Renowned vocalist Darwin Hobbs first appeared on “The Oprah Show” during the historic final season. Hobbs, a guest on a poignant show about child sex abuse, bravely shared his testimony as an abuse survivor. Now, Hobbs and wife Traci will appear on the update show, OWN’s “Oprah: Where Are They Now,” this Saturday, May 23rd at 10pm EST.
The show will update viewers on Darwin’s courageous journey to freedom from shame, guilt, and tragedy of abuse. Additionally, the episode will also feature Darwin and Traci’s weight loss story. They lost a combined 250 pounds with the help of weight loss surgery and lifestyle changes.
In an awesome twist, Darwin and Traci share their proudest update their first baby girl, Bethany Lennox Grace, born in May 2014. In their words, “Bethany’s presence is miraculous and a joy.”
After 18 years as a major label artist and a 5 year hiatus, Darwin returned to the recording studio, and this summer will release his hit single “God Has Remembered,” a song inspired by the miracle of Bethany. A full album is also planned for an Early Spring 2016 release on the couple’s new indy label Heart Art Music.
Cincinnati native, Hobbs, hit the gospel music scene in the mid 90’s after relocating to Nashville, Tn. He quickly became one of the most sought after studio session singers through his work with artist like Michael W.Smith, Amy Grant, Jars Of Clay, Michael McDonald, Bebe & Cece Winans, Donnie McClurkin and more. As one of the very first artist signed to EMI Gospel label, he began his recording career in 1998.
Known by most as the ‘Luther Vandross of Gospel’ and one of the most sought after praise and worship leaders on the globe, he spends most of his time as a Worship & Creative Arts consultant to several churches around the country. Darwin’s strong belief and conviction that perfecting both the HEART AND ART of worship is what lies at the center of the programs he offers. It was also what inspired the name of the couple’s new label Heart Art Music.
Listen to a snippet of Hobbs’ new single below: