In a new interview with Alwaysalist.com, Whitney Houston’s longtime friend, gospel singer Kim Burrell, opens up about carrying on the fallen singer’s legacy. She has also revealed plans about paying tribute to Houston, taking on a role on The Houston Family Chronicles, and her own possible reality show.
“Whitney left me with a lot of work to do,” she expressed to me, during a conversation after performing a tribute to gospel duo Mary Mary at the Essence Music Festival.
The Houston-bred vocalist will appear on Lifetime’s “The Houston Family Chronicles,” the 10 episode, hour-long docu-series that will show her along with Houston’s mother,Cissy Houston; daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown; sister-in-law and manager Pat Houston; her husband, Gary; and their daughter, Rayah; working to move past the singer’s death.
In addition to her appearance on “The Houston Family Chronicles,” Burrell, known for her intricate vocal arrangements and unmatched her voice acrobatics, will honor Houston in song as well.
“I’m finishing a commemorative project in honor of Whitney Houston,” she shared. “We’re doing the commemorative with CNN so we’re saying by September.”
The divorced mother of one is also in talks with Black Entertainment Television about a reality show of her own. For the last four years, Burrell has worked as a vocal coach and a guest judge on BET’s hit competition series “Sunday Best.”