Tamara F. Halyard
Tamara "God's Princess" Halyard, was born in Jacksonville, Florida. She is the wife of music producer and arranger, Pastor Morris J. Halyard III (Big Moe Productions). They are the proud parents of Morris and Miles Halyard. Tamara's parents are Minister Fred Walker and National Gospel Recording Artist, Evangelist Sabrina D. Walker. Tamara is a faithful member of Reviving the Remnant Holy Family Church, under the leadership of Apostle Dr. Barbara Mims, where she faithfully serves as the Praise Team Leader and Youth Choir Director.
Musically, Tamara is constantly writing, arranging, singing, and producing Bible- gospel inspired songs. In 2004, she wrote, arranged, and assisted with three songs on her mother's album, "Virtuous Woman" (I Lift My Hands-Pursue-God's Love Remix). Tamara had the pleasure to minister in song at the Bobby Jones Gospel Retreat in Las Vegas 2000, and in Jacksonville, Fl. 2003. In 2005, she released her gospel album entitled " Righteous", which she wrote and arranged all songs, and recently on May 13, 2006, she had the awesome pleasure of opening for Stellar Award winner, La Shun Pace at the Strong Women for Jesus 10th anniversary Concert! In 2006, Tamara's song entitled, "This Joy", made the top 20 most requested and played song, coming in at number 4, on WCGL 1360AM radio station! Just recently on June 9, 2007, God blessed Tamara to win the Female Artist of the Year Award from Dance Ministry Magazine/World Harvest Eagles Ministry. Tamara received the award in Fort Pierce, Florida. In 2010, Tamara released her first full-length c.d entitled, “Wait on You”, in which she wrote and arranged all songs. The c.d. features a sermon by her late Pastor, mentor, and Father-in-law, Pastor Rudolph Mims.
*2002-First Runner-up in the Fox 30 American Idol Contest in Jacksonville, Fl
*2005-Featured soloist at the Florida Gospel Fest at the Jacksonville Landing in Jacksonville, Fl.
*2006-Opening psalmist for Gospel Stellar Award Winner La Shun Pace at the Strong Women for Jesus 10th Anniversary Concert in Jacksonville, Florida.
*2007- Tamara won the Female Gospel Artist of the Year Award from Dance Ministry Magazine/World Harvest Eagles Ministries
*2007- Opened for National Recording Artist, Pastor William Murphy
* 2010- C.D Concert Release for “Wait on You”, held at Bay meadows Baptist Church in Jacksonville, Fl.