Ten groups, including the Jordanaires, will be inducted into the Gospel Music Association's Hall of Fame.
It's the first time groups have been allowed in, association President Frank Breeden said Tuesday.
Nine other groups, including the Chuck Wagon Gang, the Happy Goodman Family, the LeFevres and the Speers, will also be recognized at a banquet April 2, along with solo artist Andrae Crouch.
"Gospel music is an important part of Nashville," Breeden said. "This is a way for fans and tourists to get back in touch with music that's made a contribution to their life."