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Fred Willis hosts conversations with the world's leading movers and shakers in the church, business world and entertainment industry. Listen for the latest and see who goes on the record, next!


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Fred Willis hosts conversations with the world's leading movers and shakers in the church, business world and entertainment industry. Listen for the latest and see who goes on the record, next!






Episode 2: The Gospel Music of Whitney Houston

In this podcast, we're learning about the gospel music of Whitney Houston. Whitney Houston was one of the greatest singers of all time and throughout her life, she sang gospel music. It was a part of her, the gospel sound shaped her vocal identity and when she sang gospel music, people responded. "The Preacher's Wife" became the top selling gospel album of all time and each week, the album or songs from the album find their way on the charts, a real testament to the power of her voice. "I...


Episode 1: Tim Cunningham: On the Record

Tim Cunningham is coming to Michael's of Las Colinas this Sunday. While he's only in the area for two shows, he has a very intriguing story that will leave a lasting impression long after his two shows on Sunday evening. Take some time and get to know Tim Cunningham, an intriguing musician and renaissance man!


Episode 27: Karima: On the Record

Karima Trotter is best known as a member of Virtue singing alongside her sisters Ebony and Heather. Karima launched a solo career in 2009 before reuniting with her sisters for albums in 2015 and 2016. She's back on the solo trail with a new single entitled "Redeemer" written by and popularized by Nichole C. Mullen. At the time of this interview, Redeemer sits at #5 on the Billboard Gospel Chart and is climbing! During this interview, we got to learn a little more about Karima and her journey...


Episode 26: Tarralyn Ramsey On the Record

Since her self- titled debut album at 13 years old on Verity Records, Tarralyn Ramsey has been one of the most notable gospel record companies in the industry. Tarralyn was featured on VH1's BORN TO DIVA and made a global impact on listeners, everywhere. She has since returned to her gospel roots with a new song, "Jesus We Need You" and it is a prayer for our time. Tarralyn stops by to discuss life after the deal and competitions. She is much more than a singer and has been active pursuing...


Episode 25: Lecrae On the Record

The BIGGEST name in CHH is on this episode! We're talking all things "Restoration" and so much more! The Billboard Chart topping artist answered questions about faith, the controversy that comes with greatness, his stance on social justice issues and whether he considers himself a minister or not. Last fall, Lecrae released the "Restoration" EP and a book by the same name to critical acclaim. Find out what Lecrae has to say when he goes on the record with Fred Willis! Music in this...


Episode 24: Sunday Morning at the Piano

I want to introduce you to two of the most gifted musicians I know, Jamar Jones and Quennel Gaskin. Individually, their list of accolades, album credits, discography, resume and reputation speak for themselves, but these two have joined forces to present "Sunday Morning at the Piano", a dual piano album. In this episode, you'll learn more about each of these men and the thought process behind the completion of the album. There is true camaraderie here and the way they compliment and...


Episode 23: Brea Miles On the Record

During these hard times Brea Miles is encouraging people not to loose their hope, faith, or fierceness. Crazy Faith is about keeping your energy up as you fight to not quit on your dream. This mix of hip hop and Gospel music is a vibe that will motivate and ignite you to stay moving your way to the dream. In this episode, we talked with Brea about her music and book. We had so much fun that this episode is an extended cut, stick around for the whole show because you won't want to miss a...


Jekalyn Carr On the Record

Jekalyn Carr is one of the brightest young stars in gospel music. Since her first single hit radio the greater she sang about has seemingly come her way. Since her debut, Jekalyn has amassed 6 singles in the Top 10 on Billboard's Gospel Airplay chart, and ahead of her new release, she earned her FOURTH Number 1 single with her current song "Changing Your Story," (all by age 23). Her previous albums "The Life Project," (2016) and "One Nation Under God," (2018) reached Number One on the Top...


Nashville Life Music On the Record

Nashville Life Music is the soundtrack to Nashville Life Church, a local movement that started out of CeCe Winans' living room nine years ago. Grammy-winning songwriters and bandleaders Dwan Hill (Lauren Daigle, Jonny Lang) and Alvin Love (Cece Winans’ son and producer) have led their 26-member worship team to create a project of energetic and inspiring songs that lift up anthemic, fun-loving sounds of thanksgiving and praise to God for everyday life. In this episode, Alvin Love III and...


Lady Tramaine Hawkins On the Record

Legendary Gospel singer Lady Tramaine Hawkins has re-recorded her classic hit "Goin' Up Yonder" for the GREENLEAF SEASON FIVE SOUNDTRACK. "Goin' Up Yonder" is written by Gospel icon the late Walter Hawkins and was first released with Lady Tramaine's vocals in 1975 on the LOVE ALIVE album. Originally recorded 45 years ago, "Goin' Up Yonder" has remained relevant in current culture and Tramaine's pure tones soulfully resonate on this new version of the track. The Gospel Music Hall of Fame and...


Chevelle Franklyn On the Record

ward-winning, international Gospel Artist Chevelle Franklyn has released her latest worship single and music video, “Go In Your Strength,” for streaming and download on all major digital platforms. To encourage listeners coping with the global COVID-19 pandemic, Franklyn also released a bonus track, “iPrevail” earlier this spring. The moving worship songs offer fans a preview of her highly-anticipated full-length album, South Wind Vol. 1, expected for release later in 2020. "Go In Your...


Gloria Gaynor On the Record

Gloria Gaynor's latest release, Testimony, won a GRAMMY this year for Best Roots Gospel Album. Gloria co-wrote almost all of Testimony's inspirational songs about faith and struggle. She has an amazing life story, starting her career in a very decadent era and since then, she has not only survived, but has thrived. She is an inspiration through her faith, her message and her music. Gloria lived with decades long debilitating back problems (from a stage fall before "I Will Survive") and...


TASHA On the Record

Award-winning singer TASHA returns with new music, "Why Not Me?" and goes on the record to talk about her journey to this point and through some of her life's greatest challenges. Music In This Episode: Superwoman- Jacque Greene For My Good- Judah Band Why Not Me- TASHA


Edwrin Sutton On the Record

Edwrin Sutton is originally from Columbus County, North Carolina. He and his wife Nakia moved North in 2016 when he was appointed Pastor of Smith Metropolitan A.M.E. Zion Church in Poughkeepsie, New York. While in Poughkeepsie, Sutton also taught Gospel music as an adjunct professor at Marist College. “One day the Holy Spirit told me that rain was coming. Rain in scripture symbolizes restoration, revival and God’s favor. I felt as though what God was telling me was a word of faith that He...


Kevon Carter On the Record

You know him from his funny videos on social media, but his new album "Finally" is available now! We had such a great time talking about his journey thus far, discover some little known facts about his life, family and some of the funniest and impactful videos and their hilarious and deep impact. Music in this episode: A Great Work- Brian Courtney Wilson Without You- TB2 All In His Plan- PJ Morton feat. Le'Andria Johnson & Mary Mary Open Heaven- Kevon Carter


Bebe Winans: On the Record

Like a conversation with a life-long friend, Born For This, invites new readers and loyal fans alike to share in never-before-revealed details about his life in the crossfires between church, gospel music and the mainstream recording industry. In the book, BeBe reflects on the challenges and triumphs of maintaining his Christian faith over the course of a decades long recording career where he has sold millions of albums. In his interview, he shares even more about the book, and the...


Torry Dulaney On the Record

His younger brother is an international worship leader and Stellar Award winner. On his own, he is a worship leader in Little Rock, Arkansas and has a new single he's ready to share with the world! He's a Kingdom man, a man of purpose sharing the gospel in song and word, one of God's greatest salesman and he's on the record with Fred and SP Radio!


Reggie Campbell On the Record

Indie gospel artist Reggie Campbell joins the show to talk his gospel music career after losing his wife, his job and raising his three children as a single father. Campbell talks about the moment he knew God called forth the gift of music in his life, the journey and the reward of saying yes to God! Music in this episode: Jay Bratten- "Leanin'" Michael Bradley & Worship- "Mighty God" Reggie Campbell- "We Wait On You"


Alan Elliot: On the Record

This film has been 47 years in the making and is now available. In this episode, Fred is speaking with Alan Elliot, producer of the film and he takes us inside the process of putting this film together and working with the family of the late, great Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin. Music in this episode: How I Got Over- Joseph Robinson & the Chosen Aggregation Precious Lord, Take My Hand/You've Got a Friend- Aretha Franklin Climbing Higher Mountains- Aretha Franklin


Jerard & Jovaun: On the Record

You have heard their work behind some of your favorite artists on your favorite albums and as the newest members of the Motown Gospel family, the time has come for them to put their own spin on some of your favorite worship songs. Their five song EP debuted today and is available on all digital music platforms. The Woods family spoke to OTR about their journey to this point, their hope for this project, their respective/collective careers and of course, their marriage. Songs in this...