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Festival Of Praise Tour: Fred Hammond, Karen Clark Sheard, Hazekiah Walker, Regina Belle, Isreal Houghton & Casey J
Paramount Theatre - Oakland
Oct 7 2016
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Fred Hammond is a well-known gospel record producer, bass guitarist and singer, where the latter is the capacity in which he is best recognized. Since the beginning of the eighties, Hammond has established himself as an important figure among Contemporary Christian musicians, first gaining attention alongside his own band and then as a solo act with a touring choir. After working for more than twenty years in the music industry, the artist has gained as much popularity for his music as for being an entrepreneur of Christian music.
Hammond has contributed to more than eighty albums ever since he created his own production company in 1992 known as Face to Face. The devoted musician has also treated thousands of fans by travelling and touring rigorously. Every time he has released an album he has also taken it upon himself to promote it such that the urban radio stations would start playing Contemporary Christian tunes. Fred Hammond tickets are quite popular among gospel music fans, who consider Fred Hammond to be one of the most prominent artists of the genre.
Fred Hammond began his music career in 1982 when he created his own band called Commissioned, with which he issued a numerous albums through the eighties that were characterized by a style and sound that was quite close to that of urban-oriented music with the key difference being the dominantly Christian lyrical content. At the time Hammond described his music as being ‘cultural’ explain that musical influences on his work include elements of Cleveland based artist Edwin Hawkins, James and Winans, while it also incorporates Earth, Wind & Fire as well as Gladys Knight and Stevie Wonder. These music acts have defined his musical heritage since they are what he grew up with. According to Hammond all these musicians’ styles combined with an urban flair and high praise give rise to the kind of music he has created.
Fred Hammond worked with his group Commissioned for more than a decade even though he had to confront many issues owing to difference in views and musical visions. The group achieved significant achievement commercially and critically winning in 1990 the Gospel Music Association Dove Award in the category of Gospel Album of the Year. Starting in 1991, the artist decided to concentrate on a solo path upon which he released I Am Persuaded. This decision turned out to be quite fruitful since all through nineties the artist issued a series of successful albums with the help of his backing choir called Radical for Christ, which comprised of twelve to thirteen members. The group went with him on many tours such as the Tour of Life, which was taken in 1997, and performed for more than half a million fans in seventy cities. On average the group and Hammond spent thirty weeks on touring every year through the nineties. Their following also grew since alongside they also frequently appeared on Christian shows such as Praise the Lord, the Pat Boone Show and 700Club.
Fred Hammond released his second solo album titled Deliverance in 1993, while still working on projects with his choir group releasing albums such as InnerCourt in 1995 and The Spirit of David in 1996, the two of which combined sold an estimated three hundred and fifty thousand copies. In 1998, they released the album Pages of Life: Chapter 1& 2, which marked Hammond’s biggest success. This album appeared in Billboard Gospel Album charts where it climbed up to the number spot while it also attained the certified platinum status.
Besides being a major commercial success the offering also received critical acclaim in the shape of a Dove Award in the category of Year’s Best Contemporary Gospel Album. After working for decades as a Contemporary Christian musician, Fred Hammond has expressed great pride in the fact that he has managed to combine youth-oriented sounds in his songs, which in turn has contributed to making his music even more popular. Get hold of Fred Hammond tickets and listen to the artist play it all live.