Sue Wilson Music Bio
I grew up East of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, on Oak Grove Road when 71st Street was a dirt road. My Mother, Audie Laudett, taught school at Catoosa; therefore, she transferred our education requirements to Catoosa so we could drive back and forth to school with her. I have 5 siblings: 2 brothers and 3 sisters. Our Father, Durl Laudett, was a farmer part of his life and also a blue collar worker in the steel industry. I became a Christian at Oak Groveís Penecostal Holiness Church, so that area is home and very dear to me.
My love for music grew from my family. My Mother sang with her siblings growing up and my Dad could yodel the best I had ever heard. At Catoosa, I had a very special music teacher from the 3rd grade through high school graduation, Bob Tucker. He took me as a little girl to contests with 4-H and anything he could find, to stand me in front of people to sing. He had me singing for every event in Catoosa that came along. After graduation from Catoosa High School, I went to University of Tulsa on a vocal music scholarship where I sang in the TU Modern Choir. I studied at TU with Arthur Hestwood and ďHestyĒ made me realize that my vocal range was unusual. Iíve always known this gift is from God, yet He expects us to develop the gifts He gives us. So, Iíve tried.
Through the years I have sung in Japan and Europe, as well as several of the states in our great homeland. Iíve been guest soloist for the Miss Oklahoma Pageant 1994, the Petroleum Marketers Association in Washington, D.C., Larry Dalton Christmas Shows, Oklahoma Sinfonia concerts, TCCís Signature Symphony, Tulsa Praise Orchestra, First Baptist Church of Tulsaís Living Christmas Tree for 25 years, Oklahoma Baptist Convention, Citgo Petroleumís customer meetings, Ralph Blaneís recordings, and Iíve been a soloist and member of First Baptist Church of Tulsaís Sanctuary Choir for 30 years.
Even though I worked for an oil company for 25 years and now have changed careers as a Financial Consultant, my love for music has always kept me musically active in the community and that love will never die. Many people have often asked me what is my favorite song. That is very difficult to answer, yet Gospel music really speaks to my heart more than any other kind. I think maybe itís the Holy Spirit speaking to me when I sing that makes me just love it. Even though I have several favorite songs, one song that will live with me forever is ďRing the BellsĒ! It tells the entire story of Christ.