2016 ended on a high note for Jekalyn Carr, due to the success of her debut live recording, The Life Project, and its lead single, the chart-topping faith anthem, “You’re Bigger.” The latter, became her first number 1 single, garnered her first Grammy nomination, and now, continues to shine in 2017 as it has opened the door for her first role in a major motion picture.
This new year has already found Carr on the set of Sony Pictures film, I Never Heard My Father Speak. The film boasts a star studded cast, including Robin Givens, Brian White, Dorien Wilson, Romeo Miller, David Banner, Kandi Burruss, Karrueche Tran, and other debut film actors, Diezel Braxton-Lewis and fellow Gospel luminary, J. Moss. In the film, Carr will appear, as herself, singing “You’re Bigger,” and sharing words of exhortation with the characters in one of the film’s most pivotal scenes. The film is currently scheduled for a March release.
Carr is grateful, and delighted, for the new doors that are being opened due to the overwhelming response to the song. It reached the coveted Number 1 spot on the Billboard Gospel Airplay chart, and ultimately spent 30 weeks in the Top 5. As a result, it has garnered the attention of Hollywood and created this opportunity for Carr the spread the gospel of Jesus Christ to a bigger, and broader, audience.