About The Winans Family (Gospel Artists)

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The Winans family is an American family of gospel music artists from Detroit, Michigan.

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David “Pop” Winans, Sr. (father; b. April 20, 1934 – d. April 8, 2009)
Delores “Mom” Winans (mother)
David Winans II. (oldest, sibling #1)–(b. September 24, 1954); married to Deborah Ann Coduto-Winans II (b. August 23, 1956; d. December 2007). Children: daughter, Seven Simone Winans.
Ronald Winans (sibling #2) (d. June 17, 2005)[3]
Carvin Winans (sibling #3 twin)–(March 5, 1958); Married to Chérie Winans; Children: Carvin Jr, Juan, Deborah Joy, Ian; Shanniah and Laylah from 2nd Marriage
Marvin Winans (sibling #4 twin)–(March 5, 1958); was married to Vickie; children: Marvin Jr; Mario (stepson) Josiah Winans
Michael Winans (sibling #5) married to Regina; children: Mike (Michael Jr); LaShay
Daniel Winans (sibling #6) (b. July 22, 1961) married to Sybil; children: Daniel Jr; Jeremy; Kacy
Benjamin “BeBe” Winans (sibling #7) married: Debra Johnson; Children: Miya D. Winans and Benjamin Winans Jr.
Priscilla “CeCe” Winans (sibling #8) married: Alvin Love Jr; children: Ashley; Alvin Love III.
Angelique Winans-Caldwell (sibling #9) (b. March 4, 1968) – married: Cedric Caldwell; Children: Ryan, Jalon and Jade
Debra Renee Winans-Lowe (sibling #10)(b. September 3, 1972) – married: James Lowe; Children: James Jr., Jayson and Jackson
Recording artists and groups within the family[edit]

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Mom and Pop Winans
Delores and David Winans recorded together as “Mom and Pop Winans” and separately at various times as “Mom”, “Pop”, “David” or “Delores”. They received a Grammy nomination for their CD “Mom & Pop Winans” in 1989.

Delores is currently signed to daughter CeCe’s label PureSprings Gospel. Delores and David met while in the Lucille Lemon Choir conducted by James Cleveland. They organized yearly Christmas concerts at Mercy Hall in which their ten children participated.

The Winans
Brothers Ronald, Marvin, Carvin, and Michael Winans (the second, third, fourth and fifth siblings) are known professionally as The Winans. They were discovered by Andrae Crouch, who signed them to Light Records. Their first record, Introducing The Winans was produced in 1981. Their style was noted for its crossover efforts and received airplay on R&B radio. The group’s last recording was in 1995, but they have subsequently been involved in various Winans family projects where they are credited as “The Winans” (e.g. November 2000’s Christmas: Our Gifts To You).

David Winans II
David Winans II is an instrumentalist; first as bassist for “The Winanaires”, the earliest version of the Winans as a gospel quartet, before they became “The Testimonial Singers”. While they were the “Testimonial Singers”, David switched to guitars. After the change to “The Winans”, David continued to play guitar under the production of Bill Maxwell, and then Quincy Jones’ label Qwest records for the Grammy award winning “Let My People Go” album. David also has solo Christian rock projects, Xairia, DWP, and more recently, David Winans’ pi. He was married to Deborah Ann Coduto Winans (she died due to illness in 2007) and has a daughter, Seven Simone.

Ron Winans Family & Friends
In addition to his involvement with The Winans, Ron released a solo album in the late 1980s on the EMI Gospel label, and recorded a series of five CDs, Ron Winans Family & Friends). He also co-founded, with Gladys Knight, the Gladys and Ron’s Chicken & Waffles restaurant chain. Ronald Winans died in 2005.

Carvin Winans
In 2002, Carvin performed on a sold out world tour with the Winans family in front of millions of fans which closed out in Detroit at the Fox Theatre. In October 2007 he was inducted in the Gospel Music Hall of Fame in Nashville Tennessee along with his brothers. On June 18, 2008 Carvin received the President’s Merit Award from the Recording Academy in recognition of his extraordinary gifts as a passionate singer, performer, expressive communicator, and pioneer of contemporary gospel music.

He has 5 Grammy’s and 3 Gold Records, several NAACP Awards and Soul Train Awards after 30 years in the business. Working with such greats as Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Quincy Jones, Whitney Houston, Peabo Bryson, Kenny Loggins, Brian McKnight, Michael McDonald and Anita Baker, just to name a few. In 2014, he continues to write songs and is set to release a new album with his brothers Marvin and Bebe who have formed a new group “3 Winans Brothers”.

Marvin Winans
Marvin Winans has focused on work as the pastor of Perfecting Church in Detroit, where he continues to record albums with the church’s choir, under the name Marvin Winans and the Perfected Praise Choir. Marvin, along with Delores (“Mom”) and nephew Alvin Love III (sister CeCe’s son), signed to CeCe’s record label PureSprings Gospel. PureSprings Gospel released Marvin’s album Alone But Not Alone in September 2007. He has also founded the Marvin L. Winans Academy of Performing Arts, which opened in 1997.

Michael and Regina Winans
Michael Winans has performed and released several recordings with wife Regina, including the independent album Be Yourself. The album featured background vocals provided by their children Mike (Michael Jr) and LaShay. Their third CD was released in January 2008.[citation needed]

Daniel Winans
Born in Detroit, Michigan, Daniel Winans is the sixth sibling of one of the most renowned Gospel singing families – The Winans. Daniel has gone on to win his own Grammy Award for Best Soul Gospel Performance by a Duo or Group, Choir or Chorus and is a three-time Grammy nominee. He has toured, of course, with the legendary Winans family – widely recognized as the First Family of Gospel to the USA. Daniel is a highly sought after performer who shares his music at some of the largest and most vibrant churches in America.

 

See also List Of Songs By The Winans Family

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