SOLORIO de LUNES A VIERNES 12 del día tiempo de MIAMI. Conéctate a con la información, los comentarios y la crítica del espectáculo que a ti te interesa.

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