TASHA’S TRIUMPH AND LOSS
Tasha grew up in Jesup, Georgia in a home surrounded by music, “I’ve been singing all of my life,” shares Tasha. “On my mother’s side of the family we all sing – all my cousins and all my aunts.
On Christmas and the holidays, everybody gathers together, and we all sing. It’s just part of my life.” The only daughter of Bishop Fritz and First Lady Bertha Cobbs, Tasha made the transition from church member to pastor’s kid when she was ten years old. That year her father took a leap of faith and left the church her family attended to start Jesup New Life Ministries. The move launched her family to the forefront of church ministry and set Tasha on her own, unique public ministry. For eight years, she ran the family’s music ministry at her father’s church and was able to develop her gifts as a songwriter and psalmist to become a nationally recognized minister.
After years of successful music ministry, in 2013 Tasha’s breakout project “Grace” was nominated for several awards – the Stellars, the Doves, and a Grammy. This development delighted her father whose voice is heard happily introducing her on the CD. But sadly, just days after Tasha won three Stellar Awards for, “Grace” she was mourning the sudden loss of her father. He died on January 19, 2014. Bishop Cobbs and her mom Lady Bertha Cobbs had traveled to see Tasha win the Stellar Awards. His presence at the awards night was especially significant to Tasha because he had to take time away from his congregation to be there for her, but it showed Tasha how proud he was of her accomplishments. She says the week her father died is “a week of my life I will never forget.” She won the Stellar awards, her father passed away and seven days later she won a Grammy. “It was a bittersweet moment.” She says her dad’s passing was very difficult, but she has experienced peace which surpasses all understanding.
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