Published on 4/17/2009
My Grandma & DC & De-U Records' own Shirley Ables has been using her talent to play the piano & using her voice to electrify audiences in her hometown of Washington, D.C. since the age of four. She's released several recordings, & even performed in concert for the President's cabinet. She's made appearances on radio & t.v. receiving rave reviews in local, national, & international media. She's a 1992 & 1993 "Wammie" award winner & a 2003 Gospel Music Hall of Fame inductee. In recognition of her Hall of Fame induction, a flag was flown in her honor over the U.S. Capitol on October 7, 2003. Ables has performed internationally including Hawaii, London, England, Barbados, & West Indies. She's participated in such crusades as Dr. Billy Graham's "Youth Quake" & Evangelist Shirley Caesar's "Outreach Crusades". Shirley Caesar introduced Ms. Ables' debut album "Shirley Caesar Presents Shirley Ables MY JESUS". Ms. Ables organized the Shirley Ables Music Ministry where students learn piano, other instruments, sight reading, & voice. Students not only learn music, but also the word of God as Ms. Ables ministers to the entire person. Her students range in age from two up to adults & many begin playing for area churches when they are as young as six. Many Music Ministry students have go on to become great preachers, musicians, singers, actors, actresses, & teachers. Her Greatest Hits CD is available online through CD Baby or through De-U Records.