Presenting the gospel of Jesus Christ through cutting edge music and images has historically put this community on the outs with the traditionalists in the Church, yet catapulted it to the forefront of the mainstream. Embrace the intriguing stories of Mahalia Jackson, Thomas Dorsey, Edwin Hawkins, The Clark Sisters, Kirk Franklin, Tonex, Brent Jones, Deitrick Haddon, Out Of Eden, The Cross Movement and others who paint a vivid and colorful portrait of being on the edge in Higher Ground: Voices Of Contemporary Gospel Music. The History. The Music. The Ministry. The Testimonies. The Challenges. The Breakthroughs. The Future. The Players. Donnie McClurkin, Mary Mary, Kirk Franklin, Dr. Bobby Jones, Karen Clark Sheard, Vickie Winans, T-Bone, Yolanda Adams, Edwin Hawkins, Gospel Gangstaz, Dorinda Clark-Cole, Virtue, Tonex, Fred Hammond, Brent Jones, Deitrick Haddon, Out of Eden, Albertina Walker, The Cross Movement and many more.