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The global leader in music rights management, brought legends and contemporary stars together to celebrate the careers of gospel giants Daryl Coley and Richard Smallwood at its 15th annual Trailblazers of Gospel Music Awards Luncheon today in Nashville.

The event,  was held at Rocketown,and recognized BMI’s Most-Performed Gospel Song of the Year: “Take Me to the  King,” written by Kirk Franklin and performed by Tamela Mann. The song, pulled from the Tamela’s #1 album Best Days, topped the Billboard gospel chart and achieved crossover success. To help celebrate this astounding achievement, BMI presented Franklin with a video tribute highlighting some of his most precious moments at past Trailblazers luncheons.

1. BMI Trailblazers Luncheon 2014

2. Donnie McClurkin and Erica Campbell

Mary Mary’s Erica Campbell and Donnie McClurkin host the 15th Annual BMI Trailblazers of Gospel Music Awards Luncheon.

3. Ladies Of Refinement

Michelle Williams, Erica Campbell, and BMI Vice President, Writer Publisher Relations Catherine Brewton

4. Donald Lawrence

Donald Lawrence will host of Verizon’s “How Sweet The Sound Choir Competition”. The competition is going into its 6th year in 2014

5. Erica Campbell

The 3rd Season of Mary Mary begins late February.

6. Isaac Carreee and wife

7. Dorinda Clarke Cole

Dorinda had a radio show that is currently on the air.

8. Tamela Mann

Tamela Mann won Stellar Artists of the Year.

9. Marvin Sapp

Marvin Sapp delivered a rousing performance in tribute to Richard Smallwood

10. Richard Smallwood

Richard Smallwood performs at the 15th Annual BMI Trailblazers of Gospel Music Awards Luncheon

11. Kirk Franklin and Tamela Mann

Tamela Mann and Kirk Franklin accept the award for BMI’s Most Performed Song of the Year, “Take Me to the King,” at the 15th Annual BMI Trailblazers of Gospel Music Awards Luncheon, held January 17 in Nashville.

12. Ernest Pugh

Earnest Pugh delivers an inspiring performance in tribute to Daryl Coley

13. Zacardi Cortez

Zacardi Cortez delivers an inspiring performance in tribute to Daryl Coley

14. Tasha Page-Lockhart

Tasha Page-Lockhart delivers an inspiring performance in tribute to Daryl Coley

15. Jason Nelson

Jason Nelson delivers an inspiring performance in tribute to Daryl Coley

16. Latrice Crawford

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