Kirk Franklin's name may be synonymous with gospel music, but with his hand in television, radio programming and hosting it is easy to think he is working hard to advance his own brand.
On the contrary, Franklin, 44, insists his goal is to make sure that God will be famous today and for the coming generations. Franklin's popularity is hard to ignore with his own Sirius XM radio station, Kirk Franklin's Praise, television hosting gigs on The Game Show Network's "The American Bible Challenge" and BET's "Sunday Best."
Still, the musician finds time to run his own record label, Fo Yo Soul Entertainment, while hosting a gospel brunch at every House of Blues establishment across the country. Franklin told The Christian Post how much fun it is to be involved with his various projects, but revealed a deeper reason for taking on each endeavor. more >>
Lecrae, outspoken Christian and award-winning recording artist, has taken to his social networks to speak out on the frustration he feels in light of responses to the killing of Michael Brown by police officer Darren Wilson. The rapper also has received pushback for suggesting that hip-hop artists lose credibility by rapping about "lawlessness" and then demanding "equality and justice."
"Regardless of your view on #Ferguson. If [you] have zero compassion for that community you are not loving your neighbor as yourself. These are my cousins, aunts, nieces, uncles, nephews, and our ethnic bond is strong," Lecrae wrote on Instagram Friday. "It does not supersede my bond of faith but at times it feels like my eternal family could care less about my earthly family."
He added, "I feel I'm only accepted if I perform well and don't act like my 'cousins.' I am the same as them but the grace of God has granted me opportunities they didn't get." more >>
Colton Dixon recently shared how a revelation about the importance of "Jesus time" inspired his brand-new album "Anchor." He also revealed that surrendering his life to God was not easy.
On Tuesday, the Dove award-winner, 22, debuted his sophomore album, which is an impressive collection of 14 uplifting and inspiring tracks.
In a recent interview, the acclaimed Christian rock singer opened up about how a spiritual revelation helped him create the simple yet compelling album title. He also shared why he believes we all need more of Christ in our lives. more >>
Pastor Donnie McClurkin plans to teach and empower up-and-coming musicians with his new record company Camdon music, and has enlisted the help of Andrea McClurkin Mellini and Nancey Jackson to ensure off-the- charts success.
McClurkin,54, may pastor Perfecting Faith Church in Freeport, N.Y., but he is also a distinguished singer in the gospel music industry who has received Grammy, Dove, Stellar and NAACP awards. Now, he has decided to provide a platform for other singers by creating the brand-new Camdon music group using the wisdom he has gained throughout his almost 20-year career.
"We're looking for great talent across the country and even out of the country. We're going to give them a platform that won't be as consuming as record companies of yesterday, whereas you had to sign for a long period of time and it took away all of your rights," McClurkin told The Christian Post. "I want to give that to the Gospel community, what I wanted and didn't get, and that's a platform that will teach and empower the artist." more >>
Your daughter has turned Sweet 16. Like many her age, a rite of passage is going to a concert or music festival with friends to enjoy the songs, atmosphere and just have some good clean fun.
You say: "Sweetie, your outfit is so cool and I know you'll have a good time. Stay close with your friends and don't worry. Lollapalooza...Grant Park... Chicago's music festival has some of the biggest names. The weekend is going to be a blast!"
A hug, a tender kiss on the forehead and off she goes like multitudes of teens today. Her 12-year-old sister cuddles her teddy bear, watching admiringly in the background and thinks to herself, "It won't be long till I can go with Sis. She promised to bring me back some of the band's "merch"- maybe a CD, hoodie or a poster." more >>
When Rachael Price starts to sing, her voice will sound very different because not many women sing in this tone nowadays. She is the lead vocalist for Lake Street Dive. Rachael wrote this song, "What I'm Doing Here," and performed it in one unedited take.
A different style of singing and a beautiful original song separates this from any other popular songs. This Tennessee native formed the band in 2004 after meeting her fellow musicians at the New England Conservatory Massachusetts.
Watch and listen to this amazing song written by Rachael: more >>