The 1990’s was a period of Contemporary Gospel. Soothing melodies helped to give peace of mind to listeners, opposed to the shouting stomp-like Gospels before it. Contemporary Gospel is a development of our faculties and powers through a relationship with God.  It reinforced the belief that God is the Master of our Faith and the Captain of our soul. This new music had it’s crossover into the world of entertainment through such stars as Ray Charles, Al Green, Aretha Franklin, The Edwin Hawkins Singers (O Happy Day), and Andrea Crouch (The Blood Will Never Lose its Power). 

Prominent Artist: 

Prominent Compositions: 

Kirk Franklin – Something about the name of Jesus

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7zwlHZ4fxU

Donnie McClurkin- “Stand”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RuMLBhrKHsA

Yolanda Adams-  Open my Heart

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2aYzc0Z0Z8Q