Aretha Franklin has been inducted into the GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame. Also inducted was country and bluegrass star Ricky Skaggs, singer-songwriter Dallas Holm, family group The Hoppers, the late televangelist Rex Humbard and Christian rockers Love Song.
The induction took place at Trinity Music City in Hendersonville, Tenn. Aretha was not able to attend but sent a video message that played during the ceremony.
Aretha Franklin learned to perform as a budding star in her father Rev. C.L. Franklin’s New Bethel Baptist Church in Detroit before she was known as the “Queen of Soul”.