The Bell Singers of Memphis, Tennessee
The Bell Singers were formed going on 43 years ago by the late Mrs. Dora Bell who wanted to do something to keep her children out of the streets so she kept them in church and thus formed "The Bell Singers". They are a group of dedicated Christian people striving hard to promote gospel throughout the nation. They have been in existence since 1973, there are ten members within the group: Patricia Bell-Artison, Willie Artison, Linda Bell-Ellis, Stella Bell-Alexander, Rev. Danny Bell, Beverly Bell, Beatrice Haywood, Joetta Hopson, Lavette Coleman, and Eddie Bruce. They enjoy singing for the Lord and don't mind letting the world know whose side they're on. Over the years the Lord has blessed them to release several recordings, the latest, entitled "You Can't Hide" DVD was released August 2016, and the CD was released March 2015; "God Is Wonderful", was released May 2005. A "LIVE VIDEO Recording that was released in January 2011. They have performed on stage with many other national artists such as Lee Williams & the QCs, The Williams Brothers, The Mighty Clouds of Joy, Doc Mckenzie, The Canton Spirituals, just to name a few. They have appeared on The Bobby Jones Gospel Explosion X in Nashville, TN; The American Gospel Quartet Convention in Birmingham, AL several times; The Bobby Hurd Workshop and Showcase in Decatur, GA; and many other Gospel Festivals. They have had the pleasure of performing in many different cities and states and have received numerous awards, certificates, trophies, etc., throughout their 43 years of singing God's Praises. In the year 2001 they received the "Family Musical Group of the Year" award from the Eastern Arkansas Gospel Music Awards. They were selected as "The Memphis Artist of the Month" for January 2005 by the Memphis Gospel Internet Headquarters and received a very favorable review of their CD "God Is Wonderful" from Gloryland Gospel for Independent Artist for the month of May 2005. The Bell Singers won the award for Female Quartet of the year in July 2009 at the Rhythm of Gospel Awards in Pine Bluff, AR. The Bell Singers will continue to strive forward spreading God's word in song and because They Are The Bell Singers, they know that with the help of God they will succeed in whatever they set out to do in the name of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
Willie E. Artison - CEO of Sacred Love Records, Manager & Booking Manager for The Bell Singers
Willie is the CEO of Sacred Love Records, where there are several artists under his label, including the Bell Singers. He and Patricia Artison have been married going on 30 years (October 18th). He enjoys singing, listening to good Gospel CDs, sports, exercising, spending time with his wife and family and always willing to learn new things! He plays the keyboard for the Bell Singers, and the Union Progressive M.B. Church, where the Rev. James J. Fair is pastor. He is also a member of Greater Imani Cathedral of Faith under the leadership of Apostle Bill Adkins.
Mrs.Patricia (Bell) Artison - Promotional Manager
Patricia (Bell) Artison, born May 21st, serves as Lead Singer and is the Promotional Manager and Assistant Booking Manager for the group. She has been a member for 43 years. She is a member of The Greater Imani Cathedral of Faith Church, Apostle Bill Adkins is the very fine Pastor. She is married to Willie E. Artison, CEO of Sacred Love Records, Manager/Booking Mgr for the Bell Singers. Her hobbies and interests are singing and working on computers. She also enjoys going to movies, gospel plays and concerts. On the "God Is Wonderful" CD, Pat can be heard leading songs such as "God Is Wonderful", "Thank You Lord", "So Glad", "Sit Down With Jesus", "We Need To Pray", and "He's Coming". And on the latest CD, "You Can't Hide" she can be heard leading songs such as "Love of Jesus", "Sit Down With Jesus", You Can't Hide" and "Call On Jesus".
Stella (Bell) Alexander - Secretary
Stella Alexander, born September 20th, is the Secretary for the Bell Singers. She has 5 children. Has been a member for 43 years. She is a Lead Singer and Sings 1st Soprano. She is a member of the Christian United M.B. Church in Memphis, Tennessee. Her Hobbies and Interests are Sewing, Reading and Singing.
Linda (Bell) Ellis - Treasurer
Linda Ellis, born September 5th, is Treasurer for the group. She has three sons, "Travis 37, Tre 24 and Trenton 23 and she has 2 beautiful little grandbaby girls (Jamiera & Jamaia)! Linda enjoys singing, going to movies, plays, gospel concerts and meeting new friends. She has been a member of the Bell Singers for 43 years. She is a member of the Union Grove M.B. Church in Memphis, Tennessee where Rev. Corey D. Johnson is Pastor. Linda Lead songs on the "God Is Wonderful" CD such as "I'll Wait Right Here" and "I'll Make It Alright". And on our latest CD entitled "You Can't Hide", she is leading such songs as "Stop By Here" and "Working for Jesus".
Mrs. Beverly Bell - Chaplain
Beverly Trice-Bell was born on January 24th,the proud wife of Rev. Danny C. Bell, Sr. and is the proud mother of three handsome sons; and two goddaughters. Beverly has been singing since the age of 4,and has sung with The New Life Gospel Singers and The Hughes Singers of Helena, Arkansas for many years. She is a Proud Member of St. Peter M.B. Church in Sardis, MS where Rev. Odell Draper, Jr is Pastor. She enjoys gospel concerts, composing songs, and spending time with family and friends. Beverly can be found leading such songs as "Never Let Go" and Let Jesus Walk In" on our latest CD entitled "You Can't Hide".
Born February 27, 1951 in Marion, AR. She is the mother of six children.She is a member of New Zionfield Baptist Church under the Leadership of Pastor Climmie Livington, Jr., where she sings in the choir and also serves as The President of the Choir, Superintendent of Sunday School and she serves in many other capacities in the church. Her motto is: I can Do all things through Christ that strenghtens me.
Joetta Halliburton-Hopson, born June 1st is a proud mother of 4. She is a member of Eternal Peace Baptist Church, under the leadership of Pastor, Maurice T. Hunt. She is married to Rev. Calvin Hopson who is a great husband and lead guitar player.
Rev. Danny Bell - Lead Guitarist
Rev. Danny Bell was born on April 3rd, he is married to Mrs. Beverly Bell. He is a very talented young man who has written many songs and who has sung and played with many Major and Local groups around the world and abroad, such as the Mighty Clouds of Joy, The Pilgrim Jubilees, The Jackson Southernaires, The Canton Spirituals, The Bibleaires, The Memphis Harmonizers and many many more. He is the Lead Singer for the Quartet Boyz and he play Lead Guitar with his family “The Bell Singers”. He is a Proud Member of St. Peter M.B. Church in Sardis, MS where Rev. Odell Draper, Jr is Pastor.There is probably not a note that he can’t hit or a song that he can’t sing! This young man is very gifted in many ways. He loves reading the word, singing and playing the guitar. He enjoys being around family and friends.
Eddie Bruce - Bass Player
Eddie Bruce, born October 7th, plays the bass guitar for the Bell Singers and Pilgrim Rest Church in Osceola, AR. He loves what he do, and loves traveling and enjoy being with family and friends.
Lavette Coleman - Drummer
Lavette M. Coleman, born April 5th, is the drummer for the Bell Singers., and Holy Temple C.O.G.I.C in Memphis, Tn under the leadership of Elder Charles E. Jackson. She is a mother of 1 (LaDiva) 16yrs old. Lavette enjoys new adventures, and enjoys many hobbies, interests and amongst a plerthora of recreational activities. She enjoys exploring and living life to the abundance. Her favorite quote is...I am a step closer and a day wiser.