Gospel Music Heritage Month Returns This September




The greatest names in gospel music will be featured on-air, online and on-demand as Gospel Music Channel (GMC) celebrates National Gospel Music Heritage Month across multiple platforms this September. (See last year’s coverage at National Gospel Music Heritage Month Begins Today.)
GMC highlights include concerts and documentaries featuring Al Green (Sept. 27, 8pm), Dr. Bobby Jones (Sept. 27, 9 pm), the world television premiere of Smokie Norful Live (Sept. 20, 9pm), the GMC premieres of How Sweet the Sound (Sept 13, 8pm), the Verizon-sponsored search for the best church choir in America, hosted by Donald Lawrence and the dazzling concert film Gospel (Sept. 13, 9pm) featuring James Cleveland, Walter Hawkins and Shirley Caesar; special Saturday night-long tributes to the biggest names in contemporary Gospel/Christian music including Third Day (Sept. 5), Michael W. Smith (Sept. 12), tobyMac (Sept. 19) and Kirk Franklin (Sept. 26); a special encore of the 2009 Stellar Awards (Sept. 6, 8 pm) and much more.
For the second consecutive year, GMC joined with the United States Senate and the House of Representatives to create the “National Gospel Music Heritage Month” initiative. The dual legislation passed by the House and the Senate designates September 2009 as “Gospel Music Heritage Month,” honoring gospel music for its valuable and long-standing contributions to American culture. The initiative was created by the Gospel Music Channel; joining GMC as sponsors of “Gospel Music Heritage Month” are The Recording Academy┬«, the Gospel Music Association (GMA), the Gospel Music Workshop of America (GMWA) and The Stellar Awards.
More details at National Gospel Music Heritage Month returns this September; GMC honors Third Day, Michael W. Smith

Gospel Music Heritage Month honors a true American art form for its vast contributions to our culture, bringing a message of hope and inspiration to people of all racial, ethnic and religious backgrounds. People are encouraged to celebrate Gospel Music Heritage Month by attending concerts, events, watching and listening to gospel music, learning and reading about gospel music and more.
Also see:
2008 National Gospel Music Heritage Month Begins Today
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