CASHBOX Magazine has a rich history dating back to the 1940's. As you can imagine thousands of artists have passed through our doors. You can see them in our archivepages. We realized that for various reasons many deserving artists quickly became a thing of the past and have long been forgotten. Others have continued to stay in the mainstream to this day. With the New CASHBOX Hall Of Fame we are going to level the playing field and awards will be presented based on strict criteria by industry veterans.
Initially we will present awards for those still alive from the 30's forward. We will also induct four posthumous awards each month. Inductees will be chosen by industry professionals at CASHBOX and Record World Magazine as well as outside music veterans who have been instrumental in driving this initiative.
Our goal is simple. Give recognition that is earned, not bought while creating a music ecosystem that is genre based and NOT a melting pot of other Hall of Fame collections. It will be accurate, consistent and we will also reach out to the public for their input and suggestions.
We believe that this interactive approach will build excitement and recognition around the world.
On September 19, 1997, Rich Mullins met face to face with the "Awesome God" he was so desperatly in love with. He was killed in an automobile accident on his way to a benefit concert in Kansas. Although Rich Mullins is gone, his music and legacy of compassion and service to others lives on today. Rich Mullins was born on October 21, 1955 in Richmond, Indiana. He began playing the piano at age four and gradually became proficient on guitar and hammered dulcimer, as well. Mullins sang in his high school choir and then went on to attend Cincinatti Bible College. While going to college, he worked in the youth ministry at a local church. Rich was "discovered" in the summer of 1981 when he was touring with Zion Ministries, a group that toured the country and led praise & worship meetings at many retreats. Amy Grant began recording some of his songs, including "Sing Your Praise to the Lord."