“Close to You” – BeBe and CeCe Winans

“Close to You”
BeBe & Cece Winans
Malaco/B & C Records 2009

Not to be confused with the Carpenters’ 1970s hit of the same name, this “Close to You” is a sweet, melodic gospel-pop ballad from the pen of BeBe Winans.

BeBe and CeCe trade leads with ease, and harmonize as only longtime singing siblings can. Their individual popularity, and the fact that they haven’t sung together on record for fifteen years, will propel this single up the charts.

“Close to You,” the first single from the brother and sister’s forthcoming project, is as much a love song to Jesus as it is a love song between two people. Engaged couples seeking a gospel song for the wedding will want to invite this single to their service.

About Bob Marovich

Bob Marovich is a gospel music historian, author, and radio host. Founder of Journal of Gospel Music blog (formally The Black Gospel Blog) and producer of the Gospel Memories Radio Show.


  1. OMG!!! I heard BeBe and CeCe singing “Close to You” on BET’s Sunday Best and I fell in love with this song. I instantly thought about my love for Jesus and also my love for my companion of 1 year and 6 months. I’m definitley going make this our “first dance” song.

  2. This song is amazing!!! I’m so glad that BeBe and CeCe are back. I can’t wait for the new album!!

  3. I agree, this song is amazing. I also heard it on Sunday’s Best and I listen to it daily. I am definitely buying this one.

  4. i agree this sond is awesome, i also heard it on sundays best, and i just knew this is the song to be sung on my wedding day. i am definitely going to buy that cd. you go guys you are just marveleous.

  5. This song is absolutely beautiful. Bebe & Cece never disappoint when they collaborate. She has such an angelic and anointed voice and he is so passionate when he sings. I absolutely LOVE this song.

  6. Blessed and annointed! What’s so wonderful is this song is so versatile for Christian dating/weddings, etc. What can you say? It’s BeBe and CeCe!!!

  7. This is a beautiful, uplifting, and an inspirational song. When I first heard BeBe and CeCe sing it on Sunday’s Best, it bought tears to my eyes. Keep singing for Jesus, Sister and Brother. Thanks for that song for it was right on time.

  8. What a song!! I was driving to work this morning and heard the lyrics. OMG, it was off the chain. Have to go out and get it. BeBe and CeCe really know how to make you feel about God’s love as well as your companion. Keep doing what you do best. MsGee172.

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