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 (10-21-19)

Top 5 Things You Should Know Today (10-21-19)

Man charged with murder after 17-year-old was shot, killed in his driveway Justin “Tony” Garcia, a LaVergne High School student, was shot and killed at his homeon October 8 on Center Street. Police have arrested Deonte’ Moore and charged him with first-degree murder, unlawful possession of a weapon while committing a felony, and especially aggravated robbery. Moore was previously…

Top 5 Things You Should Know Today (10-17-19)

Top 5 Things You Should Know Today (10-17-19)

Man arrested for stabbing two people at motel, police say A man is in custody accused of stabbing two people outside a motel and later hitting one with a car. Police said 47-year-old David Starnes pulled out a knife and cut a man in the face at the Congress Inn.. A woman stepped in to separate the fight,…

Top 5 Things You Should Know Today (10-15-19)

Top 5 Things You Should Know Today (10-15-19)

Vigil held for TSU student found shot Sunday Dozens of students came together last night to mourn the loss of 19-year-old Rickey Scott, a freshman at Tennessee State University. Metro police say Scott was found shot inside a room at Watson Hall dormitory around 1 pm Sunday. Detectives believe he may have been shot hours earlier. So far,…

Top 5 Things You Should Know Today (10-08-19)

Top 5 Things You Should Know Today (10-08-19)

Man found severely injured; police asking for info in what will be a homicide 18 year old Antony Richardson was found in Clarksville with severe injuries, and since he is not expected to survive, police are investigating the incident as a homicide. He was found on Britton Springs Road with “severe injuries.” Officials asked the public for…