Nashville, TN….Feb. 23, 2009…sixstepsrecords is celebrating a total of 15 GMA Dove Award nominations with Chris Tomlin leading with seven nominations alongside rock/worship band, David Crowder* Band who received three nods, while six-time nominee, Passion garners one for Passion: God Of This City. The 40th Annual Gospel Music Association Dove Awards ceremony will take place April 23, 2009 at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, TN and will be broadcast LIVE on Gospel Music Channel at 8PM (EST).
Winner of 14 Dove Awards, including Male Vocalist of the Year in 2008, Tomlin is nominated this year in the following categories: “Artist of the Year,” “Song of the Year,” “Male Vocalist,” “Contemporary Gospel Recorded Song,” “Worship Song,” “Praise & Worship Album” and “Special Event Album.”
"I am so encouraged that our songs continue to resonate in the hearts of people and that our peers want to give recognition to the music,” says Tomlin. “I am grateful and honored."
sixstepsrecords continues to celebrate with David Crowder*Band who are up for three awards this year in the categories of: “Group of the Year,” “Special Event Album” and “Recorded Music Packaging” for their live recording, “Remedy Club Tour Edition” released in Aug. 08.
Passion also received a nomination for their compilation disc Passion: God Of This City, in the category of “Special Event Album.” The CD features sixstepsrecords' artists Chris Tomlin, David Crowder* Band, Charlie Hall, Matt Redman, Christy Nockels and Kristian Stanfill, who each receive a nomination in the category for their participation on the project.
"Our small label family continues to be humbled by the ways that God is using this music around the globe,” says Louie Giglio, Passion and sixstepsrecords founder and director. “Simply being recognized in this way is a huge honor, something for which we are grateful."
Founded in 2000 by Louie Giglio, sixstepsrecords (www.sixstepsrecords.com) is a worship label and a division of Passion Conferences. sixstepsrecords’ artists include Chris Tomlin (HELLO LOVE), David Crowder* Band (Remedy), Charlie Hall (The Bright Sadness), Matt Redman (Beautiful News), and Passion (Passion: God of This City). The label partners with Sparrow Records/EMI CMG Label Group for A&R, marketing, sales and distribution operations.
About EMI CMG Label Group:
Brentwood, Tennessee-based EMI CMG Label Group is comprised of Sparrow Records, Forefront Records, and Credential Recordings, in addition to providing A&R and marketing support for sixstepsrecords via a joint venture and licensing partnership. Balancing freedom, discipline, creativity, profitability and ministry, EMI CMG Label Group strives for excellence in artist development. The Label Group is a division of EMI
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