Kanye West is bringing his Sunday Service gospel show to Pigeon Forge in east Tennessee, a family tourism destination best known for Dolly Parton’s Dollywood theme park.
The rapper’s appearance is part of a Strength to Stand youth conference Jan. 18-20, according to the organization’s website, which says West will perform a concert.
Pigeon Forge is just outside the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, about 30 miles southeast of Knoxville.
West — who is married to reality TV star Kim Kardashian — surprised many people earlier this year by releasing a gospel album titled “Jesus is King.”
He has been making headlines the past two months by professing his Christian reawakening, including a series of appearances — called the Sunday Service Experience — at some of the nation’s biggest churches.
The shows feature West singing and rapping songs with Christian-themed lyrics, including some songs that are just as danceable as his rap hits.
Strength to Stand announced Nov. 21 that West’s Sunday Service was being added to the youth conference, and it quickly sold out. However, the conference posted Monday that a limited number of seats were added after “rearranging things.”
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SOURCE: The Charlotte Observer, Mark Price