Gladys Knight, Ledisi, Mary Mary, Donnie McClurkin, CeCe Winans and musical director Rickey Minor will honor Franklin’s gospel roots and her 1972 album Amazing Grace at the October 9 event. The event will take place at Los Angeles's Microsoft Theater and will air live on ABC.
Franklin won six AMAs in her career and hosted the ceremony in 1976 and 1983. She died last month at the age of 76.
Other performers confirmed for this year's AMAs include Mariah Carey, Cardi B, Khalid, Halsey, and Imagine Dragons.