Music Buzz: Tamera Mowry Housley to release a Christian album in 2019
Article By Patricia Green-Wallace // EEW Magazine News
The Real talk show host, Tamera Mowry Housley, may be mourning the recent death of her niece, Alaina Housley, 18, but she isn’t letting that get in the way of her worship.
The 40-year-old actress and entertainer officially announced on the daytime talker that she is joining her local church’s worship team and also releasing her debut Christian album in 2019.
“I’m going to join the worship team at my church,” said Mowry Housley, who made a tearful return to The Real Monday, approximately two weeks after Alaina died Nov. 7 in the deadly mass shooting at the Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks, California. The massacre left at least 12 people dead.
While grieving, the Emmy Award-winner, who is an outspoken Christian, is leaning into her faith and tapping into worship to get through the pain.
“My cousin is a worship leader. My mom is a worship leader. It actually runs in my family,” Mowry Housley explained to her co-hosts Loni Love, Jeannie Mai and Adrienne Bailon.
She said of the two-step process of pursuing music that will begin at her church before she transitions into releasing professional song recordings, “That’s something I’ve always wanted to do.
The studio audience and her co-hosts cheered loudly. “I’m ready now,” she added.
Though the wife and mom may feel ready for music, she didn’t necessarily feel ready to return to her seat at the table for daytime TV during this emotionally difficult time. Nevertheless, the loving aunt did it in honor of her niece.
“It’s just been a little over two weeks. She would want me to be here and she would want me, sweet Alaina, to move forward,” said Mowry-Housley. “I don’t like to say move on, because I don’t think I’ll ever move on with the fact that she’s not here with me or with our family. But she would want me to move forward and to use her voice as a catalyst for change, and that’s why I’m here today.”
That change, according to Mowry Housley, needs to come in the form of gun control. “I don’t care if I have to knock on the doors of the White House to do it,” she said. At all costs, she plans to use every means to “advocate change.”