Thanks to former President Jimmy Carter, Black Music Month has been celebrated every June since its inception in 1979. In honor of the legacy and future of African American Music, gospel artists Percy Bady, Jonathan Butler, David M. Edwards, Tamela Mann, Dottie Peoples, and Bryan Popin share how African American Music has impacted their lives. Check out their thoughts on this historical month!
“To me, more than any other style of music, it is birthed from life’s hurt, life’s pain and everything in between. It is felt, not just played, and not just listened to. It is what first inspired me to do music and what always drives me to make sure my heart is behind every note I play or sing.”