Yolanda Adams is a big figure in gospel. Literally and figuratively as the statuesque singer is known for both her height and her soaring vocals. She’s lending her talents to the Verizon “How Sweet the Sound” gospel competition, now in its’ 6th year, which selects the top gospel choir in America.
The winning choir receives $50,000 and a recording contract. Let the church say Amen. Adams, Tamela Man and Donald Lawrence are co-hosts this year, while Vashawn Mitchell and Hezekiah Walker are the judges. All of these gospel stalwarts will perform at each stop, which includes New Orleans, Dallas, Baltimore, Detroit, and Atlanta with the finale in Los Angeles. Tickets are on sale now.
“I am so glad to be with Donald Lawrence again. We are looking for the best gospel choir in America and it kicks off in New Orleans on September 27nd. The choir has to at least have 20 people to qualify as a choir and can go from 20 up to 250 people. But you got to be able to sing!”