When CeCe Winans released her highly-anticipated new album Let Them Fall In Love in February, almost a decade had passed since her last solo effort. Yet, even during her hiatus, she still retained the distinction of being the best-selling female gospel artist of all time. Throughout her over 30-year career (which includes performing with brother BeBe Winans), she has amassed 10 GRAMMY Awards (though they seemed to be suffering from amnesia this year), 20 Dove Awards and 7 Stellar Awards, not to mention hailing from a gospel dynasty that includes legendary group The Winans. But she is more than just a phenomenal singer, she has a heart for ministry and spirit of worship that permeates her music. After taking some time to establish the Nashville Life Church with her husband Alvin Love, she is ready to hit the road again to share the gospel with audiences all across the country through her upcoming Fall In Love Tour.
The tour is in support of the new project, which was birthed from an idea her son Alvin Love III proposed to her a few years ago. Winans recently shared with Billboard, “The songs are different than what my audience is used to hearing from me. I’ve never been a traditional gospel artist, and some of the things are probably more traditional than I’ve done before. But I think we put something together that will not only embrace my old listeners but will bring in some new ones. I really think this record will be able to do what I’ve done in the past, and more.”
Bolstered by the encouraging ballad “Never Have To Be Alone,” Let Them Fall In Love continues to earn critical praise and fan love for its refreshing interpretations of vintage sounds. With the exception of Kris Kristofferson‘s classic “Why Me” and the Dwan Hill-penned anthem “Marvelous,” all of the songs were written by Love III (who also served as co-producer alongside Tommy Sims). While the overall sound is a marked departure from her previous body of work, Winans’ stunning vocals imbue the poignant lyrics with warmth, vibrancy and conviction. Guest appearances by fellow gospel royals The Clark Sisters and Hezekiah Walker‘s Love Fellowship Choir, help make this the perfect day brightener and a must-have for your music collection.
Let Them Fall In Love is available for download through your favorite digital retailers while physical copies are available via stores like Target and Walmart. The Fall In Love Tour kicks off on May 31st in New Orleans. See the current list of tour dates below and head to her website to purchase tickets. Additional dates are expected to be announced soon, so follow CeCe Winans on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for updates.