Congratulations are in order for Tyscot Records.
The Gospel Music Association (GMA) has announced that Tyscot Records will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award during the 47th Annual GMA Dove Awards that takes place Tuesday, October 11 at Lipscomb University’s Allen Arena in Nashville.
The Indianapolis-based firm is the oldest-existing black gospel recording label in the USA and it is currently celebrating its 40th year of operations. It was founded by dentist Leonard S. Scott and his nephew Craig Tyson. They originally ran Tyscot out of Dr. Scott’s dental office. Over the years, Tyscot has introduced the world to gospel superstars such as John P. Kee, Deitrick Haddon, Vashawn Mitchell and Anthony Brown & group therAPy that all kicked off their recording careers with Tyscot.
The Lifetime Achievement Award is presented to an entity, other than an individual, which has made a monumental achievement in the gospel music industry over the last 20 or more years. Previous winners include The Gospel Music Workshop of America, the song “How Great Thou Art,” and the Gaither Organization (group of companies). Founder Dr. Leonard S. Scott and his son,Bryant Scott, who is the President of Tyscot, will both be in attendance.