MEET LARRY JOHNSON
While long overdue, trumpeter and songwriter Mr. Larry Johnson debuts Shady Oaks Books and Music Publishing, LLC. The vision of Mr. Johnson since his humble beginnings in Jackson, MS as band choreographer of high school and college marching bands (Murrah High School and The Jackson State University "Sonic Boom of the South" respectively), this talented and innovative entrepreneur already has artists, musicians, and authors in line to publish their works. In his own words, "I am grateful to my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for trusting me with the talent, discipline, and vision to see this dream come true. This platform will be used to glorify Him and His Kingdom, and spread the gospel through songs and books." Humble in his own right, Mr. Johnson ascribes to Habakkuk 2:2 (KJV), "And the LORD answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it," as his guiding principle. Naming his company after the neighborhood in which he grew up, Mr. Johnson said, "I thought it most befitting to name my company after the community of people that instilled in me character and perseverance. It was in this very neighborhood that my parents, Wilbert and Annie Johnson, role-modeled hard work and excellence in all they did. I am what I am because of the Shady Oaks community." May God continue to bless you Mr. Larry Johnson. Your very best is yet to come! Jeremiah 29:11.