The Gospel Music Association (GMA) Foundation has announced its inductees and honorees for this year’s annual GMA Honors Celebration. Congratulations to award winning vocalist and gospel music pioneer Yolanda Adams who is among the Class of 2017 Inductees into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame.
Adams is a four-time Grammy Award winner whose career spans three decades and has produced timeless hits such as “Be Blessed”, “Victory”, “The Battle Is The Lord’s”, and countless others. Her breakout 1999 release titled Mountain High, Valley Low produced the crossover hit “Open My Heart”, along with classics such as “In The Midst Of It All”, “That Name”, and “Yeah”. That project opened her to a mainstream audience and earned Adams her first Grammy Award. Since then she’s performed at the White House, the Grammy Awards, Essence Fest, The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, and other incredible venues.
The Class of 2017 also includes award-winning CCM artist Steve Green; world-class 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. This year’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.
The GMA Honors Celebration takes place on May 9 at the Allen Arena on the campus of Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN.
For more information, including ticket purchases, visit the website www.gospelmusichalloffame.org.