While at XM, I was able to interview Kelly Price. She was promoting her new Christmas project, but no way I could get a voice like hers in my studio and not ask her about the influence gospel music has had on her life in and out of the industry. This was also her first big promo tour after changing her lifestyle, producing a healthier, slimmer Kelly Price. Was it enough for the industry though? And what about the church? Were they ... Read more
During his promo tour for The Gospel According to Jazz II, I got to sit down with jazz great, Kirk Whalum, and talk to him about music, the church, the plight of musicians, music mentoring, and more. This is definitely one of my top 5 interviews, and I will always treasure how he ended this experience. Listen and enjoy.
What an honor to sit with the man that most influenced my style as a radio personality. I could talk to Donnie Simpson all day. While I didn't have all day, we did get in convo about his time in radio, what he thinks about the direction of music today, and his new show, Donnie Simpson's Video Soul.
2004, Deitrick Haddon was on a promo tour for his new project "Crossroads." He had already stirred up plenty of controversy among those who felt his brand of gospel and entertainment was too worldly. In the years to come, he would stir up much more with infidelity, divorce, and his jump into reality television. This interview was before all of that, however, and he shared some interesting views on some of the very topics he would s... Read more
2002, Bishop Carlton Pearson had a shift in his spiritual philosophy. He began to preach about his Gospel of Inclusion. As a result, he began to lose everything he spent decades building. February 2004, when the African American church was at the high of their frustration with him and his rhetoric, I spoke with Bishop Pearson about his perspective. The next month, he met with the College of African American Pentecostal Bishops and ... Read more
What an honor to sit with the legendary Lady Tramaine Hawkins in 2007. We talked about the industry, singing gospel music in clubs, her decades of success, and surviving divorce. This was one of the most personally encouraging conversations I have ever had during a radio interview.
My interview of a lifetime with the legendary artist, producer, writer, and more, Fred Hammond, during his Pages of Life 3 promo tour. It was the first of many, but for me remains the most unforgettable.
Ben Tankard on his music, his church, his family, and his reality show, Thicker Than Water.
The One with Tuskegee Airman, William Fauntroy by Denise Hill
Grammy-award winning singer, Erica Campbell, talks about her music, her new businesses, becoming a 1st lady, dealing with criticism, and balancing it all.
One of many interview opportunities I would have with Kirk Franklin. It is always get to hear his insight on scripture, the church, and the state of gospel music.