Even though the year is only halfway through, for many, 2020 is a year they would like to leave behind. For Karen Clark Sheard, however, it’s been one to embrace.
Sheard is a part of the Gospel music group, The Clark Sisters.
This year has been one to remember for The Clark Sisters as they watched their lives onscreen in the new Lifetime movie, The Clark Sisters: First Ladies of Gospel and participated in numerous virtual music and award shows.
Sheard, recently sat down with Christian Headlines to discuss the ups and downs of being a part of what many would call Black Gospel music royalty.
“We grew up playing in the Black church and having our mother take the role of being our director and manager,” Sheard shared.
To the singer, her Gospel and Black church roots are precious and inform who she is as a person and who the Sisters are as artists.
When asked about her thoughts on the movie, Sheard noted, “I enjoyed the movie, however, I remember watching it thinking, how did we survive that?”
Despite rising to great success, the members of the group had to endure an abundance of sacrifice.
“My mother sacrificed in getting us to where we are today as a group,” Sheard shared with a spark of gratitude in her voice.
Even still, Sheard speaks lovingly about the journey that God has put her and her sisters on. “It’s all about who God has surrounded you with, which for me has been…