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Gospel Music Hall of Fame

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  • Virgil Oliver "V.O." Stamps (1892 - 1940)
    A series of significant events in the 1920s launched a legendary name in United States in gospel music. It all started in 1924 when VO Stamps formed the VO Stamps School Of Music. Stamps' brother Frank...
  • Frank Howard Stamps (1896 - 1965)
    Gospel music pioneer, publisher. Founder of the Frank Stamps Quartet, the first southern gospel group to sign with a major recording label, RCA Victor, and the first to have a gospel hit single with "G...
  • Jesse Randall Baxter (1887 - 1960)
    Jesse Randall (J.R.) Baxter Jr., gospel music composer and publisher, was born on December 8, 1887, in Lebanon, Alabama. The "Sand Mountain native" was a prolific song composer and co-founder of the St...
  • Ann Downing (1945 - d.)
    Ann Sanders Downing (born June 12, 1945) is an American singer of southern gospel music and an inspirational speaker.=======================================================================Virginia Ann ...
  • Ronald Winston Blackwood (1921 - 1954)
    Blackwood Brothers Quartet (formed 1934) had as original members the brothers Roy BLACKWOOD (b. 1900), tenor; Doyle BLACKWOOD (b. 1908), bass; James BLACKWOOD (b. 1918), lead; and Roy's son R. W. BLACK...

Gospel Music Hall of Fame

Wikipedia (with incomplete list of those inducted)

The Gospel Music Hall of Fame, created in 1971 by the Gospel Music Association, is a Hall of Fame located in Detroit, Michigan and is dedicated exclusively to recognizing meaningful contributions by individuals and groups in all forms of gospel music.

Official Website

Inductees by Year

Southern Gospel Music Hall of Fame


The SGMA was formed in 1994, and states that its primary goal is "to preserve, protect and promote Southern Gospel Music, its history and heritage".

The Southern Gospel Music Association operates the Southern Gospel Museum and Hall of Fame in Pigeon Forge, a popular Tennessee tourist town, and also hosts the Southern Gospel Music Awards. The Hall of Fame and Museum was opened at the Dollywood theme park in 1999.

Official Website

List of Inductees