RNS When gospel artist Amy Grant got divorced in and married country singer Vince Gill a year later, the public breakup rocked the Christian music industry, threatened to derail her career and raised questions about the personal lives of prominent Christian artists. Now, the issue is back, this time for popular musicians Derek Webb and Sandra McCracken, who announced on April 17 that their year marriage was ending after an affair. The fallout will likely be different this time around, in part because of changes in the music industry and a growing sense among evangelicals that divorce — while a disappointment — may be inevitable for some marriages. The alleged extramarital affair that apparently led to the breakup, however, may be more problematic.
Derek Webb, Sandra McCracken's Divorce Announcement Rocks Christian Music Community
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James Edward Cleveland December 5, — February 9, was an American gospel singer, musician, and composer. Known as the King of Gospel music, Cleveland was a driving force behind the creation of the modern gospel sound by incorporating traditional black gospel , soul , pop , and jazz in arrangements for mass choirs. Throughout his career, Cleveland appeared on hundreds of recordings and earned 4 Grammy Awards. He was the first gospel musician to earn a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He was inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame in Dorsey was minister of music and Roberta Martin was pianist for the choir. He strained his vocal cords as a teenager while part of a local gospel group, leaving the distinctive gravelly voice that was his hallmark in his later years.
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CeCe Winans releases statement in response to Witness' call to cancel concert. Calls concert an "assignment from God". A tlanta - Despite a plea from Witness Ministries Executive Director and other former homosexuals, gospel music star CeCe Winans elected to hold her "Throne Room" concert at a homosexual affirming church in metropolitan Atlanta. Winans' tour date will bring her to Victory Church on March 26 where she is scheduled to perform, then hold a "VIP Reception" following.
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