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Gospel City: Detroit Inspires via Song

Since the early 1970s The Clark Sisters, including Karen, Dorinda, Jackie and Twinkie, have inspired generations through song. Their hits include “Hallelujah,” “Is My Living In Vain,” and “Blessed & Highly Favored”.

clark sisters, detroit, gospel music scene

clark sisters, detroit, gospel music scene

Since the early 1970s The Clark Sisters, including Karen, Dorinda, Jackie and Twinkie, have inspired generations through song. Their hits include “Hallelujah,” “Is My Living In Vain,” and “Blessed & Highly Favored”.

aretha franklin, detroit, gospel music scene

aretha franklin, detroit, gospel music scene

Aretha Franklin has received praise for both secular and inspirational songs including the famed 1972 recording “Amazing Grace”. Nearly forty years later Franklin resides at home in Detroit, Michigan.

fred hammond, detroit, gospel music scene

fred hammond, detroit, gospel music scene

Multi Stellar, Grammy and Dove Award winning recording artist/producer Fred Hammond also calls Detroit home.

Hammond, at one point part of the Commissioned, has inspired millions through song since 1985. Among Hammond’s most notable songs are “No Weapon” and “Just To Be Close To You”.

vanessa bell armstrong, detroit, gospel music scene

vanessa bell armstrong, detroit, gospel music scene

Since 1983 Vanessa Bell Armstrong has taken the art of song to the masses via both solo projects and collaborations with industry greats like Donald Lawrence.

Armstrong, who recently recorded a live album, is also a seven time Grammy Award winning artist.

karen clark sheard, detroit, gospel music scene

karen clark sheard, detroit, gospel music scene

Admired by secular stars like Beyonce for her unmatched vocals, Karen Clark Sheard continues to bless listeners with songs like “Second Chance” and “Balm In Gilead”.

Sheard, part of the original Clark Sisters, reteamed with sisters Dorinda, Jackie and Twinkie for the 2007 effort “Live One Last Time” and often collaborates with fellow Gospel artists including Donald Lawrence (“It’s Your Time”), Donnie McClurkin (“Wait On The Lord”), and daughter Kierra Sheard (“You Love Me”).

bebe winans, detroit, gospel music scene

bebe winans, detroit, gospel music scene

Since teaming with sister CeCe Winans in 1984, legendary singer/songwriter BeBe Winans has remained one of the most recognized faces in Gospel.

While noted for songs like “I’ll Take You There” and “Safe From Home,” Winans has transcended to television in recent years and is currently a judge on BET’s ‘Sunday Best’.

vickie winans, detroit, gospel music scene

vickie winans, detroit, gospel music scene

Hailing from the legendary Winans family, soul stirring diva Vickie Winans has belted songs like “Work It Out,” “Long As I Got King Jesus” and “Shake Yourself Loose” since the mid 1980s.

dorinda clark cole, detroit, gospel music scene

dorinda clark cole, detroit, gospel music scene

Known for fiery songs including “Take It Back,” “I’m Still Here,” and “I’m Coming Out,” Dorinda Clark Cole has earned a place amongst Detroit’s Gospel scene.

Coming from the legendary Clark Sisters with Karen, Twinkie, and Jackie Clark, Cole emerged with a solo album in 2002.

cece winans, detroit, gospel music scene

cece winans, detroit, gospel music scene

Noted for both secular and Gospel/Inspirational songs, CeCe Winans has transcended to mainstream audiences with her sound since the mid-1980s. After scoring a top 20 hit with her brother BeBe Winans on “I’ll Take You There,” Winans went on to collaborate with Whitney Houston on 1996s “Count On Me”.

Other noted songs from Winans’ discography include “Alabaster Box” and “Hallelujah Praise”.

deitrick haddon, detroit, gospel music scene

deitrick haddon, detroit, gospel music scene

Deitrick Haddon, the voice behind youthful inspiration including “I’m Alive” and “Soul Survivor,” also calls Detroit home.

Breaking onto the scene in the late 90s, Haddon reached a new plateau in 2008 thanks to the album “Revealed” and its praiseworthy single “Love Him Like I Do” (feat. Ruben Studdard and Mary Mary).

j moss, detroit, gospel music scene

j moss, detroit, gospel music scene

Singer, songwriter and producer J. Moss not only calls Detroit home but is behind the writing and production team PAJAM.

Writing and producing for such artists at 21:03, Trin-I-Tee 5:7, Karen Clark Sheard, Hezekiah Walker, and Marvin Sapp, J. Moss is responsible for many touching songs including “I Wanna Be” and “The More I Think”.

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