Ava Cary is a singer, songwriter, and author who resides in Atlanta, Georgia. Ms. Cary received a full basketball scholarship at Norfolk State University (NSU), where she studied music. Originally from Owensboro, Kentucky, Ava found her gift in song at a young age in the church. She has performed for both religious and secular audiences across the country, who have been captivated and inspired by her strong and powerful voice.
In 1976, Ava was crowned Miss Black Expo Princess. Later she was selected to perform with Kentucky’s most competitive chorus, Mae Armi Chorus. She was the second African-American to receive the Mae Armi Award in the state of Kentucky. Ava has also made numerous appearances on the popular television show “Showtime at the Apollo” in New York. In 1998, Ava was asked to open up for one of her childhood influences, Shirley Caesar, during an appearance in Portsmouth, Virginia. She has also been invited to sing the National Anthem during many political and professional sporting events throughout the Southeast.
Ava is determined to use her gift of song to bless the world. She believes that God has gifted her with the ability to heal others through song. Ms. Cary is the mother of three beautiful young adults, Vince, Martell, and Quai, who are the pride of her life. Currently, she is working on her personal life story, I’m So Sorry it Hurts to Remember. In 2006, she released her first CD titled, “Ava Cary,” and she is now working on her second CD, “Butterflies of Love,” with the single release, “Love Almost Broke Me.” Ava still keeps her priorities in order: God, family, and career.
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