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The Journal of Gospel Music garnered its first competitive award on Saturday, September 4, when it received the Gospel Internet Promotion & Marketing Group of the Year Award from the Rhythm of Gospel Awards.

The 13th annual Rhythm of Gospel Awards was held at the Guesthouse at Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee.

Bob Marovich, founder and editor-in-chief of the Journal of Gospel Music, expresses his heartfelt thanks to Dr. Mark Rogers and the Rhythm of Gospel Awards team and to those who voted for the site. It’s especially meaningful coming from an organization that, like the Journal, supports the efforts of independent gospel artists worldwide.

The Journal of Gospel Music was founded in July 2004 as The Black Gospel Blog and was renamed on its tenth anniversary. Since its founding, the Journal has published more than 4,800 entries covering all aspects and varieties of gospel music.

It’s the second ROG Award Marovich has received; in 2018, his radio show, “Gospel Memories,” on WLUW-FM Chicago, was named Gospel TV/Radio Show of the Year.


  1. Suzette Arnold September 6, 2021 at 9:12 pm - Reply

    Congratulations on your Rhythm of Gospel award

    • Bob Marovich September 7, 2021 at 1:39 am - Reply

      Thank you, Suzette – I hope you are doing well!

  2. johnny ruffin jr September 7, 2021 at 12:47 pm - Reply

    congratulations on your award. God bless you.

    • Bob Marovich September 7, 2021 at 2:58 pm - Reply

      Thank you, Johnny – great meeting you and hearing you sing at ROG and congratulations to you also!

  3. MonaLisa Brown September 7, 2021 at 5:20 pm - Reply

    Congratulations! Keep up the good work.

    • Bob Marovich September 11, 2021 at 7:17 pm - Reply

      Thank you, MonaLisa!

  4. Cynthia Taylor September 10, 2021 at 11:02 am - Reply

    RIP to our Gospel warriors we thank you Heavenly Father Jehovah God for your Messagers.
    To Anthony Brown thank you for all you gospel Music for you message word of God we thank you to reach the youth God bless you and a lot of our Gospel singers I want to truly thank Mr Fred Hammond for he not just preach through music he preach the word through his heart and soul be blessed keep teaching and loving to all.

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Written by : Bob Marovich

Bob Marovich is a gospel music historian, author, and radio host. Founder of Journal of Gospel Music blog (formally The Black Gospel Blog) and producer of the Gospel Memories Radio Show.