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McDonald’s Inspiration Celebration Gospel Tour brought together some of gospel’s biggest names for a night of “love unstoppable.”

The McDonald’s Inspiration Celebration Gospel Tour had a line of gospel fans wrapped around a long Detroit block at Greater Grace Temple for the kickoff of the 16-city tour. The free event brought together some of gospel’s biggest names for a night that offered a message of “Love Unstoppable.”

Rehearsals the night before the kickoff concert felt like a family reunion. From the production team to the artists, a palpable joy and exuberance filled the atmosphere. As each artist ran through their songs, it was apparent that this was more than a show. Their professionalism was balanced with an innate need to offer a joy-filled praise to God. Donald Lawrence took the lead to make sure vocal arrangements were tight and transitions were smooth. Before the show started, I spoke to him about his process in preparing for the show:

“…we finalize what everyone [will sing] and then I sequence [performances] inside the show to make sure [it] climbs. We give [the audience] multiple moments [instead of] the same type of moment back to back. We may go from a quartet to something that’s smooth like Anita Wilson, then you come to me [with a] choir moment, then we go to Tye [Tribbett]…so it’s about giving the show some dynamics.”

All of his diligent work made for a memorable show, which started off with a bang led by the always energetic Tye Tribbett. He brought out all the night’s singers in a moment that got the crowd on their feet.

The night continued with stirring performances, including duets from Bishop Paul Morton with Paul Porter and Brian Courtney Wilson with Anita Wilson.

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SOURCE: BET – Tryson John

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