Texas Chapter Board Spotlight | Yolanda Adams

Texas Chapter

  • 2017-2018 Board Governor (Houston, TX)

Yolanda Adams is a multi-GRAMMY winning Gospel artist, radio personality, actress and record producer.

What does being a member of The Recording Academy mean to you? 

Being a Member of the Recording Academy is a responsibility I don't take lightly. I believe in Advocacy and Fair Representation for all Artists. As a Member of the Recording Academy, I get a chance to fight for those who trust us to keep their rights in tact.

Tell us about the musical influences and inspirations that helped to shape your career.

 My Musical Influences are so broad and include several genres.

Jazz Icons Nancy Wilson, Dinah Washington, Nina Simone, Joe Sample,

Gospel Legends Tramaine Hawkins, Daryl Coley, Richard Smallwood.

R &B Legends

Natalie Cole

Gladys Knight

Donny Hathaway

Stevie Wonder

 If you weren’t working in the music industry, what would you be doing?

If I were not in this amazing field we call Entertainment, I'd definitely be a Journalist somewhere getting the tough stories.



Shirley.Goines's picture

She is an inspiration, and highly respected in
this industry. She can SING through the roof!
I am proud to be a member of this chapter that
She represents.

Benefits of Membership

The Recording Academy is the preeminent organization for musicians, producers, engineers and other music professionals. Our mission is to advance artistic and technical excellence, work to ensure a vital and free creative environment, and act as an advocate on behalf of music and its makers.

Our members have access to live events all around the country, as well as 24/7 access to the GRAMMY Pro library of video and editorial content, which explores the industry and craft of music.

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Chapter Information

Senior Executive Director - Theresa Jenkins

President - David Messier

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