Kirk Franklin blessed us with a new Mother’s Day song. And to be honest? It’s the best Mother’s Day Song we’ve heard. We salute the talented Kirk Franklin and his family for bringing a smile and a new jingle to our hearts. My goodness they are all talented and no interested in any drama. We can all sign up for that. And the song is a mere one minute and fourteen seconds long.
Kirk Franklin released his 13th studio album this year and this is what he had to say on his site about the project and his career.
“The process for this album was unique,” says Franklin, “because I literally had all the songs written before I started to record. That’s never happened before. That allowed me to see lyrically and melodically if the music could stand on its own without production. A lot of times I think that popular music can depend too much on production.”
Celebrating 26 years in the industry
Celebrating his 26th career anniversary this year, the winner of more than 40 Stellar Awards and 16 Dove Awards is also busy pushing the envelope in other endeavors. Franklin brought his total GRAMMY tally to 16 Grammys at the 61st annual ceremony this year during Tori Kelly’s first foray into gospel, the Franklin-produced Hiding Place, won best gospel album. “Never Alone,” the Franklin co-penned single from the album, was named best gospel performance/song.
In 2020, Franklin has his eyes set on another successful Exodus Music &Arts Festival, fantastic additions to the Kirk Franklin Praise channel on SiriusXM, and starting production on his bio-pic with Sony.
I’m the most non-perfect person in the world.
“You already know what I’m going to say,” Franklin answers with a hearty laugh when asked about the secret behind his career longevity and indefatigable drive to keep pushing. “It’s because of somebody bigger than me and you. I’m the most non-perfect person in the world. But having an opportunity to be here still and communicate this faith that I believe in … I don’t know what else I could ask for.”
Thank you Kirk and his family for also being sensitive to COVID-19 in the filming of the video.
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