Sheree Brown

Singer, ASCAP Award Winning Songwriter, Musician, and Emmy Nominated Producer


Messages from the Heart

The Book…Imagine a book with stories of nine amazing women, PLUS art and music customized to inspire and convey hope for women of all ages. Imagine a book uplifting and empowering all who have prevailed through challenging situations in life. So many emotions and so much hope – all packaged together. Open your eyes and hearts to Messages from The Heart – a multimedia experience capturing deep expressive feelings, releasing miraculous strength to hope. Read the stories, experience the art, and hear the music. Let your heart speak to your soul. This is Messages From The Heart (The Book Project).

The Messengers…Sheree Brown gathered a group of women from different walks of life, different faith journeys, and different challenges, but all of whom have touched her life in some way. We thank them for giving a window to their lives and their strengths. Old wounds, deep emotions, and vivid memories – all capture your heart as you read Messages From The Heart.

The Artwork…Despite the amazing talent gifted to Sheree Brown, there was more to go around in their family. As one of 10, she approached her immensely talented sister and artist, Celeste Brown, to create a fluid and artistic interpretation of the words on the pages and the music and songs accompanying them, in Messages From The Heart. The outcome – masterful. See for yourself as you peruse the heartfelt artistic expressions. Feelings and emotions pour forth from each image. Immerse yourself in it all as you read Messages From The Heart.

The Music…The music CD that comes with this book is an important component of the messages that are shared in these stories. The songs were carefully selected to convey a feeling of hope and triumph over the kinds of obstacles that life can present to us. As the stories progress, the music was designed to build and uplift. Sheree says, “When putting this collection of music together I chose songs from a compilation of old and new music, and worked with various producers and artists, established and upcoming. Most of the music is original.”

“This project made me think about the positive musical influences in my life, Dionne Warwick, Stevie Wonder, and Syreeta Wright. Minnie Riperton and Phoebe Snow were major influences also and it was such a pleasure to include a cover of one of Phoebe’s songs on this record.”

There were a number of individuals who were a part of the process to make this such a special project including; friend and fellow artist Patrice Rushen, the legendary Leon Ware, singer Jim Gilstrap, some of her family; daughter MayaNicol and son Revels, her nieces Ryan Pens and Sarah Lynne, and her nephew Kevin Thomas.


The Messenger’s Circle

“Thank you for your contributions, for it is your generosity that will help this project to soar and touch the lives of others, and I am forever grateful” – Sheree Brown

Damon Oliver

Todd Hawkins

Caroline Brown

Jaime Vogel

Stacie Johnson

Cathy Brown

Beverly LaCour

Oliska Batiste

Rodina Daniels

Laura Hardy

Robin Duncan

Marguerite Lathan

Pat Karotkin

Eloise Pasos

Debbie Livingston

Sherry Ann Dixon

Eldridge Aubry

Antonia Noguera

Stephanie Foreman

Eldridge Aubry

Mpingo Griffin

Steve Buckley

Gloria Davis

Ingrid Leon

Luwanna Bereal

June Lynch

Robyn Hastings

Barabara Barabino

Sabrina Revelle

Cheryl Blackwell

Douglass Revels Johnson, Jr.

Jackie Gichohi

Ruqayya Curtis

Syreeta Scott

Angelo B. Williams

Stephanie Gilder Moutra

Celeste Brown

Charisse Rideau-Alexander

Leatrice Tanner Brown

Javona Wright

Etan Boritzer

Janice M. McDonald

Kris Simms

Ethel Guntharp

Malik Chelette Sydney

Leslie Marie Aymar

Renee Givens

Latasha Black

Terri Theodore-Williams

Salonge Wall

Denise Roundfield

Kristiana Hardy

Michael Ellington

Katrina Mercadel

Hamisi White

Kate Podegracz

Norma Mitchell

Erica Alicia Mitchell Gallo

Afrika Shaw

Norma Mitchell

Tiffany Swinson

Kim Brown Porter

Yvette Fields

Rochele House Sims

Shannon Mercadel

Norma Jean Jackson

Carole Harvey Keer Parker

Yolanda Smith

Joan Weks

Stacy Conover

Mrs. Rudi Eagleson

Jackie Gouche

Emily Taylor – Snell

Alma Bryant

Suzanne Afflalo

Doris Miller

Kathy Dudley

Ina Bryant

Melissa Shepherd

Gracie Brown

Stanley G. Lewis

Curtis Robertson, Jr.

Hal Fairchild

Michael Lewis

Robert Sausedo

Maxine McKenzie-materowski

Jan Edward Reese

Sibongile West

Michelle Poindexter Baeza

Jason Thompson

Donna Browne