*In addition to the previously announced Gospel Music Channel salute to Walter Hawkins, the Word Network will also air the farewell tribute on Saturday July 24, 2010 at 4:30 pm ET.

As part of The Jazzpel with Eric J. Chambers, several gospel artists will sing some of the legend’s greatest hits like “Marvelous,” “He’s that Kind of Friend,” and “Be Grateful.” Performing artists include BeBe Winans, Donnie McClurkin, Vanessa Bell Armstrong, Byron Cage, Donald Lawrence, and Tramaine Hawkins. The tribute was originally performed last Tuesday in Oakland.

Fans will also have the chance to view some segments from the funeral with speakers Rev. Jesse Jackson, Bishop George D. McKinney, Jr., Bishop Kenneth Ulmer and several others.

“The musical was without question one of the greatest collections of gospel recording artists under one roof ever! It was incredible!” said Chambers. “It is an honor that my show will be how many of Walter’s fans say goodbye to one of the brightest stars in the gospel galaxy.”

Meanwhile, BET’s “Lift Every Voice” will feature a behind-the scenes special at the concert tribute and funeral for Bishop Walter Hawkins. It airs on BET at 10 am EST this Sunday, July 25th. Among the guests: Donnie McClurkin, Ted Winn, Tye Tribbet, Kathy Taylor Brown, Richard Smallwood, Ricky … Dillard, Dewayne Woods, and Byron Cage.