Ceremony set for Feb. 22.
Artists Walter Hawkins, Mylon Le Fevre, Evie Tornquist and the Lewis Family will be inducted to the Gospel Music Assn. Hall of Fame during a ceremony Feb. 22 at Trinity Music City in Hendersonville, Tenn., just outside Nashville.
Inducted as non-performing members will be Ron Huff, an arranger and former director of the Nashville Symphony; Don Light, a drummer, gospel booking agent, manager, producer and onetime GM of Billboard's Nashville office; and Lou Hildreth, a member of the Wills Family who has worked as a songwriter, publisher, journalist, TV host and booking agent.
The event will be taped as a one-hour TV special to air on Trinity Broadcast Network. Hosts and performers for the show will be announced in coming weeks.
The Gospel Music Hall of Fame was established in 1971. Among its 125 members are Elvis Presley, Mahalia Jackson, Amy Grant, the Blind Boys of Alabama, Andrae Crouch, Tennessee Ernie Ford, the Oak Ridge Boys, Petra, Bill and Gloria Gaither, Billy Graham, Vestal Goodman and the Rev. Al Green.