Music has always been a family affair for CeCe Winans.
Before she moved to Nashville 29 years ago, the gospel star grew up singing in her famous family of musicians, and formed a successful duo with her brother, BeBe.
This year, she’s nominated for two Grammys along with her newest family collaborator: her son, Alvin Love III.
He produced and co-wrote her latest album, “Let Them Fall In Love,” which has earned two nominations, including one for Best Gospel Album.
Sonically, the album draws from the R&B and Motown sounds of the ‘60s. It was Love’s idea for his mom to embrace an old-school approach, and she said it took some convincing.
“It was weird for me to say, ‘OK, I really have to do everything he tells me to do,’ as the mom,” Winans told The Tennessean with a laugh. “But it wasn’t hard … I knew that he knew my voice just as well as I knew my voice. And that’s one of the things, I think he came in ahead of all of the other producers I’ve worked with, because he really knows me, and he’s been there for most of my musical years.”
But one element of the album was at her insistence: its title, “Let Them Fall in Love.”
“I want people to hear these songs, and I want them to connect with falling in love with (God). I am totally convinced that when we receive God’s love, and we learn to love Him back, that’s when we will really learn how to love one another.”
SOURCE: The Tennessean – Dave Paulson