During Black History month, DetroitGospel.com asked our visitors to give us the names of Detroiters whom they feel have contributed to the rich heritage of gospel music in our great city.
We the staff of DetroitGospel.com would like honor these individuals and say thanks to all whom have contributed to the heritage of gospel music in Detroit and those who participated in the survey.
Here are the honorees who received the most votes:

  1. Mattie Moss-Clark
  2. Thomas Whitfield
  3. The Clark Sisters
  4. Aretha Franklin
  5. Rev. Charles H. Nicks, Jr.

Here are other notables who received votes – The Rance Allen Group, Rev. C.L. Franklin, Chris Jones, The Winans, Vanessa Bell Armstrong, Charles Craig, Fred Hammond, David Gough, Rev. James Moore, Bill Moss & The Celestials, Larry Robinson, Rev. Edgar L. Vann, Mom & Pop Winans, Dorgan Needom, and Rev. Donald Vails.