Keonté Beals, Music Nova Scotia’s Inspirational Recording of the Year award winner, age 20, was born and raised in North Preston, N.S. Keonté started singing at the age of 7. He is the winner of ANSMA’s Rising Star of the Year Award Winner, ESSO Festivals Fan Choice award 2016, ANSMA’s Emerging artist of the Year award 2015 and one of the three 2014 award recipients of the Partnership of Hope Award presented by CHAMA . He continues to bring forth incredible vocals, introducing a new sound to Halifax's Music Scene. He recently released his self-titled debut EP/CD May. 9th which is available for purchase on his website. Keonté Beals is grounded by his singing roots in Gospel choirs at Saint Thomas United Baptist Church. This amazing young man is a bright light in the Music scene.