Hymns for Him is a premier event sponsored by The Better Project Awareness Inc. This annual event will take place as a part of our Black History in July celebration.
This year, singer, songwriter and gospel music pioneer, V. Michael McKay will lead the conversation on ‘Black Church Culture’ and its important role in community growth. With an emphasis on hymns and hymn-style singing, this event will provide a glimpse into the history of ‘Black Church Culture’, examine its influence on other popular genres of music, and platform its relevance as a beacon of hope and strength within today’s modern music culture.
A native of Alexandria, Louisiana, Hymns for Him founder, V. Michael McKay was the product of broken home. His grandparents took him in as a teenager and exposed him to hymns. His love for hymns was cultivated at his grandfather’s church coupled with his grandmother’s soulful and powerful voice. From that love, McKay has grown into one of the most respected and well-known composers of our time. He has also worked with such artists as, Yolanda Adams, Smokie Norful, Dorothy Norwood, Dr. Margaret Pleasant Douroux, the late Daryl Coley, Albertina Walker, Inez Andrews, and countless others.
We are proud to host Hymns for Him as a part of our Black History in July Celebration this year. Our hope is to revitalize a strong love and appreciation for traditional hymns and hymn style singing. This event will gather choir directors, musicians, and notable singers in one room at the same time. Every attendee will leave with an undeniable love for hymns & hymn- style singing as well as an understand of how music makes the world less cold and a much better place to live.