Gospel Music Hall of Fame

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The Gospel Music Hall of Fame, created in 1972 by the Gospel Music Association, is a Hall of Fame dedicated exclusively to recognizing meaningful contributions by individuals and groups in all forms of gospel music.


This is an incomplete list of those inducted into the GMA's Gospel Music Hall of Fame, listed alphabetically with the year of induction. Many of these were honored posthumously for their contribution in gospel music.



Special inductees[edit]

Billy Graham was inducted to the Gospel Music Hall of Fame in 1999 for providing a platform to many Christian artists through the Billy Graham events. These artists include: Michael W. Smith, Amy Grant, Sandi Patty, Larnelle Harris, Steven Curtis Chapman, dc Talk, Jars of Clay. Others associated with Graham's ministries are also inductees: George Beverly Shea (soloist of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Team); Cliff Barrows (music director and choirmaster for all Billy Graham Evangelistic Campaigns); Ralph Carmichael (producer for the music in Billy Graham films such as "Mr. Texas", "For Pete's Sake", "The Restless Ones", and "His Lane"); and singers Ethel Waters and Stuart Hamblen.

See also[edit]



  • ″International Gospel Music Hall of Fame″, in W. K. McNeil, Encyclopedia of American Gospel Music, Taylor & Francis, 2013, pages 193-196.
  • Dana Lackey, ″Gospel Music Hall of Fame and Museum″, in African American Family, June 2004.
  • Marylynn G. Ewitt, ″Gospel Music Hall of Fame and Museum with Sing Praises″, in The Oakland Press, December 13, 1998.

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