Araxie Entertainment in partnership with The Marcell Williams Entertainment Agency, is proud to announce the release of Nationally Syndicated Radio Host, Songwriter, Comedienne, National Recording Artist, Actress and Author Darlene McCoy’s new single Even Me. The culmination of a life-long affair with music that covers three decades, the new single follows “I Shall Live and Not Die” in 2011 and Darlene’s inaugural self-titled debut album which earned 2 Dove Award nominations and her single Fallen In Love which landed on the platinum selling soundtrack of Tyler Perry’s Diary of a Mad Black Woman.
According to Darlene, “Music is my first love. I’ve been in radio for 8 years building and learning the dynamics of ministering to people from the radio platform. I am very excited to have the chance to share my heart and soul with the world again through music!” A Nationally Syndicated Radio Host through Reach Media: Urban One Inc., the number-one Urban Media Specialist in the nation with shows like the Rickey Smiley Morning Show, Get Up Mornings with Erica Campbell, and the Willie Moore Junior Show. Darlene’s syndication spans 46 affiliates on Praise 102.5 from 7-11pm Monday through Friday on The Nightly Spirit with Darlene McCoy and from 8am-10am on Atlanta’s Hip Hop Station Hot 107.9 on Sundays with The Spirit Top 15 Inspirational Hits in America.
A trailblazer, Darlene is the first African-American female with her own Night-Time Syndicated Radio Show. Beyond radio, a National Recording Artist, Darlene’s first album released received critical acclaim. And proved to be a Billboard Magazine breakthrough on the Urban Adult Contemporary charts reaching No. 22. The album was nominated at the 39th GMA Dove Awards for the Urban Album of the Year, while the song, Simply Because, was nominated for Urban Recorded Song of the Year. Affectionally known as the nation’s “Inspirational Girlfriend”, Darlene is known for her bold and broad approach to controversial topics. A spiritually centered individual, Darlene has an undeniable anointing and call to reach God’s listeners. “I understand my calling and my gift. Today, more than ever, people need encouragement and uplifting. It is important people know whatever they face they are not alone,” according to Darlene.
As an artist, Darlene started her career in music over a decade ago working alongside industry greats in R&B, Pop, and Gospel. Multi-Grammy award winning producer Dallas Austin ushered her into the limelight being the Executive Producer of her first project. With an angelic and soulful voice that is distinct and rare, her range and depth has placed her in a narrow circle of talent. According to Monica Brown, her publicist, “Darlene is entering a new and exciting phase of her career. Her voice is timeless and we are excited to share her voice with the world.”