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Written by SGN Scoops on April 3, 2012 – 11:27 am -

Atlanta, GA- (April 3, 2012) -The Gospel Music Association (GMA) today announced that music legend Yolanda Adams, nominated for Contemporary Gospel Album of the Year for Becoming, will perform, along with nominated artists The Tenors and Tedashii, at the 43rd Annual GMA Dove Awards.

These accomplished artists will join the powerhouse talent already announced as performers for the awards show, including: Lecrae, Natalie Grant, Donnie McClurkin, Jason Crabb, Jamie-Grace, Kim Burrell, Kari Jobe, Danny Gokey, Ruben Studdard, Mandisa and The Isaacs .

The GMA released the news today that the presenters for the event will include GRAMMY nominated R&B artist and Worship Leader Montell Jordan.  He is known to millions for his iconic songs This is How We Do It and Let’s Ride and the soundtracks to The Nutty Professor, 8 Mile, Save the Last Dance and The Fighting Temptations.  Montell Jordan has served as the Worship Leader at Victory World Church in Atlanta since 2010.

Actress and music artist Tamela Mann, of Meet the Browns and Madea fame, is set to present at the ceremony.  She is acclaimed for her soulful soundtracks on Meet the Browns and Diary of a Mad Black Woman.

Aaron Lindsey is the Gospel music industry’s top-selling producer.  His most recent work Love God, Love People which he co-produced with longtime collaborator Israel Houghton and industry legend Tommy Sims was awarded a GRAMMY for Best Pop/Contemporary Album.  He produced the RIAA Gold-Certified Thirsty for Pastor Marvin Sapp which charted in the Billboard Top 10 for an unprecedented 105 weeks. Lindsey also produced Pastor Sapp’s Here I Am which set a record for Highest Charting Gospel Album in Billboard history.

The 43rd Annual GMA Dove Awards will take place on April 19 at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta.  The award show is produced by the Gospel Music Association (GMA) to offer the most comprehensive platform celebrating Christian and Gospel music.  The awards ceremony will be nationally televised on GMC TV on April 24 at 8:00PM and 10:00PM ET.

The public is invited to purchase tickets to see and experience all of the performances and awards ceremony live at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta on April 19 at www.ticketmaster.com.  Last year, the popular event sold-out and was one of the hottest tickets in Atlanta.

For more information and the complete list of nominated artists, please visit www.doveawards.com

***Credential requests for publicists and media outlets for the 43rd Annual GMA Dove Awards can be submitted to aarnold@rogersandcowan.com


About GMA:

Founded in 1964, the Gospel Music Association serves as the face and voice for the Gospel/Christian music community and is dedicated to exposing, promoting and celebrating the Gospel through music of all styles including Pop, Rock, Praise & Worship, Urban Gospel, R&B, Hip Hop, Southern Gospel, Bluegrass, Country and more. The GMA community membership consists of agents, artists, church leaders, managers, promoters, radio personnel, record company executives, retailers, songwriters and other industry visionaries. The GMA produces the GMA Dove Awards and IMMERSE. For more on supporting the GMA or becoming a member, please visit www.gospelmusic.org or contact the GMA directly at 615.277.1376. www.facebook.com/gospelmusicassociation

About the Fox Theatre:

The historic Fox Theatre is one of Atlanta’s premiere venues for live entertainment. The Fox’s 4,678 seat theatre is booked more than 300 performances a year ranging from Broadway to rock to comedy to movies. In December 2009, Billboard Magazine ranked the Fox Theatre in Atlanta as “The #1 non-residency venue worldwide for the decade (5,000 seats or less).” The Fox Theatre is located on Peachtree Street in the middle of the city. Not only is it on the National Historic Register, but it is one of the most beloved landmarks in the city because it is a real memory maker for the citizens of Atlanta. They may have come here to see their first performance or Broadway show; they had their first date here, and maybe even had their first kiss in the balcony. Our ballrooms are spectacular and have hosted everything from Sweet 16s to weddings and corporate events.

About GMC:

GMC (www.watchGMCtv.com) is America’s favorite television channel for uplifting music and family entertainment. The Parents Television Council™ has twice awarded its Entertainment Seal of Approval™ to GMC for being “an authentic family-friendly cable network.” GMC is the only television network brand to be so honored.  In 2011, GMC was the second fastest growing ad supported cable network in total day households and A18-49. GMC can be seen in more than 51 million homes on various cable systems around the country, as well as DISH Network on channel 188, DIRECTV on channel 338 and Verizon FiOS on channel 224. Follow GMC TV on Facebook and Twitter at http://facebook.com/gmctv and http://twitter.com/gmctv.


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Artists Join Together To Benefit The Southeast Tornado & Flood Victims

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on May 19, 2011 – 2:38 pm -

Hendersonville, TN (May 19, 2011) – That character was displayed when Christian and Country music artists came together Tuesday afternoon to lend their voices to the Somebody Cares for the Southeast Disaster Relief Benefit Special, hosted by Gary Chapman.  The two-hour special, collectively produced by Daywind Records, New Day Distribution, FamilyNet and NorthStar studios, was created to raise funds for Somebody Cares, a Christian organization that works hand in hand with the Red Cross, FEMA, the Salvation Army and others.  They currently have teams in Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee and Virginia assisting with everything from serving meals, removing debris and providing counseling.   All of the artists, as well as the behind-the-scenes staff and crew, donated their time and talents to raise money for this organization, and in turn, make a difference to those affected by the deadly tornadoes.

Artists such as Danny Gokey, Michael English, Ray Stevens, Rachael Lampa, Karen Peck & New River, Montell Jordan and many others came out to support this great cause.   For some, the reason they chose to participate in this benefit was a personal one.   The accapella group, Committed, winner of NBC’s The Sing Off, were displaced from their homes in Huntsville, Alabama in the days following the storms.  Lora Poore of the up-and-coming group, Faith 3, witnessed the storm’s devastation first-hand when the only part of the house remaining was the interior closet she and her family were in.  These stories, and many more, will be included in the special, as these artists convey to viewers just how many families were personally affected by the storms.

“Today, I had the pleasure of interfacing with some who many would consider celebrity, yet who were willing to become part of something bigger than themselves to bring hope to those who have suffered so much in the recent tornado and flood stricken areas of our nation,” shares Doug Stringer, Founder and President of Somebody Cares America.  “Their investment to participate in the Somebody Cares for the Southeast Disaster Relief Special was filled with moments of authentic compassion filled with emotion and, at times, tears.   The sacrifice of their time will help to bring attention and awareness to the ongoing needs, even when most of the media shifts to other news stories.  It will help to leverage and empower organizations and churches in their communities to continue to be a tangible expression of Christ love.”

The benefit special will initially air on FamilyNet on Sunday, May 22nd at 7:00 pm ET, and will continue to air repeatedly on FamilyNet, American Life Network, and other Christian networks.  Check www.familynet.com or www.comstarmedia.com for more information on those airings.

To donate to this cause, simply text the word “icare” to 37284, or log onto www.somebodycares.org.  You will be able to donate any amount, and it is all 100 % tax deductable.  All of the proceeds go directly to Somebody Cares® to help the victims of this disaster.

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