Fred Hammond

Submitted by on Sep 12, 2015

Fred Hammond

Despite the success of «Commissioned», Fred Hammond in 1990 decides to pursue a solo career. Along with him in his speeches there he created the group «Radical For Christ». The group consists of 12-15 people who accompany Hammond on all his tours.

Author: Denis Pravdyuk

Fred Hammond – American musician, was born in 1961 in Detroit, Michigan. Hammond grew up in the neighborhood of Detroit, dominated by music and religion, and he was raised in a God-fearing Fred family. At the age of twelve years, Hammond began to sing in the church choir. His childhood was not calm. As he himself admits, he could steal in the store a thing, and on Sunday go to church and ask for forgiveness. Soon he began to learn to play bass guitar at age 17 and has organized his own group.

Once the service in the army Fred Hammond. inspired by their Christian friends group «The Winans», at the end of the 1970s, creating a group of “Testimonials.” On their own and with the help of cousins ​​Hammond recorded the album. Impressed by the professionalism «The Winans», Fred goes on tour with them, during which time plays bass guitar and is involved in the backing vocals.

In an effort to grow professionally, Fred Hammond in 1982 created the group «Commissioned». In the 80s, the band released several albums that are no different in sound from the city of music, except for the Christian texts. Group becomes widely known in evangelical circles. Fred Hammond took part in recording ten albums «Commissioned». In 1990, the band received the award “Gospel Music Association Dove» in the nomination “the best album of the year».

Despite the success of «Commissioned», Fred Hammond in 1990 decides to pursue a solo career. Along with him in his speeches there he created the group «Radical For Christ». The group consists of 12-15 people who accompany Hammond on all his tours.

The largest tour Fred Hammond took place in 1997. It was called “Tour of Life” and went through 70 cities of the United States, before the

more than a half million audience. 30 weeks a year was occupied by tour activity Hammond. He played in clubs such as the “Club 700», «Praise the Lord», «Pat Boone Show» and many others.

For more than twenty-year musical career, Fred Hammond personally involved and he produced more than 80 albums of Christian music. Including a group that made him famous – «The Winans». In 2002, he briefly rejoined the «Commissioned», to record the album «Commissioned Reunion Live», where he made and produced.

Fred Hammond, owner of a dozen prizes and awards of various Christian festivals and competitions. He recognized and the best artist of the year and the best vocalist of the year, he was the best producer of the year, and the author of the best songs of the year.

Fred Hammond and his wife, Kimberly, who he married in 1986, have two children: daughter, Bree Ann and son Sean Darius. Together with his family, he lives in New York.

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