gospel music

WXPN

A new radio documentary that explores the history of black gospel music and illustrates its significant influence on the formation of rock and soul music will be broadcast by Murray State's 91-3 WKMS in February in honor of Black History Month. Hosted by Grammy award-winning gospel singer, CeCe Winans, Gospel Roots of Rock and Soul is produced by Philadelphia public radio station WXPN and distributed by NPR.

The African Children's Choir, via Facebook

The African Children’s Choir is performing in Hopkinsville next month.

Clemens Fine Arts Center, Facebook

Gospel group The Blind Boys of Alabama started singing together before the attack on Pearl Harbor. They toured the South during the Jim Crow era of the 1940s and 50s and sang at benefits for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during the Civil Rights Movement. They've played at the White House for three administrations. In 2009, they were awarded the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. Drummer, arranger and vocalist Eric "Ricky" McKinnie speaks with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good about their visit this Friday to WKCTC's Clemens Fine Arts Center. 

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Badgett Playhouse celebrates Black History Month with a Gospel Showcase starring Stephen Keene and special guests, Sunday, February 22 at 2 p.m. Keene grew up singing in churches alongside his mother, a minister of over 50 years, and speaks with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good about the concert.