The BIGGEST name in CHH is on this episode! We're talking all things "Restoration" and so much more! The Billboard Chart topping artist answered questions about faith, the controversy that comes with greatness, his stance on social justice issues and whether he considers himself a minister or not.
Last fall, Lecrae released the "Restoration" EP and a book by the same name to critical acclaim. Find out what Lecrae has to say when he goes on the record with Fred Willis!
Music in this episode:
Coming In Hot- Lecrae & Andy Mineo
Crazy Faith- Brea Miles
Sick World- Deitrick Haddon
Look At Me Now- Derek Minor
Lead the Way- 5ive
Set Me Free- Lecrae
I want to introduce you to two of the most gifted musicians I know, Jamar Jones and Quennel Gaskin. Individually, their list of accolades, album credits, discography, resume and reputation speak for themselves, but these two have joined forces to present "Sunday Morning at the Piano", a dual piano album.
In this episode, you'll learn more about each of these men and the thought process behind the completion of the album. There is true camaraderie here and the way they compliment and complement each other is inspiring for musicians and non-musicians, alike!
During these hard times Brea Miles is encouraging people not to loose their hope, faith, or fierceness. Crazy Faith is about keeping your energy up as you fight to not quit on your dream. This mix of hip hop and Gospel music is a vibe that will motivate and ignite you to stay moving your way to the dream.
In this episode, we talked with Brea about her music and book. We had so much fun that this episode is an extended cut, stick around for the whole show because you won't want to miss a moment!
Link up with Brea and learn more about her music and ministry at: www.alwaysbrea.com
Jekalyn Carr is one of the brightest young stars in gospel music. Since her first single hit radio the greater she sang about has seemingly come her way. Since her debut, Jekalyn has amassed 6 singles in the Top 10 on Billboard's Gospel Airplay chart, and ahead of her new release, she earned her FOURTH Number 1 single with her current song "Changing Your Story," (all by age 23). Her previous albums "The Life Project," (2016) and "One Nation Under God," (2018) reached Number One on the Top Gospel Albums (sales) chart. She is also a 4x Grammy Nominee, and multiple Stellar Award and Dove Award winner, and this year she is nominated for a Dove Award in the Gospel Artist of the Year Category.
Jekalyn is also an author and in lieu of hosting her "You Will Win" conference, she has released the "Winning" online course. She will also be soon entering the world of beauty and cosmetics, and she shares her excitement about all the upcoming greatness in the podcast. Have a listen!
Nashville Life Music is the soundtrack to Nashville Life Church, a local movement that started out of CeCe Winans' living room nine years ago. Grammy-winning songwriters and bandleaders Dwan Hill (Lauren Daigle, Jonny Lang) and Alvin Love (Cece Winans’ son and producer) have led their 26-member worship team to create a project of energetic and inspiring songs that lift up anthemic, fun-loving sounds of thanksgiving and praise to God for everyday life.
In this episode, Alvin Love III and Dwan Hill join Fred for a great conversation about the new album.
Music in this episode:
My God- Nashville Life Music
Dancing In the Spirit- CeCe Winans
Higher Higher- Jerard & Jovaun
Sing a Song (Part 2) feat. Aaron Cole- Nashville Life Music
Legendary Gospel singer Lady Tramaine Hawkins has re-recorded her classic hit "Goin' Up Yonder" for the GREENLEAF SEASON FIVE SOUNDTRACK. "Goin' Up Yonder" is written by Gospel icon the late Walter Hawkins and was first released with Lady Tramaine's vocals in 1975 on the LOVE ALIVE album.
Originally recorded 45 years ago, "Goin' Up Yonder" has remained relevant in current culture and Tramaine's pure tones soulfully resonate on this new version of the track. The Gospel Music Hall of Fame and Stellar Honors Hall of Fame inductee continues to uphold her iconic status and is set to receive the 35th Annual Stellar Awards "Aretha Franklin Icon Award" this year.
In this episode, we chat with the legendary singer who talks to us about her experience re-recording the iconic hit and even which songs are getting her through this pandemic. This is definitely a can't-miss episode!
Music in this episode:
Holy One- BMI Trailblazers
The Potter's House- Jerard & Jovaun
Changed- Patti LaBelle and Deborah Joy Winans (Greenleaf Soundtrack Season 3)
Goin' Up Yonder- Tramaine Hawkins (Greenleaf Soundtrack Season 5)
ward-winning, international Gospel Artist Chevelle Franklyn has released her latest worship single and music video, “Go In Your Strength,” for streaming and download on all major digital platforms. To encourage listeners coping with the global COVID-19 pandemic, Franklyn also released a bonus track, “iPrevail” earlier this spring. The moving worship songs offer fans a preview of her highly-anticipated full-length album, South Wind Vol. 1, expected for release later in 2020.
"Go In Your Strength" is an anthem for the ages, a mid-tempo inspirational song created to encourage believers and non-believers around the globe to press on through every trial.
In this episode, Chevelle Franklyn talks extensively about the pandemic facing the people of the world today and offers a message of hope, encouragement and inspiration to listeners everywhere. Franklyn wants believers to go forward from this crisis in the strength of the Lord!
Gloria Gaynor's latest release, Testimony, won a GRAMMY this year for Best Roots Gospel Album. Gloria co-wrote almost all of Testimony's inspirational songs about faith and struggle. She has an amazing life story, starting her career in a very decadent era and since then, she has not only survived, but has thrived. She is an inspiration through her faith, her message and her music. Gloria lived with decades long debilitating back problems (from a stage fall before "I Will Survive") and multiple surgeries before getting "Back on Top" and making the album of her dreams.
Music In This Episode:
Superwoman- Jacque Green
Call Me- Melba Moore feat Shirley Murdock
My God Is Holy- Rev. John Lee Hooker
I'm In- Yarbrough & Peoples
Amazing Grace- Gloria Gaynor
Edwrin Sutton is originally from Columbus County, North Carolina. He and his wife Nakia moved North in 2016 when he was appointed Pastor of Smith Metropolitan A.M.E. Zion Church in Poughkeepsie, New York. While in Poughkeepsie, Sutton also taught Gospel music as an adjunct professor at Marist College.
“One day the Holy Spirit told me that rain was coming. Rain in scripture symbolizes restoration, revival and God’s favor. I felt as though what God was telling me was a word of faith that He wanted me to tell others. Subsequently, this prophetic song came into fruition.”
Sutton sent the Demetrius West produced song to BlackSmoke CEO Kerry Douglas on a whim and the rest is history in the making! (initially published by Kymberlee Norsworthy of WorthInk PR)
Music in this episode:
Open the Floodgates- Demetrius West & the Jesus Promoters
Don't You Give Up- FM2 & Intentional
I Hear Rain- Edwrin Sutton