Stacye Cranford is a dynamic and anointed psalmist who causes praise to flow from the lips of those who are blessed to experience her ministry.
She is a native of Toledo, OH, who now resides in Inkster, MI. Not only is she an accomplished gospel singer, she is also a devoted wife, a mother of three children, and a licensed managing cosmetologist.
Stacye has been singing in and directing choirs since the age of three. "I remember they used to make me stand on two choir boxes so that I could direct the convention choir" she says. The greatest musical influence on Stacye was her mother, Mrs. Eleanor Clark. She trained Stacye to sing in the old gospel quartet style and carried her all over the country with her group: The Glory Land Singers. Her dream was for her, and her daughter, to one day record an album together. However, Mrs. Clark passed away before her dream could be realized.
Stacye was only 14 years old when her mother died. Although she was devastated by her loss, Stacye determined in her heart to cause her mother's vision to come to pass:
*At age 16 she won the local NAACP ACT-SO competition in the vocal solo category.
*She placed 4th out of 400 in the national finals if the same competition.
*She performed lead vocals on the Toledo Mass Choir's album. Song entitled Wait on Him. Written by Bishop Andre Woods.
*She served as a lead singer for Keith Dobbins and the Resurrection Mass Choir.
In 1999, Stacye formed her own group, which was later named Glorious Praise. Their name comes from Stacye's motto, found in Psalms 66:2. It says "Sing forth the honor of his name...Make his PRAISE GLORIOUS". Stacye Cranford & Glorious Praise have shared the stage with great gospel artists such as: Kim Burrell, Vanessa Bell-Armstrong, Keith "Wonderboy" Johnson, Smokie Norful, Dorinda Clark-Cole, Karen Clark-Sheard, Marcus Cole(Commissioned), Crystal Rucker and many more.
Stacye is also an anointed actress. She has appeared in several gospel music plays such as: "Things that make men pray","Exposed",and "Somebody's taking notes".
On September 7, 2002 Stacye was blessed and highly favored of the Lord to release her first solo CD entitled:
"Be Lord Of My Life". Stacye's vision is "to go into the highways and hedges, ushering all people and all nations into the presence of the Lord Jesus".
FOR BOOKING & ENGAGEMENTS
Contact Stacye Cranford & Glorious Praize Productions at:
5900 Bridge Rd. Box 305
Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197
or call (734)961-0766
2. I Thank You Lord
3. Worshipping You
4. Be Lord of My Life
5. Be Lord of My Life (reprise)
6. Fill This Place
7. Fill This Place (reprise)
8. Sacrifice of Praise
9. Highest Praise
10. I Am Blessed
11. We Worship
12. Pure Worship
13. Shout It Out
14. Sacrifice of Praise (j.o.a.d.a.'s Groove)