Kirk Franklin says he and his wife, Tammy, engaged in "the worst fight" of their marriage 20 years ago and has decided to share the fallout from that incident so others can learn from his mistakes.
The music producer and songwriter posted a photo on Instagram Monday of him and his wife embracing in an airport. Two decades ago, however, the entertainer revealed that a less pleasant scene took place at the same unnamed airport.
"Twenty years ago me and Tammy (bad grammar) had the worst fight at this very spot. Married for just a couple of months we had a fight right here as soon as we landed," he captioned the image. "Being the hot headed fool I was, I bought her a plane ticket and told her to go back home while I headed to my performance. ... Such a fool." more >>
Grammy-nominated Christian contemporary singer Jamie Grace attended Adele's concert at the Staples Center in Los Angeles Tuesday night and was called up on stage to sing. The "Hello" singer was so impressed she asked Grace to keep singing and now the clip has gone viral.
The footage of Grace on stage with the mainstream star was posted by the Georgia native who couldn't believe she was singing in front of Adele. Grace was sitting close to the front of the stage with a friend and happened to get picked to join the Grammy award winner center stage.
"Sing some more. Sing anything you want," Adele said as soon as she heard Grace's voice. Grace sang Adele's "Remedy" and then Elvis Presley's "Can't Help Falling in Love." She fumbled the lyrics to "Remedy" in front of the sold-out crowd, but Adele fed her the words and encouraged her to sing "anything" else she wanted. more >>
Michelle Williams is glorifying God for her latest role in the musical "Aida" after a successful opening night.
Williams, the 36-year-old gospel singer and actress formerly of the R&B group Destiny's Child, is now starring in the Elton John and Tim Rice adaptation of the musical "Aida."
The musical opened on Aug. 8 at St. Louis' The Muny, the largest outdoor theatre in the country. After seeing a sea of faces in the crowd, Williams gave God the glory for allowing her to do what she loves. more >>
Brian Houston, senior pastor of Hillsong Church in Sydney, Australia, took to social media to share the surprise visit his granddaughter received on her 6th birthday from pop star Selena Gomez.
Gomez regularly talks about her love for Hillsong Church on social media, and Houston returned the sentiments by noting his admiration for the singer in a Facebook post that included a picture of Gomez and his granddaughter.
The 47th annual GMA Dove Awards announced this year's list of nominees Wednesday and among those recognized in multiple categories are some of Christian music's biggest names.
The prestigious category for Artist of the Year highlights Hillsong United, Lecrae, Tobymac, for KING & COUNTRY and Lauren Daigle. Other categories that will be awarded are New Artist of the Year, Worship Song of the Year, and Album of the Year (separated by genres).
Christian songwriter Jason Ingram has garnered the most nominations with seven; Daigle has six, and both Hillsong UNITED and Chris Tomlin follow with five nominations each. more >>
RCA Inspiration, the musical home of gospel music legends like Kirk Franklin, Donnie McClurkin, Marvin Sapp and Fred Hammond, is making some major changes.
The record label is moving its operations from New York to Nashville, Tennessee. With the move also comes a newly appointed senior VP and general manager in the form of Phil Thornton.
Thornton, who most recently served as the VP and General Manager of Urban Inspirational at eOne Music, will manage day-to-day business operations for the label which is expecting to release an album from singer Le'Andria Johnson this fall. Along with the change of location and management, RCA Inspiration also made a change when it also joined Provident Music Group in an announcement that came last week. more >>