Gospel duo Mary Mary’s Erica Campbell has taken her talents to radio.
Get Up! Mornings with Erica Campbell debuted on radio stations across the U.S. last week. The four-hour syndicated show, airing weekdays 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. ET, is a fresh spin on gospel and inspiration music with a mix of comedy from her co-host GRIFF.
“I’m super excited about this new opportunity to speak to the world, to inspire church folks and non-church folks [who] want a little gospel in the morning [and] ready to respect the old but introduce the new with class and care,” Campbell told several journalists on a conference call Friday morning.
The multi-GRAMMY winner spent almost 15 years in the gospel group, Mary Mary, with her sister Tina Atkins-Campbell. She decided to pursue a solo career in 2014, releasing her first album Help, which won the Grammy Award for Best Gospel Album.
The sisters still have their reality TV show, Mary Mary, which began airing on WE TV in 2012. It’s currently in its fifth season.
“Where God wants me to be, I will go,” Campbell said, speaking about her career.
GRIFF is no stranger to morning radio himself. He’s done radio for about 10 years and comedy for about 21 years.
“I think a lot of the Bible is very funny. I think church people are funny. I think people who don’t go to church are funny,” GRIFF said. “I have a very weird perspective about life. It’s fun to me.”
During the conference call, Campbell addressed the rumor that she replaced gospel singer Yolanda Adams on the radio show…continue on BDO