BET recently taped its 2 hour special ” Celebration of Gospel- Keeping The Faith” annual event and it promises to be a great show.
Celebration of Gospel is in its 11th year and Steve Harvey will be returning as host. This year’s theme is “Keeping The Faith”.
The special will include special tributes to gospel music legends Bishop Walter Hawkins and Albertina Walker.
The performers for Celebration of Gospel 2011 are: Kirk Franklin, Chaka Khan, Kim Burrell Faith Evans, Vashawn Mitchell,Mary Mary, Kelly Price,Jessica Reedy,El Debarge, James Fortune & FIYA Earnest Pugh, Smokie Norful,The Rance Allen Group,Beverly Crawford, Dr. Bobby Jones
BET will be giving gospel music fans a chance to “Take The Stage” by uploading a video of themselves singing their version of gospel song “Pass Me Not O Gentle Saviour”. For the first time the show enters the digital zone. Videos will be used to create a gospel digital choir Other special appearances include Bishop TD Jakes and actors Hill Harper and Keith David.
The show will air on BET on January 30, 2011.