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Jacky Clark-Chisholm talks 'Clark Sisters Movie,' New Music and more (VIDEO)

Jacky Clark-Chisholm

Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter and actress JACKY CLARK-CHISHOLM has a lot to be thankful for this Easter weekend. She has a new single, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=86W3q07T43E">Feel Goodfeaturing the reigning "queen of hip hop soul" Mary J. Blige. She's also teamed up with her famous siblings---The Clark Sisters---for a brand new album titled The Return. But the icing on the cake is the premiere of tonight's highly anticipated Lifetime biopic, The Clark Sisters: First Ladies of Gospel.

The film, which is executive produced by Blige, Queen Latifah and Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott, recounts the story of highest-selling female gospel group in history and their trailblazing mother, Dr. Mattie Moss Clark. Credited with bringing Gospel music to the mainstream, the five Clark Sisters---Jacky, Twinkie, Dorinda, Denise and Karen---overcame humble beginnings in Detroit, enduring abuse, loss, rejection, betrayal and sibling rivalries to achieve international fame as icons of the Gospel music industry. 

UPFRONT Inside Atlanta's Entertainment Industry talked exclusively to "Aunt" Jacky this week as she dished about writing the script, actress Aunjanue Ellis playing her iconic mother and a very personal scene that almost didn't make it in the film. 

The Clark Sisters: First Ladies of Gospel airs TONIGHT at 8 p.m. EST on Lifetime. 

Ray Cornelius is one of Atlanta’s newest entertainment writers and media personalities. His arts and entertainment website, www.raycornelius.com spotlights the latest in “positive” African-American celebrity news and was established in 2012. Since that time Cornelius has covered a myriad of red carpet premieres, award shows and Atlanta-based films including Tyler Perry’s Temptation, The BronzeLens Film Festival, The Trumpet Awards, and The Steve Harvey’s Neighborhood Awards just to name a few. He has also interviewed a who’s who list of today’s top singers, actors and reality stars. With nearly 20 years of media experience, Cornelius has also worked as an associate producer for the Emmy-winning public affairs program, ATL Insider and with such award shows as The Soul Train Awards, The Trumpet Awards and BET Hip-Hop Awards.