CeCe Winans Announced as One of Four Chairs of New National Museum of African American Music

NASHVILLE, TN - JANUARY 18:  CeCe Winans performs at the 14th annual BMI Trailblazers of Gospel Music Awards at Rocketown on January 18, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee.  (Photo by Erika Goldring/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN – JANUARY 18: CeCe Winans performs at the 14th annual BMI Trailblazers of Gospel Music Awards at Rocketown on January 18, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Erika Goldring/Getty Images)

One of the most prominent gospel singers in America is taking on the role of preserver of the legacy of Black music in our nation.

On Monday, multiple GRAMMY® Award-winner CeCe Winans, along with musicians Darius Rucker, India Arie and Keb Moe, were announced as national chairs of the new National Museum of African American Music (NMAAM).

Each chairperson has committed to using their influential platforms to help raise awareness of and money for the Nashville-based project, which will be located in the heart of Lower Broadway.

NMAAM is the only museum dedicated to all dimensions of African American music and will showcase over 50 music genres created or impacted by African Americans.

Construction is already underway and the museum is expected to open in 2018.

SOURCE: EEW Magazine – Marian Henderson