Walter Hawkins

One of gospel musicís most legendary figures, Bishop Walter Hawkins is a beloved figure in contemporary Gospel Music today. In the Thirty plus years of his career, he has created one of the most prolific and outstanding catalogs of hit gospel recordings and published songs. Recordings and published songs that include such great hits as: Marvelous, Going Up Yonder, Changed, Be Grateful, Thank You, Heís That Kind Of Friend, Until I Found The Lord, Jesus Christ Is the Way, Iím Not The Same, Holy One, Spirit Now, Battle, I Love You Lord, Special Gift, Set Me Free, Is There Any Way, Everybody Ought To Know, My Gratitude, Itís Right and Good, Cry On, Iím So Thankful, Just In The Nick of Time, Jesus Made A Way, Thank You Lord, I Must Go On, Iím Going Away, Lord Give Us Time, Try Christ, I Feel Like Singing, Dear Jesus, God Is Standing By, I Love Jesus More, Follow Me, All You Need Is Christ, He Brought Me, Heíll Be There, Goin To A Place, Iím A Pilgrim, Never Alone, On & On, and so many more.

Walter Hawkins has launched and/or inspired the careers of many of todayís biggest Gospel Stars through his work as a songwriter, producer, singer, musician, and as Co-Founder and Spiritual Leader of The Edwin Hawkins & Walter Hawkins Music and Arts Seminar/Love Fellowship. These include: Tramaine Hawkins, Mary Mary, Kirk Franklin, John P. Key, Richard Smallwood, Donny McClurkin, LaShaun Pace, Kurt Carr, Yolanda Adams, Lynette Hawkins-Stephens, Shirley Miller, Daryl Coley, Byron Cage, and so many more.

Walter continues to be the subject of interviews and industry publications. He has had to grant numerous interviews both live and taped for his entire career in Gospel Music. The BET Network paid tribute to Walter Hawkins and the Hawkins Family during the 2003 BET Gospel Celebration while featuring them in one of the most memorable performances of the evening on a few Hawkinsí signature songs. Walter was featured on the hit single from Donald Lawrence & Tri-City Singersí "Seasons" and performed several live concert dates with them throughout Year 2002 - 2003.

Walter has appeared on the covers of BRE (Black Radio Exclusive) and numerous other Gospel magazines during his career and was prevailed upon to give an unprecedented Command Performance to the Announcerís Guild of the Gospel Music Workshop of America after the release of his last album project the Grammy Nominated Love Alive V Ė The 25th Anniversary Reunion in June 1998.

Walter is the recipient of many awards that include: 1 Grammy Award and more than 8 Grammy Nominations, 3 Dove Awards, Recipient of the San Francisco Chapter of the Recording Academyís 2003 Governors Award for Creative Excellence and Outstanding Achievement, Billboard #1 Awards (the Love Alive IV album project spent an unparalleled 39 weeks at number 1 atop of the Billboard Gospel Charts), Gospel Music Workshop of America, Gospel Musicís Lifetime Heritage Award, Gospel Music Hall of Fame Museum Award, and many others.

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