Pioneering Dramatic Behavior & Great Music Skills Presented By 22 Year Old
Newcomer Darrel Petties Reasonates Staying Power
By: Gatsby Melodi'
Atlanta, GA May 23, 2006 - 'My hearts
in the Kingdom of God. I'm totally sold
out for His discretion", newcomer
Darrel Petties (pronounced pet us)
began our phoner about his recently
released CD "Darrel Petties &
Strength In Praise Count It All Joy"
released April 4, 2006 on the EMI
GM: What did you mean when you
said that you were sold out to God?
What does it mean to be sold out?
Darrel Petties: "To know that you don't
have your own agenda to do anymore.
Totally submission...'I'm an old boy..I
come from stuff that don't make no
sense to some."
No doubt 22-year-old Darrel Petties
who has been singing since age 5.
is wise beyond his earthly years. His
speech deliverance is unassuming
and he carefully chooses words that
match his laid back demeanor.
GM: Do you remember the name of
your first solo song at age 5?
Darrel Petties: "It was Kermit the Frog".
He tells a warm and fuzzy story of how
he came from a single parent home
and grew close to his grandfather. "My
grandfather is my father, my mentor,
my listener, my guide", Petties boasts..
That grandfather was also a preacher
who taught him and impressed God
about him so much, "I accepted the call
to preach at age 12", Petties revealed
to me and then quickly asserts his
"Daily we must become sensitive to
when God is speaking. I would always
hear His voice."
As evidenced with this debut Darrel
Petties now joins the elite group of
Gospel artists and choir leaders with
staying power consistently using an
innovative ministry sprinkling high
energy and excitement to the cause of
God and his covenant to being
Last year Petties blew us out of the
waters with his 'Glory Halleluhah' cut
that was featured on the WOW Gospel
GM: What do you mean by you are an
Darrel Petties: Hand-clapping,
foot-stomping. I love old school hymns
from back in the day."
While the name Darrel Petties spreads
its wings his remarkable talents are
just beginning to brew at his tender
30 Second Audio Clips
And Comments From
DP: "Best for Lyrics"
DP: "Passionate song for
me. Kind of like the things we
go through on a daily basis."
DP: "Church tune. Back to
traditional church. Can't thank
DP: "My attitude and personality.
Not sold out. I tell God on a daily
basis. God knows what's best."
Darrel Petties & Strength In Praise
DP: "This is a hope song to me.
I love it because it expresses
Freedom without restraints from
DP: "A hymn that features
DP: "Old school with new school
feel. I wrote it two years ago. I
heard the rhythm in my head."
DP: "I wrote this when my
choir was low in Spirit.
Everybody. The Word came to
me in my spirit."
DP: "One of my favorite
motivational songs. God is
mighty above anything I'm going
DP: "Personal prayer from a
"God has anointed
rest on my vocal
- Darrel Petties
GM: Your DVD is mostly wonderful
showy and dashing upbeat music. The
overall visual is alluring. You also wrote
all ten tracks on the CD. What are you
hoping your ministry does more
Darrel Petties: "Music is a source of
healing. My music is a Blessing because I
am real. I am careful about what I write.
Every tear that is shed writes a story. This
project is a natural debt. Everything I wrote
came out of pain, trials or victory.
Sometimes we think we have things under
control. Sometimes we need some kind
of break through to be a better person.
God has anointed rest on my vocal chords.
GM: How do you deal with stress and
Darrel Petties: "Anxiety comes with low
periods. I look at anxiety as another
opportunity to prove God strong."
GM: Do you remember the title of the first
sermon you ever preached?
Darrel Petties: "God's Love" from I John
Chapter 1 which says Love is God and
God is Love...All in unity with body of
Christ..If a man say he love God but hate
GM: Who benefits listening to your
Darrel Petties: "From the lil lonesome
grandma to young people. This is Gospel
music for everybody. I'm bridging the gap
between Traditional and New Century."
GM: Thanks for the interview Mr. Petties
and good luck with your ministry.
Darrel Petties: "Thank you and God Bless.
Angela Holmes, Lead Vocals
Written by Darrel Petties
Duraton: 5 min 50 sec.