BET Network kicked off their “Saving Our Selves: BET COVID-19 Relief Effort” special with Kirk Franklin featuring Kelly Price, Fantasia, Jonathan McReynolds, Tyrese, Le’Andria Johnson, and Melvin Crispell III with a remix of his hit song “Smile.” It’s going to make you smile… maybe even shout… and run! Kirk Franklin looks to brighter days as he sings "I Smile" with Melvin Crispell III, Kelly Price, Jonathan McReynolds, Tyrese, Le'Andria Johnson and many more. You can Sing A Long! Join over 250,000 others to get the top stories curated daily, plus special offers! "Really that's all I'm trying to do. BET News Special Performance: Kirk Franklin and Friends - "I Smile" Kirk Franklin looks to brighter days as he sings “I Smile” with Melvin Crispell III, Kelly Price, Jonathan McReynolds, Tyrese, Le’Andria Johnson and many more for BET’s Saving Ourselves television special. "To be transparent, that's what took me so long to do the album. "I just keep trying and failing and I will continue to keep trying to see what I can do to try to keep people engaged in the conversation about our Lord and Savior, man," he said. Kirk Franklin brings out Kelly Price, Fantasia, Jonathan McReynolds, Tyrese, Le’Andria Johnson, and Melvin Crispell III kick off the “Saving Our Selves: BET COVID-19 Relief Effort” special. "To be in a genre full of the best singers in the world and not being able [to sing] it like them has always left me insecure. The virtual concert streamed live on April 23 on BETNetworks’ YouTube channel.
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