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The Gospel Of The R&B Singer: Anthony Hamilton's Journey Home

'Like Sam Cooke, Donny Hathaway and Marvin Gaye, Anthony Hamilton began his path to Soul stardom in the front of a church. Before his gold and platinum albums, before songs like "Charlene" and "The Point of it All" and this year's "Amen," Hamilton first sang in the choir of Charlotte, N.C.'s New Shiloh Baptist Church. This summer, before the shooting of Keith Lamont Scott by a Charlotte police officer drew the attention of the nation to this city, Hamilton led Jason King, the host of NPR Music's series Noteworthy, on a tour of his hometown.
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