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McDonald’s Inspiration Celebration® Gospel Tour rings in holiday season


Event with gospel artists to benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities®

On Sunday, Dec. 12 at 5 p.m., McDonald’s USA will  deliver the gift of music to McDonald’s fans through its Inspiration Celebration Gospel Tour  Holiday Experience. In partnership with BET, award-winning and emerging gospel artists including Yolanda Adams, Kurt Carr, James Fortune, The Walls Group, Brian Courtney Wilson, and BET’s Sunday Best winner Stephanie Summers, will grace the virtual stage to ring in the season with some of their chart-topping hits, holiday carols and gospel music.

Show performers will come together to premiere “Christmas Spirit,” a feel-good song written and produced by chart-topping gospel artist Sir the Baptist. Written exclusively for this Holiday Experience, the tune merges traditional gospel music with contemporary hip-hop sounds.

This special holiday concert continues the long-standing Inspiration Celebration Gospel Tour  tradition of supporting Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC®) and its mission to improve  the health and well-being of children and their families. Because ‘tis the season, virtual concert goers can donate to RHMC live at Since 2012, the McDonald’s  Inspiration Celebration Gospel Tour has raised more than a million dollars to help families with ill or injured  children stay close when they need it most.

“The holidays are such a special time. But as much as it’s a time for celebration, it’s a time to  reflect and give back to others around us,” said Adams. “I am proud to join this talented group of artists to usher in the holiday spirit for  gospel fans nationwide while supporting Ronald McDonald House Charities families.”

Fans can stream the show on BET’s YouTube Channel. Ahead of the show, they can also  experience a virtual red carpet hosted by social media comedian @NotKarltonBanks who will  perform lively skits, host spirited interviews with tour artists, and give viewers a peek behind the  scenes of the holiday show. Multi-award-winning musician and syndicated radio  personality Lonnie Hunter will host the show.

“We are thrilled to bring back our holiday show as a celebration of this joyous season and what  it means to the communities we serve,” said Harry Smith, Indiana McDonald’s owner/operator  and chair of the Inspiration Celebration Gospel Tour. “While McDonald’s and its  Owner/Operators are committed to helping communities throughout the year, we are especially  honored to help RMHC families through this special show that is a treat for all who love gospel  music and holiday cheer.”

Visit for streaming information and additional holiday show details.

Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC®), is a non-profit, 501 (c) (3) corporation that  creates, finds, and supports programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children  and their families. Through its global network of nearly 260 Chapters in more than 62 countries  and regions, and its three core programs: the Ronald McDonald House®, the Ronald McDonald  Family Room® and the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile®, RMHC helps families with sick  children stay together, and close to the medical care their child needs at leading hospitals  worldwide.