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The Broadcast Music, Inc. ® (BMI®) Trailblazers of Gospel Music Honors

The Broadcast Music, Inc. ® (BMI®) Trailblazers of Gospel Music Red Carpet and Awards Ceremony were held in Atlanta, GA at the Rialto Center for the Arts. Renowned Gospel singer-songwriter, Yolanda Adams, CeCe & BeBe Winans, Actress Kim Fields, Mary Mary, David & Tamela Mann, were only a few among the many gospel greats, who could be seen walking the Red Carpet.

BeBe & CeCe Winans and Mary Mary were honored at the Broadcast Music, Inc. ® (BMI®) Trailblazers of Gospel Music at the Rialto Center for the Arts, in Atlanta, GA. The event was hosted by Yolanda Adams. The awards ceremony paid tribute to the best in the Gospel music community. Performances were rendered by Donald Lawrence (“The Gift”), KeKe Wyatt, singing a rendition of Mary Mary’s “God in Me”, Y’Anna Crawley (“Heaven”), Tasha Cobbs and Kierra Sheard (“Can’t Give Up”), Tasha Page-Lockhart and Lisa Page-Brooks (“Go Get It”) and Tamela Mann (“Yesterday”) who all paid homage to the iconic sister act. Mary Mary finished the first half of the awards ceremony with an amazing performance of their trailblazing hit single, “Shackles (Praise You),” to close out their tribute segment. In addition, BMI’s Most Performed Gospel Song of the Year, “Amazing” by Ricky Dillard & New G featuring Tiff Joy, was also recognized. The Grammy-nominated single topped the Billboard Magazine’s Gospel Airplay charts at #1, for thirty weeks, accelerating Tiff Joy into the spotlight.

BMI also recognized the Ten Most Performed Songs of 2015: “But God,” co-written by Isaac Carree, Philip Cornish and Eric Dawkins and performed by Carree featuring James Fortune; “Different,” written by Kirk Franklin and performed by Tasha Page-Lockhart; “Help,” co-written by Hasben Jones and Harold Lilly and performed by Erica Campbell featuring Lecrae; “I Can Only Imagine,” co-written by Israel Houghton and Meleasa Houghton and performed by Tamela Mann; “I Will Trust,” co-written by Phillip Feaster, Calvin Rodgers, and Fred Hammond, who is the performer; “No Greater Love,” written by Aaron Lindsey and performed by Smokie Norful; “This Place,” written by Darrell Blair and performed by Tamela Mann; “War,” written and performed by Charles Jenkins; “We Are Victorious,” written and performed by Donnie McClurkin featuring Tye Tribbett; and “You Alone,” written by Michael McDowell and performed by the Arkansas Gospel Mass Choir.

The inspirational ceremony will air nationwide on TV One on February 19th at 8 PM ET. (Photo Credit: Courtesy of Terrence Sharrock/Fuzionz Magazine and TV)

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