Coaches

Shawnda Rains

Founder, Vocal Coach, Artist Development & Mentoring, Producer

Charlie Shearer

Production & Recording, Artist Development & Mentoring, Guitar Training

Kenzie Tay

StageStruck & StageStars Director, Starlets Director, Choreographer, Vocal Training

Grace Brown

Piano/Keyboard Training, Vocal Training

Grace Brown is a 20 year old Music Major at Grayson College and a Bible Student at Charis Bible College and is a Worship Leader at Victory Life Church and First Christian Church of Denison.

She began performing on stage with live bands at the tender age of 3.  You might remember her as “Gracie Brown” - her headshot from age 4 still hangs in Shawnda’s office!  And, she still answers to Gracie. 

Her first performance venue was The Main Street Showcase in the Rialto Theater in Historic Downtown Denison. That performance was quickly followed by a showcase at the Oklahoma City Opry and Jammin’ for Jesus in Branson at the old Wayne Newton Theater.  Gracie has spent her entire life doing what she loves - singing for The Lord. 

In addition to Christian music, she also spent her childhood and teenage years  performing other genres of music, as well.  She developed an affinity for old standards, Country, Southern Gospel, Music for the Decades, and Broadway Musicals.  She has gifted her talent to numerous charities and local churches for fundraising throughout the years. At age 7 she began writing songs and recorded in the studio.  When she was 8 years old, she began leading worship in Children's Church at Victory Life.  As a student at Texoma Christian School, Gracie remained faithful with her gift by leading the Worship Team for two years.  She has also been given the opportunity to plant a Worship Team at another area church.

From age 2, Gracie was also in the Dance Studio!  With a Dance Teacher & Cheer Coach Mommy and an older, dancing sister, she spent 16 years and hours on end dancing, choreographing and competing in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip-Hop, and Cheer. 

Grace held a leading role in a Christian Sit-com for 3 years. She worked on set with Darrell Campbell who wrote and directed Home Improvement, Days of our Lives, Timon and Pumba, New Tom and Jerry and the films, Last Ounce of Courage and The Pistol. 

One of the “feathers in her cap” she is most proud of is playing her original music at The Blue Bird Cafe in Nashville, TN in 2012.

Grace loves the camera and working on set - she’s been involved in TV Commercials and Indie Films holding supporting roles.

In July on 2017, she recorded for the Victory Life Worship album.  She led the congregation on Live Broadcast singing You are Faithful, written by her first and only boyfriend and love of her life, Andrew Cacho.  Her previous recordings can be found on iTunes with another local church, Sherman Bible/ Fusion Bible Worship.

Currently, she is working on her first original EP.  Watch for more news about this project!

 

Jodi McWilliams

 
Assistant Choreographer for StageStruck and Red River Dancers