By Nigeria Anderson
ISN’T HER GRACE AMAZING!
Cheryl Wills is a Talk Show Host, Author and Emmy Award-winning journalist celebrating a 30 year anniversary. Cheryl Wills launches her latest book, Isn’t Her Grace Amazing!:The Women Who Changed Gospel Music, in honor of 25 legendary gospel queens whose dynamic voices impacted the nation and transformed the gospel genre. In her stunning coffee table book, Wills chronicles gospel legends of the past, as well as heralding the artists of today in a lavishly illustrated composition filled with in-depth interviews, never-before-seen images, behind the scenes stories, uncovered gems and more. As many women in the gospel industry often go unnoticed and underappreciated for their talents, including writing, arranging, directing, developing singers and more. Wills’ book allows each of these phenomenal artisans their moment to shine. Isn’t Her Grace Amazing!:The Women Who Changed Gospel Music, takes you back in time of a cultural upheaval, which represents a historical narrative that is long overdue. I had an opportunity to speak with Cheryl Wills about what set her on this enormous path.
Cheryl Wills is also the acclaimed author of a series of books about her family’s transition from slavery to freedom in the United States, including; Die Free: A Heroic Family Tale, The Emancipation of Grandpa Sandy Wills and more. Cheryl has interviewed some of the most influential figures in the world of entertainment, including the late great writer and activist Maya Angelou. For more than a decade, she hosted the ESSENCE Festival’s All-Star Gospel Tribute, an event that has honored gospel icons such as Cissy Houston, Yolanda Adams, Kirk Franklin, Mary Mary, and Bishop T.D. Jakes, among many others. Cheryl Wills is an excellent journalist and I truly admire her dedication to speaking the truth and I call her a friend. Welcome one of our original KeyPlayers, Cheryl Wills. You can connect with her on Instagram @cherylwills_ny1 #HerGraceAmazing PUSH PLAY