Parton receives gospel honor
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
– Dolly Parton will receive the Southern Gospel Music Association's 2010 James D. Vaughan "Impact Award." Executive Director Charlie Waller said that the award is presented to those whose careers make a significant impact on the Southern gospel music industry and expand the scope of the music.
"Dolly Parton is the most honored female country performer of all time," he said. "Her efforts on behalf of our music at Dollywood have been instrumental in the establishment of our museum and hall of fame as well as providing a home for many of our artists to share their talents on the stages at Dollywood in front of millions of people."
He added that the Country Music Hall of Fame member has encouraged tremendous opportunities for the exposure of Southern gospel music on television, recordings, and in live performance venues throughout her career.
Parton will accept the honor on Sept. 29 at the SGMA Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Singing News Fan Awards at DP's Celebrity Theatre inside Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, Tenn.
Past recipients of the award include: Bill Gaither, James Blackwood, Les Beasley, Bob Brumley, Mosie Lister, Paul Heil, Eva Mae LeFevre, J.G. Whitfield, Lari Goss and Barbara Mandrell.
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