GMA GOSPEL MUSIC HALL OF FAME

GMA GOSPEL MUSIC HALL OF FAME - JANUARY 24, 2011
Trace Adkins leads an all-star finale at the GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony.
photo by Kurt Heinecke / The Judy Nelon Group

NASHVILLE, Tenn—January 26th, 2011The 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.

GMA GOSPEL MUSIC HALL OF FAME
Hosts Larry Gatlin and Chonda Pierce.
photo by Kurt Heinecke / The Judy Nelon Group

GMA GOSPEL MUSIC HALL OF FAME JANUARY 24, 2011
Clyde Wright accepts induction for his group, The Golden Gate Quartet, based in Paris, France.
photo by Kurt Heinecke / The Judy Nelon Group

GMA GOSPEL MUSIC HALL OF FAME
The Fairfield Four performs during the induction of The Golden Gate Quartet.
photo by Kurt Heinecke / The Judy Nelon Group


Ernie Haase & Signature Sound perform during the induction of The Golden Gate Quartet.
photo by Kurt Heinecke / The Judy Nelon Group

BILL
Russ Taff performs during the induction of Bill “Hoss” Allen.
photo by Kurt Heinecke / The Judy Nelon Group

Lee Williams & The Spiritual QC's
Lee Williams & The Spiritual QC’s perform during the induction of Bill “Hoss” Allen.
photo by Kurt Heinecke / The Judy Nelon Group

GMA GOSPEL MUSIC HALL OF FAME
Bebe Evans, center, accepts the induction on behalf of her late father, Bill “Hoss” Allen.
photo by Kurt Heinecke / The Judy Nelon Group

GMA GOSPEL MUSIC HALL OF FAME
Jeremy Camp performs during the induction of DeGarmo & Key.
photo by Kurt Heinecke / The Judy Nelon Group

GMA GOSPEL MUSIC HALL OF FAME JANUARY 24, 2011
Dana Key’s widow Anita, presenter Bob Farrell, Eddie DeGarmo, Tommy Cathey, and Greg Morrow.
photo by Kurt Heinecke / The Judy Nelon Group

GMA GOSPEL MUSIC HALL OF FAME JANUARY 24 2011
Trace Adkins performs during the induction of Johnny Cash.
photo by Kurt Heinecke / The Judy Nelon Group

GMA GOSPEL MUSIC HALL OF FAME INDUCTION CEREMONY JANUARY 24, 2011
John Carter Cash accepts induction for his father Johnny Cash while presenters, The Oak Ridge Boys, look on.
photo by Kurt Heinecke / The Judy Nelon Group

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

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