Clayton County’s Strong blazing the trail in gospel

JONESBORO — Clayton County resident Reneé Strong is getting rave reviews in the gospel music world for her angelic voice and sacred lyrics.

In Florida, she shot her first gospel music video. The inspirational songs written and sung by Strong have been acclaimed by gospel singers and musicians worldwide, receiving thousands of hits on YouTube. She said her singing is all about God’s will.

Strong is not only a singer but a songwriter and co-founder of Take Note Entertainment. She and producer Wirlie Morris have successfully built a catalog of hit songs of various genres in the United States, Europe and Japan.

In addition, Strong has contributed to several projects for other well-known music artists. She has also extended her writing ability to movies and plays. She had a hand in “Step Aside,” a song co-written by Strong for Tyler Perry’s “Daddy’s Little Girls” and the stage play “What’s Done in the Dark,” sung by both Tamela Mann and Yolanda Adams.

Although she has been writing gospel for years, the theatrical work is Strong’s first national exposure as a writer in the gospel arena.

“Finding success in the music industry, I still [felt] as though I had not fulfilled the calling placed on my life to become a gospel recording artist,” Strong said. “Now, God has let me know that it is truly my time and my turn.”

Her first solo recording, released this year, is called “Reborn.”

She added her calling is to actively minister through music.

“I pray this [song] reaches into the soul of the listener,” Strong said, “and deposits the anointing and peace of God that was present during the creation of each song.”