You may know her from her famous hit single R.E.S.P.E.C.T but Aretha Franklin has always been a gospel music singer. Last night she was recognized for her contribution to gospel music at the 2012 GMA Gospel Music Awards Show at the Trinity Music City Auditorium in Hendersonville, Tennessee.
Gospel music has always been a favorite of mine and so I thought I would share with you the story from Christianity Today and share with you one the more popular gospel music songs that she performed.
Aretha Franklin Singing Gospel Music.
Legendary singer Aretha Franklin was last night inducted into the GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame.
Joining her in the list of this year’s inductees are Dallas Holm, The Hoppers, Rex Humbard, Ricky Skaggs and Love Song.
They were officially inducted during a ceremony at the Trinity Music City Auditorium in Hendersonville, Tennessee.
The evening was hosted by Jason Crabb and Jaci Velasquez. Michael W Smith, The Isaacs and Jamie Grace were among the artists who joined the ceremony to honour the inductees.
Jackie Patillo, Executive Director of the Gospel Music Association and President of the Gospel Music Foundation said: “It is great to see our Christian and gospel music communities come together to pay tribute to this year’s GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame inductees.
“It is an honour to recognise our trailblazers and remind the world of the people God has used to spread the gospel through music.”
More than 150 artists have been inducted to the GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame since its inception in 1971. They include Johnny Cash, Dolly Parton, Elvis Presley, Amy Grant, The Winans, Andrae Crouch and Sandi Patty.
What are some of your favorite gospel music singers?
I am always curious. I come from a certain background which makes my tastes in music quite varied. I like to hear what ministers to other Christians in the way of gospel music. So share with me what artists or songs you like. You might just share something with me I have never heard before. That would be awesome! So, besides Aretha Franklin, leave me a comment below about your favorite gospel music singers.