*Gospel artist extraordinaire Kirk Franklin has signed his first music group, The Walls Group, to his label Fo Yo Soul Entertainment.

Hailing from Houston, Texas, The Walls is made up of four siblings, 20-year-old Darrell, 16-year-old Rhea, 15-year-old Paco, and 14-year-old Ahjah.

Raised by musicians, The Walls have been working diligently to perfect their sound and recently collaborated with producer Levi “Too” King and released their self-titled album.

Later this month, The Walls Group will embark on a national tour, stopping in major cities including Lexington, Ky., Indianapolis, Ind., and Austin, Texas.

“When I first saw a video of The Walls Group, I knew they were something special,” Franklin said. “I was truly blown away by their vocal abilities at such young ages.  And when I flew down to Houston to meet them, I couldn’t believe how down to earth and humble they were.  I truly saw something unique in this group and I’m excited to start this new journey with The Walls.”

Franklin has begun working with The Walls Group on their sophomore album scheduled for release in 2013.