Few gospel groups can equal the Williams Brothers in terms of longevity. The group dates back to 1960, when Doug and Melvin’s father, the late Leon “Pop” Williams and their brother, the late Frank Williams founded the group. The youngest member of The Williams Brothers, Andre Tate, was officially added to this trio in 2010.
In April 1991, Melvin, Henry and Doug decided to merge musical talent with industry expertise to form their own record label. As a result, Blackberry Records was born.
Blackberry Records’ first release, “This Is Your Night,” received a Grammy nomination and won two Stellar Awards within the first year of operation. Since that time, the Brothers have earned many many accolades, including a gold record for “I’m Too Close” featuring Stevie Wonder. They were the first Gospel artist ever to headline at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Biloxi, MS and performed to a SOLD OUT crowd. In 2015, they were invited to perform, along side Aretha Franklin at the White House for President Barack Obama.
In addition, they have shared the stage with many talented artists such as: Mary Mary, Yolanda Adams, Kirk Franklin, Donnie McClurkin, The Clark Sisters, Charlie Pride, Andrae Crouch, Bebe & Cece Winans, Brandy, Shirley Caesar, Patti LaBelle, Chaka Khan, James Taylor and more.
The Williams Brothers have garnered seven (7) Grammy nominations, two (2) Dove Award nominations and one (1) Soul Train Award nomination and have won twenty-one (21) Stellar Awards in their illustrious career. They have also had three (3) Number One albums and eighteen (18) Top Ten albums on Billboard’s Gospel charts.
The Williams Brothers are currently in the studio working on their upcoming album, “Timeless” which features their latest Billboard single “What God Does”.