NASHVILLE, Tenn. - This weekend, gospel music is taking over Nashville. Friday, BMI named Edwin Hawkins, Lady Tramaine Hawkins and Kurt Carr as Trailblazers of gospel music.
Their songs billow from church pews every Sunday. Beyond the melodies, the words that have touched lives, maybe even changed them. During the awards luncheon gospel artists paid tribute to the honorees, by singing the songs they made famous.
"I grew up listening to these artists," artist Isaac Carree said. "I'm so excited."
Edwin Hawkins is the force behind gospel hit "Oh Happy Day," that went mainstream after it was featured in the movie Sister Act 2.