For as long as I can remember, I have always wanted to sing. Little did I know what God had in store for me...
I grew up in Eastern Kentucky listening to the greats of southern gospel music that included...The Nelons, The Hinsons, The Hoppers, The Happy Goodmans, and the list goes on.
I began singing with my parents, Rev. Dave Bevins Jr and Joanna at the age of 3 in church. We traveled throughout OH, KY and WV.
At the age of 9, I asked Jesus to come into my heart and was privileged to have my father baptize me.
I started traveling and playing the piano for a regional group from Louisa KY. I remained with the group until 1986 when group members were moving in other ministry directions.
My family and I moved from Louisa KY to Columbus OH.
I traveled with a regional group from Gahanna OH. My duties included vocalist, piano player and bass player.
A time of change and growth in the Lord. In December 2005, I sang for the first time as a solo artist. What a great evening it was! It marked the beginning of a new chapter in my life and in my music ministry. I had the Lord on my side and HE was opening doors that I could never open on my own.
I released my first solo project, "Many Riches Have I". The title song "Many Riches Have I" and "Be At Peace" was released nationally via Caraway Media Group's "Radioactive Airplay!". In July, 2007, "Many Riches Have I" debuted at #2 on the Southern Gospel Chart. In October, 2007, "Many Riches Have I" charted at #4 on the Country Gospel Chart. "Be At Peace" reached the #2 position on the Southern Gospel Chart in December, 2007. It is a blessing to know that folks are enjoying what they hear and that lives are being touched in a positive way.
The ministry continues to grow and God continues to open doors. "He Changed My Life", my third single from the "Many Riches Have I" project, is released via Caraway Media Group's "Radioactive Airplay!" in June. It is the 3rd single from this project to chart in the Top 5 of the 100 Chart. Thank you Radio!!!!
My second solo project, "My Refuge" is completed and has been released. The first single "My Refuge" has been released via Caraway Media Group's "Radioactive Airplay!".
June 12 - "My Refuge" goes to #2 on the Radioactive Airplay! Top 100 Chart.
This was my first year to participate in Gospel Music conventions. I was a part of the SGM Fanfair in Pigeon Forge TN and The First Branson Gospel Music Convention! My family and I had a wonderful time and look forward to 2010!
My second release from the project "My Refuge" has been released via www.radioactiveairplay.com. "River of Mercy" tells the story of God's love for us. I am thankful for the river of mercy that flows for me!
February 18 - "River of Mercy" goes to #2 on the Radioactive Airplay! Top 100 Chart.
April 24 -Both of my children, Holly and Josh, are singing with me. My husband, Will, continues to serve as our sound technician.
January 1 - We are excited to announce that we are adding "live" instruments to our program. Violet will be playing the piano and Josh will play the bass guitar.
January 2 - "Thank You Lord For Answered Prayers", written by Wayne Mays, goes to #2 on the Radioactive Airplay! Top 100 Chart.
*Violet Maynard and Family are featured in the December, 2011 issue of the "Christian Voice Magazine".
*"Isn't That Just Like Our God" written by Wayne Mays/BMI is released to radio by the Millennium Music Group, Compilation #39, Song #9.
*"Isn't That Just Like Our God" and "Many Riches Have I" are charting successfully on various Christian Music Charts. Thank you DJs and Friends!
March - Violet Maynard is announced as one of the final 5 Nominees for the 2012 Christian Voice Magazine's CGM Fan "Female Horizon" Award.
Holly Maynard - 2013 Christian Voice Magazine's SGM Fan Voted "Young Excelling Individual" Award Nominee
Violet Maynard and Family - 2013 Christian Voice Magazine's SGM Fan Voted "New Excelling Artist" Award Nominee
Violet Maynard- 2013 Christian Voice Magazine's SGM Fan Voted "Favorite Alto" Award Nominee
July - Our new project "Sharing The Love" is available!
"It is More Than Just A Story" from our new project "Sharing The Love" is released to radio via www.musictoradio.com.
"God Speaks from our project "Sharing The Love" is released to radio via www.musictoradio.com.
"He Rose Again" is released to nation radio via Millennium Music Group and is doing well on the various Christian Music Charts.
Violet Maynard and Family are announced as a top 10 nominee for Christian Voice Gospel Music Fan Voted "Horizon Group" Award.
May - Holly's last day with the group is May 31, 2015. We appreciate the years Holly traveled with the family. We know that God has a great plan for her life.
Violet and Josh continue to tour through the US.
We have released two singles this year to radio "One Sweet Day" and "God Speaks".
Violet Maynard Family are announced as a top 10 nominee for Christian Voice Gospel Music Fan Voted "Favorite Southern Gospel Duet"
Ministry Mission: To share the message of Jesus Christ through song and guide lost souls to Him.
What an awesome God we serve!