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BMI‘s 15th Annual Trailblazers of Gospel Music Awards Luncheon was once again the hottest, most exclusive and most coveted invite during the Stellar Awards weekend in Nashville. And the event was packed with Gospel legends, superstars and rising stars.

This year BMI celebrated Daryl Coley and Richard Smallwood for their amazing bodies of work, and BMI Vice President, Writer/Publisher Relations Catherine Brewton hosted the luncheon along with Mary Mary‘s Erica Campbell and Donnie McClurkin.

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While Daryl Coley and Richard Smallwood were the main attractions of the BMI 15th Annual Trailblazers of Gospel Music Awards Luncheon, awesome performances by many of today’s hottest Gospel artists were delivered. Plus, BMI’s Most-Performed Gospel Song of the Year honors were delivered to Kirk Franklin and Tamela Mann for writing and performing “Take Me to the King,” respectively. (Their hit comes from Tamela Mann’s “Best Days” album, reached #1 on the Billboard gospel chart and achieved crossover success.)

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Here’s who performed tributes:

Daryl Coley

Zacardi Cortez (“Jesus Saves”)

Tasha Page-Lockhart (“He’s Preparing Me”)

Earnest Pugh (“More Like Jesus”)

Floyd Wilkinson (“II Chronicles”)

Beverly Crawford (“Can’t Tell It All”)

Jason Nelson (“Sovereign”)

Richard Smallwood

Yolanda Adams (“Total Praise”/“I Love The Lord”),

Anaysha Figueroa-Cooper & Timiney Figueroa (“Angel Watching Over Me”)

Y’Anna Crawley (“He Won’t Leave You”)

Dorinda Clark Cole (“What He’s Done For Me”)

Donnie McClurkin (“Jesus Lover of My Soul”/“Center of My Joy”)

Marvin Sapp (“Healing”)

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BMI’s impressive roster artists includes Yolanda Adams, Kim Burrell, Twinkie Clark, Kirk Franklin, Fred Hammond, Donnie McClurkin, Jessica Reedy, Marvin Sapp, BeBe Winans, Wess Morgan and many more.

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Take a look at some photos from the star-studded BMI’s 15th Annual Trailblazers of Gospel Music Awards Luncheon below.

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