BMI Gathers

Posted in News on February 8, 2000
BMI honored eight "trailblazers of gospel music" during a star-studded luncheon in Atlanta as part of the festivities surrounding the Stellar Awards. Those saluted at the event, which was hosted by BMI's Thomas Cain and Catherine Brewton at Justin's, were gospel music greats Kirk Franklin, Fred Hammond, Dr. Bobby Jones, Vicki Mack-Lataillade, Richard Smallwood, Albertina Walker, and BeBe & CeCe Winans.

Honorees Fred Hammond, Kirk Franklin and Dr. Bobby Jones Honoree Albertina Walker (seated) with BMI's Catherine Brewton, Vickie Winans, and BMI's Thomas Cain "Virtue" in special performance: Heather Trotter, Ngelle Sumter, Karima Kibble and Ebony Trotter BMI's Catherine Brewton (far left) and Thomas Cain (far right) with members of the Winans family, who accepted for BeBe and CeCe: Carvin Winans III, Michael Winans, Carvin L. Winans, Juan Winans, and Marvin Winans. Richard Smallwood (center) accepts a Special Citation of Achievement, recognizing his outstanding contributions to the world of gospel music, from BMI's Catherine Brewton and Thomas Cain. Photos by Shelia Turner