Few artists in Gospel can be referred to as a “legend”. Tommye Young-West can certainly be placed in that category.
With roots in Gospel that go back decades, this award-winning vocalist has been blessing believers since the age of five. Tommye’s musical beginnings started in Dallas, Texas, at the church of Bishop T.L. Young, her father. She quickly gained a reputation as a superior vocalist and was featured in state and local conventions of the Church of God in Christ. It was at one of those conventions that both Dr. Mattie Moss Clark, and James Cleveland, took Tommye under their wings, but the secular world came calling as well. She secured a major label record deal. Her first release, “Do You Still Feel The Same Way”,went platinum. Notoriety from that record found her opening up for artists like Teddy Pendergrass and Stevie Wonder. She returned to Gospel music when she was chosen to record a song for the soundtrack of “A Woman Called Moses.” Since then, she has released five Gospel records. During her career, she’s sung with artists a countless number of gospel artists. Gifted as an actress as well, she’s performed in more than a dozen plays nationwide. She currently assists the Fine Arts Department of The Potter’s House in Dallas, TX.