Award-winning journalist Cheryl Wills launches new book, ‘Isn’t Her Grace Amazing,’ A Salute To Gospel Queens

Emmy Award-winning journalist Cheryl Wills launches her new book, Isn’t that his incredible grace! : Women Who Changed Gospel Music.

The book is in honor of 25 legendary gospel queens whose dynamic voices impacted the nation and transformed the genre.

In this stunning coffee table book, Wills recounts gospel legends of the past, while heralding the artists of today in this lavishly illustrated offering filled with in-depth interviews, never-before-seen images, behind-the-scenes stories. , gem finds, and more.

As many women in the gospel industry often go unnoticed and underappreciated for their talents – including songwriting, arranging, conducting, singer development, etc. – Wills’ book allows each of these towering artisans to shine.

Notable names include Queen mothers: Mahalia Jackson, Sallie Martin, Inez Andrews, Albertina Walker, Willie Mae Ford Smith, Sisters in song: The Davis Sisters, the Barrett Sisters, the Clark Sisters, Clara Ward and the Ward Singers, the Drinkard Singers, Melody Architects: Dorothy Love Coates, Dorothy Norwood, Marion Williams, Pastor Shirley Caesar, Roberta Martin, Cross Queens: Aretha Franklin, Rosetta Tharpe, Mavis Staples, CeCe Winans, Mary Mary and she still shouts: Tamela Mann, Dottie Peoples, Tramaine Hawkins, Kim Burrell, Yolanda Adams.

“It’s a great honor to shine a light on the legacy of these extraordinary women who have elevated gospel music, each in their own unique way,” Wills said. “They didn’t just sing a song; they left an indelible mark. Each of these dynamic performers made tremendous personal sacrifices and made no apologies for who they were or where they came from. This is the reason why I wanted to immortalize each of them in this book. Their resilience throughout their extraordinary careers can serve as a testimony and a lesson for all of us.

Get your copy of Isn’t that his incredible grace! : Women Who Changed Gospel Music.

Chery Wills

Cheryl Wills is an Emmy Award-winning reporter and reporter for the National Cable News Network NY1 Spectrum News.

As the first African-American woman to host a prime-time newscast for the cable network, she hosts the Emmy-nominated show live to tenweeknights.

She is also the acclaimed author of a series of books about her family’s transition from slavery to freedom in the United States, including; Die Free: A Heroic Family Tale, The Emancipation of Grandpa Sandy Wills and more.

Cheryl has interviewed some of the world’s most influential people, including the late great writer and activist Maya Angelou.

For more than a decade, she hosted the ESSENCE Festival All-Star Gospel Tribute, an event that honored Cissy Houston, Yolanda Adams, Kirk Franklin, Mary Mary and Bishop TD Jakes, among others.

Isn’t his grace amazing is published by Amistad Press/Harper Collins. For more information, visit Where #HerGraceAmazing #AmistadBooks

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