The Bell Singers of Memphis, Tennessee
The Bell Singers were formed 49 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, aiming to establish their own musical imprint, uplifting listeners through music that matters. They have been in existence since 1973, the main members of the group are: Patricia Bell-Artison, Willie Artison, Linda Bell-Ellis and Stella Bell-Alexander. They are a powerhouse in the soulful world of Gospel music. They enjoy singing for the Lord and don't mind letting the world know whose side they're on. The Bell Singers music represents a soul-stirring mix of lyrical brilliance and subtle tunes that are both memorable and intricately woven into the song writing. Their songs echoes a unique technique and sound, which is characteristic of the artist. Listeners of The Bell Singers have often remarked about the smooth and soulful aspects of their craft, claiming the uplifting and spirit-filled Singing and has helped them when they were going through trials and tribulations themselves. Over the years the Lord has blessed them to release several recordings, the latest, entitled "He's Coming Soon" released January 2023, another single titled "How Blessed You Are" soon to be released early part of 2023. The Lead Singer, Patricia Artison of The Bell Singers released a single entitled "His Eye Is On The Sparrow" in May 2022, "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 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 49 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. Our Goal with the help of God is to continue to records and hopefully one day to receive a Stellar Award and be Nominated for a Grammy.
Willie E. Artison - CEO of Sacred Love Records, Manager/Booking Manager, Keyboard Player 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 36 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. He is also a member of Greater Imani Cathedral of Faith under the leadership of Apostle Bill Adkins.
Patricia (Bell) Artison- Assistant Booking Manager/Promotional Manager
Patricia (Bell) Artison, born May 21st, serves as Lead Singer and is the Promotional Manager for the group. She has been a member for 49 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. 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 49 years. She is a Lead Singer and Sings 1st Soprano. She is a member of the Jordan River Ministries in Memphis, Tennessee, Rev. Gerald J. Jordan, Pastor. 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, Tre and Trenton and she has 3 beautiful granddaughters (Ja'Miera, Jamaia and Zoey)! 1 handsome grandson. Zion. Linda enjoys singing, going to movies, plays, gospel concerts and meeting new friends. She has been a member of the Bell Singers for 49 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".