As an award-winning songwriter, Smokie’s admiration for the music of the African-American church goes deeper than the emotional impact of the songs. “The most moving component of the older, traditional songs is the richness and meaning of the lyrics. The hymns were so thoughtful and had such an incredible theological message,” he says. “There was no way I could go through my whole music career and not rehearse and introduce this music to our church family.”
Songs That Carried Us stands as a landmark in an admirable career. With this project, Smokie Norful links the generations, giving honor to the past, celebrating the present, and pointing toward the future.
Smokie Norful Joins Women’s Empowerment 2013 Line Up was originally published on thelightnc.com