Melvin Williams, world-renowned gospel producer, singer, songwriter, and lead vocalist for the legendary Williams Brothers with his distinctive gospel sound is a leader in the Gospel Music Industry for over 55 years. He began singing at the age of six. Melvin curriculum vitae includes five solo albums, a massive archive of Williams Brothers albums, 7-Grammy Award nominations and 17-Stellar Awards, Dove Awards, International recognition from Russia, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, Georgia and more.
Melvin Williams appointed U.S. Music Ambassador for the U.S. Department of State Cultural Affairs & Diplomacy performs for audiences globally with his mission to “Preserve Traditional Gospel Music”. During his EuroAsia tour Melvin honors those great Gospel singers that have come before him like Mahalia Jackson, The Dixie Hummingbirds, James Cleveland as well as hosting workshops on The History of Gospel Music and its influence in today’s music including blues, jazz, R&B, country, etc.
On occasion, Melvin tours with the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin singing duet with Ms. Franklin on the legendary song “Precious Memories” initially performed with the late James Cleveland. Most recently, Melvin perform along with Aretha Franklin and his brother at The White House’s annual “In Performance Series: The Gospel Tradition” the fourteenth program during President Barak Obama’s administration. Throughout his career, Melvin shared the stage nation-wide with such other musical greats as Stevie Wonder, BeBe and CeCe Winans, Luther Vandross, Patti LaBelle, James Taylor, Amy Grant, Paul Overstreet, Chaka Khan, The Blind Boys of Alabama, Shirley Caesar, Walter Hawkins, Kirk Franklin, Fred Hammond, Mighty Clouds of Joys, Mississippi Mass Choir, Bishop Paul S Morton and many others.
Melvin Williams, songwriter, producer and singer of the hit song “Cooling Water” remained on the Billboard and gospel charts for over 100 weeks and remains one of the most popular songs requested by audiences nationwide!