Uplifting music can be utterly transformative to our mood, energy level, and attitude. When we listen to inspiring music, either recorded or in a live performance, we remember the beauty and magic that is all around us. Musician interviews offer insight into the lives of artists and can illuminate a beautiful piece of music even further.
The music industry has been touched by some remarkable singer-songwriters and performers over the years. Talented Black artists especially have transformed genres like rock, jazz, soul and gospel—altering the course of American history. Here are twelve of our classic favorites who have revolutionized music worldwide.
In this story from September 1972, the country music legend shares a lesson from his father about recognizing the good in people—and in himself.Continue reading
The disco icon is “back on top” with the release of her new gospel album.Continue reading
The Christian singer’s new album is all about returning to the heart of faith.Continue reading
His life took a turn for the worse as he got into drugs and alcohol. But God had another a plan for him.Continue reading
In her new book, the award-winning Christian singer writes about handling disappointments and challenges.Continue reading
The Broadway star gets real about her duet with Dolly Parton and who she thinks should star in the movie version of Wicked.Continue reading
In this story from July 1998, singer Gloria Gaynor shares how, though she had achieved great success in her career, there was something missing until she learned who Jesus really was.Continue reading