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Gospel Leader Walter Hawkins Dies

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From News, posted 7.12.10 Gospel legend Walter Hawkins has died. He was 61. A songwriter, pastor, and thrilling live performer, Hawkins earned a 1980 Grammy in the Best Gospel Performance, Contemporary or Inspirational field for his hit “The Lord’s Prayer,” while his 1990 album Love Alive III has sold more than one million copies.… Read more...


The Hinsons, Doug Oldham and Richard Smallwood Welcomed to GMA Hall of Fame

From News, posted 12.08.06 The Gospel Music Association Hall of Fame inducted its four newest members Tuesday, Nov. 4 in Nashville. The ceremony, held at the Richland Country Club, honored an elite group of inductees that included BMI artists The Hinsons, Doug Oldham and Richard Smallwood. Read more...


BMI and CCA Finalize WorshipCast License Agreement

From News, posted 10.25.06 BMI and the Church Copyright Administration (CCA), a leader in Christian copyright clearances for six years, have announced a licensing agreement for CCA's Internet license website, WorshipCast License. The licensing agreement allows the CCA to license its members to use BMI's repertoire on its website. … Read more...


For Donald Lawrence, ‘Finale’ Is Just the Beginning

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From MusicWorld, posted 10.05.06 As a songwriter, producer, artist and record executive, Donald Lawrence is one of the gospel music community’s most accomplished talents. Thus far in 2006, he was the most awarded artist at the Stellar Awards, claiming six trophies, and he set chart records with the release of Donald Lawrence Presents Tri-City… Read more...


Trailblazers of Gospel Music Feted at 7th Annual Awards Luncheon

From News, posted 1.25.06 BMI honored the Hawkins Family and Bishop Paul Morton with a "who's who" of gospel music at its 7th Annual Trailblazers of Gospel Music Awards Luncheon in Nashville on January 20. The standing-room-only event was held in conjunction with the 2006 Stellar Awards. … Read more...


BMI Gospel Greats Dominate Stellar Awards

From News, posted 1.25.06 BMI gospel artists were at the top of the winners' list for the 21st Annual Stellar Awards, held January 21 at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville. Hosted by BMI songwriter/artists Vickie Winans, Israel Houghton and Donnie McClurkin, the televised event was highlighted by multiple performances,… Read more...


BMI to Honor Trailblazers of Gospel Music at 7th Annual Luncheon

From News, posted 12.20.05 BMI has announced that The Hawkins Family and Bishop Paul Morton will be honored at the 7th Annual Trailblazers of Gospel Music Awards Luncheon. The invitation-only event, to be held in conjunction with the 2006 Stellar Awards, will take place on January 20, 2006 at Rocketown in… Read more...


GMA Hall of Fame to Welcome BMI Gospel Greats

From News, posted 1.27.05 BMI affiliates Walter Hawkins, Mylon Le Fevre, the Lewis Family and Lou Hildreth are among the honorees set for induction to the GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame on Tuesday, February 22. Joining them in the Hall of Fame will be Evie… Read more...