Sacred music has always been part of the fabric of life in Georgia. Georgians B.F. White and E.J. King compiled and published the first Sacred Heart hymnal, which was instrumental in preserving shape note singing traditions. Dr. Thomas A. Dorsey helped shape Black gospel music, which has influenced so many other American music styles. Pioneering Southern Gospel artists and groups from Georgia include The HarmoneersHovie Lister and the StatesmenThe LeFevres and Wendy Bagwell and the Sunliters. Georgia artists who top the charts in Gospel and Contemporary Christian music include Tasha CobbsCasting CrownsJamie Grace, Lecrae, Third Day and Chris Tomlin.

Below, use the itinerary to find festivals and more points of interest, and listen to music by local artists in the "Our Gospel Picks" playlist.

  • Thomas A. Dorsey Birthplace Choir

    Based in Villa Rica, this choir of 40 travels extensively, paying tribute to Dr. Dorsey and continuing the legacy of gospel music.

Gospel - Georgia Music

Our Gospel Picks

  • (There'll Be) Peace In The Valley

    Thomas A. Dorsey, R. H. Harris

    Precious Lord Recordings Of The Great Gospel Songs Of Thomas A. Dorsey
  • Heaven's Homecoming Day


    The Bristol Transcriptions
  • Back to the Dust

    The Statesmen quartet, Hovie Lister

    The Happy Sound of the Statesmen Quartet with Hovie Lister
  • On the Jericho Road

    The LeFevres

    Bibletone: Best of the Lefevres, Vol. 1
  • On the Wings of a Dove

    Wendy Bagwell, The Sunliters

    Gospel Music Hall of Fame Series - Wendy Bagwell and The Sunliters - 12 Songs of Faith
  • When the Rapture Come

    Harmony Harmoneers

    New Home
  • Feels Good To Be Free

    Karen Peck & New River

    The Best Of Karen Peck And New River
  • How Great Is Our God

    Chris Tomlin

    How Great Is Our God: The Essential Collection
  • Beautiful Day

    Jamie Grace

    Ready to Fly
  • All I Need Is You


  • Blessings

    Laura Story

  • Break Every Chain - Live

    Tasha Cobbs Leonard

    20 #1's Gospel
  • Come Together

    Third Day

    Come Together
  • This Little Light of Mine

    The Freedom Singers

    Sing For Freedom: The Story of the Civil Rights Movement Through Its Songs
  • Desire For Piety

    B.F. White, Wiregrass Sacred Harp Singers

    Desire for Piety: Songs from the B. F. White Sacred Harp