Fantasia, CeCe Winans, Ledisi to Perform on OWN Easter Special

Fantasia, CeCe Winans, Ledisi to Perform on OWN Easter Special (Credit: Shutterstock)

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network will make a joyful noise this Easter with a star-studded gospel music special.

The cable network announced Wednesday the special titled Our OWN Easter will air later this month, and feature a blend of sunrise service traditions with modern spiritual music.

The one-hour broadcast will include performances by Fantasia, CeCe Winans, Kirk Franklin, Anthony Hamilton and The Hamiltones, Ledisi, Travis Greene, Osby Berry, and Jonathan McReynolds.

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Grammy Award-winning gospel artist BeBe Winans and his niece Deborah Joy Winans, who starred on the hit OWN series Greenleaf, will serve as hosts.

Cedric the Entertainer and Michelle Williams also plan to make appearances, and there will be a spoken word portion with prominent faith leaders Bishop J. Drew Sheard, Pastor William Murphy and Priscilla Shirer.

The special comes from executive producer Dr. Holly Carter, Rikki Hughes and Relevé Entertainment. This is the second special for OWN produced by Carter and Relevé Entertainment. The first one called Our OWN Christmas was hosted by Meagan Good and DeVon Franklin, and premiered in December.

Our OWN Easter will debut on Tuesday, March 30 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on OWN following Queen Sugar.