MMTA is so PROUD to announce all the accomplishments of our 2 Musical Success Stories! Ashley "RAYNE" Moore & Jeff Hawes! These 2 have worked so hard and deserve their upcoming success! Stay tuned for more on these 2 !
ASHLEY MOORE, Also known as RAYNE, is a young, anointed and gifted female rapper and singer
from Birmingham, AL Ashley began pursuing the entertainment industry at age eight doing school plays and talent shows. Ashley was the host of "No Age Limit" and made guest appearances on "Let's Just Talk" and "Keep-N-It-Real" which made her an instant local celebrity. She performed at the Jasper Awards and took home the 2007 Hottest New Artist of the Year. In 2008 after joining MMTA, Ashley met up with Ian Burke (LaunchPad Records, Representing Def-Jam Records, Epic Records & Electra Records) at a convention arranged by MMTA. Ian immediately wanted to work with Ashley and has taken her under his wing to create a rap trio similar to "the Fugee" that is composed of lyricists with dynamic word play and spiritual and intellectual insight. Ashley was also requested to work with the legendary multi-grammy award winner producer/songwriter, Charles Foskett (Shmusic/BMG in the UK) Foskett has worked with Bob Dylan, The Beatles, The Bee Gees, and more! Foskett wants Ashley to do a duet with Sean Paul to create a whole new genre in the international music world. Ashley has also stepped in to the acting world with MMTA being cast as an extra in the film Road Trip 2. She is also ghost writing for some artists of 730 Dipset, a sub-group of the Diplomats and Ne-yo's label, Compound Music. To read more about Ashley and hear her music visit her myspace at www.myspace.com/rayneblessed
JEFF HAWES, (pictured above left) Has been busy this last year since signing with MMTA! Jeff is a Contemporary Christian Artist with soulful, gospel undertones. Jeff lives in Flat Rock, AL and is a middle school English teacher full time. Jeff was a contestant on the Gospel Music Channel's "Gospel Dream" in May of 2008, and made it to the top 12 in the NATION! He shared a stage with some of the greatest producers and singers in Christian music, and was on of three chosen from hundreds who auditioned in Atlanta. He was also the 2006 Christian Male Vocalist of the Year for the Georgia Country and Gospel Music Association and the 2006 Male Vocalist for the North American Country and Gospel Music Association which was held in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Jeff is currently traveling with Stained Glass Ministry's Tour as Keyboard player and vocalist. He just finished traveling with the Tennessee Carolers during the Christmas Season, and was hand chosen for the vocal group by Jeremi Richardson of the pop Christian group AVALON! You can read more about Jeff as well as hear his music at www.myspace.com/jeffhawes
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