Christian music artist Josie Aiello rocks CD listening party
Posted by Deborah A. Culp • June 30, 2016 – Nashville PRIDE Inc.
Josie Aiello (photo by Deborah A. Culp)
Christian music artist Josie Aiello is an extremely talented and beautiful woman. She showed up and showed out in Nashville for a CD listening party, giving a stellar performance—even with her foot in a blue covered cast due to an accident. That didn’t hinder her charismatically working the room and graciously greeting everyone. This event was held in midtown Nashville at the elegant Hutton Hotel. Josie used her powerful, seasoned voice to sing ‘Elevate’ and her latest release ‘Adonai’ for the receptive audience from her Ashes to Beauty CD (‘Adonai’ means ‘God’ in Hebrew).
The Chicago native began singing at the age of nine when she seized the microphone at her family’s restaurant for tips. Years after that, Josie’s melodic voice flowed at numerous events and occasions. With more hard work and dedication over the years, the day came when it all began to pay off for her.
One day she received a plane ticket to New York City and a recording contract from Grammy award-winning legendary producer Phil Ramone. Under his tutelage, Josie was the featured vocalist on Andrew Lloyd Weber’s Starlight Express. She later recorded a duet with the internationally acclaimed Placido Domingo. Ramone shared the song with Barbra Streisand, who immediately fell in love with her performance. Eventually she was replaced with Streisand. Down, but not defeated, Josie moved back to Chicago and picked up where she left off, singing secular music for years, honing her skills and striving for greatness.
In late 2012, Josie felt a higher calling that she could no longer deny. One night in a Pentecostal church service, Josie was touched by the Holy Spirit and committed her life to Jesus Christ. Things would never be the same. One day, Josie received an unexpected, unsolicited call from an industry friend who heard through the grapevine that she wanted to sing for the Lord. That friend was Tony Shepperd, an award winning producer/engineer who had started a new Christian label, Breath of Life Records. After one meeting, Tony offered Josie a recording contract.
Connecting with hit makers Tim Stewart, Monte Neuble, Jamie Jones and Jack Kugell, the dream began to come to life. In 2015, Josie released ‘Elevate,’ the first single from her CD Ashes to Beauty.
Transformed by the love of God and empowered with her gifts, Josie is committed to God’s higher calling for her life. The Bible says “Sing unto the Lord a new song,” and Josie Aiello is doing just that. Follow her on social media at Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, iTunes, Reverb Nation and SoundCloud. Sign up for Josie Aiello Ministries (JAM) and get a free download of ‘Adonai’ via her website. For more information, visit www.josieaiello.com.