Bassist Jay Bratten Performs for 365Black Awards on BET

Bassist Jay Bratten  shared his musical gifts at the 11th Annual McDonald’s 365Black Awards, an award show celebrating the extraordinary achievements and positive contributions of African Americans in the community.

This year, McDonald’s recognized one of their own, an Owner/Operator of the franchise, honorees in the categories of Humanitarian, Arts & Entertainment, Business Entrepreneurship, Sports, Inspiration, and for the first time, youth honorees.Jay Bratten, along with other amazingly talented and skillful artists, had the honor of serving as a member the house band.

“I am beyond humble for an opportunity such as this! To be able to play for some of the industry’s top artists that graced the stage that night and even more so, to be a part of something so inspiring and momentous is truly an amazing experience. I love music. I love what I do. And I love to be able to share my gift with others, especially when my gifts are matched with other great artists and musicians to make musical magic happen!”

For the last ten years, Bratten has continued to thrive in the music industry and built a notable reputation for his unique sound, stage presence, and a personality just as creative as the musical masterpieces he coins. He recently released his debut project entitled Hymns My Way, featuring 16 of Gospel’s greatest hymns. The newest single making its way to the ears of Gospel music listeners, “In Christ Alone,” features the vocals of Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Aaron Camper and up and coming new artist on the Joyful Noyze label, “NeeCee” Trott.

Bratten’s discography includes the work of  Tasha Cobbs “Grace,” Tye Tribbett “Fresh,” Angela Johnson’s “It’s Personal,” and Musiq Soulchild’s “A Philly Christmas.” Hymns My Way is available for sale on iTunes, Amazon, CD Baby and

Sarah Hearn
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Sarah Hearn is Editor-in-Chief of, founded in 2011. The site was recently named among Feedspot's Top Gospel and Christian Music Websites.  Sarah is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists and the Gospel Music Association.
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