March 2nd, 2016
Episode 1207 of 1421 episodes
Alvin Hall explains how gospel became a global force in popular music. He reveals how Aretha Franklin’s pop success introduced the gospel world to an international audience. He looks at the rise of the gospel choir in the 1970s and 80s and discovers how this religious music increasingly became a money-making industry. And, he meets leading gospel stars Kirk Franklin and Donnie McClurkin.