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Kirk Franklin and a bevy of gospel stars record Haiti single
HUGE SALES are expected for the Kirk Franklin And Friends single "Are You Listening: A Love Song For Haiti" which was released on 30th January and is now available on iTunes. The recording is America' gospel music community's response to the Haiti earthquake disaster. Those contributing to the recording included Yolanda Adams, Jeremy Camp, Shirley Caesar, Dorinda Clark-Cole, Natalie Grant, Fred Hammond, Tamela & David Mann, Mary Mary, Donnie McClurkin, Bishop Paul S Morton, J Moss, Smokie Norful, Marvin Sapp, Karen Clark Sheard, Kiera Sheard, BeBe Winans, CeCe Winans and Marvin Winans along with other gospel artists featured in the choir including Shari Addison, Kathy Taylor Brown, John Gray, Bishop Darryl Hines, Stephen Hurd, Karima Kibble, Judith McAllister, Nicole C Mullen, Jessica Reedy, The Neville Sisters, Troy Sneed, Micah Stampley, Melinda Watts and Brian Courtney Wilson.
Explained Kirk Franklin, "It's a song God gave me after 9-11 but by the time I finished it, the timing had passed and I was just never able to marry it to anything. But as I watched what was going on in Haiti, the Lord brought it to my attention that it would be perfect. We recorded it as quickly as we can so that we can have it to radio and other outlets with all of the proceeds going to the people of Haiti."The opinions expressed in this article are not necessarily those held by Cross Rhythms. Any expressed views were accurate at the time of publishing but may or may not reflect the views of the individuals concerned at a later date.