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Birth name: Troy Lenard Sneed, Jr.
Born/Date of Birth: December 14, 1967
Place of Birth: Perry, Florida, United States
Origin: Jacksonville, Florida
Died: April 27, 2020 (aged 52)
Spouse: Emily Frances (m. 1993)
Genres: CCM, gospel, traditional black gospel, urban contemporary gospel, praise & worship
Occupation(s): Singer, songwriter
Instruments: vocals, singer-songwriter
Labels: Malaco, Savoy, Emtro Gospel
Associated acts: Georgia Mass Choir
Troy Lenard Sneed, Jr. (December 14, 1967 – April 27, 2020) was an American gospel musician. He started his music career on November 7, 1999, with the release of Call Jesus by Malaco Records. His second album, Bless That Wonderful Name, was released by Savoy Records in 2001. The third album, A State of Worship, was released by his own label imprint Emtro Gospel Records in 2005, which the rest would be released by that label. This was his breakthrough album on the Billboard magazine Gospel Albums chart. His fourth release, In His Presence, was released in 2006, and it charted on the aforementioned chart. The fifth album from him, In Due Season, was released in 2009, yet this failed to chart. He released the sixth album in 2011, My Heart Says Yes, and this charted on the aforementioned chart. His seventh album, All Is Well, released in 2012, and it too charted on the aforementioned chart.
Sneed was born on December 14, 1967, in Perry, Florida, and played football while in college at Florida A&M University. He had an injury on the field that put an end to his playing days. He would join the choir at the university, and after graduating he was a teacher at Jax Beach Elementary School in Jacksonville, Florida. Milton Bingham, with Savoy Records, asked him to come lead the Georgia Mass Choir, in Atlanta, Georgia, as an assistant music minister.
Sneed's music career began in 1999, with the release of Call Jesus on March 23, 1999 by Malaco Records, but this album would not chart. His subsequent album, Bless That Wonderful Name, was released by Savoy Records in 2001, yet this did not chart. The third album was released by his own record label imprint Emtro Gospel on February 22, 2005, A State of Worship, and it was his breakthrough release on Billboard magazine Gospel Albums chart at No. 22. He released, In His Presence, on October 10, 2006 by his label, which charted at No. 44 on the aforementioned chart. His fifth album, In Due Season, was released by his record label on August 25, 2009, however it was not successfully charted. The subsequent album, My Heart Says Yes, released on May 10, 2011 by Emtro Gospel, and this one would peak at No. 5 on the Gospel Albums chart. He released his seventh album on August 7, 2012, All Is Well, and this charted at No. 9 on the aforementioned chart.
Sneed married Emily Frances Ianson on July 2, 1993, and together they resided in Jacksonville, Florida with their children.
Sneed died on April 27, 2020 due to complications of COVID-19.
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