Trinity Health System Hosts Legendary Gospel Singer for Juneteenth Celebration

Steubenville, Ohio—June 16, 2023—Trinity Health System is pleased to once again present acclaimed vocalist Angela Primm for the annual Juneteenth celebration at Second Baptist Church of Steubenville.

The concert will take place at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 17. Laurie Labishak will perform at 1:30 p.m. with a special appearance by the Honky Tonk Sweethearts.

“To be a part of a community effort that is supported by its community for such an occasion that is so closely located to the underground system that was the locomotive for our freedom is just surreal,” Primm said. “I don’t sing the songs, no, the songs sing me!”

Highly sought after performer and vocalist

Angela Primm is one of the premier voices of our time. Her musical history spans genres, continents, and audiences.

She has commanded the attention of mega-stars from Aretha Franklin, Barbara Mandrell, Dolly Parton, and Brooks & Dunn to such Southern Gospel music legends as the late Vestal Goodman.

Singing behind musical geniuses Andraé Crouch, Patti Austin, Bill Gaither, Rascal Flatts, and others, her four-octave soprano voice added rich tones and depth of sound to each artist’s recordings. Angela Primm’s gift of song and love of the Gospel and Gospel music has catapulted her, as the Bible says, “before great men.”

Angela’s background is what dreams are made of, and she is only beginning to step into the fullness of her purpose. Her current and inevitable step as a solo artist is the natural progression of a life divinely designed.

Successful in life and business

Angie is also a wife and businesswoman. True to her down-to-earth personality, she considers her most important achievement to have been marrying her soulmate, John Primm.

A successful businessman as well as a fine vocalist himself, John is Angie’s biggest fan, chauffeuring her and caring for her on many of her personal appearances. He knew how to love her over 30 years ago and continues to do so to this day.

For fourteen years, Angie and John produced “Still Waters, Christian Light Club Inc.,” which was a live Christian cabaret that never compromised the Gospel. It was a fun time for the Saints and a huge hit in Nashville, Tenn.

Angela was raised in the church by her precious mother, who was also a singer. Angie’s mom would sing the foot-stompin’ and joyful “Couldn’t Keep It To Myself!” with such fervor, she would often lose her wig; but she would swoop it up and place it back on her head — backwards, and not miss one beat of her favorite song. Church members would laugh and shout right along with her.

Telling this particular memory of her mother makes Angie rear back in laughter herself.

A thriving recording career

“Couldn’t Keep It To Myself!” is also a favorite song of Gospel legend Bill Gaither and is featured on Angela Primm’s sophomore project, “Sanctuary.” This CD and her debut CD, “A Little Bit of Heaven,” have been selling out wherever Angie performs — from concerts to cruises.

Bill and Gloria Gaither have embraced her as a daughter and always make room for her to sing in their sold-out concerts and Gaither videos.

With her fourth CD titled “Spirituals: Songs of Mahalia Jackson,” Angela renders tribute to one of her mentors while teaching the history behind the sound everyone loves, Black Gospel music. And for the love of this history, Angela recorded her first DVD live, singing and telling the story of “The Sound of Black Gospel Music.”

God then spoke to her to sing about His precious blood, and she titled her next CD “Oh the Blood of Jesus.” Since then she has recorded “Anthems and Hymns for Him,” and her newest “gifted” live CD and DVD titled “Angie & Friends” that ranked as a bestseller on Amazon in August of 2022.

Angela is a regular performer with the Gaither Homecoming series and has performed around the world as a solo artist. She recently completed a 15-day Norwegian tour as a solo artist.

Looking to the future

Angie continues to move forward in her calling while listening to the voice of her Father; there is nothing she would not do for Him. Nothing!

She was filmed in a movie that played in theaters around the nation titled “Death of a Nation.” Her closing song and appearance was noted as a “breath-taking” ending to an amazing movie.

Angie’s beautifully wide smile lights up a room and her fun-filled disposition carries an exuberance that is electric and contagious. Moreover, her anointed and powerful voice makes the cares of this world melt into puddles at your feet. Angela Primm is “a little bit of heaven” to those blessed to know her or experience her music, her joy, and her wonderful laugh.

What lies ahead for Angela Primm? Her future rests securely in God’s hands. But one thing we know for sure is that wherever Angie goes, and whatever Angie does, she will be giving her heart and soul to the people God loves, for the love of her Lord. That’s the way it was, the way it is, and the way it always will be.

Trinity Health System is proud to have Angela Primm in town for this year’s Juneteenth Celebration. We would like to invite the media to attend the 2 p.m. concert at Second Baptist Church. Angela and Market Director Laurie Labishak will be on hand for interviews.

Second Baptist Church of Steubenville is located at 717 Adams St.