My Story

My Story

Ellen Hayes, a native of Southwest Detroit, The Motor City, Motown.  Whatever you call it, there’s no secret of its heavy contributions to the world of music.  From the Motown sound to its deep gospel music roots, Detroit artists’ have stood at the top with some of the best artists’ the world has known.  Ellen Hayes is ready to make her mark as one of the next gospel greats to come from the city.  With her smooth, sultry vocals, Ellen is sure to capture the attention of music lovers worldwide and leave them begging for more.  After restricting her talents to her home church and affiliated churches only, Ellen has made her music ministry available to the world. Ellen has been nominated for several music awards including The Texas Gospel Music Excellence Awards, The PTY Vision Awards, The Academia Music Awards and more. Ellen has also appeared for several seasons of Dr. Bobby Jones Presents as well as other local TV shows.  Ellen is a songwriter of GMWA Detroit Chapter, a delegate of the GMWA National , a SAGMA member and the GMWA Alliance Detroit Chapter. Her passions are songwriting and educating the community on stroke prevention and also working with the youth. Ellen is an Ambassador for the American Stroke Association, and actively shows her support throughout the community.

While working heavily with producer/songwriter Michael Mindingall, for her first album Step into your Blessing, Ellen is poised to let her music speak for itself, “I write most of my songs for myself originally, it’s basically me talking to God.  I’m just happy that other people enjoy it.”  Her album release, Step into your Blessing (2012), is a smooth mix of R&B, jazz and soul.  Inspirational, soulful and uplifting are a few words that come to mind when describing Ellen Hayes and “Step into your Blessing.”

Ellen is now working with producers Carlos Gunn (Masterpiece Studio), Sean Hardin of Detroit, Michigan and Vocal producer/Grammy Award Winning songwriter Vincent L. Berry of Santa, Monica, California. With the help of these producers, Ellen has released her single "I Tried Him for Myself". Ellen's longtime passion for many years has been songwriting. Ellen and is now looking to establish herself as a International Songwriter.