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Meet Grammy-Nominated Gospel Recording Artist Dominique 'DOE' Jones


Grammy-nominated gospel artist Dominique “DOE” Jones says that faith has always played a prominent role in her musical career, whether she is performing or writing, God is at the center of her music.

When DOE received a text from Jonathan McReynolds asking if she’d like to be featured on his newest single “Cycles,” she immediately knew that she wanted to take part; it’s a decision that is allowing her to go the Grammy Awards for the first time as a solo artist on Feb. 10, 2019.

Music has always been a part of her life. She told Liftable, a brand of The Western Journal, that both sides of her family were musical so it was only natural that she would also pursue music. She remembers being a part of the worship team at the church where her father was the pastor and even remembers writing songs at a young age.

“Life was very colorful and full of beautiful, sometimes annoying noise lol,” she said.

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In fact, in 2004, DOE and her family began performing and traveling together as a gospel pop band called forever JONES. They eventually were signed with EMI Gospel from “a series of divine connections” that ended with 2 Grammy nominations, 2 Dove Award nominations, and 6 Stellar Awards nominations. They also had a reality TV show on Bounce TV.

Even though the family isn’t performing with a label anymore, they are still performing regularly at a monthly worship/prayer gathering they host called “HELLO GOD DALLAS.” They also support DOE in her endeavor to become a solo artist; she said that they are her biggest supporters and she is so thankful for the ways they have stepped up to help her.

Through her own music, DOE is showing that her God-given talent is still a force to be reckoned with and that her faith continues to be beautifully illustrated through her lyrics.

“My faith is behind EVERY song that I write,” she told Liftable. “Even in moments of real and raw discouragement, one can pinpoint my faith journey in my writing. I’m really thankful that at a young age, my parents introduced me to Jesus Christ. It was the best thing they ever gave me.”

Psalm 42:7 has been a particularly important passage of scripture for her in this recent season of life. She said that the message coincides with her newest single, “Deepest Part of You.”

When Gospel artist Jonathan McReynolds reached out to her in April asking if she would like to be featured on his newest album, specifically on the song “Cycles,” she said that she was absolutely ecstatic for the opportunity and was honored to be featured on the song.

“There is an enemy out there, watching every move and pattern, and working diligently to keep them in unhealthy Cycles,” DOE said when describing the song. “However, when we come into communion with Jesus and declare the name that is above every other name, there is power to break those cycles.”

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Now the song is bringing them both to the 61st Annual Grammy Awards for “Best Gospel Performance/Song.” She told Liftable that it felt like God smiled on her when she found out that the song was being nominated.

The Grammy Awards will take place on Feb. 10, 2019. Make sure to watch on your local TV provider to see if this incredible woman of God will win her first Grammy as a solo artist.

You can also follow her on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook for the latest updates on her next single, “Reach” set to be released in March, and other projects she is working on.

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Kayla has been a staff writer for The Western Journal since 2018.
Kayla Kunkel began writing for The Western Journal in 2018.
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