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Welcome to Gospelvue! Last month we discussed how Gospel Music has changed over the years and if “The Gospel” was still in Gospel Music. Based on your comments many agree that there is definitely a void in Gospel Music these days. There is also a hunger for music with more than a beat, run, or the latest fad. Another very valid point was made that this season of music is a part of our music history. There have been many artists in our past who we now consider “The Greats” who were the Kirk Franklins of their time. I believe that at the end of the day we are the difference. If we love the music of old, the hymns, and what we personally define as Gospel music of substance it’s up to us to share it in our homes, churches, and circles of influence. If you are a musician, director, then you have maybe a broader audience but we are all responsible. If we share our history and embrace what is meaningful to us today then the music we have loved and currently enjoy will never die and maybe we can bring some balance to things. The measuring stick should always be is the music glorifying God and bringing lost souls to Christ. Thank you to everyone who contributed comments!
We have discussed the music of today and its influence. This month let’s talk about “That Song”. There is a show on the Gospel Music Channel called “The Song That Changed My Life”. The show interviews an individual and talks about The song that changed their life. The episode I watched was about a woman who was in a deep depression due to some life events and one day she heard Marvin Sapp’s song “Never would have made it” and it changed her life. It’s a great show. Read more about the show at the Gospel Music Channel’s website.
With that said. I would like to know what song gets you through a rough day or that happened to come on the radio when you were having one of those days and it changed your whole perspective on the day or your life. It doesn’t have to be a going through song it can also be that song that lifts your spirit or that you play in the morning. My alarm clock song is by VaShawn Mitchell “My Worship is for Real”. I love this song because it puts me in the right frame of mind for the day. Before I open my eyes I have a reminder that God has brought me through too much to forget to worship and praise him. It starts my day out on the right foot. That is ONE of my songs. Tell me about your song? What song changed your perspective on things or your life? I’m excited to hear and hopefully get some new music in my rotation!