26 May 2021 – Franklin, Tenn – Terry Hemmings, President and CEO of Provident Entertainment, has been named a 2020-2021 inductee into the University of Kentucky’s Gatton College Alumni Hall of Fame. This prestigious award honors successful alumni of the Gatton College of Business and Economics and its predecessors, the College of Business and Economics and the College of Commerce.
According to the university, this lifetime award recognizes Gatton alumni who have earned exceptional success within their careers and communities, enhancing the reputation of Gatton College through their outstanding professional achievement, personal accomplishments, and service to their alma mater. The virtual ceremony for all inductees will be held this Thursday, May 27th. Further details can be found here.
“What a tremendous honor to be inducted into the Business School’s Hall of Fame,” Hemmings shares. “Thinking back on my years at the University of Kentucky, there are so many wonderful memories and many friends I am still in close touch with. That experience, along with the exceptional teaching I received, provided many tools that I still use every day of my professional career. I am so grateful to be included in the Hall of Fame alongside the other distinguished alumni and a few friends who have received this honor in past years.”
Terry Hemmings runs Provident Entertainment, a Sony Music Entertainment company, which includes Provident Label Group, RCA Inspiration, Essential Worship, Essential Music Publishing, Provident Films, and Essential Sound. Based in Franklin, Tennessee, Provident Entertainment is home to many of the biggest names in the faith-based music industry including Casting Crowns, Zach Williams, Kirk Franklin, Koryn Hawthorne, Travis Greene, Matt Maher, Marvin Sapp, Matthew West, Elevation Worship, and more.
Hemmings became a CEO at age 27 and has primarily worked in the music industry. He currently serves as Secretary and Treasurer on the Recording Academy’s Board of Trustees. He also sits on their Executive Committee, Membership Committee, and Planning/Governance Committee, and also serves as Chair of the Audit/Finance Committee. As a Leadership Music alum, he serves on boards of the RIAA, Gospel Music Association, and The Gospel Music Trust Fund. In his free time, he enjoys traveling, playing golf, adding to his wine collection, and cheering on the University of Kentucky basketball team.