It’s been over ten years since gospel music stars Ricky Dillard, Donald Lawrence and Hezekiah Walker have performed on the same stage as the infamous Brat Pack. This week, however, the wait has finally come to an end as three of the remaining original members of the Brat Pack came together to not only celebrate the brotherhood of gospel music, but also to pay homage and remember their fourth brother in ministry the late O’Landa Draper.
For nearly three hours, the trio took turns flowing through their catalog of hits for a sold out audience at the Duke Energy Center. Opening the show with tons of energy, excitement and anticipation of being on stage together for the first time in years, Ricky, Donald and Hezekiah showed equal support and passion for each other’s multi-Grammy Award-winning careers and impact on the entire gospel music industry. All three of them were noted for receiving their breakthrough shots at long-lasting careers right here at the Gospel Music Workshop of America (GMWA) Convention years ago.
Each of The Brat Pack’s star-studded choirs and vocal ensembles were in perfect voice and kept the crowd on its feet all night long. The combined voices of Ricky Dillard & New G, Donald Lawrence & Co. plus Hezekiah Walker’s Love Fellowship felt like a live recording was taking place right inside your church’s four walls. It was truly an incredible experience and one many of us will never forget.
Check out the gallery featuring Ricky Dillard, Donald Lawrence and Hezekiah Walker of The Brat Pack and the special view from the audience at last night’s show. For those of you who were there to experience the midnight show at the 2010 GMWA Convention along with us at the Duke Energy Center on Tuesday night, be sure to let us know what you thought of the show. Did The Brat Pack perform your favorite song?
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