American Gospel Singers

American gospel singers

  • A. C. and Mamie Forehand
    A. C. Forehand and Mamie Forehand were husband and wife American gospel musicians. They recorded four songs for Victor Records in 1927.
  • Adelaide Hall Adelaide Hall
    Adelaide Louise Hall was an American-born UK-based jazz singer and entertainer. Her long career spanned more than 70 years from 1921 until her death and she was a major figure in the Harlem Renaissance.
  • Albert E. Brumley
    Albert Edward Brumley was an American shape note music composer and publisher, prolific in the genre of southern gospel Brumley was born near Spiro, Oklahoma on October 29, 1905. Pre-Dustbowl Oklahoma was primarily made up of sparse agricultural communities; Brumley's family was no different.
  • Albertina Walker Albertina Walker
    Albertina Walker was an American gospel singer, songwriter, actress, and humanitarian. She was popularly referred to as the "Queen of Gospel Music".
  • Alex Bradford
    Alex Bradford was a multi-talented gospel composer, singer, arranger and choir director, who was an influence on artists such as Little Richard, Bob Marley and Ray Charles, and who helped bring about the modern mass choir movement in gospel.
  • Alfreda Gerald Alfreda Gerald
    Alfreda Gerald is an American vocalist born in Morganton, North Carolina. Upon graduating from college, Gerald sang professional opera with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, and the North Carolina Symphony Orchestra.
  • Al Green Al Green
    Albert Leornes Greene, often known as The Reverend Al Green, is an American singer, songwriter and record producer, best known for recording a series of soul hit singles in the early 1970s, including "Take Me to the River", "Tired of Being Alone", "I'm Still in Love with You", "Love and...
  • Alice Tan Ridley Alice Tan Ridley
    Alice Tan Ridley is an American gospel and R&B singer and the mother of actress Gabourey Sidibe. Ridley advanced to the semi-finals of the NBC television series America's Got Talent, after previously winning $25,000 in the pilot episode of 30 Seconds to Fame.
  • Alvin Slaughter Alvin Slaughter
    Alvin Martin Slaughter is an American gospel musician, worship leader, singer-songwriter.
  • Amber Bullock
    Amber Brianna Lawrence-Bullock is an American urban contemporary gospel artist and musician. Bullock won the gospel singing competition, Sunday Best, that airs on BET, during season four.
  • Andraé Crouch Andraé Crouch
    Andraé Edward Crouch was an American gospel singer, songwriter, arranger, record producer and pastor.
  • Angelia Robinson Angelia Robinson
    Angelia Robinson is an American Inspirational music and Gospel singer.
  • Angie Fisher
    Angie Fisher is an American rhythm and blues singer from California. She began her career with a touring children's choir, then spent several years as a background singer for numerous headline acts.
  • Anna King (singer)
    Anna King was an American soul and gospel singer who performed with both James Brown and Duke Ellington.
  • Ann Cole
    Ann Cole, born Cynthia Coleman, was an American R&B and gospel singer who has been described as "a genuinely great soul singer who had the misfortune to be too far ahead of her time".
  • Ann Nesby Ann Nesby
    Ann Nesby is an American R&B, gospel, and dance music singer and actress.
  • Anthony Burger Anthony Burger
    Anthony John Burger was an American pianist and singer, most closely associated with Southern gospel music.
  • Anthony Clark (actor)
    Anthony Higgins Clark is an American actor and comedian who starred in the television series Yes, Dear, in which he played the character Greg Warner.
  • Antoinette Montague
    Antoinette Mongague is an American jazz and blues singer.
  • Antwaun Stanley
    Antwaun Stanley is an American R&B singer and songwriter based in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
  • Aretha Franklin Aretha Franklin
    Aretha Louise Franklin is an American singer, songwriter and musician. Franklin began her career as a child singing gospel at the church of her father, minister C. L. Franklin's church.
  • Arizona Dranes
    "Arizona" Juanita Dranes was one of the first gospel artists to bring the musical styles of Holiness churches' religious music to the public in her records for Okeh and performances in the 1920s. She was also one of the first professional woman gospel singers.
  • Arlene Gottfried
    Arlene Harriet Gottfried was a New York City street photographer who recorded scenes of ordinary daily life in some of the city's less well-to-do neighborhoods. Her work was not widely known until she was in her 50s.
  • Arlie Neaville
    Arlie Neaville is an American gospel singer and songwriter who has been active in music since the early 1960s.
  • Avery Stafford Avery Stafford
    Avery Stafford is a gospel and R&B vocalist from the United States.
  • Babbie Mason
    Babbie Yvett Robie Wade Mason is an American gospel singer, songwriter, writer, and adjunct professor of songwriting at Point University and Lee University, and also a television talk-show host. Born to Georgie and George W. Wade.
  • Barbara Fairchild Barbara Fairchild
    Barbara Fairchild is an American country and gospel singer, who is best known for her hit 1973 country song "The Teddy Bear Song." After the success of the song, she continued to have success on the country charts.
  • Barbara Mandrell Barbara Mandrell
    Barbara Ann Mandrell is an American country music singer, musician, and actress. She is known for a series of top-10 hits and TV shows in the 1970s and 1980s that helped her become one of country's most successful female vocalists of that period.
  • Baylus Benjamin McKinney
    Baylus Benjamin McKinney or B. B. McKinney, was an American singer, song writer, teacher, and music editor.
  • Beau Williams
    Beau Williams is an American gospel singer from Texas. Through Light Records he released an album Wonderful, whose title track became a number one gospel hit.
  • BeBe & CeCe Winans BeBe & CeCe Winans
    BeBe & CeCe Winans are an American gospel music brother and sister duo. BeBe and CeCe Winans are the seventh and eighth of "Mom" and "Pop" Winans' ten children, most of whom have had gospel music careers. Together, they have received several awards, including three Grammys.
  • BeBe Winans BeBe Winans
    Benjamin Winans, best known by his professional name BeBe Winans is an American gospel and R&B singer. He is a member of the noted Winans family, most members of which are also gospel artists.
  • Benita Farmer Benita Farmer
    Benita Farmer is an American gospel singer, songwriter, musician and instructor. She is the founder of the group Benita Farmer & New Journey.
  • Benjamin Carl Unseld
    Benjamin Carl Unseld, better known as B. C. Unseld, was a U.S. gospel music teacher, composer, and publisher.
  • Ben Speer
    Ben Lacy Speer was a singer, musician, music publisher, and record company executive. He sang for The Speer Family for most of his career. Speer later became the music director of the Gaither Homecoming programs.
  • Ben Vereen Ben Vereen
    Ben Vereen is an American actor, dancer, and singer who has appeared in numerous Broadway theatre shows. Vereen graduated from Manhattan's High School of Performing Arts.
  • Bernice Johnson Reagon Bernice Johnson Reagon
    Bernice Johnson Reagon is a song leader, composer, scholar, and social activist, who was a founding member of the SNCC Freedom Singers in the Albany Movement.
  • Bessie Griffin
    Bessie Griffin was an African-American gospel singer.
  • Bessie Jones
    Mary Elizabeth "Bessie" Jones was an American gospel and folk singer credited with helping to bring folk songs, games and stories to wider audiences in the 20th Century. Alan Lomax, who first encountered Jones on a field recording trip in 1959, said, "She was on fire to teach America.
  • Betty Everett Betty Everett
    Betty Everett was an American soul singer and pianist, best known for her biggest hit single, the million-selling "The Shoop Shoop Song".
  • Betty Wright
    Bessie Regina Norris, better known by her stage name, Betty Wright, is an American soul and R&B singer and songwriter, who rose to fame in the 1970s with hits such as "Clean Up Woman" and "Tonight is the Night".
  • Beverly Crawford
    Beverly Crawford is an African American gospel vocalist who is best known for singing with the New Life Singers on Bobby Jones Gospel on the Black Entertainment Television and for having well-known songs such as "Praise Jehovah", "Run to the Water", "He's Done Enough", and most recently "It's...
  • Bill Gaither (gospel singer) Bill Gaither (gospel singer)
    William J. Gaither is an American singer and songwriter of Southern gospel and Contemporary Christian music. He has written numerous popular Christian songs with his wife Gloria; he is also known for performing as part of the Bill Gaither Trio and the Gaither Vocal Band.
  • Bill Hefner Bill Hefner
    Willie Gathrel "Bill" Hefner, was a Democratic U.S. Congressman from North Carolina, serving between 1975 and 1999.
  • Bill Moss Jr.
    Bill Moss Jr. born in Detroit, Michigan is an American gospel singer-songwriter, composer, arranger, and producer.
  • Bill Moss, Jr.
    Bill Moss,Jr. born in Detroit, Michigan is an American gospel singer-songwriter, composer, arranger, and producer.
  • Bill Moss (musician)
    Bill Moss was an American Gospel music singer.
  • Bill Pearce Bill Pearce
    Bill Pearce was an American singer, solo trombonist, nationally syndicated broadcaster and inductee into the National Religious Broadcasters Hall of Fame.
  • B. J. Thomas B. J. Thomas
    Billy Joe "B.J." Thomas is an American popular singer. He is particularly known for his hit songs of the 1960s and 1970s, which appeared on the pop, country, and Christian music charts.
  • Blake McIver Ewing
    Blake McIver Ewing, also known as Blake McIver and Blake Ewing, is an American singer-songwriter, actor, and pianist. He was known for playing Michelle's friend Derek on the sitcom Full House.
  • Blind Roosevelt Graves
    Le Moise Roosevelt Graves, credited as Blind Roosevelt Graves, was an American blues guitarist and singer, who recorded both sacred and secular music in the 1920s and 1930s.
  • Bobby Jones (singer) Bobby Jones (singer)
    Bobby Jones is a Grammy Award–winning Gospel music singer and television host from Nashville, Tennessee and the host and executive producer of several cable television's gospel music program including Bobby Jones Gospel.
  • Bobby King
    Bobby King is an American gospel-style, R&B and soul singer. He formed a singing duo with Terry Evans in the early 1970s. Since 1973, King has sung on most Ry Cooder albums. He was also the lead backing vocalist in Bruce Springsteen's Human Touch tour band of 1992-93.
  • Bob Carlisle
    Robert Mason "Bob" Carlisle is an American Contemporary Christian singer and songwriter. He performed with several bands, most notably Allies and Billy Thermal, before launching a solo career where he received a Grammy Award and four Dove Awards.
  • Bob Dylan Bob Dylan
    Bob Dylan is an American singer, songwriter, musician, painter, and writer. He has been influential in popular music and culture for more than five decades.
  • Briana Scott Briana Scott
    Briana Scott is an American contemporary Christian music solo singer-songwriter.
  • Bri (Briana Babineaux)
    Briana Babineaux, who goes by the stage name Bri, is an American urban contemporary gospel artist and musician. She started her music career, in 2015, with releasing a live album, Keys to My Heart, by Tyscot Records.
  • Brock Speer
    Brock Speer sang bass for the Speer Family Southern Gospel musical group and was a leader in Southern Gospel music.
  • Brother Joe May
    Brother Joe May was an American gospel singer. He was sometimes billed as "The Thunderbolt of the Middle West", and has been described as "arguably the greatest male soloist in the history of gospel music....
  • Brother John Sellers
    Brother John Sellers was an American gospel and folk singer.
  • Brother Will Hairston
    Brother Will Hairston was an American gospel singer and preacher in Detroit, Michigan, called "The Hurricane of the Motor City" and known for his "startlingly socially conscious" songs of protest in the 1950s and 1960s during the Civil Rights Movement.
  • Bruce Williamson (singer) Bruce Williamson (singer)
    Bruce Williamson Jr. is an American R&B and soul singer; formerly a lead singer for The Temptations.
  • B.Slade B.Slade
    Anthony Charles Williams II, better known by his stage name B.Slade, formerly known under the gospel moniker Tonéx, is an American singer, songwriter, actor, multi-instrumentalist, rapper, dancer, producer, and activist from San Diego, CA. He has gone by various names and aliases, but his primary...
  • Byron Cage Byron Cage
    Byron Louis Cage is an American gospel recording artist.
  • Calvin Hunt (singer) Calvin Hunt (singer)
    Calvin Hunt was an American Christian singer.
  • Calvin Newton
    Calvin Newton is a Gospel music singer and pioneering Contemporary Christian music personality from West Frankfort, Illinois.
  • Calvin Simon
    Calvin Eugene Simon is a former member of the bands Parliament and Funkadelic. He is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, inducted in 1997 with fifteen other members of Parliament-Funkadelic.
  • Candice Glover Candice Glover
    Candice Rickelle Glover is an American R&B singer and actress who won the twelfth season of American Idol. Glover is the first winner to have auditioned three times before being cast for the live shows. Her debut album Music Speaks was released on February 18, 2014.
  • Candi Staton Candi Staton
    Canzetta Maria "Candi" Staton is an American soul and gospel singer, best known in the United States for her 1970 remake of Tammy Wynette's "Stand By Your Man" and her 1976 disco chart-topper "Young Hearts Run Free".
  • Canton Jones Canton Jones
    Canton Dorrelle Jones is an American Christian musician and Christian hip-hop artist.
  • Carlton Pearson Carlton Pearson
    Carlton D'metrius Pearson, DD is an American minister. At one time, he was the pastor of the Higher Dimensions Evangelistic Center, later named it Higher Dimensions Family Church which was one of the largest churches in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
  • Casey J
    Casey Janice Hobbs, known professionally as Casey J, is an American gospel singer best known for her song "Fill Me Up", which reached number 1 on the Billboard Gospel chart.
  • Cassietta George Cassietta George
    Cassietta George was an American gospel vocalist, and composer. George was a member of Queen of Gospel Albertina Walker's The Caravans, the most popular touring gospel group from the late 1950s to the mid-1960s.
  • CeCe Peniston CeCe Peniston
    CeCe Peniston is an American recording artist and former beauty queen. In the early 1990s, she was one of the most successful dance club artists in the history of the U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play, scoring five number one hits in the chart within three years.
  • CeCe Winans CeCe Winans
    Priscilla Marie Winans Love known professionally as CeCe Winans is an American gospel singer, who has sold over 12 million records worldwide and won ten Grammy Awards. She is the best-selling female gospel artist of all time, as of 2015.
  • Chanté Moore
    Chanté Torrance Moore is an Grammy-nominated American singer, songwriter, actress, television personality, and author. Rising to fame in the late 1990s, Moore established herself as an R&B artist.
  • Charles Allen Waller
    Charles Allen "Charlie" Waller is a Southern Gospel singer, promoter and producer. Waller is also the former director of the SGMA Hall of Fame. Waller currently manages and sings lead for the Florida Boys quartet.
  • Charles Davis Tillman Charles Davis Tillman
    Charles Davis Tillman—also known as Charlie D. Tillman, Charles Tillman, Charlie Tillman, and C. D. Tillman—was a popularizer of the gospel song.
  • Charles McCallon Alexander
    Charles McCallon Alexander a native of East Tennessee, was a popular nineteenth-century gospel singer who worked the evangelistic circuit for many years. Over the course of his ministry, he toured with R. A. Torrey and John Wilbur Chapman, most notably.
  • Cheryl Pepsii Riley
    Cheryl "Pepsii" Riley is an American R&B/Soul and Gospel singer and actress. She is best known for her 1988 ballad "Thanks for My Child." She also starred in Tyler Perry's stageplays including; Madea's Class Reunion and Why Did I Get Married?.
  • Chris Allman
    Chris Allman was born in Burlington, North Carolina. He was the original tenor for Greater Vision, joining in 1990 with fellow Cathedral Quartet members Gerald Wolfe and Mark Trammell. He departed in 1995 to focus on other areas of ministry, also serving as a pastor.
  • Chris Murrell
    Chris Murrell is an American jazz and gospel singer who has toured as the featured vocalist for the Count Basie Orchestra and has made appearances with the Roger Humphries Big Band.
  • Chris Sligh Chris Sligh
    Charles Christopher Sligh is an American singer; songwriter and producer who was a finalist on the sixth season of American Idol, finishing in tenth place. He also starred in October Baby.
  • Cissy Houston Cissy Houston
    Emily "Cissy" Houston is an American soul and gospel singer. After a successful career singing backup for such artists as Elvis Presley and Aretha Franklin she embarked on a solo career, winning two Grammy Awards for her work.
  • Clara Ward
    Clara Ward was an American gospel artist who achieved great artistic and commercial success in the 1940s and 1950s, as leader of The Famous Ward Singers.
  • Claude Jeter
    Claude A. Jeter was an African American gospel music singer. Originally a coal miner from Kentucky, Jeter formed the group that would eventually become one of the most popular gospel quartets of the post-war era – the Swan Silvertones. He was also, at one time, a member of the Dixie Hummingbirds.
  • Claude Joseph Johnson
    Claude Joseph Johnson was an American gospel music singing preacher and pastor.
  • Clay Evans (pastor)
    Clay Evans is an African American Baptist pastor and founder of the influential Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church in Chicago, Illinois famous for its gospel music infused Sunday service and choir.
  • Cleophus Robinson
    The Reverend Cleophus Robinson was an American gospel singer and preacher. He hosted a gospel television series which ran for over 20 years. He was often referred to as "The World's Greatest Gospel Singer".
  • Cliff Barrows
    Clifford Burton Barrows was a longtime music and program director for the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. He had been a part of the Graham organization since 1949.
  • Cliff Butler Cliff Butler
    Cliff "Bishop" Butler was a DJ and a gospel, blues and R&B singer from Louisville, Kentucky.
  • Clifton Davis Clifton Davis
    Clifton Duncan Davis is an American actor, songwriter, singer, and pastor. Davis starred on the television shows That's My Mama and Amen. Davis also wrote several hits for The Jackson 5, including "Never Can Say Goodbye" and "Lookin' Through the Windows."
  • Coffey Anderson Coffey Anderson
    Coffey Anderson is an American country singer-songwriter and internet personality, originally from Bangs, Texas. He came to fame through his YouTube videos and in 2008 took part in Nashville Star.
  • Coko
    Cheryl Elizabeth Gamble, better known by her stage name Coko, also known as Cheryl Clemons, is an American R&B recording artist and television personality. Gamble is best known as the lead singer of the American R&B vocal trio Sisters With Voices.
  • Connie Smith Connie Smith
    Connie Smith is an American country music artist. Active since 1964, Smith is widely considered to be one of the genre's best female vocalists. She has earned 11 Grammy award nominations, 20 top ten Billboard country singles, and 31 charting albums, three of which have hit number one.
  • Cordell Reagon
    Cordell Hull Reagon was an American singer and activist. He was the founding member of The Freedom Singers of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and a leader of the Albany Movement during the Civil Rights Movement.
  • Corvina Nielsen Corvina Nielsen
    Corvina Nielsen is an American gospel recording artist. Nielsen began her music career in 2002 after she released her first album Your Wonderful Love. She released her second album Testimony to Worship in 2009 after 6 years.
  • Cristy Lane Cristy Lane
    Eleanor Johnston, known by her professional name as Cristy Lane is an American country music and gospel music singer, best known for a number of major country hits in the late 1970s and the early 1980s, including her cover version of the song "One Day at a Time".
  • Crystal Lewis Crystal Lewis
    Crystal Lynn Lewis is an American contemporary Christian/gospel vocalist, songwriter and author.
  • Damita
    Damita Chandler is an American gospel singer.
  • Daniel E. Walker
    Daniel E. Walker, known as Dan Walker, was a United States Army veteran from Fort Worth, Texas, who received international attention for properly disposing of a burned American flag.
  • Danniebelle Hall
    Danniebelle Hall, was a gospel musician, recording artist, songwriter.
  • Darwin Hobbs Darwin Hobbs
    Darwin Todd Hobbs is an American gospel music singer noted for his vocal similarity to classic soul singers Luther Vandross, Freddie Jackson and Lou Rawls.
  • Daryl Coley Daryl Coley
    Daryl Lynn Coley was an American Christian singer. At 14, Coley was a member of the ensemble "Helen Stephens and the Voices of Christ". He began performing with Edwin Hawkins in the Edwin Hawkins Singers and then worked with James Cleveland, Tramaine Hawkins, Sylvester, Pete Escovedo and others.
  • Da' T.R.U.T.H. Da' T.R.U.T.H.
    Emanuel Lee Lambert, Jr. is a Christian rapper who goes by the stage name Da' T.R.U.T.H. Not to be confused with Muslim artist Imran "Da Truth" Khan.
  • David D. Phelps David D. Phelps
    David Dwain Phelps is a former a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Illinois.
  • David Lewis (singer)
    David Lewis was the lead singer/guitarist for the 1980s, and 1990s R&B, POP supergroup Atlantic Starr. He left the band in 1994 to return to his Christian roots. He and his wife Marian, a, are the co-founders of Into the Light Ministries, a Christ-centered, non-denominational ministry.
  • David Mann (actor) David Mann (actor)
    David Anthony Mann is an American stage actor, gospel singer, and stand up-comedian who has starred in many Tyler Perry plays, including I Can Do Bad All By Myself, Madea's Family Reunion, Madea's Class Reunion, Meet the Browns, and What's Done in the Dark.
  • David Phelps (musician)
    David Norris Phelps is an American Christian music vocalist, songwriter and vocal arranger, who is best known for singing tenor in the Gaither Vocal Band. He has also released several solo albums, including four Christmas collections.
  • Debra Killings Debra Killings
    Debra Killings is an American singer and bass guitarist, notable for extensive session and background vocal work for LaFace Records and Rowdy Records-based artists such as TLC, Monica and OutKast.
  • Deitrick Haddon Deitrick Haddon
    Deitrick Vaughn Haddon is an American gospel singer, songwriter, music producer, pastor, and actor. He is best known for progressive gospel, and contemporary styles of music. He is also one of the cast members in Oxygen's reality television show Preachers of L.A.
  • Del Delker
    Del Delker is an American contralto sacred music female vocalist who has sung on the Voice of Prophecy radio ministry since 1947.
  • Deleon Richards
    Deleon Richards is an American gospel singer. She is the wife of former baseball player Gary Sheffield. DeLeon Richards was a child star in the gospel music industry. Her most recent gospel outing is the album Here in Me released in 2007 on Arrow Records.
  • Della Reese Della Reese
    Della Reese is an American nightclub, jazz, gospel and pop singer, film and television actress, one-time talk-show hostess and ordained minister, whose career has spanned six decades. She has also appeared as a guest on several talk shows and as a panelist on numerous game shows.
  • Deniece Williams Deniece Williams
    Deniece Williams is an American singer–songwriter and record producer. Williams is known for hits such as "Free", "Too Much, Too Little, Too Late", "Silly", "It's Gonna Take a Miracle", "Let's Hear It for the Boy", and for her duets with Johnny Mathis.
  • Derek DeGrate
    Derek DeGrate is a and gospel recording artist and songwriter. He has been involved in the music industry since age 13. DeGrate began writing songs, performing at age 7. He has one son. DeGrate was born into a musical family.
  • Desiree Coleman Desiree Coleman
    Desiree Coleman Jackson aka Dez, Jamaica, Queens, New York, is an American vocalist and actress. She is married to former professional basketball player and former head coach of the NBA's Golden State Warriors Mark Jackson.
  • Dinah Washington Dinah Washington
    Dinah Washington was an American singer and pianist, who has been cited as "the most popular black female recording artist of the '50s".
  • Dionne Warwick Dionne Warwick
    Dionne Warwick is an American singer, actress and television show host, who became a United Nations Global Ambassador for the Food and Agriculture Organization, and a United States Ambassador of Health.
  • Donald Lawrence Donald Lawrence
    Donald Lawrence is an American gospel music songwriter, record producer and artist. He studied at Cincinnati Conservatory, where he earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in music. While in Cincinnati, he was also the Minister of Music at the Southern Baptist Church on Reading Road.
  • Donnie McClurkin Donnie McClurkin
    Donald Andrew "Donnie" McClurkin, Jr. is an American gospel singer and minister. He has won three Grammy Awards, ten Stellar Awards, two BET Awards, two Soul Train Awards, one Dove Award and one NAACP Image Awards.
  • Donnie Williams Donnie Williams
    Donnie Williams is an American soul, gospel and jazz singer-songwriter who in 2004 became a Top 32 Finalist in Season 3 of American Idol. He currently resides in the Bay Area, California.
  • Don Seabolt
    Don Seabolt is an American singer and songwriter best known for singing tenor with the famed Blue Ridge Quartet from Spartanburg, South Carolina from 1971-1978. Prior to his tenure with the Blue Ridge Quartet he served as the lead singer for the Prophets Quartet from Nashville, Tennessee.
  • Dorinda Clark-Cole Dorinda Clark-Cole
    Dorinda Clark-Cole is a three-time Grammy Award-winning American evangelist and gospel singer. She is best known as a member of The Clark Sisters and as a daughter of pioneering choral director Mattie Moss Clark.
  • Doris Akers Doris Akers
    Doris Mae Akers was an American Gospel music composer, arranger and singer. Known for her work with the Sky Pilot Choir, she was inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame in 2001.
  • Dorothy Combs Morrison
    Dorothy Combs Morrison is an American gospel music singer. She was born in Longview, Texas, on May 8, 1944. The seventh child of ten, Dorothy showed early signs of her talents.
  • Dorothy Love Coates
    Dorothy Love Coates was an American gospel singer.
  • Dorothy Moore
    Dorothy Moore is an American soul, gospel, and R&B singer best known for her 1976 hit song, "Misty Blue".
  • Dorothy Norwood Dorothy Norwood
    Dorothy Norwood is an American gospel singer and songwriter. She began touring with her family at the age of eight, and in 1956, began singing with Mahalia Jackson.
  • Dottie Peoples Dottie Peoples
    Dottie Peoples is an American gospel singer.
  • Dottie Rambo Dottie Rambo
    Dottie Rambo was an American gospel singer and songwriter. She was a Grammy and multiple Dove Award-winning artist. Rambo, along with husband Buck and daughter Reba, formed the award-winning southern Gospel group, The Rambos.
  • Doug Oldham Doug Oldham
    Doug Oldham was an American Southern Gospel singer and a member of the Gospel Music Hall of Fame.
  • Earnest Pugh Earnest Pugh
    Earnest Pugh is an American singer-songwriter of gospel music with a five-octave vocal range. Public recognition for the artist commenced with the success of Rain on Us and I Need Your Glory, and he subsequently attained the title of "Gospel Music's Leading Man".
  • Eartha (musician) Eartha (musician)
    Eartha, born Eartha Moore in Los Angeles, California, is an American female eclectic, alternative soul singer, songwriter, and musician. The 5'11" sultry raspy-voice contralto who sports a honey-blonde buzz cut has garnered much attention in the underground club, urban, and indie circles.
  • E.C. Scott
    E.C. Scott is an American electric blues, soul blues, gospel and soul singer, songwriter, record producer and television host. Jerry Wexler, called Scott "one honest-to-God soul singer."
  • Edward W. Clayborn
    Reverend Edward W. Clayborn was an American musician, known as the "Guitar Evangelist". He sang a form of blues gospel similar to Blind Willie Johnson. Clayborn recorded forty songs, for Vocalion Records between 1926 and 1930.
  • Edwin Hawkins Edwin Hawkins
    Edwin Reuben Hawkins is an American gospel musician, pianist, choir master, composer, and arranger. He is one of the originators of the urban contemporary gospel sound. He is probably best known for his arrangement of "Oh Happy Day", which was included on the Songs of the Century list.
  • Elder Roma Wilson
    Elder Roma Wilson is an American gospel harmonica player and singer. A clergyman, Wilson discovered he had a degree of notability later in his life, having previously been unaware of interest in his work.
  • Ella Fitzgerald Ella Fitzgerald
    Ella Jane Fitzgerald was an American jazz singer often referred to as the First Lady of Song, Queen of Jazz and Lady Ella. She was noted for her purity of tone, impeccable diction, phrasing and intonation, and a "horn-like" improvisational ability, particularly in her scat singing.
  • Elvis Presley Elvis Presley
    Elvis Aaron Presley was an American singer and actor. Regarded as one of the most significant cultural icons of the 20th century, he is often referred to as the "King of Rock and Roll" or simply "the King".
  • E. O. Excell E. O. Excell
    Edwin Othello Excell, commonly known as E. O. Excell, was a prominent American publisher, composer, song leader, and singer of music for church, Sunday school, and evangelistic meetings during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
  • Erica Campbell (musician)
    Erica Monique Campbell is an American urban contemporary gospel, Christian R&B and contemporary R&B recording artist, musician and radio host. She started her music career in 1998 with her younger sister, Tina Campbell, as part of the gospel music group, Mary Mary.
  • Eric "Ricky" McKinnie
    Eric "Ricky" McKinnie is a blind American gospel singer, drummer, radio show host, recording studio owner and songwriter, best known for performing with the multiple Grammy Award-winning Blind Boys of Alabama, for which he also serves as road business manager.
  • Erma Franklin Erma Franklin
    Erma Vernice Franklin was an American gospel and R&B singer. Franklin was the elder sister of American singer/musician Aretha Franklin.
  • Ernest Phipps
    Ernest Phipps was an Old Time Country musician and Southern Gospel singer best known for his recordings at the Bristol Sessions in 1928.
  • Esther Sutherland
    Esther Sutherland was an African-American film actress who made a name for herself in several features of the 1970s and 1980s often portraying nurses, maids, spinster aunts, Jamaican women, cleaning ladies, and matriarch types.
  • Ethel Waters Ethel Waters
    Ethel Waters was an American singer and actress. Waters frequently performed jazz, big band, and pop music, on the Broadway stage and in concerts, but she began her career in the 1920s singing blues.
  • Etta Britt Etta Britt
    Etta Britt is a Nashville-based R&B, soul and blues vocalist. Successful and sought after in the role of supporting artist, in 2012, Britt was approached by songwriter Sandy Knox and music industry executive, Katie Gillon, to be the first artist to sign with Wrinkled Records as a featured artist.
  • Etterlene DeBarge
    Etterlene Louise DeBarge–Rodriguez is an American gospel singer, songwriter, and matriarch of the American R&B/Soul vocal group DeBarge.
  • Eugene Smith (singer)
    Eugene Smith was an American gospel singer and composer.
  • Eva Cassidy Eva Cassidy
    Eva Marie Cassidy was an American vocalist and guitarist known for her interpretations of jazz and blues. In 1992, she released her first album, The Other Side, a set of duets with go-go musician Chuck Brown, followed by the 1996 live solo album titled Live at Blues Alley.
  • Everett Mitchell Everett Mitchell
    Everett Mitchell was an American gospel singer and radio innovator.
  • Faye Adams
    Faye Adams is an American singer who recorded rhythm and blues in the 1950s before retiring from the music business.
  • Fernando Ortega Fernando Ortega
    Juan Fernando Ortega is a singer-songwriter in contemporary Christian music. He is noted both for his interpretations of many traditional hymns and songs, such as "Give Me Jesus" and "Be Thou My Vision", and for writing clear, easily understood songs, such as "This Good Day".
  • Fontella Bass Fontella Bass
    Fontella Marie Bass was an American R&B and soul singer and songwriter best known for her 1965 hit, "Rescue Me."
  • Franklin Delano Williams
    Franklin Delano Williams was an American Gospel music singer.
  • Fred Hammond Fred Hammond
    Frederick William Hammond is a gospel singer, bass guitar player, and record producer.
  • Gail Varina Gilmore Gail Varina Gilmore
    Gail Varina Gilmore is an African-American Gospel, jazz and opera singer. She is particularly known for her interpretation of Kundry in Richard Wagner's opera Parsifal.
  • Gary McSpadden Gary McSpadden
    Gary McSpadden is an American pastor, singer, songwriter, producer, television host and motivational speaker. He has musical roots in quartet music and Southern gospel with The Statesmen, The Oak Ridge Boys, The Imperials, The Bill Gaither Trio, and The Gaither Vocal Band.
  • Gary S. Paxton Gary S. Paxton
    Gary Sanford Paxton was an American record producer, recording artist, and Grammy and Dove Award winning songwriter.
  • Gatemouth Moore
    Arnold Dwight "Gatemouth" Moore was an American blues and gospel singer, songwriter, radio disc jockey, community leader and pastor, later known as Reverend Gatemouth Moore.
  • General Johnson (musician)
    General Norman Johnson was the frontman of Chairmen of the Board and an American rhythm and blues songwriter and record producer.
  • George Beverly Shea
    George Beverly Shea was a Canadian-born American gospel singer and hymn composer.
  • George Coles Stebbins
    George Coles Stebbins gospel song writer. Stebbins was born February 26, 1846, in Orleans County, New York, where he spent the first 23 years of his life on a farm. In 1869 he moved to Chicago, Illinois, which marked the beginning of his musical career.
  • Gerald Cadogan Gerald Cadogan
    Gerald Anthony Cadogan is an American football offensive tackle who is currently a free agent. He was signed by the Carolina Panthers as an undrafted free agent in 2009. He played college football at Penn State.
  • Gina Green Gina Green
    Gina Green is an American Gospel music singer based in Los Angeles, California. She has recorded three albums to date: In His Time, Changes and Tell 'Um. She is known for her vibrant spirit and silky-smooth vocal style, and is often compared stylistically to 1980s pop diva Stephanie Mills.
  • Glenn Jones
    Glenn Jones is an American R&B/soul singer.
  • Gloria Gaither Gloria Gaither
    Gloria Gaither is a Christian songwriter, author, speaker, editor, and academic. She is the wife of Bill Gaither and together they have written more than 700 songs. She performed, traveled and recorded with the Bill Gaither Trio from 1965 through 1991.
  • Gloria Spencer
    Gloria Spencer was an American gospel singer who was billed as the "World's Largest Gospel Singer" due to a glandular condition that caused her to weigh. Over the course of her four-year career, Spencer released only two albums.
  • Guitar Gabriel Guitar Gabriel
    Robert Lewis Jones, known as both Guitar Gabriel and Nyles Jones, was an American blues musician.
  • Gus Gaches Gus Gaches
    Gus Gaches is a tenor singer for the Southern Gospel quartet Legacy Five. He joined the group in 2009. Gaches has also sung with Calvary Construction Company, the legendary Imperials and The Lefevre Quartet.
  • Guy Hovis
    Guy Lee Hovis, Jr., is an American singer, who, along with his former wife, Ralna English, a native of West Texas, was one of the featured acts of the ABC and syndicated television series The Lawrence Welk Show.
  • Helen Baylor
    Helen LaRue Lowe, known professionally as Helen Baylor, is an American singer–songwriter.
  • Henry Slaughter
    Henry Thaxton Slaughter is an American southern gospel pianist, singer and songwriter. He has won five Dove Awards.
  • Hezekiah Walker Hezekiah Walker
    Bishop Hezekiah Walker is a popular American gospel music artist and pastor of prominent Brooklyn New York megachurch, Love Fellowship Tabernacle. Walker has released several albums on Benson Records and Verity Records as Hezekiah Walker & The Love Fellowship Crusade Choir.
  • Horace Clarence Boyer
    Dr. Horace Clarence Boyer was one of the foremost scholars in African-American gospel music.
  • Howard McCrary
    Howard McCrary is an African-American musician, entertainer, and actor. He was nominated for Grammy award in 1986 for a gospel record.
  • Inez Andrews
    Sister Inez Andrews born Inez McConico and better known as Inez Andrews was an American gospel singer, songwriter and recording artist. Her soaring, wide-ranging voice — from contralto croon to soul-wrenching wail — made her a pillar of gospel music.
  • Ira D. Sankey Ira D. Sankey
    Ira David Sankey, known as The Sweet Singer of Methodism, was an American gospel singer and composer, associated with evangelist Dwight L. Moody.
  • Ira Tucker
    Ira Tucker Sr. was the lead singer with the American gospel group The Dixie Hummingbirds. He was with The Dixie Hummingbirds for 70 years, from 1938, when he joined at age 13, until his death from cardiovascular disease on June 24, 2008.
  • Israel Houghton Israel Houghton
    Israel Houghton is an American Christian music singer, songwriter, producer and worship leader. Houghton is usually credited as Israel & New Breed.
  • Ivan Parker Ivan Parker
    Ivan Parker is an American Southern Gospel singer.
  • Jackie Verdell Jackie Verdell
    Jackie Verdell was an American gospel singer, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • Jacky Cullum Chisholm Jacky Cullum Chisholm
    Jacky Clark-Chisholm is a two-time Grammy Award-winning American gospel singer. She is the oldest member of the gospel singing group The Clark Sisters.
  • Jade Trini Goring
    Jade Trini Goring, formerly known by the stage name Jade Trini, is an American contemporary gospel music singer. Goring was also briefly a member of the electronic/house/old school hip hop group Mantronix, in 1991.
  • Jake Hess Jake Hess
    Jake Hess was an American Grammy Award-winning southern gospel singer.
  • James B. Davis (musician)
    James Bodie Davis was an American gospel music singer and a founder of The Dixie Hummingbirds, one of the longest-lasting and most influential groups in gospel music.
  • James Blackwood James Blackwood
    James Webre Blackwood was an American gospel singer and one of the founding members of legendary Southern Gospel quartet The Blackwood Brothers.
  • James Carr (musician) James Carr (musician)
    James Edward Carr, was an American rhythm and blues and soul singer, described as "one of the greatest pure vocalists that deep Southern soul ever produced."
  • James Cleveland
    The Reverend Dr. James Edward Cleveland was a gospel singer, musician, and composer. Known as the King of Gospel music, Cleveland was a driving force behind the creation of the modern gospel sound by incorporating traditional black gospel, modern soul, pop, and jazz in arrangements for mass choirs.
  • James Fortune James Fortune
    James Fortune is a two-time Grammy Award-nominated gospel music recording artist, songwriter and producer. He is also a radio personality on 1190 AM WLIB.
  • James Milton Black
    James Milton Black was an American composer of hymns, choir leader and Sunday school teacher.
  • James Moore (gospel singer)
    Reverend James Moore Sr., born James Leslie Moore in Detroit, Michigan, was a gospel artist well known throughout the gospel recording industry for his powerful vocal abilities.
  • Janice Gaines
    Janice Patrice Gaines, is an American urban contemporary gospel singer and songwriter signed to Motown Gospel. Her debut singles, "Wait On You" and "The Break-Up Song," were released as an extended play album on April 14, 2015.
  • Jan Smith Jan Smith
    Jan Smith is a singer, songwriter, vocal coach, vocal producer, and Grammy nominated music producer from Atlanta, GA, and founder of Jan Smith Studios, Inc.
  • Jason Crabb Jason Crabb
    Jason Douglas Crabb is a Christian music singer and musician. He has been the lead vocalist for the group The Crabb Family.
  • Jayanthi Kyle
    Jayanthi Kyle is an American gospel and soul singer.
  • J. Bazzel Mull
    Jacob Bazzel Mull was a Christian minister and religious broadcaster in East Tennessee.
  • J. D. Sumner J. D. Sumner
    John Daniel "J. D." Sumner was an American gospel singer, songwriter, and music promoter noted for his bass voice, and his innovation in the Christian and Gospel music fields. Sumner sang in five quartets and was a member of the Blackwood Brothers during their 1950s heyday.
  • Jeannie C. Riley Jeannie C. Riley
    Jeannie C. Riley is an American country music and gospel singer. She is best known for her 1968 country and pop hit "Harper Valley PTA", which missed becoming the Billboard Country and Pop number one hit at the same time.
  • Jekalyn Carr
    Jekalyn Almonique Carr is a Grammy nominated American urban contemporary gospel artist and musician, evangelist, and entrepreneur from West Memphis, Arkansas. She started her music career, in 2011, with the independently released album, Promise.
  • Jennifer Holliday
    Jennifer Yvette Holliday is an American actress and singer. Holliday started her career on Broadway in musicals such as Dreamgirls, Your Arms Too Short to Box with God and later became a successful recording artist.
  • Jerry Lee Lewis Jerry Lee Lewis
    Jerry Lee Lewis is an American singer-songwriter, musician, and pianist, often known by his nickname, The Killer. He has been described as "rock & roll's first great wild man."
  • Jerry Martin (singer)
    Jerry A Martin is the tenor vocalist for the Kingdom Heirs, the professional Southern Gospel band that performs at Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Jerry's hometown is Bladenboro, North Carolina, where he grew up singing locally and started perfecting his vocal skills at a very early age.
  • Jessica Reedy Jessica Reedy
    Jessica Reedy is an American gospel singer and songwriter who achieved national exposure as the first runner-up on BET's gospel singing competition Sunday Best in 2009.
  • Jessy Dixon Jessy Dixon
    Jessy Dixon was an American gospel music singer, songwriter, and pianist, with success among audiences across racial lines. He garnered seven Grammy award nominations during his career.
  • Jevetta Steele Jevetta Steele
    Jevetta Steele is an African American gospel music singer.
  • Jimmie Davis Jimmie Davis
    James Houston Davis was an American singer and songwriter of both sacred and popular songs who served for two nonconsecutive terms from 1944–48 and from 1960–64 as the governor of his native Louisiana.
  • Jimmy Orion Ellis Jimmy "Orion" Ellis
    Jimmy Hughes Bell, stage name Orion, was an American singer. His voice was almost indistinguishable from Elvis Presley's, a fact which he and his record company played upon, making some believe that some of his recordings were by Presley, or even that Presley had not died in 1977.
  • Jim Reeves Jim Reeves
    James Travis Reeves was an American country and popular music singer-songwriter. With records charting from the 1950s to the 1980s, he became well known as a practitioner of the Nashville sound. Known as "Gentleman Jim", his songs continued to chart for years after his death.
  • Jim Turner (singer) Jim Turner (singer)
    Jim Turner is an American singer-songwriter and actor, who has national credits from Broadway, television, and radio.
  • J. M. Gates
    J.M. Gates was an American preacher who recorded sermons and gospel songs extensively between the mid-1920s and 1940s. Recording over 200 sides in his career, Gates was one of the most prolific preachers of the pre-war era, and was largely responsible for the popularity in recorded sermons.
  • J. Moss J. Moss
    James Moss, Detroit, Michigan, better known by his stage name J. Moss, is an American gospel musician, composer, producer and arranger.
  • JoAnn Rosario
    Joann Judith Rosario-Condrey is an American gospel/CCM singer, and a pastor.
  • Jody Miller Jody Miller
    Jody Miller is an American country music singer. Born Myrna Joy Miller, in Phoenix, Arizona, she was raised in Blanchard, Oklahoma, the youngest of five sisters.
  • Joe Bonsall
    Joseph Sloan "Joe" Bonsall, Jr. is an American singer who has been a member of the country/gospel vocal quartet The Oak Ridge Boys since 1973. He is also an author.
  • Joe Henderson (gospel singer)
    Joe Henderson was an American R&B and gospel singer, best known for his 1962 recording of "Snap Your Fingers".
  • John Hagee John Hagee
    John Charles Hagee is the founder and senior pastor of Cornerstone Church, a megachurch in San Antonio, Texas. Hagee is also the CEO of his non-profit corporation, Global Evangelism Television.
  • Johnnie Taylor Johnnie Taylor
    Johnnie Harrison Taylor was an American vocalist in a wide variety of genres, from blues, rhythm and blues, soul, and gospel to pop, doo-wop and disco.
  • Johnny Cook
    Johnny Cook was a Southern Gospel singer. He led a group, the Johnny Cook Trio, in the 1980s. Cook was a tenor and also sang with The Happy Goodmans.
  • Johnny Fuller (musician)
    Johnny Fuller was an American West Coast and electric blues singer and guitarist. Fuller showed musical diversity, performing in several musical genres including rhythm and blues, gospel and rock and roll.
  • Johnny Minick Johnny Minick
    Johnny Minick is an award-winning American gospel singer, songwriter, arranger, recording artist, record producer, and pastor.
  • John P. Kee John P. Kee
    John P. Kee is an American gospel singer and pastor.
  • Josh Cobb (singer)
    Legacy Five is a southern gospel quartet founded by former Cathedral Quartet members Roger Bennett and Scott Fowler after the owners of the Cathedral Quartet, Glen Payne and George Younce, decided to retire in 1999.
  • Josh Feemster
    Josh Feemster is a tenor singer for the Southern Gospel quartet Legacy Five. He joined the group in 2009. Gaches has also sung with Calvary Construction Company, the legendary Imperials and The Lefevre Quartet.
  • Joshua Nelson (singer)
    Joshua Nelson is an American gospel singer and Hebrew teacher.
  • Joshua Rogers Joshua Rogers
    Joshua Rogers is an American gospel singer who rose to prominence in 2012 when he became the first male and youngest winner of BET's Sunday Best during the show's fifth season.
  • Josh White Josh White
    Joshua Daniel "Josh" White was an American singer, guitarist, songwriter, actor and civil rights activist. He also recorded under the names Pinewood Tom and Tippy Barton in the 1930s.
  • J.R. Baxter
    Jesse Randall Baxter, Jr., known professionally as J.R. Baxter and sometimes referred to as "Pap", was an American Southern Gospel composer and publisher.
  • Judy Clay Judy Clay
    Judy Clay was an American soul and gospel singer, who achieved greatest success as a member of two recording duos in the 1960s.
  • Julius Cheeks
    Rev. Julius "June" Cheeks was an American gospel singer, who enjoyed the majority of his success with The Sensational Nightingales.
  • J. W. Alexander (musician)
    James Woodie Alexander II, usually known as J. W. Alexander, was an American singer, musician, songwriter, record producer and entrepreneur who was a key figure in the development of gospel and soul music, most notably through his close association with Sam Cooke.
  • Karen Clark Sheard Karen Clark Sheard
    Karen Clark-Sheard is an American gospel four-time Grammy Award-winning singer, musician, and songwriter. The youngest daughter of pioneering gospel choral director Mattie Moss Clark, Sheard began her career as a member of the legendary Grammy Award-winning female gospel group The Clark Sisters.
  • Karen Wheaton Karen Wheaton
    Karen Harris Wheaton Towe is an American Pentecostal preacher, Gospel music singer and recording artist based in Hamilton, Alabama whose career has spanned the late 1970s until the present time.
  • Karima Kibble
    Karima Kibble is a Gospel singer, and a founding member of the gospel group Virtue.
  • Kathie Sullivan
    Kathie Sullivan is an American-born singer who appeared on television's The Lawrence Welk Show from 1976 to 1982.
  • Kellye Cash Kellye Cash
    Kellye Cash-Sheppard from Memphis, Tennessee, was Miss Tennessee 1986 and Miss America 1987, capturing preliminary honors in both the talent and swimsuit competitions.
  • Kelly Price Kelly Price
    Kelly Cherelle Price is a six-time Grammy-nominated American R&B singer and songwriter, formerly on the Def Soul label.
  • Kenneth Anderson (musician)
    Kenneth Anderson is a musician and choir director of the gospel music tradition. Anderson currently serves as director of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Choir San Diego, the University of California, San Diego Gospel Choir, and the Grossmont College Gospel Choir.
  • Kenny Lattimore Kenny Lattimore
    Kenny Lattimore is an American R&B singer.
  • Kenny Marks
    Kenneth Michael "Kenny" Marks is an American Christian singer.
  • Kevin O'Brien (Texas pastor) Kevin O'Brien (Texas pastor)
    Kevin O'Brien, usually known as Brother Kevin, was an Independent Baptist clergyman who served as the pastor of Bethany Baptist Church in Lubbock, Texas, from October 1996, until his death at the age of fifty-two from prostate cancer.
  • Kierra Sheard Kierra Sheard
    Kierra Valencia "Kiki" Sheard is an American gospel singer, fashion designer, and radio host. She is the daughter of gospel singer Karen Clark Sheard and the granddaughter of gospel choral director Mattie Moss Clark. Sheard portrayed Litha in the 2010 Christian-drama film Preacher's Kid.
  • Kimberly Scott (singer) Kimberly Scott (singer)
    Kimberly Scott is an American R&B singer. She first performed in public when she was five years old and won the amateur-night contest five times at the Apollo Theater. After opening up for R&B group Immature, Kimberly got a record deal at the age of eleven.
  • Kim Burrell Kim Burrell
    Kimberly "Kim" Burrell is an American gospel singer from Houston, Texas.
  • Kim Massie Kim Massie
    Kim Massie is an African-American blues and soul singer who performs mostly in her native St. Louis, Missouri.
  • Kim Ruff
    Kimberly Sha Green Ruff is an American singer.
  • King's Heralds King's Heralds
    The King's Heralds is a male gospel music quartet that began in 1927 and have recorded over 100 albums encompassing 30 languages.
  • Kurt Carr Kurt Carr
    Kurt Carr is an American gospel music composer and performer. While living in the city of Hartford, Connecticut, he served as Minister of Music at The First Baptist Church of Hartford located at the time on Greenfield Street.
  • Kurt Kaiser Kurt Kaiser
    Kurt Kaiser is a songwriter of contemporary Christian music and member of the Gospel Music Hall of Fame.
  • Lalah Hathaway Lalah Hathaway
    Eulaulah Donyll "Lalah" Hathaway is an American singer. She is the daughter of soul singer Donny Hathaway and an alumna of Berklee College of Music. In 1990, Lalah Hathaway released her self-titled album. The album's first single was "Heaven Knows", produced by Derek Bramble.
  • Larnelle Harris Larnelle Harris
    Larnelle Steward Harris is an American gospel singer and songwriter. During his 30-plus years of ministry, Harris has recorded 18 albums, won five Grammy Awards and 11 Dove Awards, and has had several number one songs on the inspirational music charts.
  • Larry Gatlin Larry Gatlin
    Larry Wayne Gatlin is an American country and Southern gospel singer and songwriter. As part of a trio with his younger brothers Steve and Rudy, he achieved considerable success within the country music genre, performing on thirty-three Top 40 singles.
  • LaShun Pace
    Tarrian LaShun Pace is an American gospel singer, Stellar Award winner, and evangelist.
  • LaVern Baker LaVern Baker
    Delores LaVern Baker was an American rhythm-and-blues singer who had several hit records on the pop chart in the 1950s and early 1960s. Her most successful records were "Tweedle Dee", "Jim Dandy", and "I Cried a Tear".
  • Le'Andria Johnson Le'Andria Johnson
    Le'Andria Johnson is an American gospel musician and singer-songwriter. She was the season three winner of the BET gospel singing competition show Sunday Best.
  • Ledisi Ledisi
    Ledisi Anibade Young is an American R&B and jazz recording artist, songwriter and actress. Her first name means "to bring forth" or "to come here" in Yoruba. Ledisi is known for her jazz influenced vocals. In 1995, Ledisi formed the group known as Anibade.
  • LeeOlive Tucker
    LeeOlive Tucker is an American Jazz vocalist, educator, actress, songwriter, and mentor. She is known in New York City as the Jazz Diva. She sings Gospel, Jazz and freedom songs. She works with many art and entertainment groups, organizations, and venues in the New York City area.
  • Lexi Allen
    Alexis "Lexi" Marie Nucklos Allen is an American gospel singer, actress and television personality.
  • Lillian Randolph Lillian Randolph
    Lillian Randolph was an American actress and singer, a veteran of radio, film, and television. She worked in entertainment from the 1930s until shortly before her death. She appeared in hundreds of radio shows, motion pictures, short subjects, and television shows.
  • Lillias White Lillias White
    Lillias White is an American singer and actress.
  • Linda Hopkins Linda Hopkins
    Linda Hopkins was an American actress and blues and gospel singer. She recorded classic, traditional, and urban blues, and performed R&B and soul, jazz, and show tunes.
  • Lindell Cooley Lindell Cooley
    Lindell Cooley is a pastor, Christian singer and worship leader of the Brownsville Revival in Pensacola, Florida.
  • Lisa Page Brooks
    Lisa Charise Brooks is an American urban contemporary gospel, traditional black gospel, and gospel music recording artist and musician. She started her music career, in 1986, with her quartet, Witness.
  • Little Johnny Taylor
    Little Johnny Taylor was an American blues and soul singer, who made recordings throughout the 1960s and 1970s, and continued public performances through the 1980s and 1990s.
  • Liz McComb Liz McComb
    Elizabeth McComb is an American gospel and blues singer, songwriter and pianist.
  • Loleatta Holloway Loleatta Holloway
    Loleatta Holloway was an American singer, mainly known for disco songs such as "Hit and Run" and "Love Sensation", both of which have been sampled extensively. In December 2016, Billboard magazine ranked her as the 95th most successful dance artist of all-time.
  • London Parris
    Conley "London" Parris was an American southern gospel bass singer, famous for his associations with The Blackwood Brothers and hit songs such as "Heaven Came Down". He was inducted into the Southern Gospel Hall of Fame in 2004.
  • Lorraine Ellison Lorraine Ellison
    Lorraine Ellison was an American soul singer known for her recording of the song "Stay with Me" in 1966.
  • Luther Barnes
    Luther Barnes is a record producer, director, songwriter, composer and lead singer of Luther Barnes and the Sunset Jubilaires and the Red Budd Gospel Choir.
  • Luther Magby
    Luther Martin Magby was an American gospel singer who recorded two songs for Columbia Records in Atlanta, Georgia on November 11, 1927, in which he both sang and accompanied himself on harmonium and tambourine. He and his wife Mamie were born in South Carolina.
  • Lynda Randle
    Lynda Tait Randle, alto singer of southern gospel music, was born and grew up in the inner city of Washington, DC.
  • Lynn Davis (singer)
    Lynn Davis is an American singer, songwriter, musician, and record producer. She rose to prominence after joining The George Duke Band in 1977. During her time with the band, she sang lead vocals on their one of their biggest hits; "I Want You for Myself", "Party Down", and "Reach Out".
  • Mahalia Jackson Mahalia Jackson
    Mahalia Jackson was an American gospel singer. Possessing a powerful contralto voice, she was referred to as "The Queen of Gospel". She became one of the most influential gospel singers in the world and was heralded internationally as a singer and civil rights activist.
  • Mali Music (singer)
    Kortney Jamaal Pollard, who performs under the stage name Mali Music, is an American recording artist, singer-songwriter and producer. His two independently released albums, The Coming and The 2econd Coming, earned him much critical and underground acclaim.
  • Mandisa Mandisa
    Mandisa Lynn Hundley, known professionally as Mandisa, is an American gospel and contemporary Christian recording artist. Her career began as a contestant in the fifth season of American Idol, in which she finished in ninth place.
  • Marcia Hines Marcia Hines
    Marcia Elaine Hines, AM, is an American-Australian vocalist, actress and TV personality. Hines made her debut, at the age of 16, in the Australian production of the stage musical Hair and followed with the role of Mary Magdalene in Jesus Christ Superstar.
  • Margie Alexander Margie Alexander
    Marjorie Lucille "Margie" Alexander was an American gospel and soul singer, mainly noted for her recordings in the 1970s.
  • Margie Evans
    Margie Evans is an American blues and gospel singer and songwriter. She started recording in the late 1960s and is still recording today. She secured two hit singles on the US Billboard R&B chart.
  • Margie Joseph
    Margaret Marie "Margie" Joseph is an American R&B, soul and gospel singer. Her greatest success came in the 1970s with a duet with Blue Magic on "What's Come Over Me" and her versions of Paul McCartney's "My Love" and The Supremes' "Stop! In the Name of Love".
  • Marie Knight Marie Knight
    Marie Knight was an American gospel and R&B singer.
  • Marilyn Marshall (singer)
    Marilyn Marshall was an American singer of jazz, rhythm and blues, and gospel music. She toured throughout the United States, Canada and the Bahamas.
  • Marilyn Sellars Marilyn Sellars
    Marilyn Sellars is an American country music and gospel singer who had several hits during the mid-1970s on Mega Records, most notably the original version of "One Day At A Time" in 1974.
  • Marion Williams
    Marion Williams was an American gospel singer.
  • Mario Winans Mario Winans
    Mario Mendell Winans is an American R&B producer, singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist best known for his 2004 song "I Don't Wanna Know", which reached number 2 in the United States and number 1 in the United Kingdom.
  • Marshall Hall (singer) Marshall Hall (singer)
    Marshall Hall is an American singer, songwriter, and producer. He is best known for his time as a member of the Gaither Vocal Band, his appearances on the Bill Gaither Homecoming tours, and Gaither Homecoming video series.
  • Martha Bass
    Martha Bass was an American gospel singer.
  • Martha Carson Martha Carson
    Martha Carson, born Irene Amburgey, was an American gospel-country music singer most popular during the 1950s.
  • Martha Munizzi Martha Munizzi
    Martha Denise Munizzi is an American Gospel music singer, songwriter, author, and actress.
  • Marvin Sapp Marvin Sapp
    Pastor Marvin Louis Sapp is an American Gospel music singer-songwriter who recorded with the group Commissioned during the 1990s before beginning a record-breaking solo career. Sapp is also the founder and senior pastor of Lighthouse Full Life Center Church, located in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
  • Marvin Winans
    Marvin Lawrence Winans is an American gospel singer, pastor, and member of the musical Winans family. He is also known for his recurring role in the hit show Tyler Perry's House of Payne.
  • Marvin Winans Jr Marvin Winans Jr
    Marvin Winans Jr is an American singer and producer from Detroit, Michigan.
  • Marvin Winans Jr.
    Marvin Winans Jr is an American singer and producer from Detroit, Michigan.
  • Mary Alessi Mary Alessi
    Mary Alessi is a Christian songwriter and Worship leader.
  • Mattie Moss Clark Mattie Moss Clark
    Mattie Moss Clark was an American gospel choir director and the mother of The Clark Sisters, a world-renowned gospel vocal group. Clark is credited for creating the three-part harmony, a technique which is prevalent among gospel choirs today.
  • Max Bacon (politician)
    Max E. Bacon is a Missouri Associate Circuit Judge and former state legislator.
  • Melba Moore Melba Moore
    Beatrice Melba Hill, known by her stage name, Melba Moore is an American singer, actress, voice actress, and entertainer. Moore is the daughter of saxophonist Teddy Hill and R&B singer Bonnie Davis.
  • Meleana (musician)
    Meleana Brown, who goes by the stage name Meleana, is an American Christian musician. She started her music career, in 2003, with appearing on American Idol during season 3, where she was eliminated during Hollywood Week. Her next appearance was on the only season of Duets.
  • Melinda Doolittle Melinda Doolittle
    Melinda Marie Doolittle is an American singer who finished as the third place finalist on the sixth season of American Idol.
  • Men of Standard Men of Standard
    Men of Standard is an American Gospel music group.
  • Merrill Womach Merrill Womach
    Merrill Womach was an American undertaker, organist and gospel singer, notable both for founding National Music Service, which provided recorded music to funeral homes across America, and for surviving a Thursday, November 23, 1961 plane crash in Beaver Marsh, Oregon that left him disfigured with...
  • Merry Clayton Merry Clayton
    Merry Clayton is an American soul and gospel singer and an actress. She provided a number of backing vocal tracks for major performing artists in the 1960s, most notably in her duet with Mick Jagger on the Rolling Stones song "Gimme Shelter."
  • Mervyn Warren Mervyn Warren
    Mervyn Edwin Warren is an American film composer, record producer, music conductor, music arranger, lyricist, songwriter, pianist, and vocalist. Warren is a five-time Grammy Award winner and a 10-time Grammy Award nominee.
  • Michael Card Michael Card
    Michael Card is an American Christian singer-songwriter, musician, author, and radio host from Franklin, Tennessee. He is best known for his contributions in contemporary Christian music, which couple folk-style melodies and instrumentation with lyrics that stem from intensive study of the Bible.
  • Michael English (American singer)
    Michael English is an American Christian singer and record producer. Initially, he was a member of his family's singing group, and later a member of The Gaither Vocal Band. During his solo career, he recorded eight studio albums.
  • Michael English (singer) Michael English (singer)
    Michael English is an American Christian singer and record producer. Initially, he was a member of his family's singing group, and later a member of The Gaither Vocal Band. During his solo career, he recorded eight studio albums.
  • Michael Speaks Michael Speaks
    Michael Speaks is a R&B and Gospel singer/songwriter originally from Benton Harbor, Michigan. He is best known for his singles "Whatever You Need" and "Just Wanna" in addition to his appearance on the first season of America's Got Talent.
  • Michelle Williams (singer) Michelle Williams (singer)
    Tenitra Michelle Williams is an American recording artist, record producer, songwriter, and actress.
  • Mighty Clouds of Joy Mighty Clouds of Joy
    The Mighty Clouds of Joy are an American traditional gospel music quartet.
  • Mike Holcomb
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  • Miki Howard Miki Howard
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  • Mildred Barker
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  • Mitty Collier
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  • Molly O'Day (singer)
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  • Montrell Darrett
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  • Mylon LeFevre Mylon LeFevre
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  • Myrna Smith
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  • Myrna Summers
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  • Nanette Maxine Nanette Maxine
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  • Nat King Cole Nat King Cole
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  • Nayo Wallace Nayo Wallace
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  • O'Landa Draper
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  • Oleta Adams Oleta Adams
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  • O. V. Wright O. V. Wright
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  • Red Allen (bluegrass)
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  • Renee Spearman
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  • Reverend J. M. Gates
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  • Richard Smallwood Richard Smallwood
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  • Roberta Kelly Roberta Kelly
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  • Roberta Martin
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  • Robert Anderson (singer)
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  • Robert Sterling Arnold
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  • Robin S. Robin S.
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  • Ronald Winans
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  • Ronnie Thompson (Georgia politician) Ronnie Thompson (Georgia politician)
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  • Roy Roberts (blues artist) Roy Roberts (blues artist)
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  • Ruby Wilson
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  • Ruthie Foster Ruthie Foster
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  • Sallie Martin
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  • Sandra Crouch Sandra Crouch
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  • Scott Howard (musician) Scott Howard (musician)
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  • Sheila D. Wheat Sheila D. Wheat
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  • Shirley Caesar Shirley Caesar
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  • Shirley Murdock
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  • Sid Burston
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  • Sista Monica Parker
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  • Sister Clara Hudmon
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  • Sister Rosetta Tharpe Sister Rosetta Tharpe
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  • Smokey Robinson Smokey Robinson
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  • Smokie Norful Smokie Norful
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  • Spencer Wiggins
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  • Spensha Baker Spensha Baker
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  • Stephen Fincher Stephen Fincher
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  • Steve Archer
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  • Steve French (singer)
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  • Steve Green (singer) Steve Green (singer)
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  • Tasha Page-Lockhart
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  • Timothy Wright
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  • Tina Campbell (musician)
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  • Tony Fontane
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  • T-RAN
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  • T-Ran Gilbert
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  • Troy Johnson (singer)
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  • Twinkie Clark Twinkie Clark
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  • Vanessa Bell Armstrong Vanessa Bell Armstrong
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  • Vanessa R. Williams
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  • VaShawn Mitchell
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  • Veda Brown
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  • Vernessa Mitchell Vernessa Mitchell
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  • Vestal Goodman Vestal Goodman
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  • Vickie Winans Vickie Winans
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  • Vicki Yohe Vicki Yohe
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  • Wally Fowler Wally Fowler
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  • Walter Hawkins Walter Hawkins
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  • Wanda Jackson Wanda Jackson
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  • Warryn Campbell
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  • Washington Phillips Washington Phillips
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  • Wayne Hooper
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  • Wayne Mitchell (singer)
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  • Wendy Rene
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  • Wes Hampton Wes Hampton
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  • Whitney Houston Whitney Houston
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  • William Lee Golden William Lee Golden
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  • Willie Mae Ford Smith Willie Mae Ford Smith
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  • Willie Norwood Willie Norwood
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  • Willmer "Little Ax" Broadnax
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  • Winans family Winans family
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  • Wintley Phipps
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  • Wondress Hutchinson
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  • Woody Rock
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  • Wynona Carr
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  • Yolanda Adams Yolanda Adams
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