Hailed as Gospel music’s connector, VaShawn Mitchell has spent a career being the plug for established and emerging artists, the real energetic, creative source for artists both as a writer, and producer all while charting a path of his own as an exceptional talent.
Born in Chicago, well regarded as the ‘birthplace of Gospel music,’ the imprint of Chicago is clear throughout Mitchell’s life and music. “God has allowed me to go on a musical journey from the choir director and teacher, to writing music and writing for other artists and working behind the scenes,” he said. “That was all training ground for what I experience today. From the choir to praise and worship, to traveling the world internationally, it has deﬁnitely been a huge journey. I attribute the process to God … He has allowed me to see everything, experience everything, and grow from everything I’ve been through to this moment.”
Mitchell’s music has evolved, and it was his career-deﬁning hit, “Nobody Greater,” that gave him not only his most signiﬁcant hit but the vision for reach beyond the walls of the church.
The multiple Grammy, Dove & Stellar Award winner and nominee said, “I was looking back at the twenty years, and thinking about my start in music, and what I’ve accomplished. I realize there are speciﬁc elements in life and elements of God that allowed me to get to where I am.” “I purposely want to write music regarding my personal story, and how God used elements like ﬁre, wind and rain to speak to me at times in my life that needed to be spoken to.”
Combining impassioned lyrics, and stellar musicianship, VaShawn Mitchell has cultivated a hallmark sound that has always been and continues to be afﬁrming, inspiring and produces power-ﬁlled songs. It’s these attributes that endure on his ninth album ELEMENTS, in 2019.
“I feel especially connected to ‘God Can Do Anything,’” Mitchell declared. The song is signature VaShawn Mitchell. In the vein of his hits from the past, ‘Turning Around 4 Me,” and “Nobody Greater,” “God Can Do Anything,” is that super-special moment that Mitchell always seems to ﬁnd.
Mitchell continues to be an effective and essential force in the gospel industry with his most recent project, his single “See The Goodness” featuring Donnie McClurkin. This is the primary track for his next full-length album coming in 2023.