Janice Gaines’ method of modern gospel music reflects her love for the form’s customs, as well seeing that her fascination with mature R&B and Best 40 radio. Delivered in St. Louis, Missouri and elevated in Memphis, Tennessee, she sang in her cathedral, was in an organization during her high-school years, and in addition performed within a gospel choir prior. As she proved helpful toward an economics level at Oberlin University, she remained linked to music and performed history vocals for Howard Hewett. Pursuing Oberlin, she gained a Get better at of Divinity level from Ashland Theological Seminary, after that trained seventh-grade mathematics in the Bronx. Music taken her back again to Tennessee — particularly Nashville — where she done recording periods with several Religious and gospel performers, aswell as jazz bassist Nathan East. With support from her hubby and supervisor, E.J. Gaines, she arrived a agreement with Motown Gospel. In 2014, she made an appearance for the Motown Xmas compilation as Kem’s duet partner for the tune “Bethlehem.” The next season, she released Biggest Life Ever, a brief album of materials she co-wrote, made by LaShawn Daniels (Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Tamar Braxton).