The music and entertainment industry has a hidden force that contributes to its success, evolution, and longevity. Singers, bands, actors and various talents rely on managers, publicists, marketers, promoters, and agents behind the scenes to power the engine to their success. Benita Bellamy Kelley has been one of those driving forces behind new and award-winning artists in Gospel, Christian and Jazz Music. The Tennessee native has offered her genius to dozens of top artists, ministries, and entertainers over her 20-year career span in promoting music, faith-based entertainment, literary and performing arts.
Benita is founder and CEO of The Bellamy Group marketing agency which is noted as one of the top agencies in Gospel music. She now adds author and radio personality to her thriving career and diverse brand. Benita has authored and released her first book BORN 2 BE.
BORN 2 BE is an inspiring 31-day devotional and enlightening guide to motivate you to tap into your full potential. Benita’s powerful book includes many of her own good and bad life experiences while growing up in the mountains of East Tennessee, as a single mother for 20 years, and as an entrepreneur. Each chapter has original or notable personalities’ quotes that Benita encourages readers to share on social media.
“This book is a daily devotional that is a quick and easy read, but the short chapters are very powerful,” Benita explains. “I started writing this several years ago but I had such a busy schedule serving my clients and being a single mom that I never had the time to finish it. I got married in 2017 and received so much encouragement from my husband. We prayed over it often and I began to dedicate blocks of time each week until I finished.”
BORN 2 BE is self-published by Benita and The Bellamy Group and is written to encourage men and women to #BeRESILIENT and to Endure, Rise and WIN! (2 Corinthians 4:16-18). The full-color book also features photos by Barry Bellamy (Benita’s brother), who captured beautiful picturesque scenes from home in the mountains of Tennessee to travels throughout Jamaica and the Carribean Islands.
“I wrote BORN 2 BE because we are all born with greatness in us but we have to stay focused, get up when we fall, and let no one distract us or deter us from our dreams, goals, and destiny,” says Benita. “Life can kick you pretty hard and can seem to be unbearable at times. But, I’m proof that even when your world crumbles around you, and you lose everything, trusting God and being obedient to His word will carry you through every storm or battle you experience.”
In addition, Benita has also developed a companion Spotify music playlist that she hopes readers will follow and listen to as they read the book. The official “Born 2 Be Spotify Playlist” has 31 powerful songs of inspiration and worship by Christian and Urban Inspirational artists including Jasmine Murray, Zach Williams, Johnny Diaz, Earl Bynum and The Mount Unity Choir, Sidewalk Prophets, Kirk Franklin, Commissioned, The Wardlaw Brothers, Joint Heirs, Plumb, Casting Crowns and more.
Being the ingenious creative that she is, Benita continues to expand her brand and consumer reach. Benita has developed an entertainment news radio segment called “The Music Industry Minute”. Her informative short segment offers the latest news and events in Christian Music and Entertainment, and a music business tip for artists. “The Music Industry Minute” is growing in popularity and is heard in syndication on outlets: “Soulful Sessions Radio with Robert E. Person”,“On Stage With Earl Bynum” both on Rejoice Musical Soulfood in over 50 markets, 2019 Stellar Award Winning Internet Station Ugospel.com Radio, Sensational Sounds Radio, MySureFM, VSC Radio Show, WOGS 103.9 FM, Jubilee 690 (St. Louis), Hip Hop Praise w/ DJ Ronnie Ron on247PraiseRadio.com and DAF Radio.
On May 25-26 Benita will be co-hosting the Memorial Day Gospel Fest and Bowling Party in Oklahoma City, OK. Benita and The Bellamy Group are also nominated for a 2019 IRAA Award for Promoter/ Marketer of the Year. The IRAA Awards will be held May 31-June 1 in Baton Rouge, LA.
You can read more about Benita, read samples and purchase the BORN 2 BE book by visitingwww.YouAreBorn2Be.com. Benita will soon release a schedule of book signing dates and is also accepting engagements as a speaker, music industry or ministry conference lecturer and event host.