The group: Isaac Cates and the Ordained
The song: "Hold On"
The story: Kansas City gospel singer Isaac Cates grew up hearing his grandparents hum to the traditional gospel song, "Hold On."
"It's birthed out of the African experience of singing a story of encouragement," Cates says.
In the midst of tragedies, injustices and natural disasters filling the daily news cycle, Cates felt the song's message of hope was particularly poignant right now.