Anthony Brown & group therAPy are probably the ‘best-known’ New Artists in Gospel right now. Brown, widely recognized for his amazing songwriting and vocal arrangements has collaborated with several artists from Maurette Brown Clark, Donald Lawrence, Myron Butler, and VaShawn Mitchell.
The group began in early 2000, called Answered Prayers. Brown, who had been attending Morgan State University, initially put together the ensemble as a way to showcase songs he had been writing. ”I wanted to have a vehicle to showcase some of the songs God had given me,” Brown said. ”I was hearing different singers and different voices… voices that didn’t seem to go together well, but collectively it made a sound that was worth hearing.” Out of Answered Prayers, the current configuration now called group therAPy (the capital letters AP a nod to the old name). The group is currently enjoying their much heralded debut project.
Anthony Brown currently serves as Assistant Minister of Music at First Baptist Church of Glen Arden under Pastor John K. Jenkins.