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Fred Hammond Biography


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Born: 1960/12/27
Birth Place: Detroit, Michigan, USA
Years Active: 1985–present
Genres: Gospel, Contemporary Christian, Inspirational, Worship


Fred Hammond (born December 27, 1960 in Detroit, Michigan) is a gospel music singer, bass guitar player, and record producer. The Dove and Stellar award winner has been active both as a member of the gospel performing group Commissioned, and as a solo artist (currently for Verity Records).

He is a multiple Grammy, Dove and Stellar award winner and nominee as a performer and a producer.

Hammond first gained recognition while playing bass guitar for the gospel group The Winans. By 1985 he was one of the six original members of the group Commissioned, participating in 10 of the group's 12 albums.

After his stint with Commissioned ended, he regained fame in the gospel community after selling millions of albums with his musical group Radical For Christ.

In 2002 Hammond returned to the group Commissioned (now with members Keith Staten, Marvin Sapp, Mitchell Jones, Karl Reid, Michael Williams, and Marcus Cole) to produce “The Commissioned Reunion Live” album.

Hammond produced “Make Me Like The Moon,” a stirring gospel ballad co-written by Chant Moore and Kenny Lattimore for their 2006 double-album of gospel and R&B love songs entitled “Uncovered/Covered.”