Melinda Chaney is a singer-songwriter, teacher and musician of contemporary Christian/Praise & Worship music.
“My music ministry purpose is to remind Christians that God is in control and to help lead non-believers to Christ. I want others to know how God has protected my family and led me to a life of ministry. I am most fulfilled when I am singing and praising the Lord. My hope is that my music will encourage others to let go of personal wants and desires and follow God’s plan for their lives.” – Melinda Chaney
“Praising my Savior all the day long.”
Christian Songwriters and Musicians International introduces singer/songwriter and independent artist, Melinda Chaney. Melinda was called to music ministry/Christian entertainment in March 2012. Since then, she has performed at numerous venues in the southeast. Church services, song services, festivals, coffee houses, non-traditional services, children’s homes, women’s shelters and benefits are some of the venues where Melinda has performed.
Ministering and performing are important aspects of Melinda’s life. She has been a performer most all of her life, singing her first solo at age 3. She sang in her first country band at age 13. She has performed with numerous school, community and church choirs from middle school to college. Melinda has performed in background choirs for Amy Grant’s Tennessee Christmas accompanying Vince Gil, Amy Grant and Michael W. Smith.
In early 2012, Melinda and her husband formed a band and started worshiping through song. While some venues call for a performance with background tracks, Melinda is best known for her full of energy, full-band performance. She recently opened for American Idol finalist, Phil Stacey.
Melinda has experimented with songwriting over the years, but has really gotten serious in the last couple of years. Her songs are about life, worship and praise. Some of her songs are deep and spiritual while others are light and fun. Melinda’s songs show her wide range of influences, from Martina McBride to 80s rock to classic hymns. Her music can be classified as Adult Contemporary, Contemporary Christian and Christian Rock. She released her debut EP, Glory to God, in December of 2012. She is currently touring in promotion of her second studio EP entitled, You Gave Me Life, released in April 2014.
Melinda’s family plays an integral role in her ministry. She and her husband Jeff, who is also her drummer, have 3 boys ages 7, 5 and 3. With the help of family to care for their sons, they are able to travel, perform and worship as God is leading them.
Melinda is currently available for booking at churches, festivals, special events, etc. Follow Melinda on her website http://www.melindachaneymusic.com, at http://www.reverbnation.com/melindachaney, at http://www.facebook.com/melindachaneymusic, and on twitter @melindakchaney.