Although life experiences and some setbacks could have destroyed Lorettaâ€™s witness, she strived daily to press through until her change came. According to Loretta, â€œVictory is sweeter than defeat.â€ By God positioning Loretta as a featured psalmist, sheâ€™s been blessed to performed with Canaan Missionary Baptist Church; Central State University Chorus; the Miss Ohio Black Pageant; the Little John Brothers; Pastor Larry Coleman and the Ohio Delegation Choir; Lamar Campbell and Spirit of Praise; Doug Toles; Michael Cunningham and the Ohio Baptist General Convention Choir; and By HIS Grace.
Moving from Ohio to Texas did not stop Lorettaâ€™s blessings or mission to sing songs that inspire, encourage and remind souls to never give up. Loretta learned early on that obedience is better than sacrifice. Because of her obedience, God has positioned Loretta to work with some of the industryâ€™s finest gospel artists and producers through song, spoken and written expressions. Such talents include, the late Brenda Waters, Shirley Joiner, Pastor Shirley Ceasar, Evangelist Kathy Bynum, Alvin Slaughter, Michael Pickett, Celebration Live recording of the National Convention of Gospel Choirs and Choruses, Inc., Theola Booker, Marcus Dawson, Kevin Graves, Gerard Hairston, Byron Williams and Eddie Hall.
To add to Lorettaâ€™s repertoire, she set the atmosphere through song for Bishop Vashti Murphy McKenzie to share the Word of God at the 47th National Convention of Delta Sigma Theta Inc. in Las Vegas, Nevada. Loretta also sung a hymn of praise during the National Social Action Luncheon where Secretary of Education, Rod Paige was the keynote speaker.
Furthermore, Loretta is an accomplished actor who starred in the hit play â€œCrownsâ€ at the Ensemble Theater. Playing the role of Velma, she received rave reviews in The Houston Chronicle and The Houston Press. In a heart-changing and soulful performance, Loretta captivated her audience as Sis. Taylor in the play â€œWhen Mama Praysâ€ at the Wortham Theatre, Harvest Time Church and St. Agnes Baptist Church. Finally, Loretta has appeared on Day Starâ€™s Houston Celebration, and as the guest psalmist for workshops and conferences throughout the southern and mid-west regions.
Loretta's aims are to never compromise her position in Christ, and always be a light and not a thorn while letting people know they are never alone even when it hurts. This is why her debut album, â€œItâ€™s a New Day,â€ is a project that speaks to the inner man and validates the true essence of assurance while being a testament that you too can be â€œTruly Blessed.â€
Check out the artist's website:
1. It's a New Day
2. 4-Letter Word
4. 'Fillin' This House
5. Truly Blessed
6. All You've Done For Me
8. Grace n Mercy
9. Appointed Time
10. Open Your Heart (Invitation)
11. Thank You (Adoration)