NARAS Saluting Gospel Greats
June 1, 2007 at 6:31 AM (PT)
MICHAEL W. SMITH, DR. BOBBY JONES and THE CLARK SISTERS will be presented with THE RECORDING ACADEMY’s PRESIDENT’S MERIT AWARD as part of the NARAS “GRAMMY SALUTE TO GOSPEL MUSIC” event on JUNE 8, which will be held at the LINCOLN THEATRE in WASHINGTON, DC. The PRESIDENT’S MERIT AWARD recognizes the contributions that key individuals have made in the music industry and the impact their efforts have had on music and the business of music.
The event also will feature performances by YOLANDA ADAMS, VANESSA BELL ARMSTRONG, BYRON CAGE, CRYSTAL LEWIS, DONNIE McCLURKIN, KIERRA “KIKI” SHEARD, RICHARD SMALLWOOD and BEBE WINANS, under the leadership of DONALD LAWRENCE.