Coming off winning first place and $2,000 at the Lift Every Voice Choir Competition in Lake City, South Carolina, the Award-winning Francis Marion University YGB Gospel Choir led by choir director Jeffrey Lampkin, made a stop at Good Morning America in New York City during their “My Mind Is Made Up” Spring tour March 16-20. A portion of the choir went to GMA and Lampkin was recognized by producers for his participation on American Idol.
Lampkin and a portion of his choir were asked to sing during GMA’s commercial break. After the show ended, the choir received the chance of a lifetime to sing for journalist and GMA anchor Robin Roberts and the other anchors and producers of GMA. The choir performed gospel legend John P. Kee’s “My Mind Is Made Up,” to an overwhelming response from both the crowd and Roberts herself, who decided to post the video on her Facebook page, generating over 1 million organic views in 5 days. To date, reaching 1.4+ million views, the viral video is the most watched video ever posted by Roberts on any of her social media platforms.
“#AfterGMA This is all the #MondayMotivation you’ll need! We were fortunate to have the Francis Marion University YGB choir in our audience this morn…after Good Morning America they took us all to church!,” states Robin Roberts.
Watch Jeffrey Lampkin’s performance here:
Lampkin and the choir are working on their new single “AnyDay Now,” which they performed live on The Eddy Awards in Jacksonville FL with Grammy Award Winner and Gospel Legend of the famed Clark Sisters, Jacky Clark-Chilsholm. Written by Lampkin and produced by producer/engineer Roosevelt McLamore (Tasha Cobbs Leonard, Case), “AnyDay Now” is set to impact gospel radio this summer and all digital retailers.
Additionally, Lampkin and his choir will also be featured on two dates on the popular Festival Of Praise Tour headlined by GRAMMY winners Fred Hammond and Donnie McClurkin, April 8th in Florence SC and April 20th in Columbia SC.