I Got Away Tour Rolls Into Chicago

Gospel Recording Artist Bri Babineaux recently performed in Chicago
as part of McDonald’s Black and Positively Golden’s gospel concert,
Gospel Recording Artist Bri Babineaux recently performed in Chicago as part of McDonald’s Black and Positively Golden’s gospel concert, I Got Away. PHOTO COURTESY OF BRI BABINEAUX.

I Got Away Tour Rolls Into Chicago 

By Tia Carol Jones

Bri Babineaux has been singing all her life. Gospel music has always been part of her life. Her father is a Pastor and she grew up in the church.

“My roots are very grounded in the Gospel world and the Gospel community,” she said.

She became a recording artist in 2015, after a friend of hers posted a video of her singing in 2014. In less than 24 hours, the video, which was posted on Facebook, went viral. Everything she posted afterward received just as many views, posts and messages. In 2015, she signed with Tyscot Records and released “Keys to My Heart” in 2016.

Babineaux, along with Deitrick Haddon, Anthony Brown & Group TherAPy, Pastor Mike Jr., and host DJ Malski recently performed at the Greenwood Oasis as part of McDonald’s I Got Away Tour. The National Gospel tour is part of McDonald’s Black & Positively Golden movement, which aims to foster community through positivity and empowerment. This year’s concert series is the 18th Annual Inspiration Celebration Gospel Tour. The tour began on April 26th in Nashville and ended on June 29th in Atlanta.

Babineaux has been impacting people’s lives with her music through her YouTube channel and her videos, as well as her performances and albums. She said she wanted to be part of I Got Away because she always wanted to collaborate with other Gospel artists in a concert setting, so when she got the call to be part of the concert series, she said yes immediately.

“I have always loved Anthony Brown & Group TherAPy, Deitrick is like a brother to me.  I’ve done stuff with him on numerous occasions. I knew I wanted to be a part of it. Also, being the only female amongst these heavy hitters, it was a no brainer,” she said.

Babineaux said that during the tour series, God was doing tremendous things, and she was happy that she got to be part of it. Some of those things included people being delivered and being blessed. She said watching people stand in the rain and wait two hours just to get into the venue to see the concert because they wanted to have an experience with the Holy Spirit, was great for her to witness.

“It’s been great just to see what God has been doing throughout this entire tour. The people have been getting what they need, and at the end of the day, it’s about people getting a closer connection to God,” she said.

Babineaux loves Chicago and it feels like home. She said performing in Chicago during Juneteenth was the icing on the cake for her. She said she can’t wait to come back to the city. Throughout the tour, she found herself watching the other performers’ sets all the time. She considers herself a member of Group TherAPy, she knows all the dance moves and songs. She was always out there supporting her tour mates.

Babineaux is going to take some time off after the tour to rest. Then, in August, she will be releasing a new single and a full project by the end of this year or the beginning of next year.

“I am excited about the songs I have birthed with this new project, which is about things I’ve been through the past two years of my life. I’m excited to see what God is going to do with that, and for people to hear my story,” she said.

For more information about Bri Babineaux, visit iambribabineaux.com or visit her YouTube channel to watch videos of her performances.

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