They’ll be inducted on Aug. 14 in Hendersonville, Tenn., along with soul singer Aretha Franklin, bluegrass legend Ricky Skaggs, family group The Hoppers and the TV evangelist Rex Humbard.
Aretha Franklin’s father was a 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 Amy Grant, Pat Boone, Bill and Gloria Gaither, Dolly Parton and Elvis Presley.