Commissioned Set for GMA Hall of Fame Induction

The GMA (Gospel Music Association) has announced the 7th Annual GMA Honors and Hall of Fame Induction will take place on Wednesday, May 6th in Nashville, Tennessee.  The 2020 Hall of Fame inductees include Commissioned (Gospel), 4Him (CCM), Bill Hearn (non-performing), and The Isaacs (Southern Gospel). The 2020 honorees are Chris Tomlin for Angel Armies, Steve Moore for The Shalom Foundation, Wes Campbell and Dave Wagner for Thriving Children’s Foundation (TCA), and Willie Moore Jr. for Bethany Christian Services. Presenters and performers will be announced in the coming weeks. For table and ticket information, please click here.

The GMA Honors & Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony supports the preservation efforts and educational programs of the GMA Foundation. The event also celebrates current individuals and organizations within the Gospel music arena that are making considerable contributions to the world through their humanitarian efforts, as well as their talents.

“The GMA is humbled to have an evening such as this to honor our industry’s leaders and innovators,” shares GMA President and Executive Director, Jackie Patillo. “We continue to be in awe of how gracious each and every one of these recipients are in sharing their talent and philanthropy around the globe.”

Co-head of Nashville’s CAA Office and Chair of GMA Honors, John Huie, says, “It has been an honor to help facilitate these special gatherings year after year. I love being reminded of the amazing impact our community has on the lives of so many.”

This honor for Commissioned builds on an incredible amount of momentum for the group whose 2019 one-time reunion sparked a national tour and appearance at the Super Bowl Gospel Celebration. Originally from Detroit, Michigan, six men (Fred Hammond, Mitchell Jones, Keith Staten, Karl Reid, Michael Brooks, and Michael Williams) formed a group in 1982. This group would be deemed as the most successful gospel band of the 1990s, known for their soulful performances and evangelistic fervor. By blending Gospel, soul, R&B, and funk with a positive spiritual message and slick production techniques, the band immediately shot to the forefront of the gospel scene. Joined by Marvin Sapp in 1991, the group has influenced the sound of contemporary gospel, praise & worship, and R&B groups including Boyz II Men, 112, and countless others.

For over 40 years, the GMA Foundation has honored well-deserving individuals and groups through an annual induction ceremony into the GMA Music Hall of Fame.  Artists are eligible for inclusion in the GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame after 25 years of participation in music and ministry. The GMA Hall of Fame Committee that is comprised of historians and industry leaders from the various gospel music genres chooses nominees. Inductees are selected by electors across the industry in four categories:  CCM, Gospel, Southern Gospel and Non-Performing. Nominees can be submitted for consideration year round by the public at www.gospelmusichalloffame.org.

Congratulations to all of this year’s honorees.

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