Gospel Artists Create a Song For Haiti

Kirk-Franklin2In 1985 a number of music artists gathered together to form USA for Africa and recorded the song “We Are the World“. Ever since then, the music community has been know to come together to create a song to respond to tragedy or some type of social issue.

After 911 and Hurricane Katrina, I was looking for the Gospel community to come together to record a song, but it never happened. I’m not saying that Gospel artists were obligated to create a song for these events. I know that many artist made numerous contributions to many of the parties affected by these incidents. I must admit, songs like “We Are the World” and “We’re All in The Same Gang” set a certain level of expectation in my mind.

The Gospel Music Channel is reporting that a number of Gospel artists have come together to record a song in response to the earthquake in Haiti. During this past weekend, while in town for the Stellar Awards, Kirk Franklin spearheaded the efforts to record a song entitled “A Song For Pain”. Joining Kirk on this project are many other well-know Gospel artists like Mary Mary, Yolanda Adams, Donald Lawrence, BeBe & CeCe Winans, David & Tamela Mann, Natalie Grant, Dorinda Clark-Cole, Bishop Paul Morton and many more.

I personally love collaborations. I hope this ends up being one of the highest grossing songs of all time! I don’t know when the release date is, but I will definitely keep you posted.

I am fully aware that one song will not magically change what is going on in Haiti. However, the money that is raised will help. I commend each of these artists for utilizing their gifts and talents to benefit those in need.

What do you think? Do you think this is a good way for these artists to make a contribution?

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