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Everett Drake on Centertainment Radio on Fri - 6/9/17 @ 7pm CST!

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As so many stage performers who have gone before, Everett was raised in the church, singing in the choir for as long as he can remember. Today, between road trips, he still devotes as much energy as possible to his beloved First Baptist Church South Inglewood.

In the early 1970s, it was his involvement with gospel music that led him to join a Nashville group called, The Johnson Ensemble. He both sang and directed the group.

The Johnson Ensemble gained the attention of gospel producer, Shannon Williams, who signed them to his Nashboro Records label, and over the next few years, several albums were released. The plaintive, “The Harvest Is Plentiful”, became one of the top selling gospel albums of the year...thus, Everett experienced singing on his first hit record.

In May of 1992, Everett received a call from Lyle Lovett, which led to his joining Lyle and His LARGE Band. Again, he became a world traveler, touring the United States, Canada, England, Ireland, Scotland and Germany. These tours also featured Dire Straits, Bonnie Raitt and Was Not Was. With Lyle and the Large Band.

Currently, Everett has returned to his first love, gospel music, and is working with Dr. Bobby Jones as one of his featured vocalists on the top-rated show, Bobby Jones Gospel. The show is shown internationally on the Black Entertainment Television (BET), Word Television, and IMPACT Television Networks. Again, he finds himself in the company of gospel’s hottest stars, including longtime friend, Derrick Lee, who is musical director of the show.