MURFREESBORO, Tenn. â€“ (February 8,Â 2013) â€“ The administrators and staff of AbsolutelyGospel.com Â are proud to announce this yearâ€™s hosts and first list ofÂ performersÂ for theÂ 2013Â AbsolutelyGospelÂ Musi
The hosts for this yearâ€™s Awards Celebration are two of the industryâ€™s most respected and beloved couples. Sharing hosting duties this year are acclaimed vocalists Darrell & Chris Freeman (of The Freemans) and Jim & Melissa Brady.
Darrell & Chris Freeman have been traveling with their family group The Freemans for over 20 years. The couple is easily one of the industryâ€™s most recognizable names who have partnered together in ministry. Though the group is not nominated this year, The Freemans will debut a new song on the Awards Celebration that will be from the groupâ€™s hotly anticipated new studio recording to be released later this year.
Jim & Melissa Brady have been charming audiences both together and in their own separate ministries with the Booth Brothers and as a soloist respectively. As a part of the Booth Brothers, Jim has been recognized both as a member of the group and for his songwriting contributions over 30 times in the Absolutely Gospel Music Awards program. Jim and Melissa made history this year by being the first couple to be nominated separately in the Songwriter of the Year (Artist) category.
â€œWe are very excited about utilizing two of our industryâ€™s best loved couples,â€ mentioned Chris Unthank, Editor-in-Chief of AbsolutelyGospel.com. â€œWe are always looking for ways that we can make our show better, and we know that this yearâ€™s hosts are going to do a fantastic job!â€
In addition, the first list ofÂ performersÂ is now available. Performing on this yearâ€™s Awards Celebration areÂ the Booth Brothers, The Isaacs,Â Karen Peck & New River, Brian Free & Assurance, Sisters, The Bowling Family, Tribute Quartet, Soulâ€™d Out Quartet, The Browders, The Williamsons, and the aforementioned Freemans and Melissa Brady.
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