"Worship In Me," a new single from Nashville-based singer/songwriter and recording artist Michael Edmonds is being released today to iTunes. The song, currently playing at Christian INSPO/Soft AC and Christian AC radio outlets, debuted at No. 1 at Christian Radio Chart.
Edmonds, who has been in music ministry for more than 20 years, has a focused vision for his calling: draw the lost to a forgiving God by exalting the name of Jesus and be a reflection of His love and compassion.
A native of Queens, New York, Edmonds overcame a challenging childhood, including being raised by parents who were addicted to drugs and his mother dying of AIDS when she was only 28, to pursue a music career.
Edmonds credits his aunt with encouraging his musical pursuit.
"My Aunt Wanda pushed me since I was a young child," Edmonds said. "She bought me my first karaoke machine to practice on. She also bought me my first keyboard. I remember when I was 13, I told her I was going to quit. She said, 'No, you are not' and took me to record my first demo in a real recording studio the next day."
Edmonds signed his first record deal when he was 16 with a label in New York.
"One day, when I was on the train coming from the studio, I felt God pulling on my heart telling me, 'I didn't call you to do this. You are supposed to do this for my Kingdom.' I told the label I wasn't doing this anymore and walked away," Edmonds said "By the grace of God, I never heard from them again."
Edmonds' call to sing for the Lord has taken him to the stage of the legendary Apollo Theater. He also has appeared on numerous local and national TV and radio shows, won multiple national music awards and released a Top 5 single, "Overcome the World."
In recent months, Edmonds has appeared on Cornerstone TV Network's "Real Life 360" and on "Friends & Neighbors" from Atlanta Live Studios, which airs nationally on the NRB Network and several other broadcast stations. Edmonds
Edmonds, who has signed with INOV8 Music, recently relocated to Nashville with his wife, Krissy, and their daughter, Heavenly.