As a gospel singer, songwriter, author, actress, and motivational speaker, Jekalyn Carr made her name in the mid-2010s, earning her first hit at the age of 15 with 2012′s “Greater Is Coming” and releasing a string of increasingly successful albums including 2016′s The Life Project and 2018′s Grammy-nominated One Nation Under God. Along the way, the inspirational young artist found time to launch an acting career and pen a book as well.
The West Memphis-based gospel artist made her debut in 2010 with the EP God Has a Promise Over Your Life. In 2012, Carr landed a hit with the single “Greater Is Coming,” which became the title track of her debut full-length in 2013. The album climbed into the Billboard 200 album chart and debuted at number three on Billboard’s Top Gospel Albums chart, earning her a Stellar Award. Her 2014 sophomore outing, It's Gonna Happen, peaked at the number nine slot on the Gospel Albums chart. In early 2016, Carr issued “You’re Bigger,” the lead single from her forthcoming third LP, The Life Project, which dropped later that August. In addition to being featured on a 2017 episode of the OWN TV series Greenleaf, she released the hit single “You Will Win” and published an inspirational book of the same name in early 2018. Carr’s fourth long-player, One Nation Under God, followed in 2018, topping the gospel chart and earning two Grammy nominations. She made her film acting debut in the family drama Never Heard. The lush stand-alone single “I See Miracles” arrived in 2019, with the motivational “Change Your Story” appearing a year later. ~ David Jeffries