The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame recognizes gospel music as the foundation for other musical genres during the ” Rock My Soul Gospel Music Celebration” Honoring Gospel Music legend, Kirk Franklin.
Kirk Franklin will perform along with various Gospel artists including Fred Hammond, Donnie McClurkin, and church ensembles from across Cleveland.
Gospel music was the core for all African-American music and family values in the early 1900′s. It has long since been considered a fundamental American art form. During those times, almost every family member had to learn music through the church. It was eventually engrained into the young minds of the time and became the reference point for all other music, including jazz, rhythm and blues, and soul.