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37th Annual Stellar Awards: Kirk Franklin and Maverick City Music Closes Out the Night with an Unforgettable Performance

No gospel award show is complete without the musical styling from award-winning musician Kirk Franklin and Maverick City Music. During the 37th annual Stellar Gospel Awards, hosted by artists Jekalyn Carr and Kierra Sheard, the frequent collaborators were joined onstage by fellow Gospel artists Le’Andria Johnson, Melvin Crispell III, and Zacardi Cortez for the final performance of the night for an energy-packed presentation of “The Prayer of Jabez” and “Bless Me” which was also accompanied by a surprise appearance from the Prairie View Drumline from Prairie View A&M University.
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New Single from Maverick City Music and Kirk Franklin

Coming up on Soulsations, musical ensemble Maverick City Music and gospel icon Kirk Franklin joined 1,300 inmates inside a Florida correctional facility to produce the new song, “Bless Me.” We’ll share that inspirational tune and a jazzy new single, “I Didn’t Mean It,” by vocalist Lindsey Webster featuring Brian Culbertson. We’ve also got classics from Chicago, DeBarge and The Blackbyrds. Plus, Rose Royce founder Kenneth Copeland discusses creating the 1976 mega-hit “Car Wash.”
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First Listen: Tamela Mann, Yolanda Adams and Kirk Franklin create an inspiration

(July 14, 2022) Some artists perform so well together and have so much chemistry that it’s easy to assume that they’ve been frequent collaborators. That’s the case with Tamela Mann and Yolanda Adams. The two legends come together for the first time on the Kirk Franklin produced song, “Superheroes Prayer.” The stunning duet paring these two gospel legends is the lead single from Mann’s latest album, Overcomer, which is due to be released on July 22.
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Kirk Franklin and Maverick City Features “Kingdom” on the TODAY Show

  Maverick City Music x Kirk Franklin joined NBC’s TODAY Show to perform “Kingdom,” off their collaboration album, ‘Kingdom Book One’.   Additionally, Franklin and Maverick City Music co-founders Tony Brown and Jonathan Jay discussed the movement behind Maverick City Music, how the genre-transcending group continues to pave the path for minority representation in the […]
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BET Awards 2022: Kirk Franklin Keeps His Record for Most Wins in the 'Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational' Award Category

The "Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational" award is presented to urban contemporary gospel artists who have shown proven success in their genre. Legendary musician Kirk Franklin took home the bragging rights this year. The “I Smile” singer has been nominated 15 times and won six after being presented with the honor at the BET Awards 2022 hosted by Taraji P. Henson. During his speech, Kirk called on the older generation to pass the baton before declaring Maverick City Music as the next generation of gospel music. In honor of the prestigious award, we’re looking back at some of Kirk’s early wins in this category.
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Kirk Franklin Addresses Canceling R. Kelly’s Music: “It’s Very Difficult To Separate An Artist From The Art”

R. Kelly‘s sentencing has everyone offering their opinion on his legal situation. Kirk Franklin is the latest to address the defamed singer when speaking on his supposed cancelation for sexually abusing minors. TMZ caught up with the choir director when he stepped out in New York City — promoting his social justice reform-themed album, Kingdom Book One— asking him if fans should still listen to an artist’s music after immoral actions.
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Kirk Franklin and Maverick City Features “Kingdom” on the TODAY Show

  Maverick City Music x Kirk Franklin joined NBC’s TODAY Show to perform “Kingdom,” off their collaboration album, ‘Kingdom Book One’.   Additionally, Franklin and Maverick City Music co-founders Tony Brown and Jonathan Jay discussed the movement behind Maverick City Music, how the genre-transcending group continues to pave the path for minority representation in the […]
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Maverick City Music, Kirk Franklin bring 'raw and vulnerable' fellowship to Music City

Atlanta Christian/gospel collective Maverick City Music and legendary inspirational artist Kirk Franklin's "raw and vulnerable" boom-bap ministry arrives at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena on Thursday.  Hip-hop culture and the pulpit have created a beloved, storied tradition for the past three decades. But there's never been a time when the hottest gospel act in the...
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Kirk Franklin and Maverick City Music Perform at BET Awards

RCA Inspiration celebrated the BET Awards 2022 show, with a night of powerful music and words of inspiration, as Kirk Franklin (Fo Yo Soul/RCA) took the stage performing with Maverick City Music, and garnered a win this year. The sixteen-time GRAMMY®-winning artist/songwriter/producer and GRAMMY®-winning group Maverick City Music teamed up for a vibrant live performance of their single “Kingdom” and Franklin’s beloved hit “Melodies from Heaven.” Their new single “Kingdom,” is featured from the newly-released Maverick City Music x Kirk Franklin album Kingdom Book One (Tribl Records/Fo Yo Soul/RCA Inspiration), which also includes their new recording of “Melodies from Heaven.”
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