MURFREESBORO, Tenn. â€“ (April 3, 2012) â€“ The internetâ€™s largest e-zine for all things Gospel Music, AbsolutelyGospel.com and Sirius XMâ€™s enLighten Radio are partnering together to bring the 2012 Absolutely Gospel Music Awards Celebrationto the satellite radio community.
In addition to the live internet stream set for the evening of the awards, Sirius XMâ€™s enLighten will be recording the event and broadcasting the awards celebration the following weekend on its station.
â€œThis is something that we have talked about for years but have never really been able to flesh out until this year,â€ mentioned Deon Unthank, President of AbsolutelyGospel.com. â€œWe are very excited about reaching thousands of more listeners through this arrangement!â€
Marlin Taylor of enLighten said, â€œ”We at enLighten are looking forward to bringing the Absolutely Gospel Awards showÂ to our vast family of listeners, who are spread across North America, from coast to coast. With Karen and Sonya as hosts and the all-star lineup of guests planned, we’re anticipating a grand evening. While it’s our first time toÂ broadcast this Awards show, I don’t expect it’ll be our last.”
The broadcast times for the Absolutely Gospel Music Awards Celebration are as follows:
Friday evening, April 13th @ 8:00 PM ET
Saturday evening, April 14th @ 9 PM ET
Sunday afternoon, April 15th @ 4 PM ET
Sirius XMâ€™s enLighten can be heard all over North America on Sirius XM Channel 18 and Dish TV Channel 6018.
The final list of performers for the AGM Awards was announced last month. It was announced that this yearâ€™s performers would include The Isaacs, Karen Peck & New River, Gold City, The Perrys, The Bowling Family, Sisters, Three Bridges, Tribute Quartet, Wilburn & Wilburn, Southern Sound, Beyond the Ashes, and Mark209. In addition, Jeff & Sheri Easter are spearheading a multi-artist tribute to a legend in the Gospel music industry (like the 2010 tribute to The Singing Cookes).
Karen Peck Gooch will also be performing â€œMighty Highâ€ from the Joyful Noise soundtrack with an all-star choir made up of multiple nominees in this yearâ€™s Absolutely Gospel Music Awards. The choir will include members from The Isaacs, Sisters, The Perrys, Mark209, Jeff & Sheri Easter, and other independent artists like Sunday Edition, Bev McCann, Jennifer Wilkerson, and more!
The hosts for this yearâ€™s Awards Celebration of two of the industryâ€™s most respected female voices and personalities. This yearâ€™s hosts are Karen Peck Gooch (Karen Peck & New River) and Sonya Isaacs Yeary (The Isaacs).
The date for this yearâ€™s Absolutely Gospel Music Awards Celebration is Tuesday, April 10, 2012.Â The event will again take place at the River of Life Church in Smyrna, Tennessee and is free to the public. The event is scheduled to be streamed live on the internet this year. For more information on the live stream, visit www.absolutelygospel.com.
AbsolutelyGospel.com (formerly SoGospelNews.com) has grown from relative obscurity to the industry’s leading internet publication for Southern Gospel news and information in only a few short years. The site includes a wide variety of features, consisting of artist interviews, a weekly chart, late-breaking news, and much more.