This weekend will be a big one for gospel singing sensation Tre’ Thomas. He will compete with other DC area artists for Best Male Up and Coming Artist category at the Love from the Sound Stage Awards. The awards show recognizes established and upcoming artists for their achievements. The event takes place Saturday, October 1 at the Spectrum Theater in Arlington, VA at 7:00 p.m.
This will be Thomas’ first awards show and most certainly will be the first of many. “It’s an honor for people in my own city to recognize my hard work and my talent. I’m really honored that I’m nominated for such an award. It’s a great, great feeling.”
This nomination puts Thomas closer to his goal of taking the gospel message outside the four walls of the church.
It’s interesting that I am the only Christian artist in the category so that means a lot that I can even be included in a category that’s for R&B males. It kind of pushes me further to being exposed to an audience that maybe some Christian artist would not be exposed to.
That exposure will become even more extensive as the diverse audience will get to see and hear Thomas perform his popular song, “My First Love” from his album A Natural Contrast. Meanwhile, his plans for a new album continue to move forward.
Currently in the studio working on the album, Thomas hopes to release his single, “Finally” in a few weeks. “It’s become the favorite of a lot of people so everyone is patiently waiting for it.” The consummate professional, he intends to deliver his very best on this new album. “I want to make sure that I give my audience something great,” he says.
He’s also being methodical in his approach to his album release saying he does not want to rush it. “There are some things that are in me that I feel that I really need to get out on this project.” He anticipates a fall release or possibly the first quarter of 2012.
This talented singer continues to make an impact within his community with his activism. In April, Thomas partnered with the Black Leadership Commission on AIDS of Washington to increase awareness of HIV/AIDS in D.C., Maryland and Virginia. He is taking his commitment to this cause quite seriously. He anticipates participating in World Aids Day in December and plans to host a summit on the issue in February 2012.
I’m presenting a summit just to talk about HIV and AIDS in the community. It’s something that I have on my heart that I really want to do. I really want to sit down with the community of all ages, of all races not just to inform people but to have dialogue to try to understand why we behave the way we behave. If we begin to deal with some of those things in our conversations then we can change our patterns.
Catch Tre’ Thomas when he performs at Howard University on October 12th at the Rankin Chapel for Wednesday Night Live. The show begins at 7:00 pm.
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