Jimmy Carter, the last original member of The Blind Boys of Alabama, released his first solo album Blind Faith on Sept. 20.
Carter is the eldest member of The Blind Boys of Alabama, the five-time Grammy-winning, Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award-winning, Gospel Hall of Fame members. The group was founded in 1939 in Talladega, Alabama and has featured a changing roster of musicians over its history, the majority of whom are or were visually impaired.
Carter dedicated the song “I Am With You Still,” the first single off of Blind Faith, in memory of his good friend, co-founder of The Blind Boys of Alabama, Clarence Fountain.
Produced and co-written by songwriter and musician Ron Pullman, Carter aims to send a Gospel message and a source of peace with the solo album.
Carter says, “This is my first solo album and I am excited to be able to sing some original music that’s in harmony with traditional Gospel, while using a range of different musical genres that embrace the Gospel sound with an up-lifting message.”
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