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Spotlight Article
Date: 2015-11-12
Article Title: Festival of Praise Tour Comes to the Municipal Auditorium on November 12
Article: When you put together Fred Hammond, Donnie McClurkin, Kim Burrell, and Israel Houghton, you get an incredible experience of hand clappin’, feet stompin’ praise. The Festival of Praise Tour which is slated for November 12 at the Municipal Auditorium at 7:00 pm is sure to be bigger and better than ever! The fantastic tour will feature Multiple Grammy, Stellar, BET Award Winning Artists Fred Hammond, Donnie McClurkin, Kim Burrell plus Hezekiah Walker & Israel Houghton.
  This spectacular, creatively-themed presentation also includes an ultra- talented, all-star VIP supporting vocal chorus featuring Isaac Carree, Jessica Reedy & Zacardi Cortez! And as if that isn’t enough, we’re also presenting a new, state-of-the-art production element along with an incredible Chicago- based live band.
  Get ready for incredible performances by Fred Hammond, who is known as the architect behind the “Urban Praise & Worship” phenomenon in Gospel music. He is considered a triple threat and has become one of the most revered singer/song-writer/producers in Christian Music today! His chart-topping hits are performed in virtually every church in USA and abroad. His success in introducing the praise and worship format to the African-American church ultimately resulted in the development of Urban Praise & Worship—a genre of gospel music that did not exist prior!
  Known worldwide as the tall, raspy tenor who commands your attention with his powerful and rich sounding vocals, Donnie McClurkin has more than proven that he is far more than a gospel singer. The Three-Time Grammy Award Winner and man behind the platinum and gold selling CD(s) is an amazing songwriter penning chart topping tunes like, “Stand” and “We Fall Down with more than 8 million albums sold. His other accomplishments include serving as a judge for BET’s Hit TV Show “Sunday Best,” and Host of a Nationally Syndicated Radio Show– “The Donnie McClurkin Show” with more than 5 million listeners in 60 US Markets as well as London, Jamaica and the Bahamas.
  Pastor Kim Burrell is known for her dynamic, distinctive and captivating voice which carries power to soothe and encourage the heart of people everywhere. The Houston native is revered by her peers in the music industry from both the spiritual and secular world. This humble Grammy Award nominee and Stellar Award winner has a true and undying passion for ministry and music. This singing sensation was encompassed by music being the daughter of a Pastor/Musician Father and an Evangelist/Singer Mother.
  Israel Houghton is an American Christian music artist, worship leader and singer-songwriter. He is known for his cross-cultural style of Christian music that fuses elements from gospel, jazz, rock and reggae. To date, he has sold Over 10 Million Albums Sold Worldwide and is a multi-award winner (Grammy, Stellar, Dove, BET, N.A.A.C.P). He continues to draw large crowds wherever he performs and is one of the Christian/Gospel industry’s biggest names.
  This spectacular evening of praise and celebration is sure to get you up off your feet. For more information or to purchase tickets to this upcoming event, call (615) 862-6390 or visit