CeCe Winans talks about her new album and talked about where she’s headed next musically; in an exclusively interview.
Twelve time Grammy Award-Winning Gospel Singer, CeCe Winans, has been committed to blessing the world in song for more than 3 decades. While she is the best-selling female Gospel artist of all-time, her passion for Christ and her reputation as “The Sweetheart of Gospel Music” only compliment the incredible gift we’ve all enjoyed for so long. Her catalog of music is like no other in Gospel music and has inspired millions of people around the world.
Her brand new holiday project “Something’s Happening: A Christmas Album” remains true to her legacy and her catalog as a unique and cohesive body of work. Produced by her son Alvin Love III, the album is Winans first solo Christmas album since 1998’s “His Gift”.
Just recently, you released “Something’s Happening: A Christmas Album”, which is the first holiday album you’ve released since 1998’s “His Gift”. What was it like collaborating with your son Alvin Love III on this new project and what do you think separates this holiday album from your previous one(s)?
CeCe Winans: Well, working with my son on this album was a lot of fun. It was exciting for me. We just won 2 Grammy’s earlier this year for “Let Them Fall in Love” which was completely his idea conceptually, so I was pretty proud of him and excited about that and what God allowed us to do with it. “Let Them Fall in Love” was the first time my son had produced a full album for me, so I gave him a really hard time with the last album. (Laughs). This time around, I trusted him a lot more and felt even more at peace and we just had a really good time. With this particular Christmas record, the main difference is we used a live orchestra from beginning to end, which I absolutely love. That alone makes me really excited about the project. Tim Akers, who conducted the live orchestra, is just absolutely amazing. So I’m very proud of this album. It really does put you in the Christmas spirit.