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  • Shayla Woods

    Shayla Woods

  • Shayla Woods performing recently.

    Shayla Woods performing recently.


Gospel Psalmist Shayla Woods has recently released her new single “Dwell In Me”.

The singer has a heart to usher people into the presence of God and wants her latest song to speak to the heart of the listener and give them a refreshing in their souls.

Ms Woods has ministered with many praise teams and groups such as “The Joshua Generation”, “United Tehilla Ministries”, “Judah Praise” and “Perfected Praise”.

She is also a lead worshipper at New Creation Worship Center.

Doors have opened that has allowed her to minister all across Bermuda, Florida and Minnesota.

Ms Woods has earned her Associates Degree of Music Performance from McNally Smith College of Music in Minnesota and is attaining a Bachelors in music ministry with a minor in child and family studies at the University of Northwestern.

She spoke to The Royal Gazette about her single and more.

Q: What's the inspiration behind “Dwell In Me”?

A: The Bible says, “He that dwells in the secret place of the most high shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.”

I simply wanted to enter that secret place with God and learn of Him.

Q: What inspires you to sing?

A: My relationship with God inspires me to sing. I love God; I love music, what better way to combine the two.

I sing for His glorification and in doing that I am giving the gift back to the giver.

Q: Have you always enjoyed the art of music?

A: Yes, I have always enjoyed the art of music. I'm loving it more and more each day.

Q: How long have you been singing?

A: I have been singing since the age of five.

Q: Who are your musical inspirations?

A: My musical inspirations are; Tasha Cobbs, Kierra Sheard, Jonathan McReynolds, Shana Wilson, VaShawn Mitchell, Fred Hammond and the list goes on and on.

Q: How has your music journey been so far?

A: My musical journey has elevated in this season of my life.

It hasn't always been the most comfortable ride, but it's worth it.

Q: What can we expect from you in the future?

A: You can expect more songs that are birthed through me by God.

Q: What words of encouragement would you give to a young person who desires to take a similar path?

A: Don't become weary in well doing and don't ever despise small beginnings.

The Bible says that the steps of a righteous man are ordered by God, don't rush your timing, and allow Him to direct your path.

Q: Are there any additional comments that you would like to add?

A: “Dwell In Me” is currently blazing radio airwaves all across Bermuda.

The intimate worship ballad, produced by Dove nominated artist Khristian Dentley of Take 6, ushers its listener directly into the presence of God.

It is now available on iTunes, Amazon and cdbaby.com.

McNally Smith website: www.mcnallysmith.edu

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