BET Awards 2011 Give Tribute to Bishop Walter Hawkins’ Song ‘Thank You’
This year BET gave tribute to pastor of Oakland, California, Bishop Walter Hawkins. Many gospel artists like Donnie McClurkin, Mary Mary and Detrick Haddon, did so in song by singing Hawkins’ famed song “Thank You”.
If you know anything about California bred gospel singers Walter Hawkins and his family including Tramaine Hawkins, you’d know they came from traditional church backgrounds but experimented with modern and trendy sounds with gospel music. Well, though it was the talk in the church back in the day, it was still clearly anointed gospel music.