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June 17, 2022

Maverick City Music x Kirk Franklin’s 11-Track ‘Kingdom Book One,’ Available Now via Tribl Records / Fo Yo Soul / RCA Inspiration


Kingdom Book One,’ Available Now via Tribl Records / Fo Yo Soul / RCA Inspiration

Tune-in to The View (6.20), NPR Tiny Desk (6.24), and BET Awards (6.26)

Continues to Break Touring Records Across the U.S. with SOLD OUT Arena Shows

Nashville, TN (June 17, 2022) – Today (6.17), GRAMMY Award-winning music group Maverick City Music and 16-time GRAMMY winner Kirk Franklin are bringing the injustices around mass incarceration – and the voices of 1,300 inmates – to center stage with the release of ‘KINGDOM Book One,’ available everywhere via Tribl Records and Fo Yo Soul Entertainment/RCA Inspiration.  

Here’s what critics are saying about Maverick City: 

… transcendent” – Vulture

“… a kaleidoscope of humanityLA Times

… inspirational” – Essence

… breaking through barriers in the world of church music” – Billboard

“… soul-stirring” – American Songwriter

Maverick City Music recently received their first BET Awards nomination – the Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award for their song “Jireh.” Five-time BET Award winner Franklin is also nominated for his song “We Win” in this same category. The group and Franklin are set to perform on the upcoming BET Awards show, as well as part of NPR Tiny Desk’s Black Music Month (6.24), and they’ll appear on The View on Monday, June 20 (check local listings). 

The Kingdom Tour continues this weekend with shows at Detroit’s Little Caesars Arena (6.18) and Pittsburgh’s PPG Paints Arena (6.19), with stops in Nashville, Los Angeles and more on the horizon. The final four performances on the tour – Kansas City, Cleveland, St. Paul, and Chicago – will be called “Kingdom Nights” and feature GRAMMY-winning artist Tamela Mann. Fans can purchase tickets to the nearly sold-out tour HERE.

Kingdom Book One’ – Maverick City Music x Kirk Franklin, available now:

Kingdom Book One‘ Tracklist

1. KingdomFeat. Naomi Raine, Chandler Moore

2. Fear Is Not My FutureFeat. Brandon Lake, Chandler Moore

3. Bless Me

4. JealousFeat. Chandler Moore, Lizzie Morgan

5. Talkin Bout (Love) Feat. Chandler Moore, Lizzie Morgan

6. The One You LoveFeat. Brandon Lake, Dante Bowe, Chandler Moore

7. My Life Is In Your HandsFeat. Chandler Moore

8. Melodies From HeavenFeat. Chandler Moore, Maryanne George

9. I SmileFeat. Lizzie Morgan

10. Why We Sing Feat. Brandon Lake

11. Take Me BackFeat. Dante Bowe, Chandler Moore, Ryan Ofei

The Kingdom Tour: Maverick City Music x Kirk Franklin 

Sat., Jun 18 – Detroit, MI – Little Caesars Arena

Sun., Jun 19 – Pittsburgh, PA – PPG Paints Arena

Tue., Jun 21 – Grand Rapids, MI – Van Andel Arena

Wed., Jun 22 – Columbus, OH – Schottenstein Center

Thu., Jun 23 – St. Louis, MO – Chaifetz Arena

Tue., Jun 28 – Kansas City, MO – T-Mobile Center

Thu., Jun 30 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena

Fri., Jul 01 – Memphis, TN – FedExForum

Sat Jul., 02 – Jackson, MS – Brandon Amphitheater

Thu., Jul 07 – Oklahoma City, OK – Paycom Center

Fri., Jul 08 – Houston, TX – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman

Sat., Jul 09 – San Antonio, TX – AT&T Center

Sun., Jul 10 – Ft. Worth, TX – Dickies Arena

Wed., Jul 13 – Rogers, AR – Walmart AMP

Sat., Jul 16 – Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre

Tue., Jul 19 – Seattle, WA – Climate Pledge Arena

Wed., Jul 20 – Portland, OR – Moda Center

Fri., Jul 22 – Concord, CA – Concord Pavilion

Sat., Jul 23 – Irvine, CA – Five Point Amphitheater

Sun., Jul 24 – Los Angeles, CA – Arena

Wed., Jul 27 – San Diego, CA – Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre

Thu., Jul 28 – Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion

Fri., Jul 29 – Las Vegas, NV – Michelob ULTRA Arena

Sun., Jul 31 – Denver, CO – Ball Arena

Tue., Aug. 02 – Kansas City, MO – T-Mobile Center +

Thu., Aug. 04 – Cleveland, OH – Blossom Music Center +

Sat., Aug. 06 – St. Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center +

Sun., Aug. 07 – Chicago, IL – Hollywood Casino Amp +

+features Tamela Mann


Watch “Bless Me”

About Maverick City Music: 

Maverick City Music is a multi-racial, multicultural, genre-bending group that brings hope to all, regardless of whatever race, gender preference and faith. Launched in 2018 after hosting seventeen songwriting camps, which brought together more than 100 Christian artists and songwriters, Maverick City Music is a group comprised of breakout artists including Tony Brown, Jonathan Jay, Chandler Moore, Brandon Lake, Naomi Raine, MJ George, Harold Brown, Lizzie Morgan and Aaron Moses. Recently winning their first GRAMMY for Best Contemporary Christian Music Album and completing a historic televised performance on the show, Maverick City Music was also nominated across four categories at the 2022 Billboard Music Awards earlier this year. Their latest album, ‘Kingdom Book One,’ is out now (6.17). A collaboration with Kirk Franklin, it aims to raise awareness toward the plight of mass incarceration, and fans can hear it live on their headline ‘The Kingdom Tour,’ hitting arenas across the nation through August.

About Kirk Franklin: 

For more than 30 years, artist, songwriter and producer Kirk Franklin has made an indelible impact on the culture bridging Hip-Hop, Pop, and Gospel together and creating timeless hit songs and albums along the way. Kingdom is Franklin’s first studio album since his 2019 album, LONG LIVE LOVE, which debuted at # 1 on Billboard’s Top Gospel Albums chart and earned two GRAMMY Awards. In addition to this collaboration with Maverick City Music, Kingdom Business, the new television series which Franklin is an executive producer of, premiered on BET+ on May 19th.


Connect with Maverick City Music:

Press Page | Website | Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube

Connect with Kirk Franklin:

Website | Instagram | Facebook | Twitter |  YouTube

Maverick City Music Press Contacts: 

Jaclyn D. Carter | Shore Fire Media | [email protected]

Jerome Ware | Shore Fire Media | [email protected] 

Tribl Records Press Contact: 

Vaughn Alvarez | Tribl | [email protected]

Kirk Franklin Press Contacts: 

Aliya Crawford | W&W Public Relations |  [email protected] Jacinda Chen | W&W Public Relations |  [email protected]

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