Ronald W. Winans

Ronald W. Winans

Birth
Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, USA
Death 17 Jun 2005 (aged 48)
Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, USA
Burial Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, USA
Memorial ID 11276338 · View Source
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Gospel Singer. He was the oldest member of what was considered the first family of Contemporary Gospel music that were credited for propelling the medium to secular and mainstream acclaim. Ronald Winans sang on five Grammy-winning albums with his brothers Marvin, Carvin and Michael as The Winans. They were discovered by Grammy-winning gospel singer Andrae Crouch when they were performing as a gospel quartet, which led them to being produced by Crouch for their first album in 1981 titled, "Introducing The Winans." Later, their siblings Benjamin and Priscilla would make big names for themselves as the gospel act BeBe and CeCe Winans. Even Ronald's parents recorded as "Mom and Pop Winans." The Winans gained fame singing religious songs, but their music was tinged with the sounds of contemporary R&B, which annoyed some gospel traditionalists. Their danceable beats and lyrics put the Bible in layman's terms. The group pushed the musical boundaries of gospel, signing with Quincy Jones' Qwest Records and teaming with urban producers Teddy Riley and R. Kelly. Ronald Winans released his final CD, a live recording titled "A Celebration," earlier in 2005.The group was inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame and Museum in 2001.

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  • Originally Created by: GoldBootGA
  • Added: 1 Jul 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 11276338
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ronald W. Winans (30 Jun 1956–17 Jun 2005), Find A Grave Memorial no. 11276338, citing Woodlawn Cemetery, Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .