For more than 35 years, music lovers around the world have known GRAMMY Award-winning artist Fred Hammond as a gifted vocalist, songwriter, musician, producer and arranger. But as his peers and supporters alike have so reverently declared, he is without debate the architect behind the creation of a phenomenon in Gospel music – Urban Praise & Worship—a new genre of gospel music! Music Moves is honored to present Fred Hammond in concert at Christian Life Cathedral in Fayetteville on September 11, 2022.
Fred Hammond has become one of the most respected names in the music industry with songs that reach people from all walks of life. Chance the Rapper recently performed his remake of Hammond’s hit song “Let the Praise Begin” (entitled “Blessing/Are You Ready?”) on The Tonight Show w/Jimmy Fallon. Jamie Foxx performed Hammond’s signature anthem “No Weapon” during his acceptance speech at the NAACP Awards, and in a recent Instagram post, Pop/Hip-Hop Music Icon Justin Bieber declared Hammond’s “No Weapon” his favorite song.
Throughout his professional career, Hammond has maintained a reputation for excellence and few gospel artists can boast of the consistency of sales, radio airplay and concert appearances that Hammond has achieved over the course of his career independent of the cross-over boost. As a solo artist, founder of the pioneering urban group, Commissioned, and his work with Radical for Christ combined, Fred has sold over 8 million albums and these endeavors have made him a mainstay on Billboard’s Gospel Chart top 10.
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