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Teresa Masters a top 10 finalist in Powerful Voices contest

Staff Report • May 17, 2013 at 2:18 PM

Teresa Masters of Unicoi was named a Top 10 finalist in the Most Powerful Voices Gospel Music Competition.

The contest, presented by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, gmc, Roland Corp., and Light Records, helps to raise awareness of stroke and is part of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Power To End Stroke campaign.

Entries were solicited from musicians in traditional and contemporary gospel, hip hop and praise and worship genres.

Fans voted on their 40 favorites, then judges selected the Top 10. The winner will be named in May.

Masters submitted a traditional gospel song she wrote, “I Got Mercy.”

“My passion is gospel music, and I have written over 20 gospel songs,” Masters said. “I love singing, for it always takes me to a happy place. I pray without ceasing that someday God will open the doors allowing me to share my songs with the world. My father died from a stroke in April 2001. Losing him has been very hard on our family.”

To see a profile on Masters and hear her song visit http://power.watchgmctv.com/artists/teresa-masters .

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