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Artist Name

Melvin Lightford

Genres

Alternative, Country, Instrumental, Singer/Songwriter

Location

Brockton, Massachusetts USA

Biography

Biography

Melvin Lightford, Singer/lyrics/writer. All the musics that being written. Hope my family, fans and friends can relate to my style of music. Hope it can bring you happiness with inspiration also.

Background

Soloist, music started a few years ago. Time was right for me to write lyrics to music and record. Have been writings for a longtime. My desire is getting out the music now. Because my fans want to hear me sing. The style of music are country, romance, instrumental and alternative. Did my first video and have several songs already produce.

Discography

You’re The Future, Purpose, Ever, If, Stay, Fenway Park.

Many instrumentals, as well. Cd baby has my listings as well Radio Airplay. That playing my song title You’re The Future.

Lyric Sheet

Kids use your minds

Don’t fall behind

You’re the future.

Kids use your minds

Let’s take it one step at a time

Don’t break the rules

Let’s stay in school

So that you can

Have a brighter future.

Kids use your minds.

Don’t fall behind.

You’re the future.

Knowledge is the power

And the key

Use it to build a brighter future,

And to make a better world

Don’t give into negativity and

Stay away from drugs let’s

Stay drug free.

Kids use your minds.

Don’t fall behind,

You’re the future.                                Melvin Lightford (c)

 

 

Renaissance Man

 

Moments in time I see myself through visions of many splendid things that are all around me

As my mind prepares itself. I’m taken in by surroundings that man -kind can only go as far as the desire that takes and leads him to greater things in life.

Frontiers and thee adventures is where the drive places you to succeed in life.

Moments in time I see myself through visions of many splendid things that are all around me As my mind prepares itself. I’m one goes and grows because his destiny has targeted a challenge to his soul. The game is to wait the fortitude that men either possess or they don’t. To accomplish the many goals one sets out to do is by giving back to society.

To find out my true purpose, why I am a renaissance man.

Moments in time I see myself through visions of many splendid things that are all around me As my mind prepares itself. I’m my environment has been mapped out for me to learn by being successful, connected to my spiritual insights feeding off the fulfillment of Almighty God. A lovely Christian woman and family by my side

enables me to explore these drifts afar.

To find out my true purpose, why I am a renaissance man.

Fact Sheet

My story started year ago when there was a desire for me, to write. There has always been a love for music. Being from a family of fourteen. Brothers and sisters there was music playing all the time. That years later was able to call upon my faith. Never doubting my ability to write song lyrics.

Press

Press Quotes

Former honored police officer and Brockton native,

Melvin Lightford, has recently cut a new CD, “You are the Future.” He has created songs with lyrics to promote high self-esteem and good choices for children to make. Mr. Lightford, elected into the International Poetry Hall of Fame, graduated from University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth with a degree in marketing and has been active in the community mentoring youth and working with veterans. Dedicated to the ideal of being strong in both mind and body, Mel ran cross country for both Brockton High and Umass Dartmouth and has created a ministry of services in his writing and songs. Mel will be part of our on going series of author programs. Past works by this author are in the library collection and the special Brockton Collection in the David Crosby Historical Room.

 

 

“Every so often, as our Editors review the poems that have been presented our Editor’s Choice Award, they personally select a few poems that they believe would have a wonderfully expressive quality if read by a professional reader. Your Editor has suggested that you become of 33 poets whose artistry will be recorded professionally as a special part of a new CD poetry collection- The Sound of Poetry.”

 

 

BE IT KNOWN BY ALL THAT

 

The

DIRECTORS AWARD Of  Merit

IS HEREBY PRESENTED TO

Melvin Lightford

FOR  EXCELLENCE IN SONGWRITING

AS EXHIBITED IN THE 2002 SPRING SONG

CONTEST        PRECIOUS HEART

 

PARAMOUNT GROUP

NASHVILLE TENNESSEE           Norman Daniels

CREATIVE DIRECTOR

 

 

Department of Veterans Affairs

Certificate of Appreciation

Presented to

Melvin Lightford  CRC Home

representing the

Lightford  CRC  Home

on this twenty third day of October, 2007, in appreciation for 3 years of dedication and service to the

Community Residential Care Program,

VA Boston Healthcare System, and to out veterans.

Michael M. Lawson

Director VA Boston Healthcare System

Press Releases

 

Library Matters   Volume 11, Issue 7

The newsletter of

Brockton Public Library

 

 

 

NOTE FROM HOWARD ELY

Dear Melvin,                                        VIP P7481680-999 1

Yes. I hereby grant permission to professionally record my poem”One’s Heart” for the sound of Poetry album. I understand that the album will feature my poem along with a brief commentary about my artistry, along with poems from 32 other individuals, will be released as a 3-CD set.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The National Library of Poetry

VIP # P1226815-102

Melvin Lightford

Brockton, MA 02301

 

Dear Melvin:

“Thank you for entering our recent contest. The judges wish to recognize your outstanding poetic contribution to this anthology. We are therefore pleased to award you our Editor’s Choice Award for your contest entry as published in An Eternal Flame. Congratulations on your creative achievement.”

Sincerely,

The National Library of Poetry

 

Interviews

Artist Interview: Melvin Lightford, April 5, 2017

Artist Interview: Melvin Lightford, April 5, 2017
Artist Interview: Melvin Lightford, April 5, 2017
Artist Interview: Melvin Lightford, April 5, 2017
Artist Interview: Melvin Lightford, April 5, 2017
Artist Interview: Melvin Lightford, April 5, 2017
Artist Interview: Melvin Lightford, April 5, 2017
No interviews as of yet because my work was not finish.

For the present projects are finish now. The CD and the DVD is finally done. Can talk about them now. My songs have been on airplay radio for the past 8 months with some positive feedback from my fans.

Announcements

Announcements

Are none still in planning stages. Location, Place and Time.