Janet Paschal

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Janet Paschal
Janet Paschal (3442059261).jpg
Background information
Born(1956-10-18) October 18, 1956 (age 58)
OriginReidsville, North Carolina
GenresSouthern gospel, inspirational
Occupation(s)Singer, musician, songwriter, author
InstrumentsVocals
Years active1986–present
LabelsVine, Spring Hill Music Group
Associated actsThe LeFevres, The Rex Nelon Singers, Jimmy Swaggart, Bill Gaither
Websitejanetpaschal.com
 
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Janet Paschal
Janet Paschal (3442059261).jpg
Background information
Born(1956-10-18) October 18, 1956 (age 58)
OriginReidsville, North Carolina
GenresSouthern gospel, inspirational
Occupation(s)Singer, musician, songwriter, author
InstrumentsVocals
Years active1986–present
LabelsVine, Spring Hill Music Group
Associated actsThe LeFevres, The Rex Nelon Singers, Jimmy Swaggart, Bill Gaither
Websitejanetpaschal.com

Janet Paschal (born October 18, 1956) is an inspirational Christian and southern gospel vocalist. She is often associated with Bill Gaither's Homecoming events.

Career[edit]

Janet Paschal is a native of Reidsville, North Carolina. She was raised in a Christian and musically inclined family. Her grandfather was a minister who served as a great inspiration in her life. Following her high school graduation, Paschal was invited to become a member of the southern gospel group, The LeFevres. The group then changed its name to the Rex Nelon Singers after the last LeFevre retired from the group. From there she became a member of televangelist Jimmy Swaggart’s Crusade Team. In 1986, Paschal began her solo career, releasing her first album entitled I Give You Jesus on Jimmy Swaggart’s ministry label, Shiloh Records.

Her 1994 album, Journey of Grace, made a mark, but it was her 1997 album, The Good Road, and also a book by the same title (authored by Paschal), that put her on the map. Since then, she has released seven more successful albums, received several awards and Dove and Grammy nominations.

In 2005, Paschal was diagnosed with breast cancer and received 11 months of treatment. Following a clean bill of health, Paschal recorded a new project of hymns titled, Sounds Like Sunday, which benefits breast cancer research. Her latest releases include a CD titled ‘Treasure’ and a book titled Treasures of the Snow. In 2012, she won the Diamond Award for Best Female Vocalist for the fourth time.

Paschal's self-penned song, "Another Soldier's Coming Home" was written as a tribute to her grandfather. It became an instant hit and broadened Janet's audience tremendously. She was invited to perform the song for the national memorial service of Michael Blassie, the first unknown soldier to be exhumed and positively identified. The song is frequently performed by the United States Army Band and in a special video presentation at Los Angeles' Forest Lawn Memorial Park. It was the signature song for the organization, Grief Share.

Paschal made history with the release of her first single from the 2008 Treasure album. Her single, "Hide Me Sweet Rock of Ages", landed at the No. 1 position on the August 2009 Singing News Top 80 Chart. Janet is the first full-time female soloist to have a No. 1 song on the magazine's charts. [1]

Personal life[edit]

In 1999, Paschal married an airline pilot.They reside in North Carolina. In 2005, she was diagnosed with breast cancer and received 12 months of treatment. As of July 2012, Paschal has been deemed cancer-free.[2]

Discography[edit]

With The LeFevres[edit]

With The Rex Nelon Singers[edit]

Solo[edit]

Guest appearances on other albums[edit]

Gaither Homecoming Video solos[edit]

Other work[edit]

Paschal served as the spokeswoman for an international Christian relief organization, "Mission of Mercy".

Paschal has authored two books: in 1997, "The Good Road", a collection of her own writings and reflections on life, based on the book of Jeremiah; in 2008, "Treasures of the Snow".

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