Kelontae Gavin has been selected as one of the artists to honor Tramaine Hawkins during the 6th annual GMA Honors.
Tramaine Aunzola Davis, known professionally as Tramaine Hawkins, is an award-winning Gospel singer whose career spans over five decades. Since beginning her career in 1966, Hawkins has won two Grammy Awards, two Doves, 19 Stellar Awards , NAACP Image Award, and a BMI Award. Hawkins has more than 10 solo albums to her credit, and is known for singles including “Fall Down (Spirit of Love),” which became one of the earliest gospel songs to cross over onto the mainstream music charts. She later signed to Sparrow Records and released The Joy That Floods My Soul in 1988, including the single “All Things Are Possible.” Made a cameo on M C Hammer’s 1990 pop-gospel hit “Do Not Pass Me By,” and was a guest lead vocalist on Santana’s June 1990 album Spirits Dancing in the Flesh. She became the first gospel artist to sign with Columbia Records, releasing To A Higher Place (1994). Following the album release, Hawkins took a hiatus, only making a cameo appearance on gospel trio Trin-i-tee 5:7’s cover of her song “Highway.” In 2001, she returned to music with a new deal with GospoCentric Records and the release Still Tramaine. Hawkins was inducted into the Gospel Hall of Fame. She received the James Cleveland Lifetime Achievement Award, and won two Stellar Awards for Female Vocalist of the Year and Traditional Female of the Year for her 2007 CD release I Never Lost My Praise (2007).
KELONTAE GAVIN TO HONOR TRAMAINE HAWKINS AT THE 6TH ANNUAL GMA HONORS was originally published on praisecleveland.com