Maverick City Music & Kirk Franklin on Tour in Birmingham
Gospel newcomers Maverick City Music along with gospel legend Kirk Franklin along with Jonathan McReynolds and Housefires are coming to Birmingham Tuesday night June 7th at 6:45pm at the Legacy Arena at the BJCC In Birmingham. The tour is major and will present the Grammy award winning artists to the masses in Alabama.
This year is poised to be the biggest yet for the young pioneers of Maverick City Music. The group just won a GRAMMY for Best Contemporary Christian Music Album and completed a historic televised performance on the show. Nominated across four categories at the 2022 Billboard Music Awards, with triple nods in one category, and receiving three 2022 K-Love Awards nominations earlier this week, the group will take the music and the movement behind ‘Kingdom Book 1’ on the road this summer their headline ‘Kingdom’ Tour alongside Franklin. The tour kicked off on June 1 in Miami, the extensive, 37-date trek hits arenas across the nation through the end of July, and fans can still purchase tickets for the Birmingham date and others.
Maverick City Music is a multi-racial, multicultural, genre-bending collective that brings hope to all regardless of race, gender preference, and faith. Launched in 2018 after hosting seventeen songwriting camps, which brought together more than 100 Christian artists and songwriters Maverick City Music is a collective comprised of breakout artists who include: Chandler Moore, Brandon Lake, Naomi Raine, Chris Brown, Dante Bowe, Tiffany Hudson, MJ George, Joe L Barnes, and Aaron Moses. The group’s album ‘Old Church Basement,’ a collab album with Elevation Worship, broke streaming records on both Apple Music and Spotify. On Apple Music, the group set a new worldwide record for the most first-day streams for a Christian and Gospel album, and on Spotify, the album broke the U.S. record for the most streams in a day for an album by a Christian group and was No. 4 out of all U.S. albums its first weekend of release. Maverick City Music recently won a GRAMMY for Contemporary Christian Album, and beyond being the first eligible year for nomination, they also performed on the televised show.
For more than 30 years, artist, songwriter, and producer Kirk Franklin has made an indelible impact on the culture bridging Hip-Hop, Pop, and Gospel together and creating timeless hit songs and albums along the way. Kingdom is Franklin’s first studio album since his 2019 album, LONG LIVE LOVE, which debuted at # 1 on Billboard's Top Gospel Albums chart and earned two GRAMMY Awards. In addition to this collaboration with Maverick City Music, Kingdom Business, the new television series which Franklin is an executive producer of, premiered on BET+ on May 19th
The new video "Kingdom" is on Youtube and is a sure winner for this summer. On Friday, June 17, GRAMMY award-winning music collective Maverick City Music and 16-time GRAMMY winner Kirk Franklin will bring the injustices around mass incarceration – and the voices of 1,300 inmates – to center stage with the release of their collaborative album KINGDOM Book 1, out June 17th via Tribl Records and Fo Yo Soul Entertainment / RCA Inspiration.
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