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Jonathan McReynolds is humbled by Kirk Franklin calling him “the future of gospel music”


Plan A MediaDove Award winner Jonathan McReynolds is one of the rising stars of gospel music, and he’s humbled by Kirk Franklin calling him “the future of gospel.”

“For him to say that is pretty daunting,” McReynolds tells ABC Radio. “We call him the G.O.AT. We call him the greatest gospel artist of all time, and that’s no slight to anybody else. But just we think that he’s done such an amazing job.”

The 29-year-old Chicago singer is proud to be part of the new wave of young gospel stars.

“There’s a lot of other incredible artists,” he says. “From Travis Green to Tasha Cobbs to Anthony BrownKiki Sheard, who are doing amazing work. Then when you bring alongside Tori Kelly. All of us. We’re showing that gospel still has such a major place in our lives.”

“I’m just glad to be a part of the wave,” he continues. “I’m not gonna take that moniker by myself. You know we all are the future of gospel music.” 

McReynold’s third and latest album, Make Room, debuted at number one on the Billboard Gospel chart. A television special based on the album, Jonathan McReynolds: Make Room, was broadcast nationally on TV One.

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