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 enjoy our website, you'll need to enable JavaScript in your web browser. "The greatest gift God has given me past family and salvation is songwriting. "It was pride that I would never be able to live up to 'I Smile.' Really, at the end of the day, if I want to keep God part of the conversation then I will do everything I can to make that happen.". Is Kanye West's 'The Life Of Pablo' Inspired by the Apostle Paul? You can sing a long too! The 46-year-old minister of music has made songs for some of the biggest names in Christian music. A lot of it was fear, and then I really began to learn that spiritually fear is a form of pride," Franklin revealed to CP. Kirk Franklin AP 2 You may have heard this anthem of joy on the radio, and during a global pandemic, this is just the time for a new rendition. Despite previous fears centered around creating new music, it seems Franklin still knows how to strike a chord with people. In an interview with The Christian Post last year, Franklin said he allowed insecurities to keep him from releasing new music. Please click here to learn how. Gretchen Whitmer: Vote for Biden if you want to go back to church, Michigan pastor leaves church over Trump support: Christians ‘abandoned’ role of holding president accountable, Trump attends Las Vegas church, pastor prophesies second win, Wikipedia bans editors from expressing support for traditional marriage, Pope Francis endorses civil unions for same-sex couples, Actor Kevin Sorbo on atheism and the ‘science of God’, 'Black Panther' star Letitia Wright starts production company Threesixteen inspired by God, NFL superstar DeForest Buckner surrenders 'whole self to Jesus,' gets baptized, Kari Jobe says 'God’s nature is good;’ He helped her get through ‘extreme depression’ ahead of album, Justin Bieber gives emotional performance of ‘Holy’ on 'SNL' featuring Chance the Rapper. "I'm very cautious to not be too observant, or too consumed with what works and what doesn't work, because I think that's when you fail," he said. "The 20 Years in One Night Tour will be a retrospective of Kirk Franklin's impressive, 20-plus year body of work, which has garnered him honors including nine GRAMMY Awards, 40 Stellar Awards and 16 GMA Dove Awards," according to a press release. Do you want award-winning journalism with a, Controversial Vatican-China deal renewed: 'The Holy See decided to dance with the wolf', Senate panel votes to advance Barrett's nomination, VOM calls on Christians to pray for deacon Jang Moon Seok abducted by N. Korean agents, Tennessee pastor declares ‘COVID is real’ after disease forced him into coma, I am a free black woman. Kirk Franklin. I would tend to just kind of stay away, because I was scared of not being accepted like I was with 'I Smile.'". Album Hello Fear. Here are the lyrics! Gospel music artist Kirk Franklin gathered fellow gospel singers and friends who are secular artists to create a remake of his song 'I Smile' via video call. Kirk Franklin, Rickey Smiley, and Tamela Mann singing Silver and Gold also Singing Now behold the Lamb on Tbn in Dallas, Texas. Kirk Franklin, Kelly Price, Fantasia, Tyrese & […] I sit in rehearsal blown away at these songs...Songs given to me not based on my goodness but HIS," Franklin tweeted as he prepared for his Twenty Years In One Night tour. Franklin's tour kicks off this month and travels to 24 cities in what will be known as The 20 Years In One Night Tour. The 46-year-old minister of music has made songs for some of the biggest names in Christian music. Still, Franklin is doing his best not to place too much importance on these type of victories. Regardless of how his album is received, Franklin is willing to go through trial and error in order to keep people focused on God. All Rights Reserved. A Zoom style Sing Along with Kirk Franklin and he brings out Kelly Price, Fantasia, Jonathan McReynolds, Tyrese, Le’Andria Johnson, and Sunday Best winner, Melvin Crispell III to kick off the “Saving Our Selves: BET COVID-19 Relief Effort” special.

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.

Do you want award-winning journalism with a Christian worldview, delivered to your inbox? "Beloved for his distinct brand of inspirational music and lively stage performances, Franklin is extremely excited about the upcoming tour.". Kirk Franklin Says Grammy Win Doesn't Define Him, Kirk Franklin Talks Kanye West's Song, 'Ultra Light Beams', Kanye West Focuses on Humility, Calls Ego His Worst Enemy, Kanye West Presents Fusion of Holy Bible and Quran in New Artwork, Singer Steven Curtis Chapman on Evolution of Christian Music (Interview), The Importance of an Integrated Approach to Theology, Philosophy, and Apologetics, Transforming Young Lives in India Partner, Calling All Christians for the Health of Our Nation, Michigan Gov. I Smile Kirk Franklin. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images), © 2020 Copyright Bonneville International. Come on! Click here for the video, Today’s a new day, but there is no sunshine, Nothing but clouds, and it’s dark in my heart, Today’s a new day, where are my blue skies, Where is the love and the joy that you promised me, I almost gave up, but a power that I can’t explain, It’s so hard to look up when you been down, You look so much better when you smile, so smile, Nothing but clouds and it’s dark in my heart, Today’s a new day, tell me where are my blue skies, Oh oh oh you look so much better when you, You look so much better when you smile, come on, ATLANTA, GA – MARCH 19: Recording Artist Kirk Franklin performs during the 2011 Comedy Gospel at Philips Arena on March 19, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia. Kirk Franklin's 11th studio album "Losing My Religion" was released Nov. 13. Kirk Franklin “Smile” A Zoom style Sing Along with Kirk Franklin and he brings out Kelly Price, Fantasia, Jonathan McReynolds, Tyrese, Le’Andria Johnson, and Sunday Best winner, Melvin Crispell III to kick off the “Saving Our Selves: BET … Kirk Franklin is a Grammy-winning producer, recording artist and songwriter who is insecure about not having the same type of gift as his peers. Why I won't vote Democrat this year, When it comes to Amy Coney Barrett, ignorance abounds, Pope Francis calls for same-sex civil unions: How to respond biblically. I Smile Lyrics [Intro] I dedicate this song to recession Depression and unemployment This song's for you [Verse 1] Today's a new day, but there is no sunshine So I'm only here because He loaned me these songs.". His first single off of the new record titled, "Wanna Be Happy," made gospel music history last September when it became the best first-week digital single in the history of gospel sales. Gospel musician Kirk Franklin, together with some of his celebrity friends kicked off the BET COVID-19 Relief Effort special “Saving Our Selves” concert. While he is grateful for God blessing him with the gift of songwriting, the producer and recording artist who utilizes the voices of others in his records, admitted his insecurities with doing that. | (Photo: RCA Inspiration) Kirk Franklin is a Grammy-winning producer, recording artist and songwriter who is insecure about not having the same type of gift as his peers. Franklin has been modest about his award-winning abilities for some time, but revealed that his pride halted the process in creating his Losing My Religion album. Kirk together with R&B Gospel singer Kelly Price, “Fast & Furious” actor Tyrese Gibson, and singer-songwriter Fantasia Barrino have put together … Kirk Franklin's 11th studio album "Losing My Religion" was released Nov. 13. Kirk Franklin Is Insecure About Lack of Singing Abilities?