Soulful Christmas Playlist

What songs would you like to see added to the playlist? Comment below with your song requests!

Away In A Manger

Here’s an old Christmas favorite. It doesn’t have the usual storyline of Santa Clause, reindeer and snowmen but it goes straight to the true meaning of Christmas. I always liked this song as a kid and even now. Maybe it’s the thought that a poor baby could change the whole world in spite of being born in a stable and having a manger for a crib. There’s so much hope in this little song. Hope for the times in life when you feel insignificant- it’s right here in this song with the greatest baby that was ever born surrounded by animals instead of kings and queens. Sing this song with me and know that even though right now you may not be at the place you desire to be it doesn’t mean that you don’t have a gift or that you’re insignificant.

Silent Night

Wishing you and yours Peace and Love this Christmas season!

Christmas Time Is Here

The Charlie Brown Christmas special is my absolute

must-watch Christmas show every year!

What’s yours?

Coming Nov. 10th! “Make Believe”

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In Cased You Missed It… Jazz In The Ring


Have you ever witnessed Jazz in a boxing ring? That’s what the audience at the inaugural Jazz In The Ring event developed by A Lady Named Pearl and Biggs Boxing did recently. From the moment you walked into the gym there was a feeling of being transported to a funky cool, happy place! I had the distinct pleasure of being one of the featured artists for this one of a kind event AND having my son, Tre’ aka “Mr.Treezy” accompany me on keyboard. Click below to get a taste of what we experienced at Jazz In The Ring.

Are you ready to experience Jazz In The Ring for yourself? Join me at the next one which takes place Saturday, September 2nd at Decatur Boxing Club, 137 New Street in Decatur, GA. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door.

Purchase tickets now at

Post a pic of your ticket receipt in a comment below for a chance to

Win a FREE Monday Is Coming T-Shirt!

Attention PRINCE Fans!


This just in! Monday Is Coming has just gotten a special connection with PRINCE! Yes, you read that right. See what had happened was… Joe Kelley, host of the Upper Room With Joe Kelley Radio Show liked Monday Is Coming so much that he’s adding it to his playlist starting this week! Now this is not just any radio show – it’s the first radio show to be endorsed by PRINCE! Upper Room with Joe Kelley has been going strong for 35 years.

The show broadcasts 24 hours/ 7 days a week at,  and also, live locally, in Fairfield, CT on WVOF 88.5 FM Fairfield University Radio , on Mondays from 6-10pm EST.

Be sure to check out the celebrity artist interviews on AND especially for the PRINCE fans, you’ll definitely want to download the 2 hour Prince Music Interview and Special on the site. You’ll find it on the homepage. So go there, be sure to listen and well you might as well request to hear Monday Is Coming while you’re there! And do me a favor – When you visit leave Joe a comment thanking him for supporting your friend Dana Rice’s Monday Is Coming!

If you’re wondering how this awesome thing happened, let me tell you that it’s Jayne Olderman, producer and one of the co-writers of Monday Is Coming who is responsible for this magical moment. Have you checked out her website yet? You must do so right away! She’s at


Music Video Shoot Recap

We recently reached a milestone for Dana Rice Music – we did our very first Music Video Shoot! The music video is for vocal student Mary Rene Quarles’ version of “Monday Is Coming”.

We shot at Skate Along USA in Lilburn, GA where skate patrons were able to join us on the set to be part of the video. In keeping with the teen pop theme, Jordan Rice (14yrs old) and Morgan Shaginaw (13yrs old) worked as Director and Assistant Director respectively. Both are students at The Actor’s Scene and study voice with Dana Rice Music. The featured artist, Mary Rene Quarles, also studies at both as well.

VIPs from the teen soap opera In Our Lifetime were in attendance as well as award winning independent filmmaker Akil DuPont. Our exclusive makeup artist for the evening was Brigitte Victoria of UBJ Beauty.

Many thanks to the owners of Skate Along USA for donating a portion of the evening’s proceeds to help us complete part 2 of our music video shoot – date TBA.

Special thanks to all the colleagues, parents, friends, and family who helped make the evening a success!

Keep checking back for updates about the next shoot date and when the final music video will be released. Hey- music video release – sounds like a good excuse to have a party! Hmmmm… stay tuned for that as well!



In Our Lifetime Teen Soap Creators to Attend Monday Is Coming Skate Party!


Have you heard about the new teen soap opera In Our Lifetime? The pilot episode is available to watch FREE on youtube and is getting rave reviews from media outlets and fans. The show features several Atlanta teen actors, and I am excited to announce that the show creator is scheduled to attend the Skate Party and Video Shoot for my vocal student Mary Rene Quarles’ cover of Monday Is Coming!

The party is Saturday June 10th from 6:30pm-10:30pm at Skate Along USA 744 Beaver Ruin Rd, Lilburn, GA and is only $10/person. The party is a fundraiser to raise money for more youth music projects.

Call 770-921-0800 for directions.

Skate Party and Video Shoot!


What happens when you release a new single? Well you need to CELEBRATE and you need to RAISE MONEY to promote it! So, we’re having a Skate Party Fundraiser to celebrate Mary Rene’s Quarles’ cover of “Monday Is Coming”.

Come out to Skate Along USA Saturday June 10th from 6:30pm-10:30pm. It’s only $10 per person and includes skate rental PLUS we’ll be shooting some footage for Mary Rene’s new music video. Everyone who attends, including YOU, will get a chance to be in the video!

Special thanks to Skate Along USA for hosting and donating a portion of the evening’s proceeds to support our music projects!