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Janet Paschal inducted into music Hall of Fame

Janet Paschal

NASHVILLE — Author and southern gospel artist Janet Paschal, of Burlington, was inducted into the Gospel Music Association’s Hall of Fame on Wednesday night during a ceremony at Lipscomb University’s Allen Arena.

Other inductees included legendary contemporary Christian music artist Don Moen; President and CEO of New Day Christian Distributors Dottie Leonard Miller; and Grammy award-winning gospel singer Tramaine Hawkins.

Paschal is a Reidsville native. She grew up in a musical family; her father and his brothers played bluegrass music and sang in churches in neighboring states. Her sister, Kay, played piano and they formed their own group.

She began touring as a solo artist in 1986 and was a featured artist on Bill and Gloria Gaither’s Homecoming Tour. She has performed in six continents and has more than 20 recordings, including her latest release, “Beginnings.”

In 2008, she released “Treasures of the Snow,” which chronicled her battle with breast cancer. Her book, “The Good Road,” became a best seller.

In 2017, she accomplished a “bucket list” item by earning a master’s degree with honors in Accounting from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, as well as induction into the University’s Beta Gamma Sigma Chapter, the most prestigious international society for college business schools.

Her sister, Kay, now tours with her and they share their music together.

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