Atlanta, GA (July 18, 2022)
GRAMMY Award-winning collective Maverick City Music and 16-time GRAMMY winner Kirk Franklin have officially announced Kingdom Book One Deluxe album, out July 22 via Tribl Records and Fo Yo Soul Entertainment / RCA Inspiration. The deluxe LP features nine new songs that were recorded on tour, inspired by its predecessor that was recorded in a Florida prison yard in efforts to raise awareness for mass incarceration. The artists were deeply impacted by their experience at the facility and felt such a new sense of being, empowering them to explore new creative sounds and worship. To help usher the new musical evolution, they share the following mellifluous offerings: “Exodus” and “The Name.”
“These songs are a reflection of our work in the prison” says co-founder & CEO of Maverick City Tony Brown. “Being on tour and seeing the response of 10,000+ people each night has truly been such an inspirational experience.”
The genre-transcending project features Maverick City Music and Kirk Franklin recording alongside more than ninety-percent of a Florida prison, taking the idea of “prison performance” to another level. Joined by men from every walk-of-life–different gangs, races and backgrounds–this whole project evolved from an unfiltered message of love and universal acceptance and became a passionate, powerful movement that embodies the collective’s core beliefs of inspiring and helping others.
Following the group’s recent GRAMMY win and historic mainstage performance, the record-breaking collective has been on a magnificent rise. Since then, they’ve gone on to perform mainstage at the BET Awards, and also alongside Diddy and Faith Evans, performed for NPR Tiny Desk, and on The View. Last week, they appeared on the TODAY Show for a performance and interview and for the All-American Summer Concert Series on Fox and Friends. .
Maverick City Music x Kirk Franklin are currently embarked on a massive coast-to-coast arena tour, breaking records in ticket sales per night and consistently landing in the Top 10 of all tours on Pollstar.
Kingdom Book One Deluxe track list:
2. I Am
3. The Name
4. Hold Tight
6. God’s Got Us
7. I Found You
8. Under The Blood
9. Can’t Nobody