The McDonald’s Inspiration Celebration Gospel Tour is a free summer concert series which focuses on the importance of giving back by raising money for RMHC. This year stars including three-time 2014 Stellar Award-winners Anthony Brown & Group TherAPy, hip-hop sensation Uncle Reece, organist Moses Tyson, Jr., Kurt Carr & The Kurt Carr Singers and the Mississippi Mass Choir are set to hit the stage to sing praise and uplift communities across 12 cities. EricaCampbell will not only be performing but also hosting the 40 years old event alongside comedian Jonathan Slocumb.
Erica Campbell who is elated about being part of the noble event said its feels good to be able to give back to the street with her music since she also came from a humble begiining.
“I remember being in college with absolutely no money. I was in hair school even though I knew I was supposed to sing I was like ‘well you know you’ve got to finance the dream’ [so] I’m in hair school I have no money, I have no gas in my car. Im scraping around my car to see if I have 35 cents for a 35 cent hamburger from McDonald’s that was across the street from my college and I would listen to ‘Stand’ by Donnie McClurkin,” she said. “And so when people share with me that something that I sang was able to help them through that point … oh God it’s just so beautiful it makes it worth it.”
The singer and wife of music producer Warryn Campbell makes it a priority to also teach their three children Krista Nicole, 9, Warryn Campbell III, 4 and Zaya Monique, 2, about giving back and gratitude.
“I know that my children are blessed, they didnt grow up like I did … on welfare in a two bedroom apartment with nine kids you know. [My] mom had a big heart and I had an aunt who was battling drugs … she took in her 3 kids so it was 12 kids in a 2-bedroom apartment,” Campbell recounted.
“I tell [Krista] about that … I tell her about what I had and what I didn’t have. I tell her that everybody doesn’t have their own closet and their own bed. Sometimes I go in her room and I tell her ‘you see this room? Sometimes there’s a whole family that just lives in [this space],'” she said.
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