The song considered as an anthem is about searching for strength in times of hesitance and uncertainty. “Gotta Believe” is a truly personal song for Leonard, written during a period in which she and her husband were confronted with several momentous life decisions. Rather than being paralyzed by doubt, Leonard was able to find strength and a path forward through her faith in God.
Tasha Cobbs Leonard originally recorded “Gotta Believe” as part of NPR Morning Edition’s Song Project, a series she launched during lockdown to provide an outlet for artists to write and perform an original song as a way to reflect the times.
In an interview about the song’s origins, Tasha opens up about some of her personal struggles, including losing family and friends to the COVID pandemic.
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Last year, Leonard was named Top Gospel Artist of the Decade by Billboard. The multi-platinum artist has received a plethora of awards and accolades, including 1 GRAMMY (3 nominations), 3 Billboard Music Awards (she was just nominated for 2 more this year), 13 Stellar Awards (including Artist of the Year), and 12 Dove Awards (including Gospel Artist of the Year). Leonard has performed her acclaimed music on Good Morning America, BET’s BLACK GIRLS ROCK!, the Super Bowl Gospel Celebration, and so much more.