Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Vocalist's Gospel Has Country Style.(Arts)

Byline: Jennifer Archibeque Journal Staff Writer

Edgewood Resident Named Region's Best

Edgewood resident Myra Green sings Hank Williams-style country with a gospel message.

This summer, the Country Gospel Music Association named the New Mexico native the Southwest Region's Female Vocalist of the Year.

Although Green said she was honored to be recognized by her peers, she noted that she doesn't sing to win awards or earn money, but to "get the message out."

"This is the first award I've won, but I've never been looking for an award," Green said. "I sing to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ."

Green's songs, which promote a Christian message, are written by Ray Calcote, a close friend from Farmington. …

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