Country music star Kofi Anderson credits God for faithfully guiding him through life’s highs and lows, as he turns to the Almighty for musical and life inspiration.
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“When I write these songs, when I look at what our culture needs… I ask the Holy Spirit to lead me,” Anderson told the “Higher Ground With Billy Hallowell” podcast. “I ask for songs that will give people opportunities to make memories.”
The singer specifically spoke about the importance of boundaries in life, expressing his belief that faith provides human beings with protection and basic freedoms.
“Boundaries give you freedom,” Anderson said. “And more often than not, in a world where I can do whatever I want, be whatever I want, say whatever I want, choose who I want to be…. That’s not the truth. There were guidelines and laws and commandments that were made so that we could live freely through the presence of God.”
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The “Country Ever After” star said his faith afforded him an opportunity to speak through his platform about the power God has to guide and sustain human lives.
Anderson said, “My faith has always given me an opportunity – and this platform has given me an opportunity … to talk about the goodness of God.” “God has been so good to me.”
Despite losing his teenage best friend to suicide years ago, his mother dying at a young age, and battling stage-four colon cancer for his wife, Chrisella, the country star believes the Lord has never abandoned him, even amid those struggles.
“God was there,” he said. “Sometimes we forget God’s goodness, so my music is a reflection of what I’ve been through.”
As for Criscilla, he said she continues to fight nodules that have moved from her colon to her lungs. She is not “out of the woods” and bravely marches towards recovery.
Anderson also took up starring in the latest movie “God’s Country Songon Pure Flix, and proclaimed the importance of fatherhood, a theme celebrated in the film.
“There is nothing toxic about being masculine,” Anderson said. “There is nothing toxic about being a good parent.”
The singer continued, “Toxic comes in all shapes and forms. Don’t tell me my manhood is toxic when it is proven that a good father reduces the chance of … people going to jail. … A father is needed.”
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