Stellar Spotlight – Richard Smallwood

Written by: Gregory Gay

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Richard Smallwood is without a doubt an authentic Gospel music legend.  Hugely influenced by the works of the Hawkins family, Smallwood went on to make a name for himself fusing together the worlds of Classical and Gospel music.  Penning timeless classics like “Total Praise;” “Center of My Joy;” and “I Love the Lord” and having them recorded and performed by Whitney Houston, Destiny’s Child, Kelly Price and Aretha Franklin have helped to cement his place in the Gospel music stratosphere. 

The DC native and Howard University graduate released his 15th project titled Anthology in June of 2015.  The two disc album made its debut at #1 on the Billboard Gospel charts and featured the music of his choir,Vision along with guest appearances from original Richard Smallwood Singers members Angela Winbush and Dottie Jones.  Anthology was nominated for 5 Stellar Awards including

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