Hearing a melody or a dream Singer, Songwriter Maurette Brown Clark finds inspiration from varied places. She is known as the “Princess of Praise & Worship” a title that fits her perfectly. Her welcoming spirit showed as we discussed her new project and what inspired the title track, “He Loves Me”.
Her voice is one that will make you smile without you realizing it. Debuting her album, “How I Feel” in 1998 the single “Breaking of Day” earned her a Stellar Award for Best New Artist in 2000. Citing Donnie McClurkin as one of her singing inspirations. Fittingly, with Marvin Sapp, Daryl Coley, and Helen Baylor, Maurette received a Dove nomination for her participation on the 2008 remake of McClurkin’s “Stand.”
After Verity, Maurette signed with Atlanta International Records (AIR), where she released By His Grace (2002), The Dream (2007), and The Sound of Victory (2011). By His Grace received a Gospel Music Workshop of America Gospel Excellence Award and earned for her a Stellar Award nomination. The Dream was a landmark live recording. First, it produced the gospel radio hits “One God” and “It Ain’t Over (Until God Says It’s Over).” Second, it handed Maurette her second Stellar Award, for Praise & Worship CD of the Year, in 2009. Third, her daughter Jada earned a Stellar that same year for her performance of “I Am What God Says I Am,” also from The Dream. Subsequent singles “King Oh King” (2015) and “I Want God” (2019) garnered top Gospel single success as well.
Maurette states that, “I began this project with the intent of doing one song,” she said, “then it turned into an EP, and then an album of eight tracks.”
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“My ultimate purpose is to reach somebody,” Maurette Brown Clark says. “If I can’t do that, I told God I’ll sit down and be quiet. I want to do whatever it is He wants me to do to touch people’s lives.”