Singer Alvin Garrett to Perform “It Starts In The Heart” at The 56th Annual Selma Bridge Crossing on March 7th, 2021

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GRAMMY-NOMINATED SONGWRITER ALVIN GARRETT TO PERFORM POWERFUL AND POIGNANT SONG “IT STARTS IN THE HEART” AS THE OPENING TO THE HISTORIC 56TH ANNUAL SELMA BRIDGE CROSSING (3/7)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Feb. 19, 2021) – Grammy-nominated Songwriter Alvin Garrett will perform his poignant and powerful, self-penned song “It Starts In The Heart,” as the opening to the 56th annual Selma Bridge Crossing, one of the largest annual Civil Rights Commemoration events in the world, happening on on Sunday, March 7th at 2 p.m. CST. “It Starts In The Heart” (lyrics)* is from Alvin’s acclaimed album The Awakening, a reflection of the recent social unrest, injustices and systemic oppression. As the follow up, his current album The Lightness Of Love, reaffirms the importance of connection, love and togetherness at a time when the country is still embracing change. Register for free to view the special virtual performance and participate, by visiting https://www.selmajubilee.com/register.

“I am a beneficiary of those that sacrificed and put their lives on the line. I value what they were fighting for, and I have to do my part to uphold their spirit of empowerment and inspiration,” said Garrett.

The Selma Bridge Crossing commemorates the anniversary of Bloody Sunday and the Selma to Montgomery March, an event that prompted Congress to pass the Voting Rights Act. In the past, the event has been attended by three sitting presidents, hundreds of civil rights leaders and thousands of attendees. This is the first time in its history that it will be held virtually.

The Birmingham, Alabama-based artist kicked off the year with the first Billboard Gospel National Airplay single to hit #1 – “Patiently Praising” (feat. Lowell Pye), co-written with Fred Jerkins III. In addition, he’s amassed multiple awards including a Grammy nomination, a Soul Train, Dove and Stellar Award, and has had an impressive career that’s ushered him to the forefront of Soul and R&B as a professional bassist, producer, arranger and songwriter for Joe, Kelly Rowland, Fantasia Barrino, Ruben Studdard, Jordan Knight, Deitrick Haddon and more. For more information, visit https://www.alvingarrett.com/.

Photo Credit: J. McCoy Photography

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