Gospel legends Kim Burrell and Israel Houghton have been named as hosts of the 13th Annual BMI Trailblazers of Gospel Music Awards Luncheon scheduled for Friday, Jan. 13, 2012 at Rocketown in Nashville.
The invitation-only event will honor Kirk Franklin, the best-selling contemporary gospel artist in SoundScan history, and Pastor Hezekiah Walker, a multiple Grammy-winner and leader of the Love Fellowship Choir. Franklin is one of gospel’s most decorated artists with 20 No. 1 gospel singles, seven Grammys, 37 Stellar Awards, 14 Dove Awards, and six NAACP Image Awards, in addition to sales over 15 million. Walker’s highly influential Love Fellowship Choir has won numerous Grammys and 11 Stellar Awards. He additionally founded the Love Fellowship Tabernacle Church and Hezekiah Walker Ministries in New York and Pennsylvania, and resource centers for congregations all over the country.