Gospel Music Icons David and Tamela Mann Haven’t Forgotten Their North Texas Roots

Tamela and David Mann are known the world over as gospel music icons and co-stars of many Tyler Perry plays, movies and television shows.

While the world knows their names, their roots are in North Texas.

“I’m from here. Grew up in Fort Worth” Tamela Mann said. “I’m a true Texan. I don’t want to live anywhere else, but Texas. I’ve been singing since I was 8 – started in church.”

That 8-year-old has come a long way, with a Grammy to her name, 9 #1 Billboard Gospel Airplay hit songs and countless fans.

David Mann was born in East Texas but grew up in Fort Worth’s Stop Six neighborhood. Music was always on his mind as well.

They are gospel music’s power couple and household names for families across the country.

“It all started with Black music. Both of us are deeply rooted in the church and that branched off into starting a professional career in music,” David said. “Which because of the professional career in music – lead to the television, the movies and all of that stuff. It was our deep love for music that started this.”

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SOURCE: NBC DFW, Larry Collins

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