Fans continue to pray for singer, Tameka “Big Baby” Goodman, management gives official updateMarch 16, 2017
One of America’s rising stars suffered a life threatening, massive heart attack last week which held her bound to Life Support machines. Fans all over the region were shocked and in tears as the news spread over social media that Tameka Goodman, better known as “Big Baby” was near death.
LaKethen Mason, manager for the popular R&B and Blues artist, said Goodman mentioned a pain in her chest as they prepared for a gig. Like many times, these pains or passed off as just a chest pain or indigestion but it proved to be much more serious than that. She was rushed to the hospital and put on Life Support after a massive heart attack.
“We know fans love her and we are doing our best to keep everyone updated. Her family, friends, and management really appreciates the outpouring of love people have shown for her all over Facebook and other social sites. When she comes out of this she is going to be thrilled at all the support and love she has received,” said Mason. “She is still in a very critical condition but the doctors are seeing positive signs every day. Please don’t give up on her and please keep lifting her up in your prayers,” he added.
The news was very frightening for Shreveport fans because many of them have yet to move beyond the death of her cousin, Stephanie Dotson, another popular Shreveport singer who passed away just two years ago. Dotson and Goodman grew up singing together in Shreveport churches and grew beyond the market to attracting national fame. Dotson, as a Gospel artist, and Goodman as an R&B artist. The news of Big Baby’s massive heart attack quickly penetrated the Shreveport community by surprise.
Although the earlier parts of her career were groomed in Shreveport, LA she has built an even larger fan base in Memphis, TN. Goodman has been living in Memphis for almost a decade now and has broadened her Louisiana impact to Tennessee.
She won 5 Awards just in 2016 alone including the Best In Black R&B and Blues Artist of the Year. The Juneteenth Award for Blues and R&B Artist of the Year. The Hot Buttered Soul Award for Female Artist of the Year.
She has always given back to the community and exemplified a special passion for kids. She has lent her celebrity to raise money for LeMoyne Owen College, Open Arms Organization For Children with Disabilities, and also LeBohner Hospital For Children. Big Baby was honored to volunteer visiting and singing at these institutions to help them raise money to continue their efforts.
Goodman lives on the stage. Most recently she shared the stage with Leon Timbo, Snoop Dogg, William Bell, The Whispers, Jeffrey Osborne and more. Big Baby regularly performs in venues all over Memphis TN, Little Rock AR , Jackson TN, Tunica Ms, and returns to her hometown of Shreveport each year to participate in annual concerts and festivals.
Ms Goodman has also recorded two (2) albums entitled ‘Talk No More’ (2006) and the Big Baby Live Experience Volume 1 (2014).