A little tidbit about Gospel Music...
Seeking Gospel music? Gospel music is a unique genre distinguished by its informal and spontaneous sounds. Originating in the US during the latter part of the 19th century, Gospel music was and still remains a major part of Christian worship services, especially in the African-American communities. Drawn from the Methodist religious hymnal, Gospel music is geared primarily toward religious context and is often performed both in secular and religious settings. A spin-off from Gospel music, Christian music is also dedicated to religious worship.
Roots derived from blues, hymns, sacred harp, shape note singing and spirituals; Gospel music had its hay-day during the Golden age and turned out popular Gospel music recording artists Mahalia Jackson, Ray Charles and Sam Cooke. Additionally, Elvis Presley, (though often considered rock'n roll and country music artist) is renowned for his legendary Gospel music singing; and is still thought of as one of the biggest Gospel music artists today.
In recent news, Gospel music recording artist, Amy Grant received her sixth career Grammy Award for her album titled, "Rock of Ages...Hymns & Faith." According to the Gospel Music Association's latest press release,"...Gospel music maintains market share in overall music market..." Therefore, Gospel music is still considered popular in mainstream music.
To learn more about Gospel music, or if you are seeking specific Gospel music, feel free to listen to Media Positive Radio or visit our recording artist personal pages.
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