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Gaither Trio

By | 1999 Inductees

As a boy, Bill Gaither dreamed of a career as a gospel singer, running home after school to listen to gospel radio programs. So it was only natural for him…

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Bob MacKenzie

By | 2000 Inductees

Bob MacKenzie moved to Nashville in 1964 to become the general manager of The Nashville Symphony. He joined the John T. Benson Publishing Company in 1966 as creative director. During…

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Edwin Hawkins

By | 2000 Inductees

Edwin Hawkins will take his rightful place in music history as the man whose inspired choral visions motivated millions to turn their thoughts to matters spiritual by introducing them to…

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Kingsmen

By | 2000 Inductees

From the beginning in the 1950s to their plans for the new millennium, the Kingsmen have had one purpose in mind to present the gospel of Jesus Christ through the…

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Petra

By | 2000 Inductees

Bob Hartman formed Petra (along with original members Greg Hough, bassist John DeGroff and Bill Glover) in 1972 while attending a Christian college in Fort Wayne, Indiana. By the next…

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Fisk Jubilee Singers

By | 2000 Inductees

The Fisk Jubilee Singers, associated with Fisk University, is a historic ensemble, which popularized “slave songs.” The group has received several awards including the Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award bestowed on…

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The Oak Ridge Boys

By | 2000 Inductees

Theirs is one of the most distinctive and recognizable sounds in the music industry. The four-part harmonies and upbeat songs of The Oak Ridge Boys have spawned dozens of Country…

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Albertina Walker

By | 2001 Inductees

Singing in church since the age of four, Chicago-born Albertina Walker had already been a member of a number of choirs and touring gospel groups by the time she organized…

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Elvis Presley

By | 2001 Inductees

There is very little that hasn’t been said or written about Elvis Presley, but the area of his life least discussed was that most important to him- his spirituality and…

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