James C. Birdsong, Jr. is an aspiring Gospel vocalist, songwriter, motivational speaker, entrepreneur, advocate for our children and author of The Best is Yet to Come: A Testimony of One Young Man’s Redemption, an inspirational memoir. A native of Richmond, CA, his efforts have caught the attention and respect of politicians, community, media and entertainment leaders and luminaries. Mr. Birdsong earned his Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Education at Beulah Heights University in Atlanta, GA. He recently earned a Graduate Certificate in Marketing at the University of Phoenix in Phoenix, AZ. An award-winning Gospel music industry professional, Mr. Birdsong is the recipient of the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement and Marquis Who’s Who Top Artist Award, a multiple listee in Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in the World, the Outstanding Georgia Citizen Award, the Congressional Record, the Black Essence Award in Gospel Music, and numerous citations, honors, nominations, proclamations, and resolutions. He is an inductee on the Wall of Tolerance at the Civil Rights Memorial Center in Montgomery, AL, and the National Society of Leadership & Success in Jersey City, NJ. He is working on his next book for youth as a discussion of various topics they face today from dating and relationships to the hip-hop culture and advice on how to enroll in college. The book is scheduled for publication in 2022.
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