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Top Gospel and Christian Music Artists Join Hall of Fame Inductees


Amy Grant

Amy Grant

Courtesy of Word Records
Some of today’s most popular Christian and gospel music artists will pay tribute to the newest members of the GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame at a television taping on Tuesday, February 22, 2005. The show, to be held at Trinity Music City in Hendersonville at 7:30 p.m. CT, is open to the public and admission is free. (Doors open at 7:00 p.m.)

Amy Grant, The Oak Ridge Boys, Cece Winans, Newsboys, Rebecca St James, Bill Gaither, The Isaacs, Chonda Pierce and others will be appearing at the GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame TV taping.

The GMA Foundation (GMAF) will induct Walter Hawkins, Mylon Le Fevre, Evie Tornquist, The Lewis Family, Ron Huff, Don Light and Lou Hildreth into the GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame awards show will feauture performances by inductees Hawkins, Le Fevre and Tornquist as well as The Newsboys, Tramaine Hawkins, Richard Smallwood, The Williams Brothers, The Isaacs, Rebecca St. James and Larry Dalton. Also scheduled to appear are Amy Grant, CeCe Winans, Bill Gaither, Tony Brown, The Oak Ridge Boys and Marty Raybon. Comedienne Chonda Pierce will host the GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame ceremonies.

The GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame was established in 1971 and has inducted 125 members since its inception, including Elvis Presley, Mahalia Jackson, Amy Grant, the Blind Boys of Alabama, Andrae Crouch, Tennessee Ernie Ford, The Oak Ridge Boys, Petra, Bill and Gloria Gaither, the Rambos, Thomas A. Dorsey, the Fairfield Four, Billy Graham and the Jordanaires.

Founded in 1964, the 4,500-member GMA is dedicated to exposing, promoting and celebrating the gospel through music. The GMA represents all styles of gospel music including contemporary pop, rock, urban gospel, praise & worship, Southern gospel, country and children’s gospel music. The GMA produces the GMA Music Awardsä, which recognizes achievement in all genres of gospel music and are voted on by members of the GMA.

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