It is not easy learning to walk again in front of the world, but Fred Hammond’s first steps out on faith after major knee surgery helped the singer create a new level of worship music with his latest album.
With numerous Stellar, Dove, and Grammy Awards, Hammond, 53, has proven his worth in the gospel music industry. After 30 years, it is easy for anything to become routine, so God had another plan for Hammond’s latest album, “I Will Trust.”
The gospel musician underwent knee surgery last January, which left him wheelchair-bound, physically and emotionally scarred. Instead of just internalizing that trauma, Hammond decided to share it with the world through his music.
“I have two nine-inch slits going down my legs to remind me that I had to have a traumatic event,” Hammond told The Christian Post. “I had to learn how to walk again, but I did it and trusted God and that’s kind of what makes this [album] special. All of the emotional trauma that came with it.”
He likened the experience to becoming a new Christian believer on fire for God, only to become complacent years down the line.
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