NASHVILLE, TN (February 28, 2013) – Today, Joseph Habedank, lead vocalist for The Perrys, in partnership with Christ Church in Nashville, TN, announced a benefit concert for Tracy Stuffle, who recently suffered a massive stroke. The evening, dubbed “We Need Each Other: A Benefit for Tracy Stuffle” will take place on Tuesday, March 19, 2013, 6:00 PM (doors open at 5 PM) at Christ Church in Nashville, TN and will feature a lineup of stellar musical artists.
Tracy Stuffle – beloved bass vocalist and group owner/manager of the Perrys – has been in critical condition at a Nashville area hospital since suffering a massive stroke on January 21, 2013 while driving his vehicle in downtown Nashville, TN. All proceeds from this concert will go toward medical expenses for Tracy Stuffle.
Joining hosts Jason Crabb and Joseph Habedank will be the Oak Ridge Boys, Ernie Haase & Signature Sound, Dailey & Vincent, The Hoppers, Mark Lowry, the Collingsworth Family, the Booth Brothers, The Isaacs, Gold City, The Bowlings, Karen Peck & New River and a special appearance by The Perrys.
“Tracy & Libbi Stuffle hired me when I was 17 years old. They gave me a chance when no one else would,” states Habedank. “For over 10 years, they have invested into my life and considering I have practically grown up on their bus, they’re like family to me. When this tragic event happened, I immediately called upon the friends of Tracy & Libbi to begin organizing this evening. I am asking everyone who loves Tracy & Libbi to support this evening.”
For more information and to purchase tickets for this evening, vist TracyStuffleBenefit.com. Tickets may also be purchased at Christ Church in Nashville, TN or College Heights Baptist Church in Gallatin, TN.
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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – (January 21, 2013) – The administrators and staff of AbsolutelyGospel.com are proud to announce the nominees for the 2013 Absolutely Gospel Music Awards. As in years past, the nominees were chosen by the staff of AbsolutelyGospel.com and select media representatives. Starting on February 1, 2013, the fans will get a chance to vote for their favorites in certain categories.
“We are so excited about this year’s awards program,” mentioned Deon Unthank, President/CEO of AbsolutelyGospel.com. “Our site has seen such tremendous growth over the last two years, and we cannot wait to produce another awards show. Each year, things just get bigger and better, and this year’s show will be no different!”
Chris D. Unthank, Editor-In-Chief of AbsolutelyGospel.com said, “We applaud our staff and those other media representatives who voted for thinking outside of the box this year and really embracing what our awards program is all about. These nominations really represent the best of last year, and we can tell that our staff and the other voters really took this year’s nominations process seriously.”
As far as nominations go, Southern Gospel favorites The Perrys landed a stellar nine nominations this year, more than any other artist. The group earned nods for Song of the Year and Traditional Song of the Year (for “Blue Skies Coming”), Album of the Year and Traditional Album of the Year (for Through the Night), Mixed Group of the Year, and Special Event Project of the Year (for the Celebrate Me Home DVD release). In addition, reigning Female Vocalist of the Year Libbi Stuffle earned her third consecutive Female Vocalist of the Year nomination. Speaking of consecutive nominations, The Perrys’ lead vocalist/songwriter Joseph Habedank claimed his fifth consecutive nomination for Male Vocalist of the Year and sixth nod for Songwriter of the Year (Artist) (after winning the award in 2011).
Last year’s big winner The Isaacs and reigning Female Group of the Year Sisters followed behind The Perrys with an impressive eight nominations each. Sisters earned their very first nod for 2013
Pacesetter, the awards’ most prestigious honor, this year. The Isaacs’ Ben Isaacs also landed a 2013 Pacesetter nomination for his production work in 2012.
Following behind those artists was Karen Peck & New River with seven nods. In addition, Karen Peck’s solo record How You Walk the Miles earned an Album of the Year mention. Brian Free & Assurance, Mark Trammell Quartet, and the Booth Brothers all landed six nominations. Three artists received five nominations – Tribute Quartet, Collingsworth Family, and Jeff & Sheri Easter.
Triumphant Quartet and Three Bridges both earned four nominations, while several artists received triple mentions, including The Talleys, Canton Junction, Gaither Vocal Band, The Hoppers, Michael English, and The Nelons. Soul’d Out Quartet, Greater Vision, Ernie Haase & Signature Sound, Beyond the Ashes, the Bowling Family, The Browders, The Williamsons, and Guy Penrod were each nominated for two awards. Read more »
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SEATTLE, Wa.(November 8, 2012) – SGN Scoops presented the 2012 Diamond Awards
at the inaugural Creekside Gospel Music Convention on October 30 at Pigeon Forge,
Tennessee. The awards ceremony was hosted by Daniel Ball of the Ball Brothers along
with singer/songwriter Christy Sutherland and graced with such talent as Gerald and
Jason Crabb, Jeff and Sheri Easter, Phil Stacey, Crosby Lane, David Bryan and Watts,
Rowsey and Bean and several others.
“The Diamond Awards was a wonderful time of uplifting and encouraging the talented
artists in Christian music,” said Rob Patz, CEO of Coastal Media Group and publisher
of SGN Scoops. “We were honored by incredible performances by all of our featured
artists, as well as great hosting by Christy and Daniel. It’s always an event geared to the
appreciation of our Gospel music friends, but more than that, it’s a time of worship to
God, the Giver of all of our talents. We can’t wait until next year!”
Winners of the 2012 Diamond Awards:
J.D. SUMNER LIVING LEGEND AWARD: Ann Downing
MIXED GROUP OF THE YEAR: The Isaacs
QUARTET OF THE YEAR: Gaither Vocal Band
TRIO OF THE YEAR: The Booth Brothers
DUET OF THE YEAR: Wilburn and Wilburn
FEMALE SOLOIST OF THE YEAR: Janet Paschal
MALE SOLOIST OF THE YEAR: Jason Crabb
SUNRISE AWARD: Beyond the Ashes
SONG OF THE YEAR: “Hear My Heart”, Artist: Jeff and Sheri Easter, Written By:
Sheri Easter, Wayne Haun and Joel Lindsey
ALBUM OF THE YEAR: The Song Lives On, Artist: Jason Crabb
CHRISTIAN COUNTRY GROUP OF THE YEAR: The Isaacs
CHRISTIAN COUNTRY FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR: Christy Sutherland
CHRISTIAN COUNTRY MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR: Guy Penrod
CHRISTIAN COUNTRY ALBUM OF THE YEAR: Breathe Deep, Artist: Guy Penrod
ANTHONY BURGER INSTRUMENTALIST OF THE YEAR: Gordon Mote
DOTTIE RAMBO SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR: Gerald Crabb
BLUEGRASS GOSPEL ARTIST OF THE YEAR: The Isaacs
VIDEO/DVD OF THE YEAR: Bill and Gloria Gaither Present: Tent Rival Homecoming,
Gaither Homecoming Series
FAVORITE ARTIST WEBSITE: Gaither.com
FAVORITE INDUSTRY WEBSITE: Gospel Music Today, Ken and Jean Grady
PAUL HEIL AWARD (Broadcasting): Jonathan Edwards
PUBLISHER’S CHOICE AWARD: Lou Hildreth
LOU HILDRETH AWARD: Rhonda Frye and Patricia Mathis
About Creekside Gospel Music Convention: Creekside Gospel Music Convention
held it’s inaugural event at the Smokey Mountain Convention Center, Pigeon Forge,
Tennessee from October 29 through 31, 2012. The CGMC is presented by SGN
Scoops and Coastal Media Group at Pigeon Forge and is the home of The Diamond
Awards and other special events. Next year’s dates are October 28, 29 and 30th,
2013. For more information on Creekside Gospel Music Convention visit http://
About SGNScoops: SGNScoops Digital is a fully-downloadable monthly magazine that
exists to promote the gospel by unveiling what is intriguing and real about Southern
Gospel and Christian Country music. SGNScoops offers music news and views as
well as concert and book reviews, inspirational articles and features reaching beyond
our gospel music world. SGNScoops is the home of the Diamond Awards, a fan-based
annual awards program recognizing the best in Southern Gospel and Christian Country
music. SGN Scoops is always digital, always free. For more information: http://
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Coming up on the next Daniel Britt & Friends, broadcast the week of 11/5/12: It’s time once again to shine the monthly spotlight on New Music with guest artist co-host Gerald Wolfe of Greater Vision! Listen as Daniel & Gerald feature an hour of Gospel’s best new songs from such artists as the The Mark Trammell Quartet, The Isaacs, The Crabb Family, Ivan Parker, & more. A New Music Spotlight, co-hosted by Gerald Wolfe, on the next Daniel Britt & Friends!
About Daniel Britt & Friends
Daniel Britt & Friends is a one-hour Gospel music radio show, available each week to nearly 30 million satellite subscribers* throughout the U.S. and Canada on SIRIUS XM SATELLiTE RADiO’s enLighten (Sirius XM Channel 18) – Mondays at 7PM ET, Thursdays at 10PM ET, and Saturdays at 12 Noon ET. You can also catch the show online at siriusxm.com, Smartphone devices, or with Dish Network on channel 6018. After the broadcast, you can download the extended interview from www.danielbritt.com. Connect on Twitter @BrittAndFriends and on Facebook at facebook.com/BrittAndFriends
About SIRIUS XM Radio
Sirius XM Radio is America’s satellite radio company. SiriusXM broadcasts more than 135 satellite radio channels of commercial-free music, and premier sports, news, talk, entertainment, traffic, weather, and data services to over 21 million subscribers. SiriusXM offers an array of content from many of the biggest names in entertainment, as well as from professional sports leagues, major colleges, and national news and talk providers.
SiriusXM programming is available on more than 800 devices, including pre-installed and after-market radios in cars, trucks, boats and aircraft, smartphones and mobile devices, and consumer electronics products for homes and offices. SiriusXM programming is also available at siriusxm.com, and on Apple, BlackBerry and Android -powered mobile devices.
SiriusXM has arrangements with every major automaker and its radio products are available for sale at shop.siriusxm.com and at retail locations nationwide, including Best Buy, Circuit City, RadioShack, Target, Sam’s Club, and Wal-Mart.
*Through its partnership with Dish Network, SIRIUS XM Radio programming is available to over 30 million satellite subscribers.
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TALENT ANNOUNCED FOR THE 2012 GMA GOSPEL MUSIC HALL OF FAME
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – August 3, 2012 – An unforgettable night of tributes and performances will be featured at the GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Tuesday, August 14, 2012 (7:00 PM CST) at Trinity Music City in Hendersonville, TN. Dailey & Vincent, Dottie Peoples, Gordon Mote, Greg Long, The Isaacs, Jamie Grace, Michael W. Smith and The Talleys are among the artists set to provide recognition to this years inductees: Aretha Franklin, The Hoppers, Rex Humbard, Ricky Skaggs and Love Song. Jason Crabb and Jaci Velasquez will host the evening’s festivities.
Jackie Patillo, Executive Director of the Gospel Music Association and President of the Gospel Music Foundation commented: “It is great to see our christian and gospel music communities come together to pay tribute to this years GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame inductees. It is an honor to recognize our trailblazers and remind the world of the people God has used to spread the gospel through music.”
This year marks the 39th anniversary of the GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame which was established in 1971, and has inducted more than 150 members since its inception. Previous inductees include Johnny Cash, DeGarmo & Key, Dolly Parton, Elvis Presley, Mahalia Jackson, Amy Grant, the Statler Brothers, the Winans, the Blind Boys of Alabama, Andrae Crouch, Sandi Patty, Andrae Crouch & the Disciples, Vestal Goodman, Tennessee Ernie Ford, Shirley Caesar, The Oak Ridge Boys, the Blackwood Brothers, Petra, Bill Gaither, Gloria Gaither, the Happy Goodman Family, Larry Norman, George Beverly Shea, Albertina Walker, The Imperials, Pat Boone, Dottie Rambo, Evie, Larry Norman, Richard Smallwood, Jake Hess, The Lewis Family, Cliff Barrows, Thomas A. Dorsey, the Cathedral Quartet, the Fairfield Four, Billy Graham and The Jordanaires. The Gospel Music Hall of Fame is dedicated to fostering an appreciation of the historical development of gospel music and its impact on our culture by collecting, preserving, exhibiting and interpreting its collections for a global audience, as well as honoring those who have made outstanding contributions to gospel music. For a full list of GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame Members click here.
ABOUT THE INDUCTEES:
Although born in soul’s capitol city, Memphis. The Franklin family soon moved to Detroit, MI, where her father, Baptist minister Reverend C. L. Franklin, soon became one of the most revered public figures in black America. During her late preteens, Franklin was regularly singing solo numbers in her father’s New Bethel Baptist Church. She grew up with local and national celebrities visiting in her family home, including gospel greats Albertina Walker and her group The Caravans, Mahalia Jackson and Clara Ward, three women who played a pivotal role in her vocal development.
In 1972, she released the gospel album Amazing Grace. The album eventually became her biggest-selling release ever, selling over two million copies and becoming the best-selling gospel album of all time. In 1987 she again returned to her gospel roots with the album, One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism, which though it did not repeat the success of Amazing Grace despite a powerful rendition of “Oh Happy Day”, featuring Mavis Staples, but did reach the Top 10 of Billboard’s gospel chart.
Rolling Stone magazine ranked her atop its list of The Greatest Singers of All Time as well as the ninth greatest artist of all time. She has won 18 competitive Grammys and two honorary Grammys. She has 20 #1 singles on the Billboard R&B Singles Chart and two #1 hits on the Billboard Hot 100: “Respect” (1967) and “I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)” (1987), Since 1961, she has scored a total of 45 Top 40 hits on the Billboard Hot 100. She also has the most million-selling singles of any female artist. Between 1967 and 1982 she had 10 #1 R&B albums—more than any other female artist. In 1987, Aretha became the first female artist to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. She was the only featured singer at the 2009 Presidential Inauguration.
Dallas has earned his influence in today’s Christian music throughout more than 40 years of writing, singing and ministry in some 4,000 concerts in every state in the USA as well as many countries abroad. His 38 recordings have garnered gold records, multiple Dove awards, Grammy nominations, number one songs, and countless accolades.
Artists such as Steven Curtis Chapman, Twila Paris and Greg Long of Avalon all make reference to Holm’s significant impact on their lives and ministries. Holm can be seen on several of the Bill Gaither Homecoming videos. On one video Gaither introduces Dallas by saying, “This is one of the nicest guys in our entire industry.” This broad appeal and respect by peers has undoubtedly been one of the reasons for Holm’s amazing longevity and relevance. They became the first Contemporary Christian band to receive an RIAA certified Gold Album for Dallas Holm and Praise LIVE.
Multi-award winning family group The Hoppers have been singing to global audiences for over 55 years with appearances ranging from presidential religious inaugural ceremonies and New York’s Carnegie Hall to singing conventions and church platforms. They have performed throughout the United States as well as in Israel, Europe and Africa. Their unique blend of harmonies and song choices have created a legacy of musical excellence embraced by leading pastors and event organizers. Known as America’s Favorite Family of Gospel Music, they are favorites on the Gaither Homecoming videos and tours, and their recordings frequently land at the top of the BILLBOARD sales charts and The Singing News radio charts.
Comprised today of family members Claude & Connie, son Dean and his wife, Kim, and son Mike Hopper, The Hoppers were formed in 1957 in the rural-farm town of Madison, NC, and have grown continuously for decades, touching countless lives around the world. A cancer survivor, Connie has been honored with the prestigious Marvin Norcross Award, in addition to numerous industry and fan honors; and she has been inducted into the Southern Gospel Music Hall of Fame. Sons Dean and Mike have continued the family legacy with their musical talents and business abilities; and Kim, Dean’s wife, hails from her own nationally acclaimed musical family, The Greenes. She is noted for the excitement she brings to any live performance, and her unmistakable, rafter-ringing soprano vocals have taken The Hoppers to new heights for many years.
In 1932, Rex Humbard did his first radio program on KTHS Radio, Hot Springs, Arkansas; at the age of 13. His father, Alpha Rex Emanuel Humbard, ran an orphanage and church in downtown Hot Springs. In the midst of the Great Depression, church attendance was poor and offerings for the orphanage suffered greatly. Rex did his radio program every week, singing, playing his guitar and telling the listeners about his father’s church. One year later the seats were full to capacity and the orphans had a new lease on life. From that time forward, Rex Humbard realized the power of the media and the importance of the “life changing” message contained in gospel music.
From 1945 through 1952 (during the war years), Rex and his wife, Maude Aimee, traveled to every section of the USA and Canada conducting tent crusade meetings. In each of these cities they purchased radio time and appeared daily singing gospel music and promoting the tent crusades. In 1949, Rex did his first TV show in Indianapolis, Indiana on the local CBS station. Once again, gospel music was the center piece of the program.
The Rex Humbard Ministry program ran from 1952 to 1985. In the early 1970’s, Time Magazine did a feature story on Rex Humbard and coined the phrase “tele-evangelist” to describe Rex. In 1999, Rex was named as “one of the 25 shapers of the 20th century” by US News and World Report because of his visionary use of the media to promote his message of hope, love and salvation. One of the most vital parts of his ministry was gospel music.
In the early 70′s, during the beginnings of what became known as the “Jesus Movement,” a group of young, longhaired, “hippie” musicians called LOVE SONG began to use their music to express their newfound faith in Jesus Christ. A mixture of rock and pop, LOVE SONG’s music was entirely new and unique for the Christian music world.
The music was fresh, sometimes radical, and yet truly inspirational for a generation of young people searching for truth. It helped blaze the path for what we know today as Contemporary Christian Music. They flourished amidst the swirl of national media attention from top record labels and interviews with magazines including ROLLING STONE. God used them in a powerful way to bring many people to Himself. “In a world of imitators, Love Song has been an originator, the first domino that started the others going”
Fourteen-time Grammy Award winner and two-time Dove Awards winner, Ricky Skaggs, is affectionately known as one of bluegrass music’s most recognized ambassadors. Singing comes naturally to Skaggs, and singing Gospel songs even more so. At the tender age of 3, he began by harmonizing with his mother as she sang Gospel songs. He began to perform in his church, singing with his parents there. His illustrious path to stardom has always included Gospel songs, as he loves to sing about Jesus and His love for all of us.
From there, Skaggs went on to put his own stamp on the mainstream country and bluegrass formats, resulting in twelve #1 hits, eight Country Music Association Awards and eight Academy of Country Music Awards. 1997 marked Ricky Skaggs’ triumphant return to bluegrass and the establishment of his own Skaggs Family Records label, which has gone on to break new sales records in the genre. Now in his 40th year as a professional musician, he continues to record and tour with his band Kentucky Thunder as one of music’s most sought after live performers.
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Hendersonville, TN (May 29, 2012) – Barely taking time to celebrate winning two 2012 GMA Dove Awards and the release of her first movie, Joyful Noise, Karen Peck is back in the studio working on her first solo album in several years. The project, entitled How You Walk The Miles, is produced by Ben Isaacs and features several special guests.
The Oak Ridge Boys join Karen on “Stand By The River”, while the Dove Award Artist Of The Year, Jason Crabb, lends his vocals on “Extra Mile.” Award winning musician, Gordon Mote, is also featured on the song “Pray.” The CD, which releases this fall, also includes appearances from Karen Peck & New River members, Susan Jackson and Jeff Hawes, as well as David Phelps, The Isaacs, and more.
“Karen Peck has always been one of my favorite female singers. Not only is she an excellent vocalist, but her heart portrays true beauty on the inside,” shares Norman Holland, Vice President and A&R Director at Daywind Records. “This new project includes many guest appearances by many of Karen’s favorite vocalists and is sure to become a favorite of yours and mine.”
Daywind Records is based in Hendersonville, TN, and is distributed worldwide through New Day Christian Distributors. In addition to Karen Peck And New River, Daywind is home to such great artists as Greater Vision and Brian Free & Assurance, among others. For more information on Daywind Records, visit daywindrecords.com. For more information on Karen Peck, visit www.karenpeckandnewriver.com.
Pictured: Karen Peck Gooch (center) with Producer Ben Isaacs, Daywind Records A&R Director, Norman Holland, and Jason Crabb.
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Publisher, Rob Patz and Editor in Chief, Rhonda Frye of SGNScoops Magazine covered the 43rd Annual Dove Awards at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia. “The pre-show and the awards show was amazing and I couldn’t be more pleased with the way our industry was represented,” says Rob Patz. “I thought it was awesome to see different genres come together with the same message lifting of the name of Christ,” Rhonda adds.
SGNScoops invites you to visit our facebook page for pictures of Jason Crabb, Karen Peck & New River, The Isaacs and more. Also watch for a story in the upcoming May issue of Scoops Magazine. Connect with us on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/sgnscoops
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GOSPEL MUSIC ASSOCIATION’S 43RD ANNUAL GMA DOVE AWARDS ANNOUNCE NOMINATED ARTISTS YOLANDA ADAMS, THE TENORS & TEDASHII JOIN STELLAR LINE UP OF TALENT TO PERFORM LIVE ON AWARDS SHOWWritten 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 email@example.com
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/
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.
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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