Continues to Climb the Charts!
PR — The dynamic, instantly recognizable and captivating voice of Kim Burrell is undeniably one of the most powerful voices in music today. USA TODAY declares, “Nobody stretches a melody like gospel singer Burrell” and The San Francisco Chronicle says,” Burrell’s improvisational style, studied by vocalists of various genres, is filled with jazz phrasing and limber riffs, subtle pleasures from a woman who has nothing to prove.”
Kim Burrell’s unrivaled instrument, impeccable musicianship and ability to tap into the human experience and emotion has made her a favorite across genre and within the musician community. The Grammy-Award nominated and Stellar Award winning singer has collaborated with artists as diverse as Harry Connick Jr. and funk master George Clinton. In the middle, there’s R. Kelly, Stevie Wonder and Gospel’s First Lady, Shirley Caesar. Her soulful vocal runs have influenced a generation of mainstream recording artists ranging from Jazmine Sullivan to Justin Timberlake. Her burgeoning A-List Hollywood fan club includes Beyoncé, Mariah Carey, Omarion, Jessica Simpson and Chaka Khan. Donnie McClurkin has said “There’s nobody greater” while Whitney Houston once declared Burrell to be “One of the greatest voices of our time.” It is clear why Ms. Burrell is everybody’s favorite mentor on BET’s “Sunday Best.”
It is also no wonder why this year’s Essence Festival chose to honor the incomparable Burrell. On hand to pay homage were such stars as India.Arie, Yolanda Adams, Jazmine Sullivan, Lalah Hathaway, Christette Michele and others. The unprecedented and exhilarating six-hour concert that effortlessly united artists from the world’s of gospel, R&B and jazz will go down in the history of the Essence Festival as one of their greatest shows ever. Burrell announced from the stage, “I want to show you this is how it’s supposed to be. We’re not separated. There’s no R&B, or Gospel, it’s just music.” In keeping with that theme Burrell delivers her highly anticipated new CD A Different Place, which will enamor gospel fans and win many fans beyond the confines of gospel music.
Starting in September Kim Burrell will also headline in the blockbuster Festival Of Praise Tour. Burrell will tour alongside Fred Hammond, Donnie McClurkin, Hezekiah Walker & Israel Houghton. Kim Burrell maintains an unbelievably busy itinerary. She believes that impassioning others is truly divine and has made it one of her missions in life, “The idea that I’ve inspired anyone…especially to have not studied any music formerly… is nothing less than a miracle from God and a blessing.”