Woodsongs

The Blind Boys of Alabama #2105

Sunday, January 20, 01:00 am on AETN-1

Duration: 0:56:34

Description: THE BLIND BOYS OF ALABAMA first rose to fame in the segregated south with their thrilling vocal harmonies and roof-raising live show. Their 70-year recording career would see them rack up five GRAMMY Awards (plus one for Lifetime Achievement), enter the Gospel Music Hall of Fame, collaborate with everyone from Mavis Staples and Stevie Wonder to Prince and Lou Reed, and perform on the world's most prestigious stages. From the Alabama Institute for the Negro Blind, where the original members met as children, all the way to The White House - where they've performed for three different presidents - the band's story is, in many ways, America's story, and that story is at the heart of their emotional new album, 'Almost Home.' WoodSongs Kid: Makayla Brown is a 15-year-old powerhouse vocalist from Lexington, Kentucky.

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Broadcast In: English

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