CCM artist Carman, Southern Gospel artist Karen Peck Gooch, legendary Gospel family group The Staples Singers, and acclaimed producer Greg Nelson have been announced as the inductees and honorees for the upcoming Gospel Music Association Foundation’s 5th Annual GMA Honors and Hall of Fame Ceremony. The event will take place Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at Lipscomb University’s Allen Arena.
The ceremony also honors individuals and organizations that are impacting our culture both past and present. This year’s honorees include Chonda Pierce for Branches Counseling Center, Bishop Marvin Sapp, Ryan Lampa for People Loving Nashville, and Lipscomb University.
“This year marks our 5th Annual GMA Honors Celebration,” GMA President and Executive Director Jackie Patillo says. “We are delighted to celebrate our deserving inductees and honorees who are true heroes of the faith. Those being inducted into the GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame will forever be acknowledged as musical innovators and the architects of our industry. We are proud to recognize each honoree for their commitment to stretch beyond themselves to make the world a better place.”
Additional performers and presenters will be announced in the coming weeks. Ticket and table sponsorship information can be found at gospelmusichalloffame.org.
Nominees are chosen by GMA’s Hall Of Fame Committee which is comprised of historians and industry leaders from the various gospel music genres. Inductees are selected by 200 electors from across the industry in four categories: CCM, Gospel, Southern Gospel and Non-Performing. Nominees can be submitted year-round for consideration by the public at gospelmusichalloffame.
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