Southern gospel music

General Southern Gospel is one of the multiple vernacular Christian music traditions that developed within American (and to some extent British) Protestant cultures during the 19th and 20th centuries, and part of the gospel music phenomenon that has flourished in Anglophone Christendom since the 1870s.  It is also part of the Christian, but especially Protestant, practice of recreational musicking with vernacular songs and hymns. ‘Southern Gospel’ refers to a music tradition that dates arguably from ca. 1870.  It is practiced and patronized by many conservative evangelical Protestants throughout North America, but especially in the southern United States. Practitioners and fans tend to be...

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