Kirk Franklin - Haiti
gmc Produces Special One-Hour Presentation of Official Music Video for Kirk Franklin's "Are You Listening: A Love Song for Haiti"
Join gmc as Viewers Around the World Gather for This Historic Music Television Event Friday, Jan. 22 at 7 PM ET. gmc will encore the special on Saturday, Jan. 23 at 6 PM ET.
The response has been overwhelming for what Kirk Franklin has dubbed the gospel community's answer to "We Are the World," a song and music video titled "Are You Listening: A Love Song for Haiti," with all proceeds to benefit those impacted by the earthquake.
The gospel community swiftly responded to a plea from their friend and peer, with more than 150 participants joining the cause, including Yolanda Adams, Jeremy Camp, Shirley Caesar, Dorinda Clark Cole, Natalie Grant, Fred Hammond, Tamela & David Mann, Mary Mary, Donnie McClurkin, Bishop Paul S. Morton, J. Moss, Smokie Norful, Marvin Sapp, Karen Clark Sheard, Kiera "KiKi" Sheard, BeBe Winans, CeCe Winans and Marvin Winans along with other gospel artists featured in the choir including Shari Addison, Kathy Taylor Brown, John Gray, Bishop Darryl Hines, Stephen Hurd, Karima Kibble, Judith McAllister, Nicole C. Mullen, Jessica Reedy, The Neville Sisters, Troy Sneed, Micah Stampley, Melinda Watts and Brian
Franklin contacted Don Jackson, executive producer of The Stellar Awards, to request that gmc capture the historic recording event. The official music video world premieres in a special presentation on gmc Friday, Jan. 22 at 7 PM ET, immediately before gmc’s airing of the telethon "Hope For Haiti Now: A Global Benefit For Earthquake Relief" at 8 PM.
gmc's one-hour special, hosted by Lisa Kimmey-Winans, will feature exclusive interview footage with Kirk Franklin from the recording session interspersed throughout multiple runs of the music video. gmc will encore the special on Saturday, Jan. 23 at 6 PM ET. The music video will then go into heavy rotation in all gmc music video blocks. gmc will also produce and premiere an exclusive "A Love Song for Haiti: The Making of 'Are You Listening'" behind-the-scenes special in February.