2022 Hall of Fame Inductees

2022 HOF Inductees

Congratulations to the Class of 2022!

A private induction ceremony was held at the Biblical Times Theater in the new Southern Gospel Music Hall of Fame and Museum location. Arthur Rice and Chris White were presented with plaques and welcomed into the Hall of Fame as the first two members of the class of 2022! Both inductees were surprised and knew nothing of this until the moment they were presented with their plaques. View the video on the SGMA Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/thesgma/.

The third inductee is Rodney Griffin. The fourth and final inductee for the class of 2022 is Kyla Rowland.  You can read more about these incredible people on our Class of 2022 page

The official induction ceremony took place on Tuesday, September 27th at 1:00pm during National Quartet Convention at the LeConte Convention Center in Pigeon Forge, TN.

SGMA News and Media

SGMA RELOCATED TO BIBLICAL TIMES THEATER

We are excited to present to you the brand new Southern Gospel Music Association Hall of Fame and Museum, located inside Biblical Times Theater in Pigeon Forge. We are grateful to those working hard to prepare for the grand opening.

The official Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting Ceremony will take place Monday, September 26th at 2:00pm.  We thought you might appreciate a status update with some pictures that show the progress.

All of this has been made possible by the supporters of the SGMA!

SGMA moves to Biblical Times Theater

L-R: James Rainey, Rick Sheets, Karen Peck Gooch, Gerald Wolfe, Rick Shelton, Jonathan Wilburn, Clarke Beasley, Chris White, Aaron Rich, Gary Casto, Tammy Rice, Arthur Rice, Kaylee Davis, Travis Bridgeman, Paul Pitts, Josh Franks, Susan Guffey, Jarrod Vanderslice and Stephen Adair

PRESS RELEASE - SGMA HALL OF FAME AND MUSEUM ANNOUNCES NEW LOCATION

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (December 28, 2021) – After months of seeking God’s direction, the Southern Gospel Music Association is excited to announce an agreement with Biblical Times Theater to house the SGMA Hall of Fame & Museum on their premises located at 2391 Parkway in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. 

The announcement was made this evening during a concert with Jonathan Wilburn, a board member of the SGMA, at the Biblical Times Theater. 

Kaylee Davis, creative director of Biblical Times, says: “On behalf of the owners, management and staff at Biblical Times, we are proud to welcome the Southern Gospel Music Hall of Fame Museum into our family! We strive to glorify the Lord in our nightly shows as we bring the stories of scripture to life and with southern gospel being rooted here in the Great Smoky Mountains, it only seems fitting that we join together. We look forward to what God has in store in the coming months and years with the museum, and praying it would bring joy and encouragement to all those who visit! Once again it is our honor to partner with the music that shares the greatest message in the whole world and to be the new home of the SGMA Museum.” 

Arthur Rice, SGMA President, says: “We are excited and grateful to the Lord for the blessing of a new home for the SGMA. We have a lot of work ahead of us and the folks at Biblical Times have been an absolute joy to work with. We believe this joint venture will not only carry the history and future of our music but the message of Christ to many. Please pray for us during the next several months as we relocate to our new home.”

Singing the agreement to bring SGMA to Biblical Times

Arthur Rice (SGMA) signing the agreement to bring the SGMA Hall of Fame & Museum to the Biblical Times Theater

Board of Directors Signing Agreement to bring SGMA to Biblical Times Theater

Kaylee Davis (Biblical Times Theater) signing the agreement to bring the SGMA Hall of Fame & Museum to the Biblical Times Theater

The Bricks Move to Storage!

Blackwood Bus has moved from Dollywood to Storage!