Great Gospel Artists

Gospel Great Artists
ESSENCE.COM Sep, 29, 2009

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Fred Hammond celebrates the release of “Love Unstoppable” and talks about paving the way for many of today’s younger artists.

“Many people criticize these younger artists just like they did me, but as long as you continue to reach and encourage people in The Word that’s all that matters,” Hammond told ESSENCE.com.

Fred Hammond talks new music, depression and divorce »

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Kirk Franklin performs at the 2009 ESSENCE Music Festival in New Orleans on July 5, 2009.

Fred Hammond talks new music, depression and divorce »

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The Grammy Award-winning sibling duo’s hip-hop-infused single “God In Me” has sparked much heated debate, but their ministry continues to reach millions—young and old.

Fred Hammond talks new music, depression and divorce »

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This vocal powerhouse always brings the house down with her heavenly voice.

Fred Hammond talks new music, depression and divorce »

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The nine-time Stellar Award winner has inspired many with his chart-topper, “Never Would Have Made It,” his personal testament of faith after losing his biological and spiritual fathers within months of one another.

Fred Hammond talks new music, depression and divorce »

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The pastor of Perfecting Faith ministries spreads the gospel from the pulpit to the stage.

Fred Hammond talks new music, depression and divorce »

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The Philadelphia-bred gospel crooner’s kinetic stage performance is a force to be reckoned with as he bridges the gap between praise dance and worship.

Fred Hammond talks new music, depression and divorce »

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After a three-year hiatus, Vicki has persevered vocally and personally to share her voice on her album “How I Got Over!”

Fred Hammond talks new music, depression and divorce »

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The former SWV member has traded in her secular lyrics for more praise-filled tributes and has claimed victory with her latest album, “The Winner In Me.”

Fred Hammond talks new music, depression and divorce »

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This sibling duo continues to complement each other vocally as they share their ministry with the masses.

Fred Hammond talks new music, depression and divorce »

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