The Fisk Jubilee Singers are credited with the early popularization of Negro Spiritual music along with traditions. Negro Spiritual songs were not very known in the north or with white people so many of their audience was unaware of such music. This is due to the way slave songs were not sung in public so the music did not spread until the Fisk Singers started their tour across the country.
1996, the National Arts Club honored the Singers with a Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award.
2000, the singers were inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame.
2006, the group was honored on the Music City Walk of Fame.
2004, the song “Poor Man Lazarus” on the Singers’ 2003 recording In Bright Mansions was honored with a Dove Award.
2008, the group was awarded the National Medal of Arts.
2009, Fisk Jubilee Singers, with Jonny Lang, released the song “I Believe” on the compilation album Oh Happy Day: An All-Star Music Celebration.