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Tuesday
Jan172017

Recap: BMI honors Marvin Sapp, celebrates best in gospel music 

VaShawn Mitchell, Yolanda Adams, and Marvin L. Sapp attend 2017 BMI Trailblazers of Gospel Music at Rialto Center for the Arts on January 14, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for BMIEEW Magazine News // Source: BMI

Share BMI celebrated the best and brightest in gospel music during its 18th annual Trailblazers of Gospel Music Honors at the Rialto Center for the Arts in Atlanta, GA.

The night paid tribute to iconic gospel singer/songwriter Marvin Sapp and was hosted for the second consecutive year by previous Trailblazer recipient and renowned gospel singer/songwriter Yolanda Adams, along with gospel singer/songwriter VaShawn Mitchell.

The inspirational event will air nationwide on TV One on January 29th at 7:00 PM ET. The invitation-only affair featured the most promising young stars and legendary figures in gospel music today.

The ceremony began with upbeat renditions of “Intentional” by Travis Greene, featuring 112 and “Bless This House” by Dorinda Clark-Cole. Jonathan McReynolds serenaded the crowd on acoustic guitar with his song, “Full Attention.”

Kirk Franklin speaks at 2017 BMI Trailblazers of Gospel Music Awards. Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for BMIThe inspirational music continued with Zacardi Cortez singing a beautiful version of “Jesus Saves” by Daryl Coley, Stellar Award-nominated singer Lisa Knowles gave a soulful performance of “Oh My Soul Loves Jesus” by Kurt Carr, followed by Yolanda Adams’ interpretation of “He Brought Me” by Tramaine Hawkins. Video packages on The Art of Songwriting, featuring multiple award-winning songwriters, were peppered throughout the first set.

Before moving on to the tribute portion of the evening, Mike O’Neill, BMI President and CEO, and Catherine Brewton, BMI Vice President, Writer/Publisher Relations, introduced Kirk Franklin’s performance of “Wanna Be Happy?” which kept the audience on their feet.

Tasha Cobbs performs 2017 BMI Trailblazers of Gospel Music. Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for BMIThe celebration continued with several tributes to Sapp from some of the best names in gospel. R&B singer-songwriter Tank gave a soulful performance of “Grace and Mercy,” Isaac Carree performed “Praise Him in Advance,” Travis Greene sang “Not The Time, Not The Place,” and Todd Dulaney performed “I Believe.”

Le’Andria Johnson paid homage to the gospel great with her version of “Never Would Have Made It,” and brought the crowd to their feet as Bishop Paul Morton joined her on stage.

The uplifting performances kept coming with Bishop William Murphy (“Perfect Peace”) and Tasha Cobbs (“You Are God Alone”).

After accepting his honor and thanking those who helped his career along the way, Sapp belted out his chart-topping single “Best in Me,” from his 2010 album Here I Am, and closed the show with a performance of “One Thing.”

RELATED: Billboard's Top gospel artists of 2016

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