It’s been said, “once a singer, always a singer”. That expression could easily fit Kenny Vines. Years ago in the Washington, DC area, he was one of the most popular Gospel vocalists in the area. After a multi-year hiatus, Vines returns to the Gospel music industry showcasing two blessed tracks for those in DC and beyond. A singer, songwriter and musician, Vines is known for providing spirited performances, superior musicianship and exceptional arrangements. His new cut, “Hallelujah”, is an uplifting praise song and is currently available on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play and other digital music outlets.
Although Vines has been in the background musically, he’s now stepping center stage once again. His re-emergence begins with the debut of an up-tempo track, “Hallelujah”. “‘Hallelujah’ is a favorite song of mine,” says Vines. “God truly gave me this song; it’s really simple, but it’s a moving song. It’s been said that ‘hallelujah’ is the highest praise. That’s exactly what I want God to receive during this song.” The bouncy new cut is certain to be a favorite of Gospel music fans, especially with Kenny’s vocal timbre, which is rich, catching the ear on the first note. The song carries a memorable hook inviting the listener to join in the spiritual celebration. Perfect for Sunday morning praise teams, the tune is unpretentious yet refreshing. A music minister at heart, Vines is serious about music ministry and is determined that his songs convey the heart of God.
A familiar name to lovers of Gospel music in the DMV area, Vines grew up in the Nation’s Capital. Initially, he wasn’t blessed with a gift of music, but during a supernatural experience at a time of high praise, God endowed him with a ministry of worship. As he developed a passion for music, he joined a local choir and later a Gospel quartet called the Emerald Gospel singers. Showcasing his love for quartet, he also became a member of Little Rocker Gospel Singers. Each ensemble honed his vocal skills and developed his ear for harmony and his gifting for musical expression. He joined Jericho City of Praise in Landover, MD, and enrolled in the church’s Bible College, then joining the church’s Mass Choir. While at Jericho, he was a favorite of the Choir, eventually realizing how much he enjoyed bringing people into the presence of God. Ultimately, he launched a solo ministry with his debut, Faithful Love and True in 2003. His sophomore release, Lord I Yield, put him on the map locally and positioned him as one of the premiere voices in the Gospel arena.