Donnie McClurkin

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Donnie McClurkin is a gospel vocalist with the soul of Andraé Crouch and the contemporary flair of Kirk Franklin. Born into a home filled with domestic violence and drug abuse, McClurkin was saved by an aunt who sang background vocals with Crouch himself. After staying close to Crouch throughout his boyhood, he began to play piano and sing with his church youth choir. He formed the McClurkin Singers by the time he was a teenager, and later formed another group, the New York Restoration Choir. Hired as an associate minister at Marvin Winans’ Perfecting Church in 1989, with his vocals during a seminar, McClurkin endured a bout of leukemia that year. A friendship with a Warner Alliance executive resulted in his signing to the label for his 1996 self-titled LP, with producers Mark Kibble (of Take 6), Cedric and Victor Maxwell plus Andraé Crouch.

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Top 5 Things You Should Know Today (12-11-19)

Top 5 Things You Should Know Today (12-11-19)

LOCAL MUSIC PRODUCER ARRESTED ON CHILD SEX CHARGES A Williamson County grand jury indicted Samuel Sylvester, 50, with seven counts of statutory rape by an authority figure, seven counts of sexual battery by an authority figure, aggravated sexual battery and two counts of rape of a child. The allegations involve children 12 and 16 years old. Sylvester…

Top 5 Things You Should Know Today (12-06-19)

Top 5 Things You Should Know Today (12-06-19)

UPS TRUCK CARJACKED – 4 PEOPLE KILLED At least four people were killed in gunfire Thursday in Miramar, Florida, after a UPS driver was carjacked by at least two suspects, who led police on a chase that ended in a shootout. According to Miramar Fire Rescue, there people were killed at the scene while a fourth…

Top 5 Things You Should Know Today (12-05-19)

Top 5 Things You Should Know Today (12-05-19)

3 teens face charges after construction worker robbed outside West Nashville home Three teens face charges after a construction worker was robbed Tuesday night outside a West Nashville home.  The robbery was reported at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the 5600 block of California Avenue. Dedric Talley, 18, and a 15-year-old are each charged with aggravated robbery. Police…

Top 5 Things You Should Know Today (12-04-19)

Top 5 Things You Should Know Today (12-04-19)

Community Activists call for body cameras for Metro Police After three years of delays, frustrated community activists ramp up their push to ensure Metro police officers will have body cameras. Members of five community organizations held a protest outside of Mayor John Cooper’s office last night, speaking out to make sure that the issue of Metro police…