Jim Sheldon Earns 3 Spots on 2012 Diamond Awards Top 10 Ballot

DANVILLE, Ky. – (June 6, 2012) – Homeland Inspiration Group recording artist Jim Sheldon received news earlier that he has made the Top 10 ballot for the upcoming 2012 Diamond Awards in three separate categories. Jim received first time nominations this year. His nominations are in the following categories:

Favorite DVD/Video – “I Belong to Jesus” short-form video

Favorite Christian Country Album – I Belong to Jesus (Mont Eagle Records)

Favorite Christian Country Male Artist

“I was completely shocked to see my name on the Top 10 ballot for such a great and prestigious awards program. The folks at SGN Scoops Digital do such a great job with this awards program. I am honored to be included.”

Voting on the Top 10 ballot for the 2012 Diamond Awards is currently taking place at www.sgnscoops.com. The Diamond Awards will take place this year at the inaugural Creekside Gospel Music Convention in Pigeon Forge, TN on October 30, 2012.

Jim continued, “I am so grateful to everyone who placed a vote for me in the first round of voting! This means so much to me and my ministry!”

Jim continues to make inroads at Christian Country radio. His debut single, “God Is Looking at My Heart,” earned another milestone this past April. The hit single has found itself on top of the popular syndicated internet radio show “JB’s Indie Gospel Top 10 Chart” this week.

Jim earned his first ever Top 20 single earlier this year at Christian Country radio with “God Is Looking At My Heart”. “God Is Looking at My Heart” is the debut single from Jim’s recording His Grace. The single was released and promoted to Christian Country radio through HMG Nashville. Fans of Christian country and Southern Gospel music can hear the single by visiting Jim’s website at http://www.jimsheldonmusic.com . You can also sample Jim’s music by visiting his Reverb Nation site at http://www.reverbnation.com/jimsheldon .

In addition, Jim’s debut music video for his Southern Gospel single “I Belong to Jesus” has received an overwhelming response on YouTube and is garnering much media attention for the Christian Country singer. The video has already amassed over 107,000 views and counting since its debut on the web. You can view the video by visiting YouTube at http://youtu.be/t43KwQMYKcg

For more information about Jim, visit his website at www.jimsheldonmusic.com.

About Jim Sheldon

Jim is based out of Danville, Kentucky where he spearheads his personal ministry – Putting God First Ministries. Jim was most recently seen traveling and singing baritone for the The Keetons. Jim recently signed a recording contract with Homeland Inspiration Group’s Mont Eagle Records. His debut album with Mont Eagle Records – I Belong to Jesus – is now available!