In what was more like an impromptu listening party, Erica Campbell treated Dallas fans to select tracks from her brand new project, "Help". Last night was meet and greet was sponsored by KHVN 970 AM who graciously allowed fans the up close and personal opportunity to meet and take pictures with Campbell.
Campbell ministered to the crowd speaking on her dream coming to fruition saying "God didn't forget my dream!" She and her sister didn't team up until one fateful Sunday at church when Tina's original partner, also named Erica couldn't make the performance. Her sister stepped in and they noted the natural vocal chemistry between the two. At her husband Warryn's suggestion, the two later paired up to become the duo known as Mary Mary.
The night was off to a fast start with opening acts from right here in Dallas: the DC Mimers, Dynahsti and Eva McCullar. Fans were undoubtedly disappointed when Campbell announced that she was under Doctor's orders not to sing, but fans were treated to a sing along via cd tracks and a young girl even got into the act singing the title track: "Help". It was a great night in Dallas and a great night to be a gospel music lover!
Campbell shared: "The Question", "You Are", "I Need a Little More Jesus" and "Help". Many in the crowd had already purchased the album and sang along and requested their favorites while Campbell introduced a portion of her latest project.
"...God didn't forget my dream...! -Erica Campbell"
As the "Meet & Greet" wrapped, Erica told the story of how her daughter Krista would walk through the house and how she cried out for her mommy "help me...!" from another room. Though her voice was faint (she was 2 years old at the time) her mother heard her and ran to rescue her. Erica encouraged the crowd that the Lord hears even our faintest cries for help. Now much older, Krista can be heard singing background vocals on "Help".
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Special thanks to the KHVN staff for facilitating the event. Fans also had the privilege to meet on air personalities from the station as well. The night was hosted by Carmina Barnett, and attended by KHVN staff: Shanon Jay, Dr. Robert Ashley, Jamilah Camp, Dareia Tolbert, Deonte Graham and Tanya Mortensen.