Top Rated Television Host/Award-winning Choir Director Delivers Long-awaited Project – JEFFREY LAMPKIN PRESENTS FRANCIS MARION YGB GOSPEL CHOIR – Unveiled at Francis Marion University of Florence, SC
Album Kicked Off With Electric Lead Single “Takin’ It Back” with Kristen Jamison
From finalist on season 7 of talent show juggernaut “American Idol” and hosting his number 1 Sunday morning show “The Jeffrey Lampkin Show” to sharing stages with gospel’s top names (Erica Campbell, Yolanda Adams, Donald Lawrence, etc), multi-talented singer/songwriter Jeffrey Lampkin boasts no shortage of national acclaim for his endeavors in music and entertainment. And, with his latest venture, JEFFREY LAMPKIN PRESENTS: FRANCIS MARION YGB GOSPEL CHOIR album, it’s safe to say he’s only just begun.
Unveiled to a packed house of gospel choir enthusiasts on April 19, the award-winning choir director and nationally recognized Francis Marion University YGB Gospel Choir (formerly known as Young, Gifted, and Blessed Gospel Choir) thrilled with standout selections from their 13-track new release. Featuring guest appearances from fellow “American Idol” alum Michelle Lampkin-Robinson, BET “Sunday Best” finalist Kristen Jamison, and production from super-producer Roosevelt Snoop McLamore, the album – written in its entirety by Jeffrey – shines as a modernized ode to the foundation of gospel music as we know it – choirs.
Release Precedes Nationwide Summer “Bring Back the Choir” Tour, Dates Forthcoming
Reminiscent of top hits from the likes of Donald Lawrence, Hezekiah Walker, Walter Hawkins, and more, the release – with its soul-stirring tunes “Declaration of Praise,” “My Day Is Coming,” and the anthemic “Army of Christ,” invites listeners on a musical journey set to take them to highs of encouragement, hope, and uncontainable worship. The best evidence of this “power choir” movement comes courtesy of the album’s fiery, foot-stomping first single – the Kristen Jamison-led “Takin’ It Back.” A “must hear” set of songs for all believers, the album will undoubtedly rejuvenate writers and composers to bring choir music back to the forefront of gospel music.
About Jeffrey Lampkin & Francis Marion YGB Choir
Jeffrey Lampkin is a nationally recognized singer, songwriter, choir director, and journalist whose gift has seen him touch top stages across the country. From rocking “American Idol” as a finalist during its season 7 to winning awards at the Black Music Caucus and “Stir Up the Gift” choir competitions, his impact on music has touched every spectrum of the entertainment genre from secular to gospel.
In addition, Lampkin hosts the number 1 Sunday Morning Show “The Jeffrey Lampkin Show,” an opportunity that has allowed him to interview and/or share stages with several industry veterans including Yolanda Adams, Tye Tribbett, Erica Campbell, Donald Lawrence, and many more. Under his leadership, South Carolina’s historic Francis Marion University has seen its gospel choir, the Francis Marion YGB Choir, boast similar acclaim over its 25 year tenure as it lists performing for Civil Rights Activist Jesse Jackson’s “Chicago By Civil Rights” among its recognized outings. This, in conjunction with opening spots for Grammy winners Tye Tribbett and Leandria Johnson to BET “Sunday Best” winners Amber Bullock and Joshua Rogers.
Their new album, JEFFREY LAMPKIN PRESENTS: FRANCIS MARION YGB CHOIR, is available for purchase now with proceeds helping to support a scholarship for a deserving choir member of Francis Marion University.
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