Kirk Franklin takes 'Hero' to the masses
Gospel singer Kirk Franklin has mapped out a national tour in support of his 2005 album, "Hero."
"Hero," Franklin's sixth solo album, debuted last July at No. 1 on the Billboard's Gospel and Christian album charts, and it still remains on top of the Christian chart.
The Texas-born Franklin--who received a nomination for Best Gospel Performance earlier in February at the 2006 Grammy Awards for the song "Looking For You"--made his recording debut with 1993's "Kirk Franklin & The Family," which went on to spend 100 weeks at the top of Billboard's Gospel chart. The crossover smash also became the first gospel-oriented album to sell one million copies.
California-based sister act Mary Mary also received a Grammy nomination for their self-titled 2005 album.