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Tauren Wells wins 4, including new artist, at Dove Awards

Oct. 17, 2018 10:26 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Christian artist Tauren Wells won four awards including new artist and contemporary Christian artist of the year at the 49th annual Gospel Music Association's Dove Awards. Wells, who was the former lead singer for Christian rock group Royal Tailor, performed "Known" from his solo...

Lauren Daigle wants to break down walls to Christian music

Sep. 21, 2018 10:57 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Three years ago, Lauren Daigle took home three Dove Awards for her debut record, "How Can It Be," and the Louisiana singer-songwriter got her first taste of the weight of genre's expectations on her shoulders. The 2015 album, one of only a few Christian music albums to have been...

Aretha Franklin's 'homegoing' celebrates black culture

Aug. 30, 2018 7:32 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Like the Queen of Soul herself, the week of mourning for Aretha Franklin has been an open celebration of black culture, from the emotional send-off by a historic black sorority to the very venues where her public viewings were held. That is expected to culminate Friday with her funeral...

The Latest: Franklin dressed in rose gold for church viewing

Aug. 30, 2018 1:10 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Latest on a viewing of Aretha Franklin Thursday at the church where her father preached and she started singing gospel (all times local): 12:40 p.m. With the third day of public viewing for the Queen of Soul has come a third outfit change. Mourners at New Bethel Baptist Church saw Aretha...

Stevie Wonder praises Philly gospel group on 90th birthday

Aug. 27, 2018 9:54 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Stevie Wonder has helped celebrate the 90th anniversary of a legendary Philadelphia gospel group. Philly.com reports the African American Museum in Philadelphia hosted a celebration for the Dixie Hummingbirds Monday. The group was formed in Greenville, South Carolina, and eventually...