The 10 best Gospel artist ever

29 Oct

When most people hear the term “Gospel music” they think of the standing up in church to sing songs like “Amazing Grace”, “Jesus loves me”, and “Make a joy noise”. They don’t think abut Grammy award winners, multi-plantinum artist, or best selling author. Truth is the is so much to Gospel than just the church congregation singing hymns.

The following are just some of the biggest names in Gospel. Even if you are not a listener of this genre you have probably heard of some of these artist. A few of them you might even be surprised to hear they sing Gospel.

  • Sandi Patty: When you talk about Gospel singers Sandi Patty is going to be at or close to the top. She started singing in the church when she was 2 years old in the late 1950’s. It wasn’t until 1978 that she hit the national scene and has become one of the biggest Gospel singers in the world and dubbed simply “The Voice”.
  • Aretha Franklin: You probably think of Aretha Franklin as the “Queen of Soul” but she was also one of the great Gospel singers. In 2012 she was inducted into the Gospel music hall of fame.
  • Clark Sisters: Jacky, Elbernita, Karen, and Dorinda have been one of the biggest Gospel acts for almost five decades. They have sold 10’s of millions of copies of their albums.
  • Mahalia Jackson: Known as the “Queen of Gospel”, Mahalia Jackson was the voice of Gospel for over 4 decades from the late 1920’s to the early 1970’s. In the 1960’s she also meet and marched with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Kim Burrell: For the last two and a half decades Ms. Burrell has been a multi-award winning singer of both Gospel and Jazz.
  • David Phelps: For just over a decade Mr. Phelps rich tenor voice has made him one of the biggest names in Gospel/Christian music.
  • Yolanda Adams: For slightly over four decades Ms. Adams has used her rich vocals to top the Gospel, R&B, and Soul charts. Along with her singing she has a morning radio show that can be heard on 39 stations.
  • Cathedral Quartet: For three and a half decades from the mid 1960’s through the 1990’s the Cathedral Quartet has been a multi-award winning gospel group. They have seen members come and go over the years but they remained at the top of their game until the group parted ways in 1999.
  • Gaither Vocal Band: Since 1981, and still going, the Gaither Vocal Band has been a multi-award winning Southern Gospel group. For awhile the group featured David Phelps before he went solo.
  • Jeff & Sheri Easter: For the last two and a half decades Jeff & Sheri Easter have been a multi-award winning duo in the Gospel genre.
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