Jan 6, 2017
Kim Burrell ‘uninvited’ from major BMI event honoring her
Hidden in a press release, BMI released a statement to address the recent backlash about Houston’s Kim Burrell, uninviting her from the event.
BMI statement on Kim Burrell:
BMI’s Trailblazers of Gospel Music is an annual celebration of gospel music and its many talented songwriters. Given the controversy surrounding this year’s co-honoree Kim Burrell, we have asked her to not take part in the ceremony in order to allow the focus to remain on the songwriters and their music. BMI was founded over 76 years ago with an open door policy to welcome songwriters across all genres, and that same spirit of tolerance, diversity and inclusiveness continues today.