As one of gospel music's greatest pioneers, John P. Kee is known as "The Prince of Gospel Music" for his extraordinary talents and accomplishments as a singer, musician, songwriter, producer and choir leader. Kee demonstrated his musical talent at an early age performing his own material by age 9 then starting a gospel community choir at age 13 before he was placed in a school for musically gifted children. He later studied music at college in California where he mastered his craft while performing with national recording artists. Returning to his home state of North Carolina, Kee turned his life around as a young man after witnessing the murder of a close friend. He became an ordained minister, founded the New Life Fellowship Center in Charlotte where he is still pastor today and then started his renowned New Life Community Choir.
Blending traditional and contemporary gospel with his soulful husky voice, Kee along with his choir have been trailblazers of gospel music for more than thirty years with several albums at the top of the gospel charts. In addition to seven Grammy nominations, he has won numerous awards from Billboard, Soul Train, GMWA, Stellar and inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame. He has written music for other gospel greats including Reverend James Cleveland, Venessa Bell Armstrong, Dorinda Clark Cole, Hawkins Family and Mississippi Mass Choir. Kee has also written for popular music artists including Billy Preston, Stephanie Mills, Joe Walsh and Jonny Lang while his music has been featured in film and television. His music catalog is said to be one of the largest in the world by an individual writer and publisher.