The 48th Annual GMA Dove Awards is almost here, and prior to the awards, for the second time, the Recording Academy, and Great Performances present a special Salute to the Music Legends. This year’s recipients are Shirley Ceaser, Jimmie Rodgers, Ahmad Jamal, Charley Pride, Sly Stone, Nina Simone, and the Velvet Underground. There will also be special rare performances by several of these artists.

Airing on PBS October 13th (check local listings and times)

Shirley Ceaser has also received the Lifetime Achievement award, which is given to music artists/band who have contributed a significant impact to the music ministry industry. Recipients is decided on the Recording Academy Board of Trusties.