The GMA (Gospel Music Association) announces today the date of the inaugural GMA Honors Ceremony to be held on Tuesday, April 29 at Lipscomb University’s Allen Arena. The event celebrates those being inducted into the GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame as well as individuals and organizations that are impacting our culture globally both past and present. Michael W. Smith and Amy Grant are the first performers announced for the ceremony, with more to be added.
The GMA will induct producer Brown Bannister, The Gaither Vocal Band, Take 6 and posthumously Rich Mullins, writer of “Awesome God,” into the GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame. The first ever Honors recipients includeAmbassador Dr. Bobby Jones, International praise and worship leader Don Moen, tour pastor Michael Guido and world-renowned non-profit organizations Show Hope and World Vision.
Individual tickets or full tables are available for purchase, which include dinner service with our honorees and guests. Contact the GMA office at Service@gospelmusic.org
General admission tickets are also available for purchase online HERE.
John Huie, CAA and Co-Chair of GMA Honors states, “The idea was to expand the GMA induction ceremony to include many talented artists and organizations that are making a substantial contribution through Christian music. Although this is the first year for GMA Honors we are getting a lot of strong industry support.”
“The GMA Foundation is charged with observing our gospel music history and its trailblazers,” says Jackie Patillo, Executive Director of GMA. “We have looked at all of our events with the desire to better serve our music community. I am grateful to John Huie, Gary Glover and
Jay Powers, the Co-Chairs of GMA Honors, for their vision and labor of love, along with Jamie Shanklandand the Lipscomb production team and Salem communication for their media partnership. Together we have retooled this event and it is going to be a very memorable evening.”
Note that Bobby has hosted one of the longest running tv shows on the air “Bobby Jones Gospel”. This week he released his latest cd ‘Rejoice With Me’ which features the hit lead single featuring Faith Evans.
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