Every life is a story. Tanya Godsey's began in the wide open plains of Texas. There with the dust and storms she was born. And with a passion for singing that began at age 2, a piano in one corner and a guitar close behind, she began writing songs as a way to process life and faith. Two decades later, opportunity came calling in Nashville after she won AGMA's International CCM Song of the Year and was invited to work with Producer Reed Arvin (Rich Mullins, Amy Grant).
2 Albums later she is a verifiable Tennessean. Her most recent album, Telling Time was released to the praise of both critics and listeners and focuses on the journey of life "from everyday to eternity." The official video for the album's first single "White Page" has been viewed in over 40 countries and the song has resonated with audiences everywhere including the UK where it reached #9 on Christian radio. But Tanya believes the essence of her calling is: " to offer biblically inspired music that deposits hope deep within the heart of the listener." It is love and compassion for people and their unique stories that remains at the core of Tanya's calling to add her voice and songs to the conversation of our culture.
Tanya just completed a new full length album with Producer Ben Shive (Ellie Holcomb, Sara Groves) whom she collaborated with for her 2014 Christmas Single, "In One" which received radio airplay across the Country upon its release.
What Others Are Saying
“We were blessed by the stories, the music and the heart of Tanya Godsey. My only disappointement was that we didn’t have her come sooner! Our church was very blessed by Tanya’s ministry and we hope it works out for her to come again.”
— Tim McCarty - Worship Pastor - Edgewood Baptist Church Edmonds, WA
“Tanya’s visit to our church was such a gift. Not only is she a talented songwriter and musician but she is also a wonderful storyteller and we enjoyed her stories and words of encouragement as much as her music. We have a large creative community at our church and I loved the way Tanya brought the audience into the artistic process behind the songs. Our musicians and artists were especially blessed by that behind the scenes view of her music. It was an amazing night and I continue to hear stories about how Tanya’s music is touching people in our church body. We would have her back in a heartbeat!”
— Jessi McNeal - Arts Community Leader - Mill Creek Foursquare Church Mill Creek, WA
“Tanya is a storyteller with a voice that moves your soul as well as your mind. Her music embodies an honest expression of life and faith, while her voice captivates your ear with a rich melody and sound.”
— Jim Mann - North Hills Community Church - Rancho Cucamonga, CA
“Tanya writes and sings with a wisdom beyond her years; she digs deeply and shares through her beautiful songs the treasures mined from places where we all live and struggle. She is that rare kind of artists who possesses both extraordinary talent and a genuine unassuming nature. I consider her a true friend and a kindred spirit and can’t wait for you to hear her music!”
— Staci Frenes - Critically Acclaimed Singer/Songwriter - San Francisco Bay Area
“Tanya is a shepherd that speaks to the soul. Passionately biblical and contemplative, it is impossible to sit and listen to her without being drawn to the truth and heart of who God is. She is the rare hybrid of artist and minister who can go far beyond simply entertaining and leave an audience with a lasting spiritual deposit.”
— Kevin Perry - Worship & Arts Pastor - Fellowship Bible Church Murfreesboro, TN
“Leading the people of God in the genuine and powerful worship of who He is, is one of the greatest gifts that God gives in the body of Christ. A person who has this gift has been given a beautiful thing! When God also gives this person the ability to write God-honoring songs that minister deeply to people on a spiritual and emotional level and see the big picture of the kingdom, you truly have a person whose maturity can influence many! Tanya Godsey is this person! As her Pastor I have seen up close all that I have described above and I am encouraged that others will be exposed to her ministry!”
— Jeff Patton - Teaching Pastor - Fellowship Bible Church Murfreesboro, TN & Family Life Marriage Conference Speaker
“Tanya Godsey is the real deal...the complete package. Lyrics that are both aching and uplifting, chords and rhythms from a huge color palette. And the voice! So warm and true, you just wonder where she’s been all these years.”
— Scott Dente - Global Genius Productions - Out of The Grey