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2017 GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame inductees and honorees announced

The GMA (Gospel Music Association) Foundation has revealed its inductees and honorees for the annual GMA Honors Celebration set for Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at Lipscomb University’s Allen Arena. This year’s inductees include award-winning CCM artist Steve Green; Gospel legend Yolanda Adams; Southern Gospel group Gold City Quartet and legendary management team and founders of Reunion Records, Michael Blanton and Dan Harrell.

The event also honors individuals and organizations that are impacting our culture both past and present. 2017’s honorees include Amy Grant for Helping Hands, Dr. Shirley Caesar for Shirley Caesar Outreach Ministries, Compassion International and Natalie Grant for Hope for Justice. Performers and presenters will be announced in the coming weeks. Read full bios for the inductees and honorees here.
Gospel Music Hall of Fame names honorees
 “The Gospel Music Association is proud to celebrate this year’s Hall of Fame inductees and to recognize the philanthropy of our worthy honorees,” said GMA president Jackie Patillo in a press release. “GMA Honors is a great opportunity for our music community to come together and commemorate our trailblazers as well as those who are giving back to help make life better for others.”

Artists are eligible for inclusion in the GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame after 25 years of participation in music and ministry. Nominees are chosen by GMA’s Hall Of Fame Committee which is comprised of historians & 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.

The event also celebrates current individuals and organizations within the gospel music community that are making significant contributions to the world through their humanitarian efforts as well as their talents. For ticket and table sponsor information, visit  www.gospelmusichalloffame.org.  
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Sarah Hearn is Editor-in-Chief of PositivelyGospel.com, founded in 2011. The site was recently named among Feedspot's Top Gospel and Christian Music Websites.  Sarah is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists and the Gospel Music Association.
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