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Singer Avery Sunshine has a pretty good pedigree in both R&B and gospel music.  She has collaborated with everyone from Will Downing and Musiq Soulchild to Michael Bublé, Anthony Hamilton, and Jennifer Holliday and is the choir director at the famed Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia.

Her current CD The Sun Room, has been at the top of the R&B charts for the last few weeks and she’s performing on the 2015 Tom Joyner Fantastic Voyage.

Sunshine is from Chester, Pennsylvania a suburb of Philadelphia. She says she’s been singing all her life, but more by default she says.

“I started playing piano first. I wasn’t trying to sing. I sang by default because folks wasn’t showing up to do their solos,” Sunshine says. No, her father wasn’t a minister in fact, she says, he was “quite the opposite.”

“My daddy was Stacy Adams with some Sansabelt pants,” she says. “I used to talk about it in my shows but folks act like they don’t know.”

Sunshine went to Spelman instead of nearby Cheyney University because at that point, she wanted to get away.

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