Aretha Franklin to be inducted in Gospel Music Hall of Fame

When most people think of Aretha Franklin, gospel music usually isn't the first thing that comes to mind. The queen of soul will now be joining 6 other people that will be inducted into the GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame on Aug. 14 in Herndersonville, Tenn. Other inductees include:  Ricky Skaggs, The Hoppers,  Dallas Holm, the late TV evangelist Rex Humbard and Christian rock band Love Song.

Franklin began singing gospel for her father who was a Baptist minister. In 1972, her album "Amazing Grace" sold over 2 million copies. This makes it one of the best-selling gospel albums of all time. 

There are currently over 150 members of the GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame. It was established in 1971.

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