Happy Birthday Kirk Franklin
The Grammy Award-winning gospel singer, who has worked with groups like The Family and One Nation Crew and led groups like God's Property as well, turns 47 today.
He's a major reason why Gospel music has such widespread appeal today. His songs like "I Smile" and "Stomp" have crossed over to mainstream radio and he's opened the doors for other Gospel groups like Mary, Mary and BeBe and CeCe Winans.
A native of Fort Worth, he became the music director of the Mount Rose Baptist Church Adult Choir when he was just eleven years old.