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Tasha Cobbs Leonard Makes Grand Ole Opry Debut with Emotionally-Poignant Performance

Brings Tears to Tamron Hall with Performance + Interview on Show Ahead of New LP Release

HYMNS Out October 7 via Motown Gospel, Pre-Order HERE

Tasha Cobbs Leonard Makes Grand Ole Opry Debut with Emotionally-Poignant Performance

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NEWS SOURCE: Shore Fire Media
October 5, 2022

GRAMMY®, Billboard Music, Stellar, and Dove Award-winning musician and songwriter Tasha Cobbs Leonard made her debut at the legendary Grand Ole Opry last night for an emotionally reverent three-song performance. The soul-stirring setlist included her 2017 hit “You Know My Name,” 2013 global sensation “Break Every Chain,” and “The Church I Grew Up In,” an offering from her forthcoming album HYMNS (out October 7 via Motown Gospel).

“Playing at the Opry is one of those ‘bucket list’ items that you dream of, but don’t know if you’ll ever get to do,” shares Tasha Cobbs Leonard. “To have the opportunity to not only share my music, but to share Jesus, on such an historic stage is a moment I’ll never forget.”

Ahead of HYMNS release, Tasha Cobbs Leonard also appeared on the Tamron Hall Show to showcase and discuss her new LP, giving a breathtaking performance of “The Church I Grew Up In” that made Tamron erupt in tears and praise. Cobbs Leonard was also joined by her husband, Kenneth, who sat down with Hall for a candid conversation about finding purpose and keeping faith. They also dive into a conversation about how they expanded their family via adoption after struggles with infertility, and balancing their work and home life.

There's something utterly timeless about Leonard’s extraordinary new album, HYMNS, something at once both warmly familiar and breathtakingly fresh. Captured in front of a live audience of more than 3,000 at The Greenwood Oasis on the campus of New Life Southeast in Chicago, the record is a larger-than-life reimagining of classic hymns of love and grace, one that speaks to our modern world even as it reaches far beyond it. The arrangements are sweeping and cinematic, drawing on worship and gospel and even hints of country, pop, and R&B, radiating an undeniable sense of joy and fellowship at every turn. HYMNS includes a number of guests, including Jennifer Hudson, Kierra Sheard, Mary Mary, The Walls Group, and more.

Pre-order HYMNS here

About Tasha Cobbs Leonard

A pastor’s daughter born and raised in Georgia, Leonard first emerged to widespread acclaim with her breakout 2013 release, Grace, which garnered a GRAMMY, three Doves, and three Stellar Awards on the strength of its chart-topping, platinum-selling lead single, “Break Every Chain.” In the years that followed, Leonard would go on to establish herself as one of her genre’s most celebrated voices, racking up more than two billion streams across platforms, landing three more #1 singles and five #1 albums, performing with everyone from Common and Nicki Minaj to Ne-Yo and Ciara, and making national television appearances on Good Morning America, CNN's Fourth of July, BET's Black Girls Rock, CBC’s A Day Of Healing, and the Super Bowl Gospel Celebration. Billboard named Leonard the Top Gospel Artist of the Decade, while NPR declared her a “gospel sensation,” and Forbes hailed her as “by far one of the most successful contemporary gospel artists of our time.” A tireless advocate for empowerment and positivity, Leonard also broke new ground as an author, actress, entrepreneur, and executive pastor at The Purpose Place Church in her adopted home of South Carolina, where she co-pastors with her husband and producer, Kenneth Leonard, Jr.

Hymns Tracklisting

The Moment

Burdens Down

Jesus Is Mine

Jesus Lover Of My Soul (feat. The Walls Group)

Power (feat. Kierra Sheard Kelly)

At The Cross

Counting My Blessings (feat. Mary Mary)

The Church I Grew Up In

Jesus What A Friend (feat. Natalie Grant)


Agnus Dei

I Surrender

It Is Well (feat. Jennifer Hudson and Ricky Dillard)


Connect with Tasha Cobbs Leonard

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