Posts Tagged ‘President Barack Obama’

“Church” Was Had At the White House!

Monday, April 20th, 2015

white-house-concert“Welllll….I hope everybody is in the spirit tonight. We’re bringing some church to the White House!” were President Obama’s opening remarks for the White House Gospel Music Celebration last Tuesday. Held in the East Wing of the White House, which was converted into a concert venue, President Barack, First Lady Michelle Obama, and invited guests were entertained by some of the nation’s premiere Christian and Gospel artists. Among the list of performers included: Pastor Shirley Caesar, Rance Allen, tamela Mann, Rodney Crowell, Darlene Love, the Morgan State University Choir, Emmylou Harris, Lyle Lovett and Aretha Franklin. ABC’s Good Morning America anchor Robin Roberts served as Mistress of Ceremonies. The show is scheduled to air on PBS and TV One on June 26th. Take a listen!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TnNxnQ1zZ3I

Larry Callahan and Selected of God Sing for President Obama Rally in Detroit

Monday, December 10th, 2012

Think Detroit.  Think Motor City.  Think Chrysler.  Think Selected of God.  Congrats to the Motor City’s Larry Callahan and Selected of God.  The Detroit based ensemble will perform music from their latest release Evolution 2 prior to President Obama addressing the nation regarding the fiscal cliff crisis at a truck engine plant in the Redford Township, Michigan.

President Obama Says Walker’s Music Will Continue for Generations

Tuesday, October 12th, 2010

Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release  – October 10, 2010
Statement by President Obama on the Passing of Albertina Walker

Michelle and I are saddened by the passing of gospel great Albertina Walker. Ms. Walker was known for her Grammy Award winning voice and recognized by many as the ‘Queen of Gospel.’ Growing up on the South Side of Chicago, she started singing in her church youth choir at just four years old where she learned to spread the ‘Good News’ through song. She also performed before President Bill Clinton and was honored at the White House by President George W. Bush for her contributions to Gospel music. And she never forgot to give back, impacting her community through the Albertina Walker Scholarship Fund and many other charitable endeavors.

Ms. Walker’s voice and message has touched congregations across the nation. Though we have lost an American icon, her influence on gospel music will continue for generations. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family and the countless lives she touched.