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GMA REVEALS TALENT ROSTER FOR GMA HONORS/HOF CEREMONY

admin : April 3, 2014 8:48 pm : News

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
THE GOSPEL MUSIC ASSOCIATION REVEALS UPDATED TALENT ROSTER FOR THE INAUGURAL
GMA HONORS CELEBRATION AND HALL OF FAME INDUCTION TUESDAY, APRIL 29, 2014
AT LIPSCOMB UNIVERSITY’S ALLEN ARENA

 

“Love Your Country. Vote. Faith, Family, Freedom Tour” Announced as Presenting Sponsor.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – (April 3, 2014) –  The GMA Foundation reveals additional talent for the inaugural GMA Honors celebration and Hall of Fame induction to be held on April 29th at Lipscomb University’s Allen Arena in Nashville, TN.  Inductee, Take 6 will do an exclusive group performance with all members, both past and present, for the first time ever, as a celebration of this honor and their 25th anniversary as a group.  In addition, special guests scheduled to present will include dc Talk (TobyMac, Michael Tait, Kevin Max), Lenny LeBlanc and Earnest Pugh.  Performers will include David Crowder, Ellie Bannister Holcomb, Kirk Whalum plus previously announced Amy Grant and Michael W. SmithJay Sekulow, Chief Counsel of the American Center for Law and Justice, talk show host and Fox News commentator will host the evening’s program.   

The GMA also announced “Love Your Country. Vote. Faith, Family and Freedom Tour” as this year’s presenting sponsor.  The tour experience, produced by Rendy Lovelady, RLM/Mission Management and launching later this year, will bring together both country and gospel artists to encourage Americans to vote. 

The GMA recently announced this year’s honorees and Hall of Fame inductees which include Honors recipients Dr. Bobby Jones, Don Moen, Michael Guido, Show Hope and World Vision.  Inductees include Brown Bannister, Gaither Vocal Band, Rich Mullins and Take 6. 

“We’re excited about this opportunity to raise awareness for the legacy of Gospel music.  Each of these inductees or honorees has made a definitive mark on the fabric of our musical tapestry.  While each has different gifts and has contributed in different ways, all of their stories highlight God’s faithfulness.  We’ll be able to celebrate this through GMA Honors with some very special friends and truly inspiring performances,”  says GMA Executive Director, Jackie Patillo.

Individual tickets or full tables are available for purchase, which include full dinner service with our honorees and guests.  Contact the GMA office at service@gospelmusic.org.  

General admission tickets are also available for purchase online HERE.

To view biographical information on this year’s honorees, please visit this link: Honors and Hall of Fame bios here.

For More Information on the Love Your Country. Vote Tour visit:  www.loveyourcountryvote.com

 

About the GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame:

The GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame and Museum is a not-for-profit educational institution (501c3) working in connection with the Gospel Music Association (GMA).  The GMAF 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.

 

About the Gospel Music Association:  

Founded in 1964, the Gospel Music Association serves as the face and voice for the Christian/Gospel music community and is dedicated to exposing, promoting and celebrating the gospel through music of all styles including pop, rock, praise & worship, black gospel, R&B, hip hop, southern gospel, country, and more.  The GMA community consists of 2,000 members including 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 information about the GMA, please visit www.gospelmusic.org or contact the GMA directly at 615.277.1340.

 

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Visit https://doveawards.wufoo.com/forms/gma-honors-media-application/ to apply for press and publicity credentials to the show, as well as awards history, photos, press releases and logos.  Credentials must be requested by Thursday, April 24th

MEDIA CONTACTS

GMA HONORS AND HALL OF FAME: 

Jules Wortman

Wortman Works Media & Marketing

615.260.9985 / jwortman@wortmanworks.com

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GMA Honors Celebration, April 29, 2014

admin : March 12, 2014 3:03 pm : News

THE GOSPEL MUSIC ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES THE INAUGURAL
GMA HONORS CELEBRATION, TUESDAY, APRIL 29, 2014
AT LIPSCOMB UNIVERSITY’S ALLEN ARENA

Inductees: Brown Bannister, Gaither Vocal Band, Rich Mullins, and Take 6

Honors recipients: Dr. Bobby Jones, Don Moen, Michael Guido, Show Hope& World Vision

Major artists set to perform in tribute include Amy Grant & Michael W. Smith

Tickets are now on sale

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – (March 11, 2014) – The GMA (Gospel Music Association) announces today the date of the inaugural GMA Honors Ceremony to be held on Tuesday, April 29 at Lipscomb University’s Allen Arena.  The event celebrates those being inducted into the GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame as well as individuals and organizations that are impacting our culture globally both past and present. Michael W. Smith and Amy Grant are the first performers announced for the ceremony, with more to be added.

The GMA will induct producer Brown Bannister, The Gaither Vocal Band, Take 6 and posthumously Rich Mullins, writer of “Awesome God,” into the GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame. The first ever Honors recipients includeAmbassador Dr. Bobby Jones, International praise and worship leader Don Moen, tour pastor Michael Guido and world-renowned non-profit organizations Show Hope and World Vision.

Individual tickets or full tables are available for purchase, which include dinner service with our honorees and guests.  Contact the GMA office at Service@gospelmusic.org

General admission tickets are also available for purchase online HERE.

John Huie, CAA and Co-Chair of GMA Honors states, “The idea was to expand the GMA induction ceremony to include many talented artists and organizations that are making a substantial contribution through Christian music.  Although this is the first year for GMA Honors we are getting a lot of strong industry support.”

“The GMA Foundation is charged with observing our gospel music history and its trailblazers,” says Jackie Patillo, Executive Director of GMA.  “We have looked at all of our events with the desire to better serve our music community.  I am grateful to John Huie, Gary Glover and

Jay Powers, the Co-Chairs of GMA Honors, for their vision and labor of love, along with Jamie Shanklandand the Lipscomb production team and Salem communication for their media partnership. Together we have retooled this event and it is going to be a very memorable evening.”

To view biographical information on this year’s honorees, please visit: Honors and Hall of Fame bios here.

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GMA Honors Social Media Platforms: 

Website – www.GMAhalloffame.org
Facebook -www.facebook.com/Gospelmusicassociation
Twitter – www.twitter.com/GMAofficial  Hashtag – #GMAhonors
Instagram – www.Instagram.com/gospelmusicassoc

 

MEDIA CONTACTS:
GMA HONORS:
Jules Wortman
Wortman Works Media & Marketing
615.260.9985 / jwortman@wortmanworks.com

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GMA ANNOUNCES SPECIAL GUESTS FOR IMMERSE 2014

admin : January 31, 2014 10:00 am : News

The GOSPEL MUSIC ASSOCIATION Announces IMMERSE 2014 with BART MILLARD as Session Speaker and Performances by CAPITAL KINGS, JONATHAN MCREYNOLDS and American Idol’s DANNY GOKEY. 

 

In a unique partnership with LifeWay Christian Resources 

IMMERSE will take place June 22-25 in Nashville, TN,

Offering Unprecedented Training for Developing Artists, Songwriters and Worship Leaders

 

Nashville, TN (January 30, 2014) – The Gospel Music Association announces that its sixth annual conference for developing artists, songwriters and worship leaders, called IMMERSE will take place June 22-25, 2014.  Held in its entirety at the LifeWay Christian Resources corporate headquarters in downtown Nashville, TN, IMMERSE is the only event of its kind where attendees can get hands-on training directed by music industry leaders.  Registration is currently open at a special discounted rate of $149 for a short time.   www.ExperienceIMMERSE.com.

 

Already artists are committing to be a part of this elite event.  Bart Millard from the chart-topping band MercyMe will be a featured speaker and a mentor to young talent.  American Idol contestant Danny Gokey will share his unique musical journey and perform songs from his upcoming album.  

 

The Monday night concert is already promising to be a highlight of the week with a performance by Dove Awards nominated artist Capital Kings. Also performing during the event is Dove and Stellar Awards nominated artist Jonathan McReynolds, new country-infused group, Red Roots and actor/comedian, Bone Hampton.  

 

In addition, top executives from companies such as Capital Christian Music Group, Provident Music Group, Word Entertainment, eOne Entertainment, True Artist Management and LifeWay Worship have committed to participate as speakers, mentors and judges.

 

For the second year, IMMERSE is honored to partner with LifeWay Christian Resources. The incredible 21-acre LifeWay facility allows the event to be held under one roof, creating a rare ease and structure for a conference of this size.  By utilizing the building’s performance areas, classrooms, multi-purpose rooms, cafeteria and open spaces, attendees can move easily from one session to the next in safety and comfort.

 

“We are encouraged and honored with how IMMERSE is gaining momentum among aspiring artists, songwriters and worship leaders as well as across genres within our professional music community,” explains Jackie Patillo, Executive Director of the GMA. “We’re seeing an incredible response already in our registrations and are excited about expanding how IMMERSE serves these young creatives and, ultimately, our industry in the years ahead.”  

 

Made up of classes, concerts, mentoring, competitions and networking events, IMMERSE is driven to equip attendees in an environment of excellence and encouragement.  Staying true to the Gospel Music Association’s mission to expose, promote and celebrate the Gospel through music, IMMERSE seeks to inspire creativity, foster community and advance education, while keeping its focus solely on Christ.

As in years past, programming for the 2014 event will include classes and seminars in music business, worship leading, songwriting and artist development taught by industry leaders.  The successful reVIEWyou program that combines mentoring with a songwriting and performance competition will also return to help shape and scout emerging talent.  Conference speakers, competition judges and live guest performers will be announced in the upcoming weeks.

 

IMMERSE 2014 will be held June 22-25 at the LifeWay Christian Resources Building, 1 LifeWay Plaza, Nashville, TN 37234.  Registration is open at www.ExperienceIMMERSE.com

 

About the GOSPEL MUSIC ASSOCIATION:

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 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.

 

About LIFEWAY:

LifeWay Christian Resources, established in Nashville, TN in 1891, is one of the world’s largest providers of Christian products and services, including Bibles, church literature, books, music, audio and video recordings, church supplies and internet services through LifeWay.com. The company also operates 185 LifeWay Christian Stores across the nation, one of the largest Christian conference centers in the country, and B&H Publishing Group, a leading Bible and Christian book publisher.

 

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For more information on IMMERSE 2014, or to schedule an interview with Jackie Patillo, please contact

Lori Lenz-Heiselman

714-553-5181

Lori@BiscuitMediaGroup.com

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