"For those of you that think gospel music has gone too far.  You think we got too radical with our message?  Well I got news for you , you ain't heard nothin yet.  And if you don't know . . . now you know. Glory, Glory!"  That's the opening line from my favorite Kirk Franklin song ever.  And, glory glory,  the gospel-music legend is coming to The Ford Center in Evansville.  I got an email about the show today and was immediately on YouTube pulling up the video for "Stomp."  Love this song!  Check it out!

Love, love, love it!  Kirk Franklin actually charted that song on the Billboard chart.  You don't see a lot of gospel music-flavored song actually breaking onto mainstream radio, but that song did.   In fact, it reached #52 on the Billboard Hot 100, and reached #1 on the Billboard R&B chart.  And I am certain he'll be laying that song out at The Ford Center in Evansville when he plays there in August.

Here are the full details about the show and ticket prices . . .

From the official press release:

VenuWorks of Evansville and Memorial Baptist Church are excited to welcome Kirk Franklin to Ford Center on August 31, 2013.

For nearly two decades now, Kirk Franklin has been a multi-platinum-selling purveyor of majestic fusions of gospel and contemporary music, and a mirror of Christian humanity boldly reflecting what one faith walking man can accomplish when he focuses on God and taps deep into the gifts He gives. Franklin is a pioneer in gap-bridging musicianship, unitingaudiences across gospel, hip hop, pop and R&B. His irresistible rhythms and rhapsodies have resulted in albums that consistently top both Billboard's Gospel and Christian charts, as well as ascend triumphantly into the Top 10 of the R&B/Hip Hop chart.

Franklin is also the host and executive producer of the gospel talent show "Sunday Best," the highest-rated gospel program in BET network history now heading into its sixth season.

To date, the trendsetter has garnered nine GRAMMY® Awards, 39 Stellar Awards, 16 Dove Awards (CCM), eight NAACP Image Awards, two BET Awards, an American Music Award, a Soul Train Award and numerous others.

Kirk Franklin is the biggest selling Contemporary Gospel artist in the history of SoundScan. His latest CD, Hello Fear, was RIAA-certified gold in February 2012 and he has 7 additional RIAA-certified gold, platinum and multi-platinum selling releases to date.

Tickets go on sale Friday, June 28th at 10am (the presale starts Thursday) at all Ticketmaster locations and Charge By Phone at 800-745-3000.  To purchase yours, CLICK HERE!  They are $75, $50, and $35 and those prices are subject to applicable fees.