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Kirk Franklin Honored At The Inaugural Black Music Walk of Fame Ceremony

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Kirk Franklin was honored during the inaugural Black Music & Entertainment Walk of Fame ceremony in Atlanta earlier this week.

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Kirk’s wife Tammy was on hand looking fierce in a white pantsuit and hat to support her husband.

On being honored for his work in Gospel music:

“It’s overwhelming,” Franklin told theGrio. “It’s overwhelming to know where I come from and there’s so many people who really are the architects of gospel music in America that were the soundtrack to a lot of changes that we saw in urban America’s music, but they never got the recognition, they never got the notoriety.”

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Kirk was also joined by his youngest daughter, Kennedy, who spent some time talking with Atlanta’s Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms.

Thank you mayor @keishabottoms for being a part and showing my daughter what limitless possibilities looks like.
Jesus you’re the Dopest

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Kirk and Usher’s momma Jonetta Patton.

The Black Music and Entertainment Walk of Fame in Atlanta is located on a sidewalk along Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in front of the Mercedes Benz Stadium.

All inductees received a Crown Jewel of Excellence along with their emblem on the Walk of Fame.

Kirk Franklin Debuts New Podcast: 1st Guest Pharrell

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Kirk Franklin and Sony have launched a new podcast series “Good Words with Kirk Franklin.”

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The new podcast series welcomes people from every cross section of life who seek inspiration and empowerment. Through intimate conversations exploring faith, redemption, and the realities of today’s world, Kirk invites listeners into shared moments with some of the biggest names across entertainment, beginning with Pharrell Williams.

In a deeply personal and introspective conversation that explores shared common experiences, Franklin provides listeners with fascinating insight as Pharrell discusses his approach to life and his relationship with God. Pharrell explains the lasting impact of Gospel music and the Pentecostal Church on his formative years, and his discovery of “purpose” and how it informs his life. The wide-ranging, candid conversation spans discussion around the COVID-19 pandemic to lighter moments that touch upon Pharrell’s well-known skincare regimen and his new series, Voices of Fire, that recently launched on Netflix.

Upcoming guest include Chance the Rapper, Chris Paul, Glennon Doyle, H.E.R, Kelly Rowland, and more. Together, they engage and explore their thoughts around race, religion, politics, music and self-expression. The conversations will make space for laughter, joy and lighter moments and Franklin will offer original music penned for the series.

Franklin said, “Good Words is a podcast where culture meets faith, and a place where my guest can be real and open like you have never heard before.”

Watch: Kirk Franklin’s Emotional Tribute To Chadwick Boseman

With all the emotional tributes coming in after the shocking death of Chadwick Boseman, Gospel artist Kirk Franklin decided to honor the Black Panther star through music.

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Before going into his tribute, an emotional Kirk shared with his followers that he like most artist, like to express himself through music.

The GOAT. along with his band, then went into a remix of Kendrick Lamar’s “All Stars” from the Black Panther album.

Check it out:

Kirk Franklin Limited Vinyl Edition Of ‘Christmas’ Being Released

Kirk Franklin is about to bring us some Christmas cheer early, and we sure do need it!

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RCA Inspiration is releasing a special edition of Christmas, the beloved album from Kirk Franklin and the Family. The album is being issued in a limited vinyl edition on October 2nd, celebrating the record’s 25th anniversary. Available in limited quantities, the album can be pre-ordered online via Walmart, Amazon and Barnes & Noble. 

 Featuring ten tracks, Christmas includes Kirk’s recordings of timeless songs as well as original favorites that have made this a classic album for the holiday season, including my fav, “Now Behold the Lamb” featuring Tamela Mann.


Kirk Franklin and the Family: Christmas (Vinyl issue) is available for pre-order now!
 

Kirk Franklin Helps Surprise A Utility Worker On The Kelly Clarkson Show

Gospel music superstar Kirk Franklin helped Kelly Clarkson surprise a utility worker on her talk show Monday.

After a young lady named Sarah overheard a utility worker named Albert singing, she asked him if he would serenade her mother who is living in an assisted living facility. Albert said yes and song “His Eye Is On The Sparrow,” from afar. Her mother, who has dementia loved it!

So during the segment, Kirk surprised Albert and Sarah with an uplifting message and thanked them for continuing to bring joy into the world during this COVID-19 pandemic.

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Kirk and Kelly also had a little fun during the segment also, with Kelly sharing that she grew up listening to Kirk and singing Gospel. The Grammy award winning Gospel singer, being his funny self replied,”I know your throat got some Sunday morning on it.” lol…

They also discussed Kirk’s Verzuz battle with Fred Hammond, he called it a culture phenomenon, and I couldn’t agree more.

Kirk Franklin Drops “Lift Every Voice & Sing” Video On Fourth of July

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Kirk Franklin has done to us what Beyonce did to us on Juneteenth.

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The award winning Gospel artist and GOAT dropped a heart felt rendition of the Negro National Anthem, “Lift Every Voice & Sing,” to honor the fourth of July. The video features Kirk on the piano in all black along with a slew of singers belting out the lyrics dressed in all black as well.

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Kirk Franklin & Family: “Communion At The Crib”

Kirk Franklin, his wife Tammy and two of their children, Caziah and Kennedy still had communion even though there is no “In-person” church going on.

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Kirk posted a photo on Instagram of his family taking communion, with the caption “communion at the crib” and hashtags: “wanna be a good leader” and “safe at home.” His wife Tammy gave her seal of approval:

“You lead us so well,” she wrote under the picture.

The couples oldest daughter, Carrington and her husband were not there due to the Texas #StayAtHome order.

The award winning artist also recently shared a pic of his family with the caption,”My peace in the midst of the storm.”

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My peace in the midst of the storm ❤️

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Kirk Franklin Wins Big At Grammy’s On 50th Birthday

Talk about a bomb birthday present! Kirk Franklin won Best Gospel Album for “Long Live Love” and Best Gospel song for “Love Theory” during the 62nd annual Grammy Awards on Sunday night.

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Franklin who was presented the award by PJ Morton sent prayers to Kobe Bryant and his family after thanking his “baby momma Tammy” aka his wife of 24 years the gorgeous inside and out Tammy Franklin.

It was a family affair for Kirk as well, all of his children walked the red carpet with him and Tammy and they all were dressed in silver ensembles.

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Also, during the show Kirk along with John Legend and DJ Khaled took the audience to church as they paid homage to the late Nipsey Hussle performing “Higher” which later won Best Rap Song.

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Kirk Franklin’s Youngest Daughter Kennedy Graduating From Baylor University

Kirk Franklin and wife Tammy Franklin’s youngest daughter is about to become a Baylor University graduate!

Kennedy Franklin is set to receive her B.A. in journalism on December 20th. from the nationally ranked Christian University.

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Proud papa Kirk shared a heartfelt message about his “babygirl” Tuesday afternoon on social media.

“My youngest daughter is graduating from college this month…I could tell her a billion times how proud I am of her, but it will take her becoming a mother to fully understand the weight of that pride.”

He continued,

“This is my babygirl. The one that has been my beautiful spoiled drama queen…and YES, it’s my fault! I would do it all again if I could. Jesus, thank you for my kennedy.”

Kennedy looks gorgeous in her graduation pics shot by Dallas photographer Darnell Porter.

Congratulations Kennedy!!!!!

Kirk Franklin Throws Wife A Christmas Themed Pre- Birthday Celebration

Tammy Franklins’ birthday is actually December 3rd, but her husband, Gospel music superstar Kirk Franklin has started celebrating his lovely wife early!

The Gospel artist celebrated his wife’s upcoming birthday with some of her favorite things… family, friends, burgers, Christmas, and dancing.

Check out some of the pics the couple shared on their social media accounts all dressed up in their ugly Christmas sweaters, nikes, and those gorgeous smiles.

Kirk and Tammy are couple goals for real for real…

Tammy’s pre-birthday celebration was held at the Hopdoddy Burger bar in Texas.

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Happy Birthday Tammy!!!!!!!

Kirk Franklin’s Oldest Daughter, Carrington Is Having A Baby!

Carrington Franklin, the oldest daughter of Gospel music superstar, Kirk Franklin is expecting her first child, a boy! with husband Maxx Nakwaasah.

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Carrington announced the news with some Instagram pics of her and Maxx posed around a tree wearing retro Jordans, along with a sign that read,” Baby Nakwaasah Dropping April 2020,” with a pair of baby retro’s placed around it.

Excited soon to be grandmother, Tammy Franklin shared the news on her social media account as well.

“Y’all I can barely contain my excitement, This lil boy is already so loved❤️! 1 Samuel 1:27 for this child I’ve prayed.”

Carrington and Maxx, who were college sweethearts got married in October 2016 in Dallas, Texas.