Love Unstoppable by Fred Hammond on Apple Music

16 Songs

EDITORS’ NOTES

Though he looms large in the gospel world, Fred Hammond carries himself with impressive humility. Love Unstoppable further refines his visceral yet elegant approach to urban worship, pairing him with a dynamic choir in a no-frills live setting. Hammond’s sound — a blend of traditional gospel, old school R&B and contemporary elements — offers a polished setting for his Bible-based lyrics. Songs like “Find No Fault,” “I Know What He’s Done” and “They That Wait” deliver the Word with rafters-shaking energy. Hammond and his group boost the funk quotient to even greater heights on “Awesome God” and “Happy.” Still, the best moments on Love Unstoppable are the softly-burning ones. Ericka R. Warren’s solo vocals on “We Give You All the Praise” are breathtaking in their crystalline purity, and Hammond himself delivers simmering numbers like “Lord How I Love You” and “Best Thing That Happened” with a delicacy that only enhances his depth of feeling. It’s moments like these that make Love Unstoppable a work of Spirit-filled vision and musical grace.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Though he looms large in the gospel world, Fred Hammond carries himself with impressive humility. Love Unstoppable further refines his visceral yet elegant approach to urban worship, pairing him with a dynamic choir in a no-frills live setting. Hammond’s sound — a blend of traditional gospel, old school R&B and contemporary elements — offers a polished setting for his Bible-based lyrics. Songs like “Find No Fault,” “I Know What He’s Done” and “They That Wait” deliver the Word with rafters-shaking energy. Hammond and his group boost the funk quotient to even greater heights on “Awesome God” and “Happy.” Still, the best moments on Love Unstoppable are the softly-burning ones. Ericka R. Warren’s solo vocals on “We Give You All the Praise” are breathtaking in their crystalline purity, and Hammond himself delivers simmering numbers like “Lord How I Love You” and “Best Thing That Happened” with a delicacy that only enhances his depth of feeling. It’s moments like these that make Love Unstoppable a work of Spirit-filled vision and musical grace.

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About Fred Hammond

Active since the mid-'80s, Fred Hammond is one of the most popular praise & worship leaders in contemporary gospel music. Born in Detroit, Hammond began singing with his church choir at the age of 12, played bass and sang with the Winans during the early '80s, then joined Commissioned later in the decade, showcasing his superb arranging, production, and songwriting skills as well as his soaring vocals. Hammond's concurrent solo career began in 1991. Through a long-term association with the Verity label, he gradually embraced an in-concert feel even on his studio recordings. Much of his output, billed as solo releases or as group efforts featuring the choir Radical for Christ, has won Dove and Stellar awards. While with Verity, Pages of Life: Chapters I & II (1998), Free to Worship (2006), and God, Love & Romance (2012), along with a few other titles, topped Billboard's gospel chart. Hammond technically moved to RCA Inspiration following the label's absorption of Verity. There, Hammond continued to thrive with his United Tenors project (2013) and I Will Trust (2014). The album entered the number one position on Top Gospel albums chart the week of its release. He followed the set with the live Worship Journal in 2016. It marked his first concert release in 17 years.

Also a prolific collaborator and producer, Hammond has worked with a cross-generational crop of fellow gospel musicians, including the Williams Brothers, Yolanda Adams, and Israel & New Breed. ~ John Bush & Andy Kellman

  • ORIGIN
    Detroit, MI
  • BORN
    Dec 27, 1960

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