Donnis McCoy is a singer, actress and prophetic psalmist From Atlanta, Georgia. In the Christian community, a prophetic psalmist is one who delivers the word of God through music. They are both musicians and worship leaders. Their performances are interactive and deeply moving experiences for all involved.
Throughout her musical spiritual journey, Donnis McCoy has had the opportunity to work with a long list of influential gospel artists and spiritual leaders. The singer traveled with recording artist, songwriter and pastor Rev. Gerald Thompson. For six years she recorded and toured with Grammy-winning gospel singer, Dottie Peoples.
McCoy has had a number of high-profile gigs with popular singing groups in her hometown’s thriving gospel scene. She has worked with artists like Isaac Mullins and Divine Promise, and groups like Free Worship and the Atlanta Chapter of The Gospel Music Workshop. These collaborations have provided Donnis McCoy the opportunity to sing with international stars like Keith Pringle, Dorothy Norwood and the Legendary Rev. Shirley Caesar.
A sought after preacher, singer and worship leader, she made her solo professional recording debut in 2007 with the album Atmosphere (as Donnis Calhoun) . She is an actress, a playwright, a wealth strategist and a spiritual leader. Now, Donnis McCoy has delivered her first-ever live album.
He Never Fails (Live) is the brand new album from Donnis McCoy, released worldwide via all major streaming services on January 7, 2023. The record is a soulful and energetic set. Following Pastor Cody’s organ-accompanied intro, Donnis McCoy and her band raise the roof and raise our souls.
From top to bottom the band kills it, flashing a healthy dose of jazz chops and plenty of James Brown soul along the way. With equal ease they navigate the r&b-infused 80s-pop of “Great and Holy”, the anthemic soul of “The Well” and “He Never Fails”, and fantastic jams like “Spontaneous Worship (Your Bad Days Are Over)” and the epic closer “Song of Ascension”.
At center stage is Donnis McCoy, guiding her flock and converting non-believers with a voice capable of rising from an angelic whisper to an exalted jubilation. The album flows through a series of song arcs, including live exhortations and extended gospel jams. Backed by an impeccable troupe of back-up singers, Donnis preaches, sings and celebrates. She is the master of ceremonies of a joyful hour-long soul revival.
Check out He Never Fails (Live) in its entirety below, or listen on your favorite streaming service. You can also hear “Song of Ascension” on the Deep Indie Jazz playlist. Follow the links below to connect with Donnis McCoy. Get on her socials and get in the loop.