Sunday, December 30, 2012

Tosha Hill at Dick Cooper Party

Tosha Hill at Dick Cooper Party

Alabama Music goes to Shoal Creek near Florence, Alabama to attend Dick Cooper Annual-Day-After-Thanksgiving Party. This is a gathering of musicians, old and young alike. Tosha Hill performed for the first time. This young lady is natural and unassuming with talent that will make her an important part of Alabama's music future.

Tosha Brooke Hill born ( February 15, 1993) is an American Gospel Singer, from Florence, AL. In December of 2008, she recorded her first album entitled “Sweet Holy Spirit”. She is the daughter of Billy and Tina Hill, furniture manufacturers from Florence, AL. She has three brothers, Billy Hill Jr., Josh Hill, and Caleb Hill. Tosha was raised in church all of her life and always loved to sing. When Tosha was twelve years old, she surrendered her life to Jesus Christ. Ever since that day, she’s had the burning desire to serve Him and minister to others through song. She started singing at other surrounding churches at the age of 12. One of the first venues she sung at was Restoration Ranch in Tuscumbia, AL., which is a rehab facility that ministers to individuals that have addictions through the Word of God. When Tosha was in the 8th grade she sung “Hold Me While I Cry” ,won her school’s first talent show in March of 07’. Five months later she entered into a talent competition at Mug.Com in Muscle Shoals, AL. In September, she took home the title of Shoals Star II. In that same month she competed in the North Alabama State Fair and took home 2nd place in 07’ and in 08’. She also performed at the “Halloween Hoot” in Decatur, AL in October of 07’. Being a member of Waterloo High School’s Beta Club, she represented the group in Birmingham, AL by performing solo in the special talent competition, which was held at the Birmingham Jefferson Civic Center, in Birmingham, AL. She took home Runner Up 07’-08’. April 15th she recorded two songs at Fame Studio in Muscle Shoals, AL which can be heard on the radio. In June of 2008, she had the honor to sing at Mayor Bobby Irons Campaign, not once but on two occasions. One at Petersville Community Center, but also at the Florence Coliseum. The Mayor and his wife Sarah Irons, have become one of Tosha’s best friends. July 4th of 2008, Tosha performed at Double Head Resort, in Town Creek, AL, in the talent show entitled “Star Spangled Spectacular” in the adult group and took home 2nd place. Also, in July 08‘, Tosha was thrilled to sing for the very first time at the historic W.C. Handy Festival in Tuscumbia, AL, and she opened the show for singer/songwriter Donnie Fritts. December 2008, Tosha and her brothers, Josh and Caleb, performed at the Florence Colisuem for Sara Lee’s Christmas Party, which roughly 700 attended. Tosha is special friends with singer/songwriter Earl “Peanutt” Montgomery. Peanutt wrote several songs for Country singers such as: George Jones, Tammy Wynette, Emmylou Harris, and Tanya Tucker. Tosha has done some recording with him in the past. In the future, Tosha will record one of his original songs called, “One of these Days”, He gave his life to the Lord in the early 1970’s. He felt the call to preach the good news and write Gospel songs like Ole’ Mose and co writer with Sue Richards on “Let’s all Go Down to the River”. On May 15th 2009, Tosha had the honor to meet Mike McGuire, drummer and singer/songwriter, for the American Country Group, Shenandoah, at Sunbright Care Nursing Home singing event. She also met singer Kerry Gilbert, creator of the impressive KGB Band based in the Russellville, AL area. Tosha and her brother Josh performed at Marvin Morrow’s, “Singing on the Farm”, in Cypress Inn, TN on May 28th, 2009. Tosha has also had the honor to sing on two occasions with Marvin Morrow. Marvin traveled and played with American Singers such as Wilma Lee and Stoney Cooper, Merle Haggard, Tex Ritter, Ernie Ashworth, Dave Dudley, George Morgan, Hank Locklin. Marvin is such a great Christian Singer and also a good friend of the Hill family. On April 25, 2009, Tosha had the honor to sing at the Robert Jones Trent Golf Course in Colbert County for the 23rd Annual Randy Owen Celebrity Golf Course Tournament. Randy was the lead singer of the American Country group, “Alabama“. She sung with Randy’s band on “Wayfaring Stranger”, and also played Randy’s guitar. Tosha was in competition at the historic “Alabama Music Hall of Fame” . It was called the Talent Expo and she won 1st place with Peanutt Montgomery’s song, “One of These Days”. She has performed numerous times for three years at UBN television stations in: Adamsville, TN, Booneville, MS, and Russellville, AL, now. Also on WRMG Red Bay television station in Red Bay, AL. She was interviewed in year 2008 by the Christian radio station Fix 91.3 FM in Florence, AL, by Mark Allen. She was interviewed by Jerry Edgil former D.J. of WBTG, located in Muscle Shoals, AL. Also, WKAX Kickin’ Country, Russellville, AL by D.J. Buddy Mattheus in May of 2009. She has sung at numerous churches across the Tennessee Valley and neighboring states. Her and her family attends Christ Chapel in Petersville, AL, where Tosha often sings. She also sings at Revivals, Youth Rallies, Nursing Homes, Campaigns, Weddings, Anniversaries, and any other special event.

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