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THE HOPPERS SCORE 42ND ANNUAL GMA DOVE AWARD NOMINATIONS

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on February 18, 2011 – 10:46 am -

NASHVILLE, TENN. – February 17, 2011 – The legendary Hoppers received two nominations for the 2011 42nd Annual GMA Dove Awards, according to announcements made at a press conference yesterday in Atlanta, GA, at the Fox Theatre’s Grand Salon.

The Hoppers picked up nominations in the Country Recorded Song of the Year category for “Living in the Arms of Mercy,” written by Joel Lindsey and Jeff Silvey, as well as in the Southern Gospel Album of the Year category for their project Something’s Happening (Spring Hill Music), produced and arranged by Lari Goss. The release features tunes penned by other acclaimed writers including Bill Gaither, Tony Wood, Kyla Rowland, Rusty Golden, Dianne Wilkinson, Gerald Crabb, Gina Vera and others.

“We are so excited and blessed by this,” stated Connie Hopper. “The confidence in us shown by our peers through these nominations is humbling, and we would like to thank the GMA for these recognitions…to receive this kind of ‘pat on the back’ from those around us spurs us on!”

These nominations come on the heels of The Hoppers’ 2010 additions to their mantle of awards with fan awards for Favorite Soprano of the Year (Kim), Favorite Mixed Group of the Year and Favorite Female Artist (Kim). The Hoppers also hit the BILLBOARD Magazine charts in recent months with the release of THE GAITHER GOSPEL SERIES: THE BEST OF THE HOPPERS (Gaither Music Group). The DVD soared to #2 on the magazine’s video chart while the CD entered the BILLBOARD Heatseeker chart at #4. Additionally, the CD entered the Nielsen SoundScan southern Gospel chart at #1 and the Contemporary Christian chart at #10.

Something’s Happening, available online and at retailers everywhere, is distributed by EMI CMG.

For further information regarding The Hoppers, please visit www.TheHoppers.com, www.twitter.com/HoppersMusic and www.facebook.com/thehoppers.

The 42nd Annual GMA Dove Awards will be held at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta, Ga. on Wednesday, April 20th. The awards show will be televised on GMC at 8:00p.m. ET/delayed PT on Easter Sunday, April 24th. GMC can be seen in 47 million homes on various cable systems around the country, on DIRECTV on channel 338 and on Verizon FiOS on channel 224. Visit GMClife.com

About The Hoppers
Formed in North Carolina in1957 (originally as The Hopper Brothers and Connie), The Hoppers have been a Gospel music mainstay for over 50 years. This family group, consisting of Claude, Connie, Dean, Kim and Mike, is known for a string of hits including “Here I Am”, “Anchor to the Power of the Cross”, “Shoutin’ Time,” “Yes I Am,” ”Mention My Name,” “Jerusalem” and “Yaweh.” In addition to radio success, The Hoppers have received numerous accolades including Mixed Group of the Year from the Singing News Fan Awards, the SGMA, Hearts Aflame Awards and Diamond Awards as well as six GMA DOVE Award nominations. Connie was presented with the prestigious Marvin Norcross Award; Michael has received the Musician of the Year Award from The Singing News Fan Awards; and Kim has been honored as Female Vocalist and Favorite Soprano for well over a decade.


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THE ISAACS GARNER GMA DOVE AWARD NOMINATION FOR THE ISAACS CHRISTMAS

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on February 18, 2011 – 10:30 am -

NASHVILLE, TENN. – February 17, 2011 – The Isaacs have garnered a GMA Dove Award nomination for The Isaacs Christmas (Gaither Music Group) in the category of Christmas Album of the Year. The nomination was announced on Wednesday, February 16, during a press conference held at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta, GA, where the 42nd Annual GMA Dove Awards ceremony will take place on April 20, 2011.

The Isaacs Christmas debuted on Billboard’s Bluegrass Album chart in the Top 10 Holiday albums and remained there throughout the Christmas season.

The Isaacs latest mainline release Naturally has been in the Top 10 Billboard Bluegrass Chart for over 71 weeks, since its debut.

For more information on The Isaacs, please visit www.TheIsaacs.com, follow them on Twitter at www.twitter.com/IsaacsMusic, and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TheIsaacs.

The 42nd Annual GMA Dove Awards will be held at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta, Ga. on Wednesday, April 20th. The awards show will be televised on GMC at 8:00p.m. ET/delayed PT on Easter Sunday, April 24th. GMC can be seen in 47 million homes on various cable systems around the country, on DIRECTV on channel 338 and on Verizon FiOS on channel 224.

About The Isaacs
The Isaacs is a multi-award-winning family group that blends tight, family harmony with contemporary acoustic instrumentation, winning the appraise of critics and the loyalty of audiences all over the world. The Isaacs have been making jaw-dropping music for more the 30 years and perform frequently at the Grand Ole Opry, are favorites on the Gaither Homecoming video and concert series, perform frequently with legendary performers such as: Dolly Parton, Trace Adkins, Brad Paisley, Paul Simon, Vince Gill, Randy Owen, Trisha Yearwood, Ralph Stanley, Mark Lowry, and many more.

About the 42nd Annual GMA Dove Awards
The GMA Dove Awards is Christian/Gospel music’s biggest night of the year, where top artists from every style of gospel music come together for a night of music and celebration as the GMA bestows the industry’s highest honor — the Dove Award.

The 42nd Annual GMA Dove Awards will be held on Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta, Ga. and televised nationwide on GMC Sunday, April 24, 2011 from 8 p.m. – 10 p.m. EST. GMC is the fastest-growing network in television and can be seen in 47 million homes on various cable systems around the country, on DIRECTV on channel 338 and on Verizon FiOS on channel 224.


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