Nashville, TN (October 6, 2022)
GRAMMY, Billboard Music, Stellar, and Dove Award-winning Gospel and Christian music and songwriter Tasha Cobbs Leonard made her debut at the legendary Grand Ole Opry last night for an emotionally reverent three-song performance. The soul-stirring setlist included her 2017 hit “You Know My Name,” 2013 global sensation “Break Every Chain,” and “The Church I Grew Up In,” an offering from her forthcoming album HYMNS on Motown Gospel.
“Playing at the Opry is one of those ‘bucket list’ items that you dream of, but don’t know if you’ll ever get to do,” shares Tasha Cobbs Leonard. “To have the opportunity to not only share my music, but to share Jesus, on such an historic stage is a moment I’ll never forget.”
Ahead of HYMNS release, Tasha Cobbs Leonard also appeared on the Tamron Hall Show to showcase and discuss her new LP, giving a breathtaking performance of “The Church I Grew Up In” that made Tamron erupt in tears and praise. Cobbs Leonard was also joined by her husband, Kenneth, who sat down with Hall for a candid conversation about finding purpose and keeping faith. They also dive into a conversation about how they expanded their family via adoption after struggles with infertility, and balancing their work and home life.
There’s something utterly timeless about Leonard’s extraordinary new album, HYMNS, something at once both warmly familiar and breathtakingly fresh. Captured in front of a live audience of more than 3,000 at The Greenwood Oasis on the campus of New Life Southeast in Chicago, the record is a larger-than-life reimagining of classic hymns of love and grace, one that speaks to our modern world even as it reaches far beyond it. The arrangements are sweeping and cinematic, drawing on worship and gospel and even hints of country, pop, and R&B, radiating an undeniable sense of joy and fellowship at every turn. HYMNS includes a number of guests, including Jennifer Hudson, Kierra Sheard, Mary Mary, The Walls Group, and more.
HYMNS Track List:
Jesus Is Mine
Jesus Lover Of My Soul (feat. The Walls Group)
Power (feat. Kierra Sheard Kelly)
At The Cross
Counting My Blessings (feat. Mary Mary)
The Church I Grew Up In
Jesus What A Friend (feat. Natalie Grant)
It Is Well (feat. Jennifer Hudson and Ricky Dillard)