Posts Tagged ‘BMI Trailblazer’s Gospel Music Awards’

BMI Announces 2016 Honorees

Friday, November 20th, 2015

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The BMI Trailblazers of Gospel Music Awards have announced it’s honorees for the year and it will no doubt put a premium on what is already one of the most sought after tickets of the year.  2016 marks the year that BMI will celebrate the contributions of two of gospel’s most prolific duos – Bebe and Cece Winans and Mary Mary.  The event will take place on Saturday, January 16, 2016 at Atlanta’s Rialto Center for the Arts. This is the second year the event has taken place separate from it’s longstanding annual date during Stellar Award weekend.  Headed up by BMI’s Catherine Brewton (Vice President, Writer/Publisher Relations) the Trailblazers of Gospel Music Awards will host gospel music’s premier songwriters, recording artists and music industry executives, as well as the genre’s legends.  BMI will also announce the Most Performed Gospel Song of the Year at the ceremony.

Daryl Coley & Richard Smallwood Feted at BMI Trailblazers Luncheon

Saturday, January 18th, 2014

BMI Pres nemThe Gospel music industry gathered en masse as Broadcast Music, Incorporated  (BMI) celebrated the music and ministry of Daryl Coley and Richard Smallwood at its 15th annual Trailblazers of Gospel Music Awards Luncheon. Kirk Tam BMI

Donnie McClurkin was joined this year by Erica Campbell (Mary Mary) as  hosts for the luncheon, along with Del Bryant, BMI President and Catherine Brewton, BMI Vice President, Writer/Publisher Relations, Atlanta.  During the celebration, BMI honored Kirk Franklin for penning “Take Me to the King,”  BMI’s Most-Performed Gospel Song of the Year performed by Tamela Mann and appearing on her Billboard chart topping Best Days CD.

 

The musicDonnie and Ericaal tributes were phenomenal and included presentations from  Zacardi Cortez (“Jesus Saves”), Tasha Page-Lockhart (“He’s Preparing Me”), Earnest Pugh (“More Like Jesus”), Floyd Wilkinson (“II Chronicles”), Beverly Crawford (“Can’t Tell It All”) and Jason Nelson (“Sovereign”). Serving as the event’s triumphant finale, the charismatic songs of Richard Smallwood were then celebrated with dynamic performances by Yolanda Adams (“ Total Praise”/“I Love The Lord”), Anaysha Figueroa-CooDaryl BMIper and Timiney Figueroa (“Angel Watching Over Me”), Y’Anna Crawley (“He Won’t Leave You”), Dorinda Clark Cole (“What He’s Done For Me”), Donnie McClurkin (“Jesus Lover of My Soul”/“Center of My Joy”) and Marvin Sapp (“Healing”).

Tramaine, Edwin Hawkins and Kurt Carr Receive BMI Top Honors

Friday, November 16th, 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lady Tramaine Hawkins confirmed via Twitter and Facebook that she is among the honorees for the 2013 BMI Trailblazers of Gospel Music Awards Luncheon held during Stellar Awards Weekend in Nashville, Tennessee.  Sharing BMI top honors with Tramaine are  Edwin Hawkins, widely regarded as one of the fathers of contemporary gospel music and noted singer/songwriter and master producer Kurt Carr.

Kim Burrell & Israel Houghton Will Host The 13th Annual BMI Trailblazers of Gospel Music Awards!

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

Kim Burrell and Israel Houghton will host the 13th annual BMI Trailblazer’s of Gospel Music Awards, which will be held in Nashville, Tennessee on January 13th. The BMI awards honors those in Gospel music that have served as trailblazers.  This year’s honorees are Hezekiah Walker and Kirk Franklin. They have definitely blazed a trail in different ways within the Gospel music genre. Kirk Franklin has revolutioned Gospel in the realm of traditonal and contemporary styles, and Hezekiah Walker has shown his astounding ability to produce hit after hit with the choir sound. Congratulations to Kirk Franklin and Hezekiah Walker! It’s sure to be a great event.