The Gospel Music You Need to Hear

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Looking for some great gospel music to add to your collection? Check out our list of the best gospel albums you need to hear!

Worship Music

There are many different types of worship music out there. If you’re looking for something new to try, then you should definitely check out some of the following gospel music.


Hillsong is a contemporary Christian music worship band that originated in Australia. The band started out as part of Hillsong Church, but has since gone on to achieve global recognition. Hillsong’s music is a mix of pop, rock, and worship, and their lyrics are usually based on Biblical themes.

Hillsong has released several albums that have been very successful both commercially and critically. Their most recent album, “Let There Be Light,” debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 chart in the United States. Hillsong’s music has been praised for its ability to connect with people of all ages and backgrounds.

If you’re looking for contemporary Christian music that is both uplifting and accessible, then you should definitely check out Hillsong’s latest album.

Bethel Music

Bethel Music is an American worship group from Redding, California, led by Bethel Church. They started Bethel Music in 2001 as an independent record label, and their music is often sung at Redemption Church. The group’s mission is to write songs that stir the heart and lead people into worship; in 2013, they launched a new label, BMLG Records, with the release of Tides. In 2016, they released Have It All Live.

The members of Bethel Music include:
-Brian Johnson
-Jenn Johnson
-Jeremy Riddle
-Steffany Gretzinger
-Kalley Heiligenthal
-Leah Valenzuela
-Amanda Cook

Jesus Culture

Jesus Culture is a California-based worship band, originally started as an evangelical youth movement in 2002, inRedding, California. The group consists of musicians and vocalists who travel the world leading worship at various Christian conferences and events. The musical style of Jesus Culture can be described as Christian pop, with elements of rock, alternative, and hip hop. The lyrics are mostly focused on personal relationship with God, social justice issues, and evangelism.

The band has released nine live albums, as well as four studio albums. They have also released a number of singles, some of which have charted on Billboard’s USHot Christian Songs chart. Some of their most popular songs include “How He Loves Us”, “Let it Rain”, and “Your Love Never Fails”.

Jesus Culture’s music is focused on creating an atmosphere of worship and intimacy with God. The goal is to lead listeners into a deeper experience with God through their music. Their live albums are especially popular for worship settings, as they recreate the intimate atmosphere that is experienced at their live events.

If you’re looking for worship music that is focused on intimacy with God and creating an atmosphere of worship, then Jesus Culture is a group you need to check out!

Contemporary Gospel

There is an incredible amount of talent in the world of Contemporary Gospel. This genre of music has something for everyone. If you are looking for something to lift your spirits, this is the music you need to hear.

Kirk Franklin

Kirk Franklin is one of the most successful gospel artists of all time. He has won multiple Grammy Awards and sold millions of albums. His latest album, Losing My Religion, topped the Billboard gospel chart and was nominated for a Grammy. Kirk is also a successful songwriter and producer. He has written songs for numerous artists, including Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, and Tina Turner.

Tasha Cobbs

If you love gospel music, then you need to check out Tasha Cobbs. Tasha is a contemporary gospel singer who has been making waves in the music industry since she released her first album in 2010. Her music is a mix of traditional gospel sounds with a modern twist, and it’s sure to get your toes tapping.

Tasha was born and raised in Georgia, and she started singing in her church choir when she was just a child. She went on to study music at Lee University, and after graduation, she started working as a worship leader at a local church. It wasn’t long before Tasha’s musical talent began to take her places, and she soon found herself touring with big names like Kirk Franklin and Marvin Sapp.

In 2013, Tasha released her breakout album “Grace,” which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Gospel chart. The album features the hit single “Break Every Chain,” which won a Grammy Award for Best Gospel Performance/Song. Since then, Tasha has released two more albums, “Heart Passion Pursuit” and “One Place Live,” both of which have received critical acclaim.

If you’re looking for some new gospel music to add to your collection, be sure to check out Tasha Cobbs. You won’t be disappointed!

Tamela Mann

An entrepreneur as well as a musician, actor, and author, TEMELA MAM is a powerful force in the entertainment industry. As a recipient of 5 GRAMMY® awards, 7 NAACP Image Awards, 10 Stellar Awards, 2 BET Awards, a BET Her Award, and numerous other accolades, TEMELA has solidified her place as one of this generation’s most influential voices.

Over the years she has appeared in Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns (2008) and David E. Talbert’s First Sunday (2008), as well as on the small screen in Tyler Perry’s hit series The Have and the Have Nots (OWN) and If Loving You is Wrong (OWN). Most recently Mann starred in Tyler Perry’s Acrimony (2018) opposite Taraji P. Henson. Tamela can also be seen opposite Tiffany Haddish and Rose Byrne In Universal Pictures’ comedy film Girls Trip (2017), which grossed over $140 million at the worldwide box office.

Traditional Gospel

There is something special about traditional gospel music. It is the kind of music that makes you feel the presence of God. It is the kind of music that can make you cry, laugh, and dance all at the same time. If you have never heard traditional gospel music, you are missing out on something truly special.

The Gaither Vocal Band

The Gaither Vocal Band is an American southern gospel vocal group, named after its founder and leader Bill Gaither. On March 1, 2020, the lineup consisted of Todd Suttles, Adam Crabb, Reggie Smith, Wes Hampton, and Bill Gaither. As of August 2020 Matthew Holt is no longer a part of the group. Mark Lowry was once a member of the group and sang lead vocals on many of their most popular songs, but left the group in 2009.

The group was founded in 1981 with Bill Gaither on lead vocals joined by Gary McSpadden, Steve Green, Lee Young and Dave Edwards; by the following year McSpadden had retired from touring and was replaced by Jon Mohr. The band has had many different singers over the years including: Keith Lancaster, Squire Parsons, Jeff Perkins and Michael Sykes. The Vocal Band has released 29 albums (not counting compilations), won numerous Dove Awards (including “Group of The Year” in 2009), Grammy Awards (including “Best Southern Gospel Performance” in 2002 for “I’m Free”), and paved the way for other artists in the genre.

The Booth Brothers

The Booth Brothers are an American southern gospel trio composed of brothers Richard Shelburne “Ricky” Booth (lead vocals, bass guitar, rhythm guitar), Michael Lynn “Mike” Booth (baritone vocals, rhythm guitar, acoustic guitar), and Phillip Anthony ” Ronnie” Booth (tenor vocals, drums). All three were born in St. Louis, Missouri and now reside in Nashville, Tennessee.

The Martins

The Martins are a contemporary Christian and gospel group consisting of four siblings: Joyce, Jonathan, Judy, and Joy Martin. The quartet has released eleven studio albums and several other compilation albums. They sing a mix of traditional gospel music as well as their own compositions.

The group was formed in 1991 when the siblings were all attending college. They released their first album in 1992, and have been touring and recording ever since. The group has seen some personnel changes over the years, but the core lineup has always consisted of the four siblings.

The Martins are known for their harmonies, which are often compared to those of classic gospel groups like The Fairfield Four and The Swan Silvertones. They have won several awards for their music, including a Dove Award and a Grammy Award.

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