How I Got Over
- Reviewed by Andrew Greer Copyright Christianity Today International
- 2009 15 Sep
In a nutshell: Simultaneously launching a new record and BET TV series, Vickie Winans is one of black gospel's most successful music moguls. Having gained her famous surname as the former wife of Gospel Music Hall of Famer Marvin Winans, the singer can also tribute her ex with initiating her successful solo career. Now, over twenty years later with hundreds of thousands of records sold, the seven-time Grammy nominee releases her first CD through her self-owned label. Celebrating a personal season of joy after grieving her mother's recent death, Winans testifies to God's goodness via foot stomping, traditional gospel refrains and contemporary R&B motifs. Carrying the showcase with her rich, pastoral alto, Winans is sure to see continued success as she strikes out on her own.