Monday, December 08, 2008
Yahoo LAUNCHCAST Song Of The Day-Karen Clark-Sheard
Song:The Will Of God
When one has been observing the music business as long as I have, there is very little that is going to be very surprising. So I wanted to share one of those moments with you today. It was the day in 1997 when I heard 10 year old Kierra "Kiki" Sheard sing with her mom. Of course her mom is Karen Clark-Sheard of The Clark Sisters and one of the all time great singers. When Karen recorded her 1997 debut Finally Karen, some of it was done in the studio but part of it was recorded live with Donald Lawrence & The Tri-City Singers. The Clark Sisters made a guest appearance but the biggest splash was when Karen brought out her 10 year old daughter Kierra to sing The Will Of God. Now normally I don't like child singers because their voices aren't fully developed and their voices are thin. This was an exception. Kierra tore the house down and then Karen took her on tour and they appeared on TV together several times. Even at 10 years old, Kierra is simply amazing. And today she's one of the top stars in gospel music. She's had two best selling CDs on EMI Gospel and is currently working on a new one. Also, I recently saw Kierra on Bobby Jones Gospel and she's lost a ton of weight. So while waiting for her next CD, I want you to watch this video of Karen Clark-Sheard and Kierra "Kiki" Sheard performing The Will Of God and marvel at the vocal power of this ten year old girl. It's a true WTF moment.