COMING SOON ON ALL DIGITAL OUTLETS MARCH 15, 2019
GOSPEL RECORDING ARTIST AND SONGWRITER ANITA FRANKLIN
RELEASES NEW SONG “YOU ARE JEHOVAH GOD – THE REPRISE”
Anita Franklin new release YOU ARE JEHOVAH GOD – THE REPRISE is ready and already buzzing making waves through the gospel community as a song of high impact of adoration and praise to God. Anita says the moment of inspiration struck when she was driving in her car, a cancer scare diagnosis that later came back negative, the trials of life that gave way to blessings—the melody suddenly came out along with the words “You are Jehovah God”. For her she says “It’s a moment of celebration and the words and melody just dropped in my spirit” she said. After a lifetime spent singing in churches and decades of recording music by other songwriters, Anita has been moved to release her own songs inspired by God.
Anita is known for her heart of passion toward God and to share the love of our Savior through love and inspirational music is demonstrated and heard through her music. She continues to build momentum as a solo artist, gaining respect and appreciation for her heartfelt inspirational vocal performances that have placed her on national stages throughout the United States. Her love toward God inspired her to release YOU ARE JEHOVAH GOD – THE REPRISE as well as her 2018 release YOU PRAISE HIM which these highly acclaimed uplifting inspired songs of praise, produced by Christopher Lowe of LowePro Music Productions, is impacting the world and can be heard on radio stations globally.
Anita’s ministry of Music goes beyond songwriting and recording. Anita count it all joy to minister to everyone she meet, from every walk of life that desire to hear the message of the love of God. Anita is blessed for over 19 years to continue to minister to women who are incarcerated spreading the message and the love of Jesus Christ including her active community involvement as well serving to meet the needs of others in her local church and in her community.
Anita’s love for music started at a very young age singing in church choirs. At the age of eight she was introduced to the stage as a soloist at a Church of God in Christ (COGIC) State Convention held annually in Jacksonville, Florida. Since then she has gracefully continued the journey of singing.
During her college years at Florida A&M University (1981-1984) she was a member of Florida A&M University (FAMU) Gospel Choir under the leadership of the gospel choir’s Founder and Advisor, the late Dr. J.D. Olds. During her years with FAMU Gospel Choir she was blessed to be featured on the gospel choir’s first “Live Recording” as lead vocalist for the albums’ title cut “He Will Bring You Out”. In the 1990s’ Anita’s gifts were not only recognized in the church circle but spread in the community when she was invited to join the singing group General Uprising and gospel group “Psalms 8”. In 1995 Anita was featured vocalist on National Gospel Jazz Recording artist – Mr. Ben Tankard’s first album “All Keyed Up” singing “Let This Love Live”.
Anita participated as Apprentice in the State of Florida’s Folk Heritage to study African America blues under the master: the legendary Charles Atkins. This masterpiece of Anita and Charles Atkins studying music is historically placed in the State of Florida’s Department of State Archives of History.
Anita’s passion for music and singing open more doors when she was invited by Mr. Earle Lee, Director of the Boys Choir of Tallahassee to travel and perform with them. She has shared the stage with The Boys Choir of Tallahassee for over eight years traveling with them in January 2009 to Washington, DC for the First Inauguration of President Barak Obama and In July of 2009 to travel and perform as lead vocalist with the Boys Choir at the Essence Festival in New Orleans to participate in a tribute to Bishop T.D. Jakes. Anita’s historical moments were performing with the Boys Choir in Selma, Alabama for its annual national “Bloody Sunday Festival” and in 2012 the historical visit to the White House for the White House Holiday Celebration with President Barack and First Lady Michelle Obama.
As a songwriter Anita has written several songs and on June 2017 Anita released her new Single entitled “YOU PRAISE HIM” produced by Christopher Lowe which was she was nominated in four categories by the Rhythm of Gospel Music Awards 2018 and received the 2108 Rhythm of Gospel Music Awards “Best Performance by Female Artist .
PASSION TO SERVE
Anita’s heart and passion to serve speaks for itself. She is a member of Celebrate New Life Tabernacle (CNLT) in Tallahassee, Florida, Bishop Joseph Henderson, Senior Pastor, where she serves as coordinator for the Women’s Prison Ministry and has been involved in prison ministry for over 18 years. Anita continues to support her husband as Chair of the organizing committee for The 100 Hall of Fame Legacy Foundation, Inc., founded by her husband Mr. Kenneth E. Hanna.
Anita believes family is your base and most important foundation that produces positive relationships. Anita has been blessed to have family that has supported her since childhood. Her mother, Evangelist Stella Stallworth, and father, Elder Joseph D. Franklin (deceased) has been the most powerful influences in her life. Anita is the proud mother of two (Jacob and Lauren ) and happily married to Mr. Kenneth E. Hanna who continues to support her 100 percent in her musical endeavors.