Abby Paskvan is an ordinary 22-year old, with an extraordinary gift. For more than a decade, Abby’s been entertaining, providing hope and sharing God’s message through song. A Southern Gospel recording artist with Chapel Valley Recording Studios, Abby is a student at Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio. She started singing at age two and gave her first church performance at age five.
Abby quickly became a fan favorite and a regular “National Anthem Headliner” at larger venues such as Bowling Green State University athletic games, Cincinnati Reds, Cleveland Indians, the National Tractor Pull event, Mud Hens baseball games, Walleye hockey games and many local fairs and charities.
In addition to performances across Northwest Ohio, Abby’s music ministry is growing significantly as she sings at churches and gospel concerts throughout the United States. She is a regular performer at Christmas in the Smokies in Pigeon Forge, TN and has also performed at Dollywood, Gatlinburg Gathering, on a Carnival Cruise to Alaska and earned her way to main stage at the National Quartet Convention. In 2016 Abby was invited to sing the National Anthem at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio.
Abby knows that her voice and the ability to communicate so clearly through song is a gift from God. She finds peace in her work and incredible joy as others share how her songs have touched them and helped them through trying times. Abby’s most recent CD, Up To Something, was released in late 2015. This is her fifth CD and is produced by well known Southern Gospel artists Mike and Dean Hopper. Abby’s first four releases I Will Go (2014), Travelin’ Back (2013), Near to the Heart (2009), and Psalm 92, ( 2011) are widely being played on southern gospel music radio stations in Tennessee, Kentucky, West Virginia, Indiana, Illinois and Ohio. She can also be heard nationwide on Sirius XM, the Enlighten station.
Since releasing her first CD in 2009, she is beginning to make a name for herself within the Christian Music Industry. Her latest single "Only The Blood" charted on both Singing News and Christian Voice Charts. In 2013, 2014 and again in 2015, Abby was voted top five for “New Soloist of the Year” by the fans of the Singing News Magazine. Also in 2015 she travelled with America's favorite family singing group "The Hoppers" filling in for Kim Hopper.
In 2013, she was named top ten “Christian Country Female Artist of the Year” by SGN Scoops Digital Magazine. Also in 2013, she was named "Youth Artist of the Year" by the Artist Music Guild and was nominated for “New Excelling Artist of the Year” by the fans of Christian Voice Magazine. In 2012, she was named “New Artist of the Year” by the Artist Music Guild and nominated as “Soloist of the Year” by the Southeast Southern Gospel Music Conference. The readers of Christian Voice Magazine also voted her top five for “Favorite Soloist and Young Excelling Individual”. In 2011, readers of Christian Voice magazine voted her one of the top five “Young Excelling Individuals” in Southern Gospel music. That same year, Abby won the Dayton, Ohio Teens Offering Praise competition, in its Southern Gospel division, and was one of the first recipients of the “What Would Jesus Do” award for acts of kindness to another competitor. In 2010 she was awarded the “Artist of the Day” by the Hancock County Fair Gospel Pavilion.
- Worship Leader, Ryan Napier
"If I had to sum up in one word what you will be thinking after hearing her sing it would be……WOW! Her spirit is so sweet and her heart just wants to serve the Lord and lead people in Christ".
"Her testimony through music and spoken word has been a blessing to all. I have often watched and listened in amazement at the high level of poise and talent that this young lady shows."
- Pastor William J. Riley Ph.D