Tarshea Williams keeping the faith

Cecelia Campbell-Livingston

Tuesday, August 14, 2012    

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When Tarshea Williams entered the 2008 Jamaica Gospel Festival she hoped it would launch her career not only as a Christian act, but in the secular arena.

Things looked promising when she made the top 10 of the contest but four years later getting into the mainstream remains elusive.

"Getting exposure and airplay with no budget is very difficult but I'm hoping for the best," Williams told the Jamaica Observer. "I suppose you just have to keep trying."

Williams, 32, is originally from St Elizabeth but grew up in Thompson Town, Clarendon.

She says she continues to plug away by performing regularly at her church and gospel concerts. In January, she took another dip in the mainstream by appearing on the Jamaica Jazz and Blues talent stage.

Recording-wise, she did God a God last year and recently released the ballad I Love You. While they have not hit the big time, Williams continues to keep faith.

"The entertainment industry is a tough industry to get into but you have to keep trying. It requires a lot of legwork. Sometimes, it's slow and discouraging but you can't give up," she said.



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