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Singer Israel Houghton Featured on 'The View'

July 27, 2012|12:12 pm

Grammy Award-winning singer Israel Houghton has appeared on ABC's "The View" this week talking about his tour, The King's Men.

As part of a group interview, Houghton as well as friends Kirk Franklin, Donnie McClurkin and Marvin Sapp not only discussed their tour plans but gave a performance. The trio, referred to as "The Kings of Gospel," performed a medley of their best-known songs on stage before "The View" audience.

Houghton, a worship leader at Joel Osteen's church in Lakewood, opened up his family and the new record he recorded.

"View" co-host Sherri Shepherd pointed out Houghton's 11 Christian music albums released over the past 15 years, and asked the singer how working with his daughter Mariah felt before noting that she sings many of his songs during worship in her church.

"One of the songs we did was an old Bob Dylan song, 'To Make You Feel My Love,''' replied Houghton after affirming that recording with his daughter was a very special landmark.

"My daughter sang it with this purity- she's 15-years-old, almost 16, and it was amazing to look out and see 16,000 all crying," he added of a performance by Mariah Houghton.

Houghton's newest album hits stores August 14. The four-time Grammy Award-winner is best known for his albums "The Power of One," "Deeper Level," and "Alive in South Africa."

Among his numerous other awards, Houghton has earned six Dove Awards, two Stellar Awards, and a Soul Train Award.

The King's Men tour, produced by Live Nation Entertainment, launches on Sept. 16. It marks the first time the four talented singers will have toured together.

During the "King of Gospel" performance, Franklin, McClurkin, Sapp, and Houghton delivered a powerful, energetic performance. The four singers incorporate a cross-cultural sound into their songs which include jazz, rock, hip-hip, and gospel, among others.

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