GOSPEL ICON FRED HAMMOND’S ALBUM WORSHIP JOURNAL LIVE DEBUTED AT NO. 1 ON BILLBOARD’S GOSPEL ALBUMS CHART
NEW YORK, NY October 11, 2016 — Grammy, Stellar, and Dove Award-winning gospel icon, Fred Hammond’s newest release, WORSHIP JOURNAL LIVE debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Gospel Albums chart this week.
WORSHIP JOURNAL LIVE is Hammond’s first live recording in 17 years and features 12 tracks, including popular single “Father Jesus Spirit,” filled with the dynamic ministry and acclaimed live musicianship that has made him one of gospel’s most popular and influential artists over the past 30 years. WORSHIP JOURNAL LIVE follows on Hammond’s most recent chart-topping release I Will Trust (2014).
Helming the Festival of Praise 2016 Tour, the star-studded annual tour he founded, Hammond launched the third consecutive year of the Festival of Praise Tour on October 5, 2016 in Seattle, WA. The tour, which has been receiving critical acclaim, hosts a revolving lineup of all-star artists that includes Hezekiah Walker, Israel Houghton, Regina Belle, Karen Clark Sheard, Casey J, and comedian Earthquake. Running through December, Hammond plans to take the Festival of Praise 2016 Tour to over 50 cities, hitting Los Angeles, Denver, Atlanta, New York, Washington DC, Pittsburgh, Austin, his native Detroit, and more.
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