Harvey Lee Watkins, Jr. (born November 2, 1954) is an American gospel musician and currently the lead singer of The Canton Spirituals, which his dad founded. He started his solo music career, in 1990, with the release of, He's There All the Time, that was released by J&B Records. His second album, It's in My Heart - Live in Raymond, MS, released by Verity Records in 2003, and this placed on the Billboard magazine Gospel Albums chart. The third album, Keep Knocking, was released in 2013 by Malaco Records, but this did not place on any charts.
Watkins was born on November 2, 1954, as Harvey Lee Watkins, Jr. in Canton, Mississippi, whose father Harvey Lee Watkins, Sr. and his wife, who Harvey was their first son and fourth offspring. He was stricken with Polio, as a three year old, and was healed by prayer. He performed with his fathers band, The Canton Spirituals, ever since he was a child, and he became a member of the group in 1973.
His solo music recording career commenced in 1990, with the release of He's There All the Time by J&B Records on October 17, 1990. The subsequent album, It's in My Heart - Live in Raymond, MS, was released on June 17, 2003 by Verity Records, and this was his Billboard magazine breakthrough album upon the Gospel Albums chart at No. 11. He released, Keep Knocking, in 2013 with Malaco Records, yet this did not chart.
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