The Sound of Light: A History of Gospel Music (Paperback)
Don Cusic presents gospel music as part of the history of contemporary Christianity. From the psalms of the early Puritans through the hymns of Isaac Watts and the social activism of the Wesleys, gospel music was established in eighteenth-century America. With the camp meetings songs of the Kentucky Revival and the spirituals and hymns that stemmed from the Civil War and beyond, gospel music grew through the nineteenth century and expanded through new technologies in the twentieth century.
Don Cusic is Professor of Music Business at Belmont University as well as a writer and songwriter in Nashville, Tennessee. He is the author of many books on music and popular culture including Cowboys and the Wild West and Willie Nelson: Lyrics 1957–1994.