Episode 157 - Paris Winningham

Paris Winningham’s musical journey began in infancy when his father, Larry Winningham, who was also a musician, placed a microphone in his little hands. Inspired by his parents, Larry and Dorothy realized that the soul of this child was anchored in song. His voice was always heard around the house and at church. Later, he taught himself to play drum setup with a mystical syncopated rhythm. In school, he continued with the drums and learned to play xylophone with the concert band.
When he reached the age of 10, he auditioned for the Richmond Boys Choir. This began his formal voice training taking him down a path he could never imagine even to this day. Oblivious as to where his gift would lead, his parents sought to perfect the gift with formal voice training. RBC introduced him to audiences of over 500 strong and singing opportunities with The Richmond Symphony Youth Orchestra, The Petersburg Symphony, a concert with The Harlem Boys Choir, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, and James Earl Jones. 
Paris has been singing all his life, and today, he continues to explore his musical prowess in church and is in constant demand with local bands in Jacksonville (J Family Entertainment, Unique Sound, Whim, Bay Kings, and Let’s Ride Brass Band). He’s performed at the U. S. Navy, The Flying Iguana, The Lightner Museum, Treasury on the Plaza, Prohibition Kitchen, and at wedding ceremonies.  His musical repertoire is wide, and he is up to the challenge determined to climb the peak of a profession in song.
He was also featured on Season 21 of The Voice where he worked with John Legend and Blake Shelton. Paris finished the competition in 3rd place.