Joanna Hale-McGill has always had a true passion is for her music. During the 2015 Essence Festival when everyone else was trying to decide which seminar they would attend or what performances they wanted to see, Joanna was submitting an audition video singing an acapella rendition of “Amazing Grace” with the hopes of being accepted to compete for The Next Gospel Superstar. On the last day of the 2015 Essence Festival, she humbly took the Walmart Stage and ministered the song, “Amazing Grace.” It wasn’t hard for Detrick Haddon, Tamela Mann and Phil Thorton to see the anointing of God and make their decision. She was amazed when David Mann announced her as the winner. Joanna Hale-McGill has stepped through an “Open Door,” the title of her 1st single, and is using her gift to glorify God.