Congratulations to the Dixie Hummingbirds and Dr. Bobby Jones. They joined Dolly Parton, Lari Goss and Michael W. Smith as the latest inductees in the Gospel Music Association (GMA) Gospel Music Hall of Fame.
The ceremony took place in Nashville, Tennessee on Monday, February 2.
Pictured above (L-R) are: GMA Foundation Executive Director Steve Brallier; Inductee Lari Goss; Inductee Lyndon Baines Jones of The Dixie Hummingbirds; Inductee Michael W. Smith; Inductee Dr. Bobby Jones; Inductee Dolly Parton; Ed Harper, chairman of the GMA Foundation Board; GMA President/CEO John W. Styll; Sundray Tucker (daughter of deceased Inductee Ira Tucker of The Dixie Hummingbirds), Inductees Carlton Lewis, William Bright and Torrey Nettles of The Dixie Hummingbirds.
From the GMA Hall of Fame website:
The GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame was established in 1971 and has inducted more than 150 members since its inception, including 2007 inductees Phil Keaggy, The Statler Brothers, The Winans and Joe Moscheo. Previous inductees include Elvis Presley, Mahalia Jackson, Keith Green, Amy Grant, the Blind Boys of Alabama, Andrae Crouch, Sandi Patty, Vestal Goodman, Tennessee Ernie Ford, 2nd Chapter of Acts, The Oak Ridge Boys, Petra, Bill and Gloria Gaither, the Rambos, Evie, Richard Smallwood, Jake Hess, The Lewis Family, Thomas A. Dorsey, the Fairfield Four, Billy Graham and the Jordanaires.
(Photo by Aaron Crisler/GospelMusicUpdate.com)