GMF is excited to learn that Aretha Franklin will be added to the Gospel Music Hall of Fame this August in Tennessee. It is another well deserved honor for the “Queen of Soul,” whose roots in gospel music run deep. CBS News is one of several outlets that shared the announcement a few days ago: Aretha Franklin to Join Gospel Hall of Fame.
You can listen to a few of Aretha’s classic gospel pearls on the YouTube channel of GMF’s partner, Gospel Experience. The channel has an entire playlist (below) devoted to her.
Aretha Franklin: Pumping Out Soul and Preaching Up Gospel
Libra Nicole Boyd, PhD is a musician, award-winning author, gospel music aficionado, and the founder and editor of Gospel Music Fever™. Her commitment to journalistic integrity includes bringing you reliable gospel music content that uplifts and advances the art form. Libra is presently working on several scholarly projects about gospel music in the media as well as gospel music in social movements.