Kierra Sheard Live Recording

In 1966, Motown song writers Nick Ashford and Valerie Simpson wrote the lyrics, “Ain’t no mountain high enough, ain’t no valley low enough, ain’t no river wide enough to keep me from gettin’ to you.” This was the motto for Detroiters, February 28, 2011, as they climbed a bus, drove their SUV’s or took a plane to be in Chi-Town, to support our own, Keirra Sheard and J Drew Sheard II (JDS), on their first live recording.

Not to be left out, DetroitGospel.com staffers, hit the road to be where the action was. We could feel the element of high expectation as we entered the rehearsal.  Keirra was giving her choir, Bold Right Life (BRL), their parts and they were practicing their moves. The KaRew Records team was putting names on the seats, of all the famous folk who were going to be in the house. Kierra could rest assured that her current record label, KaRew Records, was taking real good care of her, as they have all her life, since the “Ka” in KaRew represents her legendary mom, Karen Clark Sheard, and the “Rew” represents her anointed father, Bishop J. Drew Sheard.

As the flyers for the event stated, “the Clark legacy continues,” and we were sure we were about to witness more gospel music history in the making as we began setting up our cameras and Keirra gave us a warm smile and a wave. We could not take our eyes off the stage, or keep our feet from moving, as Keirra rehearsed and began moving across the stage. And, this was just rehearsal!

At 5:30 PM (CST), the lines began to form outside of the Harold Washington Cultural Center in anticipation of the 7:00 PM Live Recording. Before Kierra took the stage, J Drew Sheard (JDS) and the Band hyped the packed crowd with their musicianship from on high. When an ever so beautiful and energetic Keirra entered with BRL, they delivered as expected.  You could feel the floor moving as Keirra, JDS, the Band and the BRL Choir “put it down” for Jesus, the new school way.

The opening performance was reminiscent of Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation music video, but done for the Gospel of Jesus Christ. It was no time for resting once Keirra, BRL, JDS and the Band began collectively performing and ministering. Everywhere you turned, you could see people standing, and pumping up their arms with Keirra and BRL.  If you are looking for an exercise CD or DVD, this is the one to put on your list. 

Keirra’s special guest artists were Stellar Award winner, James Fortune, and gospel rap duo, Sonz of the Most High, who performed with her on the final song.  The new project, entitled FREE, includes songs written by her first cousin, Angel Chisolm, who is the daughter of Jackie Clark-Chisolm of The Clark Sisters.

To support Keirra’s live recording were her very proud parents and KaRew Records label executives, Detroit’s own Bishop J. Drew Sheard and Grammy & Stellar Award winner Karen Clark Sheard. Also showing up in Chi-Town were Kierra’s aunt, Grammy &  Stellar Award winner, Twinkie Clark, her first cousin, Stellar Award Winner, J Moss (PAJAM), and her fiance’, Pastor Welton Smith IV. In addition to her family other notables in the house were, Grammy & Stellar Award Winner, Donald Lawrence (affectionately known as Uncle Donald to Keirra), Walt Whitman, The Brown Sisters, Anita Wilson, SETH, Eric “Bishop” Taylor, Ron Kelly and too many others to name. 

Bold Right Life Choir (BRL) is a choir formed by Keirra back in 2007, and I had an opportunity to chat with BRL Member, Jeemell Green who explained Keirra’s vision and why he was so excited to be a part of this history making event. As Jeemell shared, gospel music and ministry is literally in Keirra Sheard’s blood, and the new CD, FREE, bridges old school with new school.  With a scheduled release date of August 2011, look for the CD and DVD on KaRew Records. For more information, visit www.KaRewRecords.com.

EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS

All Photos Courtesy of DetroitGospel.com staffers, Karen Hunt-Barker, Rick Lee, and Hatten Young
(All Rights Reserved)

Kierra Sheard - Live Recording for FREE on Karew Records
Kierra Sheard – Live Recording for FREE on Karew Records

Kierra Sheard - Live Recording for FREE on Karew Records
Kierra Sheard – Live Recording for FREE on Karew Records

Kierra Sheard and BRL - Live Recording for FREE on Karew Records
Kierra Sheard and BRL – Live Recording for FREE on Karew Records

Kierra Sheard and BRL - Live Recording for FREE on Karew Records
Kierra Sheard and BRL – Live Recording for FREE on Karew Records

C. J. Alexander on guitar
C. J. Alexander on guitar

Donald Lawrence takes the stage
Donald Lawrence takes the stage

Live Recording for FREE on Karew Records
Live Recording for FREE on Karew Records

Live Recording for FREE on Karew Records
Live Recording for FREE on Karew Records

DetroitGospel.com producer, Renee', and reporter, Karen Hunt Barker 
at Kierra Sheard Live Recording
DetroitGospel.com producer, Renee’, and reporter, Karen Hunt Barker
at Kierra Sheard Live Recording

DetroitGospel.com staffers, Hatten Young and Rick Lee
at Kierra Sheard Live Recording
DetroitGospel.com staffers, Hatten Young and Rick Lee
at Kierra Sheard Live Recording
 

Rick Lee, Pastor Welton Smith IV, and Hatten Young at Kierra Sheard Live Recording
Rick Lee, Pastor Welton Smith IV, and Hatten Young at Kierra Sheard Live Recording

Rick Lee and Dorinda Clark Cole's son
Rick Lee and Dorinda Clark Cole’s son

Gospel rap duo, Sonz of the Most High
Gospel rap duo, Sonz of the Most High

Twinkie Clark
Twinkie Clark

Rick Lee, James Fortune, and Hatten Young
Rick Lee, James Fortune, and Hatten Young

Hatten Young, J. Drew Sheard (JDS) and Rick Lee
Hatten Young, J. Drew Sheard (JDS) and Rick Lee

Karen Hunt Barker and J. Drew Sheard (JDS)
Karen Hunt Barker and J. Drew Sheard (JDS)

J Moss at Kierra Sheard Live Recording
J Moss at Kierra Sheard Live Recording

Donald Lawrence backstage at Kierra Sheard Live Recording
(BRL member Jeemell Green in background)
Donald Lawrence backstage at Kierra Sheard Live Recording
(BRL member Jeemell Green in background)

Kierra Sheard and BRL rehearse before the Live Recording
Kierra Sheard and BRL rehearse before the Live Recording

Kierra Sheard rehearses before the Live Recording
Kierra Sheard rehearses before the Live Recording

Bold Right Life (BRL) rehearses before the Live Recording
Bold Right Life (BRL) rehearses before the Live Recording

Kierra Sheard and BRL rehearse before the Live Recording
Kierra Sheard and BRL rehearse before the Live Recording

Kierra Sheard and BRL rehearse before the Live Recording
Kierra Sheard and BRL rehearse before the Live Recording

Bold Right Life prayer circle before the Live Recording
Bold Right Life prayer circle before the Live Recording

Kierra Sheard at Meet & Greet for Live Recording
Kierra Sheard at Meet & Greet for Live Recording

Kierra Sheard and Hatten Young at Meet & Greet for Live Recording
Kierra Sheard and Hatten Young at Meet & Greet for Live Recording

The upper balcony is rocking at the Harold Washington Cultural Center in Chicago, IL for Kierra Sheard's Live Recording for FREE
The upper balcony is rocking at the Harold Washington Cultural Center in Chicago, IL
for Kierra Sheard’s Live Recording for FREE

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