Realizing that he had chosen a bad road, Franklin returned to the fold and began composing songs, recording, and conducting. Since 1991, he has been backed up by his 17-member choir, the Family , a group comprised of friends and associates from his younger days (interestingly, one member of the Family , Jon Drummond , made it to the semi-finals of the 100-meter sprint at the 1996 Olympics). Support from his pastor, his wife Tammy , whom he married in early 1996, and the four children they brought to the marriage help keep Franklin close to his religious core, and he returned in 1998 with Nu Nation Project . The album topped the Billboard Top 200 charts (peaking at number seven) and remained on the Billboard Gospel Albums chart for 49 weeks, paving the way for Franklin 's third Grammy (Best Contemporary Soul Gospel Album).
Interpretations: Celebrating the Music of Earth, Wind & Fire (Various Artists album; Drums, Keyboards, Programming, Producer, Executive Producer  )