Rev. Al Green will be honored; Michael W. Smith will induct the late Vestal Goodman and Dottie Rambo will induct Sandi Patty at a television taping of the GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame Awards Show on Wednesday, February 11. Pat Boone and Word Recording Artist Kristy Starling are among the other artists scheduled to appear live at the taping. The show, to be held at Trinity Music City in Hendersonville at 7 p.m., is open to the public and admission is free.
Boone is hosting the GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame one-hour television taping for broadcast on TBN later this month. For the formal ceremonies, The GMA will induct Green, Patty, BMI President/CEO Frances W. Preston and the recently deceased Vestal Goodman into the GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame. In addition to tribute musical performances for each inductee, Smith will lead an all-star finale performance.
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.
Trinity Music City, USA is located at One Music Village Blvd, Hendersonville, TN 37075, 18 miles north of Nashville. For directions, please contact Trinity Music City’s 24-hour Information Line at (615) 826-9191.
Founded in 1964, the 4,500-member Gospel Music Association (www.gospelmusic.org) 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 Dove Awardsä, which recognizes achievement in all genres of gospel music. The GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame is a program of the GMA Foundation.