International Gospel Music Hall of Fame and Museum Announces 2005 Inductees

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Aretha Franklin, Rev. F.C. Barnes, Luther Barnes & The Sunset Jubilaires, John P. Kee, Rev. Timothy Wright, Bishop Paul S. Morton, Rev. Dr. Lawrence C. Roberts and Dr. Myles Munroe are this year?s inductees to the International Gospel Music Hall of Fame and Museum.

We have also been broadcasting the 2004 Induction Special, which has increased awareness of the contributions made to gospel music by so many individuals and groups over the years. The reach of gospel music is truly global, and it is gratifying to see its influence grow.

Aretha Franklin, Rev. F.C. Barnes, Luther Barnes & The Sunset Jubilaires, John P. Kee, Rev. Timothy Wright, Bishop Paul S. Morton, Rev. Dr. Lawrence C. Roberts and Dr. Myles Munroe are this year's inductees into the International Gospel Music Hall of Fame and Museum.

The 2005 inductees, nominated from around the world and selected by the IGMHFM board, were announced by founder David Gough in a guest appearance on the TCT Network February 18. Brief bios of all inductees can be found on the organization's Web site, http://www.igmhf.org. Inductee news will also be posted on GospelCity.com, BlackGospelPromo.com. and DetroitGospel.com

"We had our largest-ever online voter turnout this year," said Gough. "We have also been broadcasting the 2004 Induction Special, which has increased awareness of the contributions made to gospel music by so many individuals and groups over the years. The reach of gospel music is truly global, and it is gratifying to see its influence grow."

The International Gospel Music Hall of Fame and Museum celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. Its 9th annual induction and awards gala will be held in Detroit on Saturday, October 22, 2005. Tickets are available now: $75.00 in advance $100.00 at the door.

Nominees to the International Gospel Music Hall of Fame and Museum must have been involved in gospel music activities for at least 25 years. Individuals, groups, choirs, quartets, broadcast personalities and promoters are represented among past years' inductees. Among more than 95 previous inductees are Donnie McClurkin, CeCe Winans, Della Reese, The Dixie Hummingbirds, Dr. Bobby Jones and the Milton Brunson's Thompson Community Choir.

About the International Gospel Music Hall of Fame and Museum

Founded in 1995 as a non-profit organization by DoRohn Entertainment's president and gospel artist David Gough, the International Gospel Music Hall of Fame and Museum preserves and celebrates the work of the world's legendary and influential gospel music artists and entertainers.

The museum, open for tours by appointment, is housed in the studios of DoRohn Entertainment. Its collections include recordings, documents, photographs and memorabilia. Archivists and music experts are also available to assist students and researchers. Plans are now moving forward to build a new facility for the Hall of Fame and Museum in Detroit.

International Gospel Music Hall of Fame and Museum

Phone: 313-592-0017

Fax: 313-592-8762

http://www.igmhf.org

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