BAND: Miss Angie | INTERVIEWER: Brian Morrissette | DATE: February 21st, 2012
(Brian) So to begin, you are Miss Angie and have been floating around the Christian music scene since the late '90s, right? What is your full name?
(Angie) My full name is Angie Turner, but I have been recording music under the name Miss Angie since 1997. As I type, it sounds very old, but I prefer the word "vintage"; I always ask people if they have heard my "vintage stuff"!
(Brian) For people that may not had heard of you, how did you get your start in the Christian music business?
(Angie) I got my start singing worship music for the alter calls at Johnny Q. Public's concerts, and I worked their merch table. My brother was in the band (and my boyfriend) at the time. They got signed to Gotee records and had a lot of show opportunities, and then I began making a demo with them and shopped it to labels and got my own recording contract.
(Brian) Following your highly acclaimed 1999 release of Triumphantine, you stopped making music. What provoked that move away from music? Do you regret it?
(Angie) After three years of recording and touring I was aching for something else to do. I had fulfilled my contract with Myrrh Records, and so I took a break. It seemed God had shut the doors down for me to continue in the music biz at the time, and I was interested in staying home to have a family. I don’t regret it because I wanted to do so many other things. I was musically and creatively burned out and wanted a fresh change. I had dreams of helping orphaned children somehow and being involved with a local church and not on the road all the time. I did work with foster children in my city and adopted my own daughter from Guatemala. She is an amazing dream come true. I also sang with the worship team at my local church and became involved in the community, which is so satisfying.
(Brian) If you could please share your story of what happened during the timeframe from when you left to when you came back that would be great! I also I think your story is very inspirational and important for other Believers to hear.
(Angie) In the middle of me trying to do all that God put in my heart, He wanted to deal with ugly things in my heart as well. To be honest the area of sexual immorality in my life was not in line with God's plans. I made mistakes and God has been faithful to help me. As long as I agree with Him everything is ok. It's when we try to do our own thing that causes sin and trouble in our lives--duh--lol. I even got to the point in life of being in a homosexual relationship. I knew it was not God's plan but found the lie of it very convincing and deceptive. As I took any small step in that direction, I was in great bondage to it. When I confessed and walked towards God and His truth and plans for my life and body, I found awesome life and love and freedom. It's amazing that a Christian can get so deceived, but it happens. Satan wants to ruin our lives and testimony, and when we agree with sin, it can. God is ready to make us winners in His kingdom as His sons and daughters with great purpose and close relationship to Him forever. It has been seven years since that destructive relationship, and God has proven to be stronger than the lie and sin of homosexuality. I didn’t write too much in the 10-year span of my break, but I started to more after God freed me from lies. I am a songwriter, so i have lots of new songs to share now and in the future.
(Brian) How did you start your come back?
(Angie) I released" Kick Drum" to Christian radio in 2011. It was super fun to work with Josh Silverberg and we loved that tune. That is just a single on iTunes. Right now I'm working on a video for a new single I will put out this spring. I will be releasing it myself on www.missangie.net; the song is written by me and coproduced with my husband Dave Darr and producer Jeremy Larson. It's very dancy/goth/pop,whatever that means, but yeah planning on making music and videos for years to come now. The new single is called "Restore," exactly what God has done to my life and will keep doing!
(Brian) Now that you're back, what is different in your music now versus when you first began?
(Angie) My latest record, Time and Space, is different from my '90s stuff. It's still my pop voice that loves Jesus but some different music, mainly piano driven. I like variety. My '90s stuff is very eclectic, my new stuff as well, but it's all under the umbrella of pop music.
(Brian) What do you think of the electronic scene now versus when you started out back in the '90s?
(Angie) I don’t know very much about "scenes." I plan on being myself and hope that that's enough for the scene.
(Brian) What is your main purpose coming back into the scene?
(Angie) My main purpose is to light the way to life with God--a life with Him now and forever. I want to be a voice that honors God and turns from lies and stirs up faith in others to do the same.
(Brian) How can our readers be praying for you?
(Angie) People can pray for me that my testimony that is controversial and personal will reap good things for our Savior Jesus!
I always ask people if they have heard my "vintage stuff"! - Angie
Posted on: February 21st, 2012 PST By: Brian Morrissette