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On 'McCrary Sisters: Live,' The Spotlight Turns Toward Gospel's Go-To Backup Singers

The sisters have sung with Bob Dylan, Stevie Wonder and more. And they're Nashville gospel royalty: Their father led the legendary Fairfield Four. Now, they're releasing a live album of their own.

Nashville gospel singers the McCrary Sisters have performed with the likes of Bob Dylan, Stevie Wonder and Kirk Franklin. Source: Courtesy of the artists

Nashville gospel singers the McCrary Sisters know how to make a 500-strong crowd feel like they've been personally invited to the party.

It's not surprising, given the sisters' decades of experience performing, separately and together, with the likes of , and Kirk Franklin, among others. You can hear the vibrant spirit of the group's live performances – and hints of the sisters' different personalities, which comes out Friday.

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