The Best Easter Gospel Music to Listen to This Year

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Looking for the best Easter gospel music to listen to this year? Look no further! This blog post features a roundup of some of the best options out there.

Easter Music by Contemporary Gospel Artists

Easter is around the corner, and what better way to celebrate than by listening to some of the best gospel music out there? There are so many great contemporary gospel artists making amazing music these days. Here are just a few of the best Easter gospel music albums to listen to this year.

Kirk Franklin

Easter is a time to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ and there is no better way to do that than by listening to some great Easter Gospel music. Kirk Franklin is one of the most popular Contemporary Gospel artists out there and he has some great Easter music that you can listen to this year. One of his most popular songs is “Easter Sunrise”, which is a beautiful song about the joy of Easter and the hope that it brings. If you are looking for some great Easter Gospel music to listen to this year, be sure to check out Kirk Franklin’s Easter music.

Tasha Cobbs

Tasha Cobbs is an American gospel singer who rose to fame with her 2013 album, Grace. The album’s debut single, “Break Every Chain,” topped the Hot Gospel Songs chart for seven weeks straight and earned Cobbs a Grammy Award for Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance.

Cobbs’ follow-up album, One Place Live, was released in 2015 and debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Gospel Albums chart. The album’s lead single, “Put a Praise on It,” won a Grammy Award for Best Gospel Performance/Song.

Cobbs’ latest album, Heart. Passion. Pursuit., was released in 2017 and debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Gospel Albums chart. The album’s lead single, “I’m Getting Ready,” peaked at No. 1 on the Hot Gospel Songs chart.

Tamela Mann

As churches across the world celebrate Easter this weekend, we wanted to share with you a playlist of some of our favorite contemporary gospel songs by some of our favorite artists. We hope that these songs bring you joy and help you to feel closer to God during this special time.

One of our favorite artists is Tamela Mann. She is a Grammy-winning gospel singer and actress who has released six studio albums. Her latest album, One Way, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Gospel chart and won a GRAMMY Award for Best Gospel Album. Tamela has become one of the most successful artists in the genre and we are so excited to share her music with you this Easter.

Here are some of our favorite Tamela Mann Easter songs:
“Take Me to the King”
“I Can Only Imagine”
“Yes Lord”
“Break Every Chain”

Easter Music by Classic Gospel Artists

Easter is a time of year when Christians reflect on the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Music is one way that people can express their faith. There are many different genres of Christian music, but gospel music is one of the most popular. Classic gospel artists like Mahalia Jackson, Kirk Franklin, and James Cleveland have created some of the most iconic Easter songs.

James Cleveland

One of the most popular and influential gospel artists of all time, James Cleveland was a singer, songwriter, and arranger who played an important role in the development of contemporary gospel music. Cleveland was born in Chicago in 1931 and began his musical career singing with the junior Choir of the West Side Church of God in Christ. He went on to study music at Warner Bros. Academy of Dramatic Arts and West Virginia State College, and he honed his skills as a choral arranger and conductor working with various gospel groups in the 1950s.

In 1961, Cleveland founded the Gospel Music Workshop of America (GMWA), which brought together some of the most talented gospel musicians from around the country. The GMWA became one of the most important institutions in the development of contemporary gospel music, encouraging the use of modern musical styles and techniques while maintaining a strong connection to traditional gospel roots.

Cleveland continued to record and perform throughout his career, and he appeared on some of the most important recordings in gospel music history, including Mahalia Jackson’s “The Great Gospel Songs” (1956) and Aretha Franklin’s “Amazing Grace” (1972). He also worked as a producer for several artists, including Andraé Crouch and Walter Hawkins. James Cleveland died in 1991, but his legacy continues to be heard in the work of many contemporary gospel artists.

The Hawkins Family

On Easter, many people enjoy listening to music that celebrates the holiday. For some, this means traditional religious music, while others prefer more contemporary sounds. Regardless of your preference, there are plenty of great Easter songs to choose from.

One group that always delivers great Easter music is the Hawkins Family. This talented family has been making gospel music for generations, and their unique sound is perfect for celebrating Easter. Some of their most popular Easter songs include “He Lives,” “Easter Song,” and “This Is the Day.” If you’re looking for traditional gospel sounds with a modern twist, the Hawkins Family is definitely worth checking out.

The Williams Brothers

The Williams Brothers are an American gospel music group from Saginaw, Michigan. The group was formed in 1953 by brothers Levi and Andrew Williams. The lineup has changed several times over the years, with the current members being Levi Williams, Bruce Williams, Reggie Smith, and Melvin Williams.

The group has released over 30 albums, including such classics as 2009’s Best of the Williams Brothers and 2012’s HIV/Aids Awareness. They have been nominated for numerous Grammy Awards and won a Dove Award in 2009 for Best Traditional Gospel Album.

If you’re looking for some great Easter gospel music to listen to this year, be sure to check out the Williams Brothers.

Easter Music by Country Gospel Artists

Easter is just around the corner, and what better way to celebrate than by listening to some great gospel music? There are many talented gospel artists out there, but we’ve compiled a list of our favorites for you to enjoy this Easter season. From country gospel to southern gospel, there’s something for everyone. So sit back, relax, and enjoy the music!

Alan Jackson

Alan Jackson is an American country music singer, songwriter and musician, known for blending traditional honky tonk and mainstream country sounds and penning many of his own hits. He has recorded 16 studio albums, three Greatest Hits albums, two Christmas albums, two gospel albums and several compilations. Jackson has sold over 80 million records worldwide, with more than 50 of his singles having appeared on Billboard’s list of the “Top 30 Country Songs”. He is a member of the Grand Ole Opry.

Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton is one of the most successful and iconic country music artists of all time. She has released dozens of albums and singles, many of which have become gospel classics. Easter is the perfect time to reflect on the hope and joy that comes from our faith, and there is no better way to do that than by listening to Dolly Parton’s Easter music.

Some of our favorite Dolly Parton Easter songs include “He Lives,” “Daddy Was an Old Time Preacher Man,” and “Hard Candy Christmas.” These songs are sure to fill you with the spirit of Easter and help you reflect on the meaning of this special holiday.

Randy Travis

Randy Travis is one of the most beloved country gospel artists of all time. His music is uplifting and perfect for Easter. This year, his album Glory Train: Songs of Faith, Worship, and Praise is nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Roots Gospel Album.

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