BMI Hosts GMA Songwriter Showcase

Posted in News on April 20, 2000

In celebration of Gospel Music Week, BMI hosted the GMA�s Songwriter Showcase, an event which brought together the past year�s top gospel songwriters and the top songs in six genres of gospel music. A highlight of the evening was the presentation by CCM Magazine of a Songwriter of the Decade award to nine-time Dove Songwriter of the Year Steven Curtis Chapman.

Songwriter Showcase committee members congratulated those honored writers after the performance at Nashville�s Renaissance Hotel: (l to r) BMG Music�s Joe Shell, Word-Idea�s Cindy Wilt, songwriter Brent Bourgeois, BMI�s Mark Mason, songwriter and showcase host Steven Curtis Chapman, BMI�s Joyce Rice, songwriter Bob Herdman of Audio Adrenaline, songwriters Gerald Crabb, Robert White Johnson and Joe Beck, Poor Richard�s Richard Headen, Brentwood-Benson�s Holly Zabka, EMI-CMP�s Rick Cua, and Centergy�s Niles Borop.

Photo by Richard Crichton