BMI Celebrates Black History Month with the Trailblazers of Gospel Music and Chair Susan Davenport Austin’s “In Black America” Interview on NPR

Posted in MusicWorld on February 13, 2013
Susan Davenport Austin
Susan Davenport Austin

African American songwriters and composers have significantly contributed to all of the genres that BMI represents from jazz to pop, rock, hip-hop, classical, R&B, urban, and every other type of music there is. This month BMI is proud to recognize Black History Month in February’s MusicWorld Online by celebrating some of the year-round achievements of BMI’s Trailblazers of Gospel Music Honorees Edwin Hawkins, Lady Tramaine Hawkins, and Kurt Carr, and our Chair, Susan Davenport Austin’s interview on National Public Radio’s “In Black America”. Listen to the podcast here.


Pictured: 2013 Trailblazer honorees Edwin Hawkins, Lady Tramaine Hawkins and Kurt Carr pause for a photo at the 14th Annual BMI Trailblazers of Gospel Music Awards Luncheon, held Friday, January 18 in Nashville