BPC alum, producer Wardlaw signs BPC student to recording contract
| Lisa Taylor, BPC freshman and member of the BPC Volleyball team
MOUNT VERNON—Brewton-Parker College 2000 alum and national gospel recording artist, Martin Luther Wardlaw of the Wardlaw Brothers, signed current BPC student Lisa Taylor to a recording contract with his record label, Stack That Entertainment.
Stack That Entertainment is an independent label based in Vidalia, Ga. Taylor is recording her first album to be released in March 2010.
“Upon completing high school, Lisa, under the influence of her mother, visited (Wardlaw’s studio). Lisa’s soft sensational voice and startling performance in the recording studio landed her very first recording contract with Stack That Entertainment,” said Wardlaw.
Taylor is a freshman studying psychology and plays on the BPC Volleyball team. After finishing college, she hopes to sing and travel the world and give back to her native country, the Philippines.
“We are actually releasing one of her songs on Philippine radio this month,” said Wardlaw. “Her sound is similar to Disney’s teen singers and is very popular in the Philippines. We hope to go on tour this summer.”
Taylor was born in Jesup, Ga., but later moved to Florida in her youth, where at the age of 9 she sang publically for the first time at Richey Elementary School in New Port Richey. From that time forward, she sang for many different occasions, including her high school graduation.
Martin Luther Wardlaw, BPC class of 2000
Wardlaw insists that Taylor put her studies first, as he is also the influencer for Taylor to attend Brewton-Parker.
“I pulled rank,” jokes Wardlaw. “She was at Valdosta State when she met me and I’m an alumnus of Brewton-Parker. She wanted to work with me, but Valdosta was too far away. I brought her personally over to campus and enrolled her.”
Taylor says the close-knit campus allows her to focus on her school work, meet some “really cool” friends and join the volleyball team.
“I really enjoy the small campus atmosphere,” says Taylor. “I would probably not have chosen Brewton-Parker, but I love it and the people here.”
A singer, songwriter, producer and engineer, Wardlaw originally founded Stack That Entertainment Inc. in May 2009 to promote and sell his music. However, after meeting audio engineer and Full Sail University graduate John Michael Deberry (Mike Sage) of Glenwood, Ga., and local business owner and friend John McDonald of Lyons, Ga., Stack That quickly flourished into a bona fide record label because of the combined musical talent and expertise.
Not only does Stack That Entertainment currently represent five talented and spirited artists covering the genres of R&B, Hip Hop, Rap and Pop, but it also comes with a team of veteran songwriters, producers, DJs and engineers, such as Michael Albert (Mike Fresh), a world class DJ and radio personality for E93 Jamz in Savannah, the world-renowned Andre Scott (Low End King Pin Don Medina) and five-time Grammy Award winning Alvin Speights.
Partnering with Derrick Mckinney and Empire Music Group in Houston, Texas, Stack That Entertainment endeavors to complete their mission to independently record, market, promote and sell quality music of all genres nationally and internationally.
Brewton-Parker College is the only accredited four-year Christian college in south Georgia. With its main campus located in Mount Vernon, the college also offers bachelor’s and associate’s degrees at its three external sites in Newnan, Norman Park and Liberty County.