To listen to gospel music online, fans can tune in to the Christian Broadcasting Network's gospel radio station. Alternatively, people can hear many gospel artists at Live365's "BlackGospel Radio" station, based in Philadelphia.
Gospel music is an American musical genre related to blues music. The use of the term "gospel" in relation to music dates back to 1874, when Philip Bliss published "Gospel Songs," a collection of religious songs featuring a simpler vocal style than that of traditional hymns. In the 1920s and 1930s, the widespread adoption of radio contributed to great growth in the popularity of gospel artists. Though black and white gospel are differing genres, gospel music as a whole finds its roots in African-American religious music.