Al Green captivated audiences with his melodious voice in the ‘70s before leaving to become a minister. Today, his daughter, Rubi Green, is a gospel artist and has a similar life story as her famous dad.
Although not quite as famous as her dad, Rubi inherited his music gene and also boasts of an incredible voice and has been putting out songs since 2010.
According to her website, Rubi and her two sisters started singing from a young age and performed at several church functions as “The Green Sisters.”
While at the Northern Illinois University, Rubi and her youngest sister, Kora, tried to head out as an R&B duo but that only lasted till after Rubi graduated and returned to gospel music.
Her first single, “Mountain Top,” was released in 2010, followed closely by “More” one year later. In March 2019, Rubi also announced the music video release for her rap single “Real Jesus,” further displaying her versatility.
It’s hard not to be held spellbound by Rubi’s voice and inspirational lyrics, but if you’re wondering why she’s not everywhere yet, that may be because:
“Her aspirations are not aimed towards fame or record sells, but to use her unique approach as a vehicle for people to feel the gospel.”
Last year, the songstress hosted a CD release/birthday party in Los Angeles and performed several songs in the “Summa Jesus” collection to the approval of guests.
Rubi had the support of her Grammy-nominated producer husband Dammo Farmer, and famous gospel acts like Mali Music and Major were in attendance as well.
Although Al did not appear to be present at the event, Rubi confirmed that the “Let’s Stay Together” hitmaker is in support of her chosen path.
“He is really happy and excited for me,” she said, according to “Purposely Awakened.” “My father always taught me to follow my dreams, and no matter how difficult it may seem to never give up.”
Rubi further hinted that a father-daughter duet is something fans should expect.
“Yes, absolutely! I would love to sing with my father; that is definitely something I will be working towards very soon.”
Reverend Al Green is now 73 and pastors the Full Gospel Tabernacle in Memphis, but he was first famous as a secular soul musician.
During the height of his career, in 1974, Al’s then-girlfriend attacked him with a pot of boiling grits before pulling a gun on herself. The tragedy caused Al to return to his roots; he and his brothers had performed as a gospel singing group during his childhood.
At first, Al began to release only gospel music after the ugly incident, but by the late 1980s, he was comfortably performing his secular tracks as well.
The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee has not made new music since 2008, but it sure would be nice to hear him collaborate with Rubi on a song.