Kirk Franklin releases "The Fight of My Life"


kirk_franklin.jpgOn December 18 Kirk Franklin, who is credited with revolutionizing gospel music, will release an exceptional collection of all new material.

"Carol and Michael are fighting for their marriage. Deborah
is fighting to keep from losing her mind. Jeff is fighting to keep
his home. David is fighting for his faith. Welcome to "The Fight of My Life," Franklin says of the CD titled with the same name.

The first single from the album, "Declaration (This Is
is an upbeat and encouraging song that re-interprets the smooth-groove classic hit, "This Is It," co-written by
Kenny Loggins and Michael McDonald. It addresses surviving the everyday trials and tribulations through a positive declaration of one's purpose in life.

"This song is a statement that 'serves notice' on unnecessary
frustrations, relationships and circumstances that continue to attack
our life," says Franklin. "Unlike the children of Israel
who wandered in the wilderness, when we totally surrender to God,
what took 40 years, God 'can' fix in 40 minutes." Declaration (This
Is It!) is currently the #1 most added and #1 most increased airplay
at Gospel radio, and is also impacting urban radio.

After more than 15 years as the top selling, multiple Grammy
award-winning contemporary gospel artist, Kirk Franklin continually demonstrates that he is more than just an artist - he is a voice and a musical balm for his generation. "The Fight of My Life" is another display of the genius fusion of his positive message and urban beats that have made him a mainstay atop Billboard charts for more than a decade.

"The Fight of My Life" takes the listener on a spirit-filled journey from the soaring "Help Me Believe" - a letter set to music that speaks for those who may be doubting their own faith but are looking to God for re-confirmation and strength; to the more
traditional, tambourine-shakin', foot-tappin', "He Will Supply"
that will surely become a musical staple every choir will want to
sing come Sunday morning service. Another standout track is "Jesus," a hip cheerful ode that simply celebrates Kirk's love of the Almighty.

Kirk Franklin has remained a favorite and is applauded for being innovative, relevant and authentic. As he achieved more success, Franklin has remained connected to his audience through music that speaks frankly to life's issues and struggles, while always offering a chord of hope and optimism.

His latest CD, "Hero" is RIAA-certified platinum and he has seven additional RIAA-certified gold, platinum and multi-platinum selling releases to date. The musical trendsetter has garnered 5 Grammy® Awards, 11 Doves, 34 Stellars, 4 NAACP Image Awards, two BET Award and a 2006 American Music Award.