Erica Campbell Chats About Growing During the Pandemic, And Celebration Of Gospel Tour

Erica Campbell Chats About Growing During the Pandemic, And Talks About The Celebration Of Gospel Tour

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Erica Campbell is a busy woman but says the pandemic made her learn how to pause and be more comfortable with herself.

She told BLACK ENTERPRISE, “I will say this, I feel like I grew through the pandemic with my relationship with the Lord because we get so addicted to our normals and when there is a new normal what should never change is who you are, I am who I am by myself, and with myself. If I can only be me in the company of other people, then you need to reevaluate some things, so I’ve learned to embrace who I am.”

While Campbell said this is the most she has spent at home, she is taking part this month in the 15th annual McDonald’s Inspiration Celebration Gospel Tour along with other top-notch gospel talents.

September is Gospel Music Heritage Month, and to celebrate the gospel tour, artists will deliver some of your chart-topping gospel faves. The event will occur virtually every Sunday at 8 p.m. ET on BET Network’s YouTube channel and from Sept. 19 through Oct. 10.

The event is being put on by McDonald’s Black & Positively Golden movement. Award-winning gospel artists, hailing from the Gulf Coast, West Coast, Carolinas, and DMV regions, will put their talent and artistry on full display while showing which region produces the greatest gospel hitmakers and hits.Hero Graphic with NEW dates.jpg

Multi-award-winning musician and syndicated radio personality Lonnie Hunter will host the four-part “Gospel City Playlist” series, featuring legendary gospel artists like Tasha Cobbs-Leonard and Israel Houghton, and rising gospel artists such as Mali Music, Pastor Mike Jr., and the Howard Gospel Choir of Howard University to name a few. 

A full list of the 2021 tour dates and artist lineup follow:

September 19: Gulf Coast

  • Bri Babineaux
  • DOE
  • Jonathan Nelson
  • L Spencer Smith
  • Pastor Mike Jr. 
  • Sir the Baptist
September 26: West Coast

  • Erica Campbell
  • ïDawkins & Dawkins  
  • Dewayne Woods
  • Israel Houghton
  • Lena Byrd Miles
  • Mali Music
October 3: Carolinas

  • Blanche McCallister Dykes
  • Isaac Carree
  • John P. Kee
  • Melvin Crispell III
  • Tasha Cobbs-Leonard
October 10: DMV

  • Anthony Brown
  • Howard Gospel Choir of Howard University, featuring Richard Smallwood 
  • JJ Hairston
  • Maurette Brown Clark
  • ïPatrick Riddick

Visit for streaming information and additional details. Follow @WeAreGolden on Instagram for tour updates and to join the conversation around which playlist is best using #blackandpositivelygolden.