Dolly Parton to Become Member of Gospel Hall of Fame

Posted by Katie Ball on 01/09/2009

st1\:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } The Gospel Music Association Hall of Fame is set to honor Country’s own superstar, Dolly Parton, by making her a member at a ceremony set for Feb. 2 in Nashville. Parton joins artists like The Statler Brothers, Al Green and Amy Grant in this prestigious group of people devoted to spreading the word about gospel music.  “This year’s class of GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame inductees have all achieved great professional and personal success in many different areas of the music and entertainment industries, but each shares a common heritage of the Gospels’ powerful impact on their lives,” said GMA President John Styll, according to the Associated Press.  Parton’s contributions to gospel include several albums and songs carrying Christian themes. Her amusement park, Dollywood, is also home to the Southern Gospel Music Museum and Hall of Fame in Pigeon Forge, Tenn. Other artists to join Parton in this induction class include Christian artist Michael W. Smith, Dr. Bobby Jones, the Dixie Hummingbirds and producer Lari Goss.