Sixteen-time GRAMMY® winning artist, songwriter and producer Kirk Franklin made an appearance on NBC's The Kelly Clarkson Show on July 13. During the segment, Franklin helped surprise a utility worker who recently made headlines for serenading an elderly woman residing at a nursing home who is suffering from dementia.
Meanwhile, "Just For Me," a track from LONG LIVE LOVE, reached #1 at Gospel radio this week. And on Sunday, May 31st Franklin joined fellow Gospel artist Fred Hammond and Bishop T.D. Jakes for Verzuz - The Healing, a special edition of the extremely popular Instagram live series produced by Swizz Beatz and Timbaland. With so much pain and devastation being experienced in the United States and across the globe right now, Franklin and Hammond came together to provide inspiration and encouragement through Gospel music.
The two welcomed fellow gospel artists Tamela Mann and Marvin Sapp who blessed the live audience, which reached as many as 275,000 people, with surprise performances. They also took time during the event to acknowledge victims of police violence and racially motivated murder including Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd and Trayvon Martin and to offer their support to Arbery's mother Wanda Cooper-Jones via phone.
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