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(From BMI.com)

Broadcast Music Inc. will honor gospel leaders Israel Houghton,
LaShun Pace and The Anointed Pace Sisters at the 16th annual
Trailblazers of Gospel Music Awards on Saturday, January 17, 2015.

Attended by gospel music’s premier songwriters, brightest stars and
leading industry executives, the invitation-only event, part industry
celebration and part awe-inspiring worship service, will also announce
the Most Performed Gospel Song of the Year at the ceremony.

The event, previously held in Nashville, will be hosted at the Rialto Center for the Arts in Atlanta. “I’m thrilled to bring the fete to
Atlanta this year and to honor these revered luminaries of gospel
said BMI Vice President, Writer-Publisher Relations, Atlanta,
Catherine Brewton. “Atlanta has a rich musical history and it’s the
perfect setting to laud Israel Houghton, LaShun Pace, and The Anointed Pace Sisters.”  

59th Mayor of Atlanta, Kasim Reed

Atlanta’s Mayor, Kasim Reed, also greets the revelers with
open arms:

“As mayor of the city of Atlanta, it is my pleasure to extend
a warm welcome to BMI and the attendees of the 2015 Trailblazers of Gospel Music Awards,”
he said.

Israel Houghton

This year’s honorees are comprised of talents who are deeply rooted
in the gospel genre. Israel Houghton, a prolific worship leader and
singer-songwriter-producer, has been at the helm of his own music
ministry for 22 years and has worked on more than 50 albums as an artist
or producer. In 1995, he formed New Breed Ministries, giving way to Whisper it Loud and Way of the World,
debut releases from 1997. Since then, Houghton has released 11 solo and
group CDs and has reached consistent commercial success with Billboard
chart toppers like New Season, Power of One and his most recent
release, Jesus at the Center. Houghton has garnered countless accolades
throughout his career, including five GRAMMY awards, 13 Dove awards,
two Stellar awards and a Soul Train award.

The Anointed Pace Sisters’ storied career ranges from singing as
children in local talent competitions in their native Georgia, to wowing
audiences with their mellifluous harmonies on national television
networks such as BET. Their debut release, U Know, climbed to
number two on the Billboard Gospel Album chart and spawned the hit
singles “When God is in the Building,” “Safety Zone” and “Be a Fence.” Shekinah Glory, as well as various
accolades, including being inducted into the Christian Music Hall of Fame, multiple Stellar awards and a Soul Train Lady of Soul award.
Collectively, LaShun Pace and The Anointed Pace Sisters have a
discography and legacy worthy of celebration.

LaShun Pace

Their success laid the groundwork for group member and sister LaShun Pace to launch a successful solo career. Pace’s first album, He Lives,
featured her opus “I Know I’ve Been Changed.” Several memorable albums

BMI is proud to honor these towering talents and celebrate their legendary contributions.