Thursday, January 27, 2011
BILL "HOSS" ALLEN, JOHNNY CASH, DEGARMO & KEY AND THE GOLDEN GATE QUARTET INDUCTED INTO THE GMA HALL OF FAME
NASHVILLE, Tenn—January 26th, 2011 - The GMA Foundation (GMAF) inducted Bill "Hoss" Allen, Johnny Cash, DeGarmo & Key and the Golden Gate Quartet as the newest members into the GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame on Monday, January 24 during a ceremony filled with music, family, friends, and fellow Hall of Fame members at Trinity Music City in Hendersonville, TN.
Those honoring the careers of the new Hall of Fame members were: Trace Adkins, Jeremy Camp, The Fairfield Four, Larry Gatlin, Bobby Jones, Babbie Mason, The Oak Ridge Boys, The Rambos, Ernie Haase & Signature Sound, Russ Taff, TobyMac, and Lee Williams & The Spiritual QC's . The evening was hosted by Larry Gatlin and Chonda Pierce.
The GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame induction ceremony was produced by the GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame committee: Tom Long chairman, Charles Dorris, Ken Harding, Ed Harper, Roger Holmes, Jody Mainello, Brian Mason, Stacy Merida, Judy Nelon, Diane Pearson, Gregory E.l Seneff, and Rick Goodman, executive producer. The ceremony was taped by Trinity Broadcasting Network for future broadcast.
ABOUT THE GMA GOSPEL MUSIC HALL OF FAME
The GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame, established in 1971, has inducted more than 150 members since its inception. Previous inductees include Dolly Parton, Elvis Presley, Mahalia Jackson, Amy Grant, the Statler Brothers, the Winans, the Blind Boys of Alabama, Andrae Crouch, Sandi Patty, Vestal Goodman, Tennessee Ernie Ford, The Oak Ridge Boys, the Blackwood Brothers, Petra, Bill and Gloria Gaither, the Happy Goodman Family, Larry Norman, Pat Boone, Dottie Rambo, Evie, Larry Norman, Richard Smallwood, Jake Hess, The Lewis Family, Thomas A. Dorsey, the Cathedral Quartet, the Fairfield Four, Billy Graham and the Jordanaires. A full list of GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame Inductees is available at gmahalloffame.org