BMI’s Trailblazers Awards is hottest ticket to land during the Stellar Awards weekend and often likened to Clive Davis’ infamous pre-Grammy dinner.
Held the day before the Stellar Awards, invite-only affair honors typically two gospel luminaries and attracts gospel music’s top artists, songwriters, and a who’s who of industry executives and influencers.
This year, the U.S. music rights organization will recognized gospel veterans Edwin Hawkins, Lady Tramaine Hawkins and Kurt Carr for their 14th annual celebration.
For the first time ever, BMI has captured the exclusive luncheon on wax and in partnership with Entertainment One Music (eOne Music), has released the “BMI Trailblazers of Gospel Music Live 2013,” recorded live on January 18 at the luncheon in Nashville.
To culminate the release of the CD, BMI and eOne Music held an album release party at at Park Tavern in Atlanta recently hosted by gospel star Isaac Carree that featured performances by Anaysha Figueroa (‘Holy One’), twins Jason Nelson and Jonathan Nelson (‘I Need Your Spirit (Fall Fresh On Me)’) and newcomer Lisa Knowles (‘Oh My Soul Loves Jesus’).
PHOTOS: Check out photos from the “BMI Trailblazers of Gospel Music Live 2013” release party below.