Grammy award-winning artist Tasha Cobbs Leonard is getting set to release a book.
Through the years, the iconic gospel singer has experienced numerous challenges, including infertility, weight challenges, grief and debilitating depression.
"Ten years ago, my family and I, and several artists, travelled back home from Nashville, Tennessee, having celebrated the Stella Awards, gospel's biggest night," said Cobbs Leonard. "As we were travelling, I got a phone call. I found out that my father had suffered a heart attack and had transitioned to be with the Lord."
Days prior to that, Tasha says her dad told her he'd be with her at the Stella Awards in Nashville, which he was. A week later, she was up for a Grammy in Los Angeles, but her father laughed and told her he wouldn't be there.
"I thought maybe he was just saying, I'm not leaving my hometown, I'm not leaving the church, not two times in a row, but what he was really saying, is 'Tasha, you're going to be going through a really, really challenging season, and one of the last lessons I want to leave with you, is that when it gets hard. When you're facing resistance. When you don't understand. I want you to dig deep into your faith and do it anyway," said Tasha. "That was his last lesson to me."
Tasha went on to Los Angeles seven days after her dad passed away and won a Grammy for her song 'Breaking Every Chain.'
"There are so many stories in my life I can think back to that either my father taught me, my mother taught me, or experience taught me. You may have heard in my tone of music, but now you get to hear the story behind it."
Tasha is now using her written words to inspire and equip readers to dream big, overcome fear of failure, and learn to recognize and follow God’s direction.
"On the other side of endurance is breakthrough and transformation. This one lesson has changed my life in amazing ways, time and time again,” says Cobbs Leonard. “And I think it will do the same for you.”
Tasha's debut book, Do it Anyway: Don't Give Up Before It Gets Good, will hit shelves on May 7, 2024.