Aretha Franklin going into Gospel Hall of Fame

Aretha Franklin going into Gospel Hall of Fame

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NEW YORK, UNITED STATES: Aretha Franklin (C) rehearses with Blues Brothers Dan Akroyd (R) Joe Morton (L) 22 February at Radio City Music Hall in New York for the 40th Annual Grammy Awards, which will be presented 25 February. Franklin and the Blues Brothers will present the award for the Best New Artist. AFP PHOTO Stan HONDA (Photo credit should read STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

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Associated Press

Posted on May 9, 2012 at 11:56 AM

Updated Sunday, Nov 24 at 1:03 PM

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—The queen of soul is taking her place in the Gospel Music Hall of Fame.

Aretha Franklin is one of six people who’ll be inducted into the Hall on Aug. 14 in Hendersonville, Tenn. She’ll be joined by bluegrass legend Ricky Skaggs, family group The Hoppers, contemporary Christian singer Dallas Holm, the late TV evangelist Rex Humbard and Christian rock band Love Song.
Franklin’s gospel roots run deep, starting with her father who was a prominent Baptist minister. Her 1972 album, “Amazing Grace,” has sold over 2 million copies and is one of the best-selling gospel albums of all time.
The Gospel Music Hall of Fame was established in 1971. More than 150 members have been inducted, including Dolly Parton and Elvis Presley.

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