Recording Artist Tony Terry Announces Membership To National Recording Academy; Atlanta Chapter
"The integrity of the process is of paramount importance to every artist everywhere. I plan to help ensure that the reputation of the GRAMMY Awards is enhanced by my actions as an Academy member "
ATLANTA - Aug. 17, 2016 - International recording artist Tony Terry has been producing and publishing soul-stirring music for nearly three decades; he's also been topping charts all over the world and today, Terry is now an extremely proud member of the of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences Atlanta Chapter.
Terry, born in North Carolina, is a graduate of the famed Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Washington, DC, where he grew up prior to traveling the world and before settling down in Atlanta, Georgia with his family. Terry claims all three states, home. In the late 80's, Terry landed backing vocalist jobs with the freestyle/pop group Sweet Sensation, and hip-hop group The Boogie Boys before venturing out on a solo career in a soul/funk/dance vein. Terry recorded numerous Ep's and pop singles during the decades his music was catching fire with his number one hit when I'm "With You" which, propelled his career into the stratosphere. "With You" became one of the most nationally requested wedding songs of all time and to this day, remains such; forcing Terry to take on the status of sensual-soulful balladeer and rendering him a young modern day icon. Terry's perfect combination of talent and charm makes Tony Terry one of the most respected music artists today. His recording career has presented him with relationships with Epic/CBS Records, Sony Music Entertainment, and Virgin Records. His first single (on Epic/CBS Records), "She's Fly," was released in 1987 and peaked at #10 on the Billboard R&B singles chart. With faith being an essential part of Terry's life, he is pleased to have recorded a gospel album entitled "Changed," featuring "Praise Him," "I Wanna Thank You Lord," "Nobody Like Jesus," "Look to the Hills," "Jesus to Hold" and "Come Child." Terry is a pillar in his community as well as his own home where he has been caretaker to his wife, who suffers from Fibromyalgia. He has served as the national spokesperson for the National Fibromyalgia Association. Terry lends his voice to causes for which he is passionate about which includes families and health and wellness and has been a supporter of the 'All Lives Matter' movement which, gave birth to his single ' All Life Matters' single which he has reprised for the sign of the times. In 2015, Tony Terry was saluted by the largest black caucus in the nation, the Georgia Black Legislative Caucus for his dedication and excellence in the field of entertainment. With his newly reprised compilation, Terry was tapped by the conveners' of the 107th convention of the NAACP and asked Terry to perform what is now being dubbed as a 'Social Anthem' and went on to say they "could not think of a better entertainer to celebrate their works." Now, as a member of The Recording Academy, Terry has the privilege of participating in the GRAMMY Awards process. "The integrity of the process is of paramount importance to every artist everywhere" Terry says. "With
that privilege also comes the responsibility to ensure that its integrity be protected, maintained, and untarnished in any way. I plan to help ensure that the reputation of the GRAMMY Awards is enhanced by my actions as an Academy member." Terry's ongoing support as a member will be key to helping continue the missions of The Recording Academy by Membership and Awards; Music Education and Archiving and Preservation; Philanthropy and Charity, and Advocacy. These missions directly affect and touch the lives of our members, the music community, and ultimately the public and therefore are vital and important to the very fabric of our culture. Terry's long awaited CD entitled "From The Heart" is set to release in late 2016. Terry is being repped by Soundwave Entertainment record label and distributed via Spectra, LLC. Read more about this artist at: www.tonyterrymusic.com