Happy Birthday to Kirk Franklin! The Grammy award-winning artist is celebrating 50 years of life!
Franklin is from Fort Worth,Texas and was raised by his aunt, Gertrude. She was the one who actually got Franklin started on the piano after signing him up for lessons at the age of 4.
He grew up to be not only a Stellar, Dove and Grammy award-winning artist, but a wonderful husband to Tammy Franklin, father to Kerrion, Carrington, Kennedy and Caziah, and soon to be grandfather.
Reports say Franklin is only 5'5, but he truly is a legend that has taken Gospel music to higher heights! Between his creation of Kirk Franklin and the Family, Kirk Franklin's Nu Nation, Kirk Franklin and 1 Nation Crew and being a solo artist, Franklin has released more than 10 albums and received a countless number of awards including more than 20 Stellar Awards and 13 Grammys.
On this, his 50th birthday, he will actually be spending part of it performing on the 62nd annual Grammys in a tribute to the late rapper, Nipsey Hussle.
We pray Kirk Franklin enjoys his special day and wish him many more blessed years!