Gospel

Gospel is a genre of music that is negro spirituals transformed into modern music. It tells uplifting stories about life struggles and overcoming adversities. Gospel music has emerged each decade and continues to change based on the struggles going on at the time. A style of music that uplifts you when all you have to depend on is God. 

Emergence of Gospel

50s

60s

70s

80s

90s

Artists

  • Kirk Franklin
  • Yolanda Adams
  • Tamala Mann
  • Thomas A. Dorsey
  • Mahalia Jackson
  • Five Blind Boys of Alabama
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