The album was birth out of a lot of pain…I believe it will inspire people to be a blessing to somebody else,” said two-time Grammy nominated Kurt Carr about his new live album“ Bless Somebody Else (Dorothy’s Song)”(RCA Inspirations/Sony Music).
The pain Carr was referring to multiple deaths in his life, such as his mother and mentor Andrae Crouch. He reached out to some friends to help him with the project that he hopes will give his fans the same message God gave him when he was going through his pain, and that is to “bless somebody else.” It seems as though all his friends said yes. Those friends include the infamous Kurt Carr Singers, John P. Kee, Fred Hammond, Miles Caton, Faith Evans, Yolanda Adams, Wess Morgan, Smokie Norful, Erica Campbell, Jekalyn Carr, Bishop Paul S. Morton, Keke Wyatt, Bishop T. D. Jakes, B. Slade and Le’Andria Johnson.
“I wrote a song three years ago I knew was for her,” Kurt said about the track “Grace Brought Me Back” featuring Le’Andria Johnson on the “Bless Somebody Else” live project. Le’Andria Johnson is a winner of the BET Gospel “Sunday Best” competition. “I played it and she fell on the floor crying. We can’t live in the past of what we did wrong.”
Dove Award nominated Kurt Carr started out as Andrae Crouch’s pianist, and then he was hired as music director for Rev. James Cleveland. Today he is the director of the West Angeles Church of God in Christ Choir. He formed the six member Kurt Carr Singers in 1987 and they debuted in 1988. The Kurt Carr Singers’ members through the years have included Erica Campbell, who appears on the title track, Tina Campbell and Smokie Norful. “Bless Somebody Else” is the eighth album of the Stellar Award winning Urban Contemporary Gospel artist.
“I could write a book on them,” Carr laughed about his friends. “They all said yes, the season was right. With the government now, and I am not political, but how do you take a child from a parent…society is not loving any more.”
It’s been six years since the release of his last album.
“It always starts with a song…life experiences, all those things come together and the theme has been ‘bless somebody else’,” Kurt Carr concluded about the live project “Bless Somebody Else (Dorothy’s Song)”.