Just when you thought he has done some of his best work, he proves to be a constant force of nature – Franklin is a beast!
The Grammy Award winning, multi-platinum selling artist Kirk Franklin never ceases to amaze! Recently he teamed up with The House of Blues to help reinvent their Gospel Brunch. He has hand-picked the members of the choir who bring the house down every Sunday morning. Although he does not perform weekly in the shows, he may make a personal appearance from time to time.
If that isn’t enough, you can see him on the Emmy-nominated American Bible Challenge as he co-hosts with Jeff Foxworthy on the Game Show Network. They have now returned for the third season. Franklin is also preparing for the seventh season of BET’s Sunday Best, with returning judges Donnie McClurkin, Yolanda Adams and newcomer Kierra Sheard, while Kim Burrell will also return as mentor.
With all of that, Kirk has still found time over the course of the last seven months to simultaneously produce two new albums on his new label Fo Yo Soul Recordings recently launched with RCA records. President & COO RCA Records, Tom Corson says “we are thrilled to be Kirk’s partner. He is a one of a kind artist and music executive who brings his unique insight to inspirational music.”
The first artist to be presented by Kirk are BET’s Sunday Best Season 6 winner Tasha Page-Lockhart, who’s album will be released August 5. Her new single “Different” written by Franklin will be on the album. Also dropping an album on the Fo Yo Soul label are newcomers The Walls Group, a family of young brothers and sisters; Darrel, Rhea, Paco and Ahjah who began posting videos back in 2010 only to be discovered and mentored by Franklin. They have been making quite a stir with their singles “Satisfied” with amazing harmony which speaks to looking for more than material things and “Love On The Radio,” which takes us back to Franklin’s early days, as he samples his own 1993 breakout single “He’s Able.”
Speaking of taking us back, Kirk we hear a God’s Property reunion is in the works for 2014! I am sure I speak for all the fans when I say “yes, we are most certainly anticipating that release date!”