National recording artist, George Powell, has made it his mission to use his gift of song to continue to keep George Floyd’s name alive. Early June, Powell released his rendition of “Change Is Gonna Come” which told the story of George Floyd. Within days the song went viral gaining over 2.8M views and over 80K shares.
Recently, Powell is now releasing a very powerful video, Freedom: A Tribute to George Floyd featuring the NAACP Vice-President (Houston) Bishop James Dixon, American Idol Finalist Vincent Powell, Father Son Duo TJ Boyce II & TJ Boyce III, Poet Lyric Shiarnice, and recording artist J Xavier. The video was shot at the official George Floyd mural in the neighborhood Floyd grew up in and illustrates the message that “Freedom” is still not equal for African- Americans.
George Powell is a gifted singer, composer, pianist, and worship leader in Houston at a church with a membership of 8,000. He has performed for notables such as President Barack Obama, Houston philanthropist and notable Mattress Mack, and Boyz II Men. He will continue his efforts to keep George Foyd’s name alive.