Katy Perry's father, who once referred to his daughter as a "devil child," has said he is actually quite proud of his daughter and will be cheering her on during her Super Bowl performance on Sunday.
"I don't have a problem," Keith Hudson, evangelical minister in Orange County, California, told Daily Mail Online on Tuesday. "She's gonna do some good ones—she's excited [about her Super Bowl performance]."
Perry has been outspoken about her relationship with her parents, both pastors, who have seemingly slammed their daughter's behavior and public persona. more >>
Carman Licciardello, popular Christian recording artist and actor, has shared in an online post how he believes God's grace helped him endure the painful journey of cancer treatment, to eventually find himself "cancer-free."
The singer, who goes professionally by just Carman, captioned the below double-photo with the phrase "The Difference One Year Can Make" on Tuesday. The image on the left is of Carman "deep in chemo," while the one on the right is of him "nine months later before walking on stage."
He went on to share with his 383,000-plus Facebook followers: "I remember so well washing my hair after the 3rd week of chemotherapy and seeing it all come off in my hands in clumps. I remember the agony of that giant needle in my sternum to draw out stem cells. The ports they planted in my chest to daily inject drugs. The mind numbing pain of my bones expanding to produce stem cells." more >>
Mothers and their children have a special bond that can never be broken. In this video, a loving mother sings "Amazing Grace" to her daughter. When you see the reaction on her face, you will be in tears!
When these two are connected it is very evident to those around them. Watching this mother sing to her child shows what effect love and tenderness can have on a baby. This emotional daughter, Louise, who is dealing with albinism, has a reaction that her mother truly touched her heart with this song.
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Carrie Underwood will open NFL Super Bowl XLIX with a special rendition of the "Sunday Night Football" theme song entitled "Waiting All Day for a Super Bowl Fight."
The distinctive take on the song "Waiting All Day for Sunday Night" will lead into the Super Bowl match between the Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots on Sunday, Feb. 1. It comes as no surprise that Underwood is taking on opening duties during NBC's Super Bowl broadcast; the Grammy Award-winner has performed the "Sunday Night Football" theme song for the past two seasons, and it is expected she will be back for a third season later this year.
"I'm so honored to again be a part of the Super Bowl, this time joining NBC Sports in helping kick everything off," Underwood said in a statement, according to Taste of Country. "I can't wait to watch the game." more >>
Marvin Sapp is back from his period of consecration that began at the start of the new year and is now sharing his prayer and insights about love.
Sapp, 47-year-old pastor and gospel singer, took to his Instagram page to question people's ideas about love while contributing a few of his own. In a post that he introduced as a personal observation, Sapp spoke about how frightening it is to see people use the phrase "I love you" so easily.
"Many use it as a manipulative tool to get what they think they want. However I wonder while using them do we really understand the depth of what has been uttered from our mouths," he wrote. "'I Love You' to me means total commitment, the giving of ones all, losing out on some [of] your desires in order to grant theirs." more >>
Kirk Franklin and Tye Tribbett are both gospel musicians who have led choirs and won Stellar awards, but the pair were also honored by others in the gospel music industry on Jan. 26, which happens to be both of their birthdays.
Franklin turned 45 on Jan. 26, while Tribett turned 39. Both men were recognized on their special day by a number of their well-known peers.
While people such as singer William McDowell sent short and sweet "Happy Birthday" messages on social media, people like choir master Ricky Dillard put more of a personal touch on special birthday messages. more >>