Fred Hammond Gets ‘Transparent’ About Life After Knee Surgery, New Music & His Greatest Joy These Days

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For gospel living legend Fred Hammond, I Will Trust isn’t just the title of his latest CD; it’s a bold declaration in the face of pain, doubt and fear that has helped carry him through “the most physically and emotionally taxing experience” and year of his life.

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In January, the multiple Stellar, Dove and Grammy Award-winning artist underwent an excruciating double knee replacement surgery – the same surgery that claimed the life of his biological father – and his road to recovery has been a public one. This past fall, Hammond wrapped up a two month, 32-city “Festival of Praise Tour” (with Donnie McClurkin), sharing his real-time journey of learning to walk again with audiences night after night.