Just like with secular musicians, gospel musicians also have to deal with rumors throughout their career.
And one of the most popular rumor or assumptions in the gospel industry is that Jekalyn and Kurt Carr are related.
The fact that Kurt is old enough to be Jekalyn’s dad or uncle has left people wondering if they’re related.
On top of that, they share a name and are both talented musicians, which make it seem like Jekalyn followed her dad’s footstep in the industry.
These facts have forced us to find out how these two Gospel singers are related.
Is Jekalyn Kurt’s Daughter?
No, these two musicians are not related and Kurt even said that she is not his niece or daughter.
But they’re connected since she came to his place and they did a video together that helps settle this rumor.
Other than this video, these two musicians have not collaborated in any project.
The only connection they have so far is the fact that they’re both saved and have produced some of the best gospel songs available.
Kurt was born and lives in Hartford, Connecticut where he serves as The First Baptist Church of Hartford’s music minister.
On the other hand, Jekalyn was born in Memphis, Tennessee and ministers at New Life Covenant Church.
Who Are Jekalyn’s Parents?
The “Greater is Coming” hit singer was born in 1997 to Allen Carr and Jennifer Carr in Kansas.
Her dad has been very supportive of her career ever since she started and he currently oversees Malaco Records, Jekalyn’s recording firm.
The young singer and preacher has 2 siblings, Allen Lindsey Jr. and Allundria Carr.
Since she started singing at a very young age, her parents home-schooled her; after all, her busy schedule made it impossible for her to attend a normal school.
Is Kurt Carr Jekalyn’s husband?
No, as aforementioned, these two singers are not related in any way.
Jekalyn is currently not married, but she has been dating Jawaan Taylor, an American football player for some years. Taylor is Kansas City Chiefs’ offensive tackle in the NFL.
Back in 2020, Jekalyn wished Jawaan a happy birthday on her Instagram page and even thanked him for always praying for her success and encouraging her.
She even hinted that the two plan to get married in the future by adding a hashtag “#Dating2Marry.”The hashtag confirmed that her goal in the relationship is to end up getting married in the future. Therefore, we can assume that they have discussed the possibility of getting married at some point in their relationship.
Jekalyn Joined the Choir at Age 5
Jekalyn has been singing since she was 5 years old when she started serving in the choir.
Her family noticed that she had an exceptional ear for music, so they supported her. She taught herself how to sing while young and became her church’s main chorister.
Her ability to sing improved with time and by the time she was 11 years old, she started serving in the ministry as a singer and speaker.
Carr became a household name at age 15 when her hit song “Greater is Coming” featured in the Gospel Music Billboard Top 10.
The First Gospel Singer to Be Inducted Into Female Songwriters Hall of Fame
Jekalyn has won several awards with her first one being the Stellar Award when she was 16 years old.
And by 2022, she was inducted into the Female’s Songwriters Hall of Fame.