TBR Exclusive -- The Gospel Music Heritage Month Foundation is gearing up for their 7th Annual Evolution of Gospel. This year the celebration will take place on Monday, September 15, 2014 at 7:00p.m.at the Kennedy Center, in Washington, D.C. This year the Gospel Music Heritage Month Foundation will honor Yolanda Adams, Kirk Franklin and Senator Blanche Lincoln.
About Gospel Music Heritage Month Foundation
The Gospel Music Heritage Month Foundation was established three years ago to celebrate and educate people everywhere about the rich heritage of the gospel music genre through word and song by Gospel Music Advocate Carl Davis. In 2008, Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) and Senator Blanche Lincoln (D-AR) led the passing of a resolution in both chambers declaring September as “Gospel Music Heritage Month”. In each year since its establishment, both local and global celebrations have been held to educate and entertain diverse audiences with the rich history and legacy of gospel.
The celebration, EVOLUTION OF GOSPEL, is a star-studded and foot-stomping event, celebrating the history of gospel music. Its format tells the story of gospel through narration and song, beginning with the Middle Passage, and it winds its path through gospel voices like Thomas Dorsey and Walter Hawkins. It spotlights the narrative with performances by our nation’s top traditional and contemporary gospel artists. Additionally, the Foundation honors individuals whose work and devotion to gospel music have resulted in world-wide exposure of the art form.