Byron Cage

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Byron Cage
Born (1962-12-15) December 15, 1962 (age 59)
Origin Grand Rapids, MI
Genres Gospel
Years active1989–present
Labels Gospocentric

Byron Louis Cage (born December 15, 1962) is an American gospel recording artist.


Early years

Inspired by the singing of the late Rev. Donald Vails and Thomas Whitfield, Cage began singing gospel music as a teenager. Cage went on to attend Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA, where he was a member of the Morehouse College Glee Club. He also joined New Birth Cathedral in Atlanta. He also served as music director for Greater Grace Temple (PAW), in Detroit, Michigan. Byron Cage is also a member of Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity.

Musical career

1995–1998: Purpose and Full Gospel Baptist Fellowship Mass Choir

While signed to Atlanta International, Byron Cage & Purpose released two live recordings: Dwell Among Us in 1995, and Transparent in Your Presence in 1996. On both albums, Cage served as co-producer. Cage has also made a guest appearance with the Full Gospel Baptist Fellowship Church Choir and Bishop Paul S. Morton. He appeared on the albums "New Thing: Experience the Fullness" in 1996 and "Bow Down & Worship Him" in 1998.

2003: Byron Cage (Live at New Birth Cathedral)

For his first recording with Gospocentric Records, and after having parted ways with Purpose, Byron Cage released his first solo LP Live at New Birth Cathedral with an accompanying DVD. His most celebrated work to date, Live showcases the production by labelmate Kurt Carr. The album garnered Cage five Stellar Award wins in 2004.

2005: An Invitation to Worship

On Byron's second release from Gospocentric, An Invitation to Worship , he enlists the production of PAJAM, as evident on the track entitled 'We Love You", which features J Moss, a prominent member of the production trio. Cage won a Soul Train Award for best Gospel album, a Stellar Award for Song of the Year, and nominations for three Stellar Awards and a Grammy in 2007.

2007: The Proclamation (Live at the Apollo)

Cage recorded a live CD/DVD entitled The Proclamation at the legendary Apollo Theater in New York City on April 26, 2007. The project featured special guests Kelly Price, Kim Burrell, & Dave Hollister and was produced by his An Invitation to Worship collaborators, PAJAM. Cage won a Stellar Award for Contemporary Male Vocalist of the year. The album was released on September 18, 2007. [1]

2009: Faithful to Believe

On Friday, March 13, 2009, Byron recorded Faithful to Believe live in Detroit. The album features special guests Tye Tribbett, Karen Clark Sheard, and Marvin Winans. Grammy Award winner and Israel Houghton's writing/producing partner Aaron Lindsey handled the production. Cage won Male Vocalist of the Year for this project. The album was released on October 27, 2009. [2]

2012: Memoirs of a Worshipper

On Tuesday, June 19, 2012, Byron released his next album Memoirs of a Worshipper recorded live at Christ Universal Temple in Chicago. The album featured special guest Fred Hammond, Clifton Ross, & Mumen "Mookie" Ngenge. Byron teamed up again on this project with Stellar Award-winning producer Aaron Lindsey. This album features the single Great and Mighty

Personal life

On May 22, 2004, Byron married pediatric dentist, Dr. Sonya Windham Cage, before 1,000 guests at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church in Charlotte, NC. [3] They would later divorce.

Byron Cage served as minister of music at Ebenezer African Methodist Episcopal Church in Fort Washington, Maryland from the late 1990s to around 2014–16 (estimated). [4] In June 2012, he served as the minister of music at The Saint Paul's Baptist Church in Richmond, Virginia. On January 14, 2018 Byron Cage became an ordained minister at New Mercies Christian church in Lilburn, Georgia and currently serves as the minister of music.





Stellar Awards 2007 An Invitation to Worship Praise and Worship CD of the YearNominated
Stellar Awards 2007I Will Bless the LordSong of the YearWon
Stellar Awards 2007 An Invitation to Worship Recorded Music Package of the YearNominated
Stellar Awards 2007 An Invitation to Worship Male Vocalist of the YearNominated
Grammys 2006 An Invitation to Worship New Gospel Album of the YearNominated
NAACP Image Awards 2006 An Invitation to Worship Best Gospel PerformanceNominated
NAACP Image Awards 2006 An Invitation to Worship New Gospel Album of the YearNominated
Stellar Awards 2004 Live at New Birth Cathedral Male Vocalist of the YearWon
Stellar Awards 2004 Live at New Birth Cathedral CD of the YearWon
Stellar Awards 2004 The Presence of the Lord Is Here Song of the YearWon
Stellar Awards 2004 Live at New Birth Cathedral Producer of the YearWon
Stellar Awards 2004 Live at New Birth Cathedral Contemporary CD of the YearWon

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