Kelly Price Shares How Her Grandmother Has Influenced Her Faith In God and Music

(PHOTO: REUTERS/JONATHAN ALCORN) TV personality Kelly Price attends Essence Magazine’s 5th Annual Black Women in Music reception in West Hollywood, California, January 22, 2014.
(PHOTO: REUTERS/JONATHAN ALCORN)
TV personality Kelly Price attends Essence Magazine’s 5th Annual Black Women in Music reception in West Hollywood, California, January 22, 2014.
The singer also tells us she has a few things in the works for 2017.

The last few years have been tough for Kelly Price, but the Grammy-nominated singer is pushing through. We recently talked to Price about how she’s turning that pain into new music, the importance of family, and what she’s been listening to.

Price is planning to drop a new album in 2017. “I have some incredible new music coming,” she teased, referencing her sister’s death and her own divorce. “I’ve gone through a lot of new changes, career and personal. The music will reflect that. Too Fat For Fame is coming in 2017 and there’s the possibility of a docu-series with my family. I’m working on a memoir, there’s a lot. And, I recently just joined the cast of For Colored Girls with Angie Stone and Robin Givens.”

Price is staying busy and strong; a strength she says comes from her grandmother, who at 91 years old inspires her every day. “I look at her and her strength has always been amazing. To be born in the time she was born in and pursue a college education,” she said. “And everyone in my family who is musical is musical because of her, she was a musician. She plays the piano and organ, she sings incredibly. She’s four foot ten, but when she opens her mouth she sounds like a trumpet, and so she was my earliest influence with everything. Whether it’s my faith in God or music.”

It seems that her grandmother’s musical abilities have not only been passed down to her, but her children as well. “My baby girl sings, my son sings, my oldest doesn’t, but she has more an administrative mind,” she said, before revealing that her son recently auditioned for the ABC show How To Get Away With Murder and received a callback. Talent definitely runs in the family.

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SOURCE: ESSENCE