Gospel artist Psalmist Raine has been using her gift as a vocalist since childhood, first appearing at the age of six on Chicago’s Isabelle Joseph Johnson weekly Sunday morning radio show, then a couple of years later on Gatling’s Radio program. A lifelong Chicagoan, Raine continued singing in church and community choirs throughout her school days and during her time at Louisiana’s Grambling State University. As she became more involved with the gospel music industry she worked with a variety of singers and teachers like LeCresia Campbell, Lonnie Hunter, and Cynthia Nunn, and toured and performed as a member of the Emmett Till Players. She also began developing as a solo performer and songwriter, and in 2013 released her debut album, Believe Again: The Live Experience. Nominated for a Chicago Gospel Music Award, the album put her on the map and set up her next release, 2016’s dynamic ReFresh Worship Live from her own ReFresh Worship Institute. A unique worship experience, ReFresh Worship Live was recorded at Chicagoland Christian Center Embassy and, aside from the opening song, was almost entirely improvised. Raine’s third release, 2017’s To Abba, followed a similar design with its spontaneous worship music.