Gospel musicians can traces their origins back to the 17th century. Gospel songs are usually vocal-centric with Christian lyrics but can also include other instruments such as piano, guitar and drums.
The genre overall is very aesthetic and is often played for general entertainment, ceremonies or other religious purposes. Christian gospel music can be heard at church services and on Christian radio stations. Christian gospel music creates feelings of positivity and joy in the listener because of its spiritual lyrics and soulful melodies.