Gospel music veteran CeCe Winans will be paying tribute to her friend and fellow-artist the late Whitney Houston on a new episode of "Generations." The special tribute will be aired on Winans YouTube channel on August 31st at 7 pm CT. Winans will also feature an interview with Whitney Houston's sister-in-law Pat Houston.
Winans announces, "Can't wait to share this new episode of #Generations coming Aug. 31st at 7 pm CT on my YouTube channel. I'm so blessed to have my friend Pat Houston, who is the sister-in-law and manager of Whitney Houston, join the conversation. You don't want to miss this!"
Earlier in the month, Winans wished Houston a happy birthday. "Special Happy Birthday to my sister and friend @whitneyhouston," Winans celebrates. "Excited to celebrate your legacy THIS month. More details coming soon! "Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to act." -Proverbs 3:27"
Winans stood by her friend Whitney even through her battle with drug abuse. "I love her and I'm praying for her," she said in an interview in 2010. "Please keep [Whitney's] family in prayer, and the best way to honor her is to be reminded that tomorrow is not promised to any of us, so love God and love each other," adds Winans.
Through their decades-long friendship, it wasn't uncommon for Houston to drop in and sing at a BeBe and CeCe Winans concert, after she introduced herself to the pair at an awards show in 1987. Winans even recorded a duet with Houston in 1996. "Count on Me" was the fourth single from the soundtrack album of the motion picture Waiting to Exhale, and the second single by Houston released from that album and its soundtrack. "Count on Me" became Winans's highest-charting single on the US Hot 100, peaking at #8. It was certified gold in the U.S.