Vote Artist Tonya Baker for Stellar Awards ~ Two Categories

RKD Music Management is very proud to announce that Psalmist Tonya Baker is listed in the Final Ballot Round for Stellar Awards 2012. Her latest live cd project titled “The Live Encounter” by Tonya Baker released May 3, 2011 and was a success with well-known producer Myron Butler. Now the singer/songwriter is up for two nominations in the Final Round of Stellar Nominations  for the following categories:

Contemporary Female Vocalist of the Year

Praise and Worship CD of the Year

Members of SAGMA can vote now up until October 10th and then voting closes. Final Nominations for each category will be announced late October on Live tv. Visit for more information on Tonya Baker and Vote.


Back 2 School “Stop the Violence” Tour Begins

It’s that time of the year again. Back 2 School is right around the corner as we heat up some markets with great surprises. The Back 2 School Stop the Violence “Think Education: Put God First” was created by Dorean Edwards and has taken place in Los Angeles for over 10 years. Last year a new branch of the tour Back 2 School “Stop the Violence” Youth Empowerment Conference & Concert was produced in Miami Florida  and it was a slam dunk!  Bishop Noel Jones has served as the Executive Producer of the youth conference since its inception in Los Angeles. The Conference & Concert gained its success over the years with the support of several sponsors and notable celebrities like Nick Cannon, Angela Bassett, Chris Tucker, Fantasia, Steve Harvey, Terry Crews & Tichina Arnold from the hit series “Everybody Hates Chris” just to name a few.

This year the partnered companies are coming together with First AME Zion Church in Brooklyn, Antioch Missionary Baptist Church in Miami and Deeper Life Christian Center in Tampa Florida to produce this fun-filled event that brings together both celebrities and the community with a fully charged and energetic day of fellowship, education and entertainment. This annual program has been designed to present businesses, music, ministries and educational seminars/workshops along with an ‘industry mix’ panel. Then for donating their time, each special guest is saluted for their outstanding commitment and involvement.

This year’s roster includes notable names like Music Producer/Icon Kurtis Blow, Rev. Stephen Pogue out of Los Angeles, Virginia Montaque VP of 100 Women Black Coalition, Senator Eric Adams, Umar Abdullah Johnson (relative of late Frederick Douglas), Artist Tonya Baker, James Hall & Choir, Peter Bailey (Author of Trick Daddy’s new book “Magic City”, Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson and many more. Check out for more information and how to register for your city.

3 Artists under RKD Music makes Top 30 Billboard Charts

What a surprise this year. As an independent music management company, we pride ourselves in working to develop artists and pushing them to their ultimate limits of making history. Well this summer, RKD Music Management makes a bit of history with three artists in the Top 30 on billboard. And the best is just yet to come.

DW3’s single “I Got You” makes #24 this week on Smooth Jazz Billboard. Album produced by Paul Brown.

Tonya Baker’s single “Miracles” makes #27 this week on Gospel Billboard Charts. Album produced by Myron Butler

 Darlene McCoy’s single “I Shall Live & Not Die makes #30 this week on Gospel Billboard Charts. Single produced by Tommy Sims.

Tonya Baker Album Jumps to #10 on I-Tunes

Grace and peace,
YOU DID IT!  Thank you so much for your love and support of the Tonya Baker music ministry and this project.  “The Live Encounter” was released nationwide on Tuesday, May 3 and because of your support, it is #10 on the iTunes Gospel Chart.  AND – the video for “Miracles” is #4!  WHOA!  Glory be to GOD! 
Many of you may already know that “Miracles”, the first single from the new project, is currently #20 on the Billboard Gospel Chart and is being added to more stations regularly. Look out for more information on the “This is How We Love” Campaign which will be coming to areas very soon. 
Spread the word to your family, friends and even your enemies – they need a “Miracle” too!  🙂 
Grace and peace,
Tonya Baker
“Miracles” and “The Live Encounter” available in stores and online NOW!

Tonya Baker announces Live CD Release Party


Benjamin Buckner, Judah Media Group



National Recording & Grammy Nominee Tonya Baker Live CD  Release Concert & After Party

Columbus, Ohio -Promoter Benjamin Buckner of Judah Media Group, in association with RKD Music Management, is very excited to announce the Live Album Release Concert by National Recording & Grammy Nominee Songwriter Tonya Baker to take place on Saturday, April 30, 2011 at New Covenant Believers Church that will welcome over a thousand eager fans to experience this live performance.

As a vocalist, Tonya Baker is a much sought after psalmist who ministers the good news of the gospel of Jesus Christ across the country.  As President of her own independent production company Bakehouse Music Group, LLC, Tonya has previously released two recordings – “Life in Him” and “Since He Came In”.  She has appeared on tapings of The Bobby Jones Show, local broadcasts of TBN, The Gospel SuperFest, The Full Gospel Baptist Fellowship Conference Women’s Choir; numerous gospel music showcases such as The Stellar Awards Music Showcase, I Hear Music in the Air Conference, The Gospel Music Workshop of America and the Gospel Heritage Foundation New Artist Showcase.

As a songwriter, Tonya has written songs that have been recorded by such national recording artists as the phenomenal Tonex, and the legendary Helen Baylor with others yet to be released.  As a background vocalist, she has traveled with Byron Cage, Percy Bady, and Lisa McClendon among others.  She has shared the stage and opened for such artists as Shirley Caesar, CeCe Winans, Fred Hammond, Isreal Houghton, Dorinda Clark-Cole, Mary Mary and Tye Tribbett to name a few.

Event will also feature guest Psalmist & Minister Carnell Murrell. Tickets go on sale Feb. 15, 2011 at and local bookstores. Tickets are $ 25 VIP (Reserved seating, Tonya Baker’s New CD, and entrance into the After Party) General Admission is $10 in advance, $15 at the door.

Tonya Baker is available for phone or media interviews.  Please contact RKD Music Management at (818) 571-0998 to set up a time that is convenient.

This extraordinary performing, producing, composing and arranging artist will be an artist that you don’t want to miss in person.

Tonya Baker Album Release May 3, 2011

Phenomenal vocalist Tonya Baker starts the year off with a New Single, A New Album and a New Tour. The Psalmist & Songwriter conducted her Live Recording on last summer to show the world that she was ready to produce live worship music. Well, with hits like “Miracles” and “This is How We Love”, you’ll see why this breathtaking performer has what it takes to spark America. Partnering up on this live project is none other than Myron Butler as Producer. Myron speaks highly of Tonya and shares that he is excited to be working alongside of a long overdue talent like Tonya Baker.

The live recording was a packed house and attracted fans from all across the states: Birmingham, Atlanta, Los Angeles, Dallas, Cincinnati and many more places. All the fans who came out to support were all amazing and we couldn’t have done it without you.  Thanks for all your support of Tonya Baker.

Tonya is currently signed to Kingdom Records/Universal Christian Music Group. Her management company RKD Music Management is excited to be apart of this amazing journey working with Tonya Baker and looks forward to the new opportunities ahead.