Kirk Franklin

Kirk Franklin

Contemporary gospel music gets an energy boost from this inspirational crossover vocalist, accompanied by band and choir.

Contemporary gospel king Kirk Franklin, appearing with his band and choir, lends a vigorous and youthful excitement to Christian music, with hits like “Stomp,” “Whatcha Lookin’ For” and “Revolution.” This inspirational Grammy® winner was the first gospel artist to sell more than a million copies of his debut album (Kirk Franklin & The Family). A divine repertoire of uplifting songs will be flavored with jazz, pop and hip-hop grooves.

The host of his own BET talent search program, Sunday Best, Franklin has 11 CDs to his credit, including The Fight of My Life, containing some of the most dynamic and stylistically varied music of his career, from spirited choral passages to his signature hip-hop praise grooves. Songs include "Declaration (This Is It)," a gospel-soul takeoff on the 1979 hit by Kenny Loggins; "Little Boy," a message to young people set to a simmering beat and tasty acoustic guitar, and "A Whole Nation," a song about boys growing up without fathers in their lives. During this incredible career, Franklin has collected an impressive array of honors: five Grammys, an American Music Award, 34 Stellar (gospel) Awards, 12 Dove Awards, four NAACP Awards and many more.