BMI Honors Gospel Songwriters At Vegas Event

Pictured (L-R): BMI President & CEO Mike O’Neill; Assistant Vice President, Creative, LA, Wardell Malloy; Phil Thornton and Norman Gymafi, who accepted the Song of the Year award on behalf of Travis Greene, pose with BMI Vice President, Creative, Atlanta, Catherine Brewton at the 2019 BMI Trailblazers of Gospel Music luncheon at La Cave in Las Vegas, Nevada

BMI recently honored some of Gospel music’s top songwriters as part of the BMI Trailblazers of Gospel Music luncheon on March 28, held at La Cave in Las Vegas. The event was hosted by BMI President & CEO Mike O’Neill as well as VP, Creative/Atlanta Catherine Brewton and Asst. VP, Creative/Los Angeles Wardell Malloy.

Travis Greene’s “You Waited” was honored with Song of the Year.  The event also recognized the ten most-performed BMI Gospel songs in 2018, which included “Change Me” (Thomas “TC” Clay), “Close” (Solomon Edwards, Jr., Aaron Lindsey and Marvin Sapp), “Grace” (Charles Jenkins), “He Promised Me” (Bebe Winans), “Kept by His Grace” (Harry James Johnson), “My World Needs You” (Kirk Franklin), “Pray & Don’t Worry” (Branden Anderson and Rufus Johnson, III) “Won’t He Do It” (Makeba Riddick, Raymond Reginald Murdock, Jr. and Richard Worley Shelton, Jr.) “Work It Out” (Stanley G. Green, Jr., George Allen Jordan and T.J. Simon), and “Your Great Name” (Todd Dulaney).

“BMI is proud to commemorate the artistry and achievements of these incredibly talented songwriters,” said Brewton. “Their music and lyrics have been a pillar of strength and encouragement for many worldwide, and they continue to transform lives through their divinely inspired gifts.”

The BMI Trailblazers Awards at Wynn Las Vegas on Thursday, March 28, 2019, in Las Vegas. Photo: David Becker

The BMI Trailblazers Awards at Wynn Las Vegas on Thursday, March 28, 2019, in Las Vegas. Photo: David Becker

The BMI Trailblazers Awards at Wynn Las Vegas on Thursday, March 28, 2019, in Las Vegas. Photo by David Becker

 

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