The event celebrates current individuals and organizations within the Gospel music arena that are making considerable contributions to the world through their humanitarian efforts, as well as their talents.
Benson III also played a key role in leading the gospel music industry as a member of the GMA Board of Directors, serving as treasure and a two-year term as president of the GMA in 1978-80.
Edwin Hawkins will take his rightful place in music history as the man whose inspired choral visions motivated millions to turn their thoughts to matters spiritual by introducing them to the world of gospel. Actually, it was while serving as the organist and choir director for the Ephesians Church of God in Christ in Berkeley, Calif., that a young Hawkins recorded his first “live” album.
Singing in church since the age of four, Chicago-born Albertina Walker had already been a member of a number of choirs and touring gospel groups by the time she organized her own group in 1951 at the age of 22.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – (February 17, 2015) – The GMA (Gospel Music Association) announces today the date of the second annual GMA Honors set for Tuesday, May 5th at Lipscomb University’s Allen Arena. The GMA Honors event celebrates gospel music trailblazers being inducted into the GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame and gives honor to individuals and organizations that are impacting our culture globally both past and present. Performers and presenters will be announced in the coming weeks.