The Queen of Soul will be inducted into the legendary Hall on Aug. 14 in Hendersonville, Tenn. She will be honored along with Ricky Skaggs, The Hoppers, Dallas Holm, Red Humbard and rock band Love Song.
Franklin’s gospel background stems from her father, C.L. Franklin, who was a well-known Baptist minister in Detroit. In 1972, she released her first gospel album Amazing Grace which sold over 2 million copies and is one of the best-selling gospel albums of all time.
The Hall has inducted members such as Shirley Caesar, Mahalia Jackson, The Winans and more.