COLLEGE PARK, GA (February 25, 2009) - Arrow Records has a lot to be excited about. On Friday, February 20th, the Gospel Music Association (GMA) announced the nominees for the 40th Annual GMA Dove Awards (www.doveawards.com) and one of the breakthrough nominations was for Arrow Records recording artist Canton Jones. Jones received a nomination for Urban Album of the Year for his critically acclaimed album, Kingdom Business.
For the past 10 years, Jones has been unmistakably known for his unique hip-hop gospel sound. A Grammy nominated singer, songwriter and producer, Jones is recognized as a trendsetter for the movement of a generation of Believers. Believers who are relentless in their pursuit to bridge the gap between the church and the streets.
More than an artist, Jones represents a philosophy, a movement and a culture. "I understand that it is not just about the music, but it's about developing a lifestyle that offers peace and prosperity for anyone bold enough to pursue their purpose" says Jones. "Kingdom Business is just that, a business plan for God's people."
The nominated Kingdom Business is a mix of street anthems and melodic story lines and the Dove Awards, Christian music's biggest night of the year, will be instrumental in making sure Jones' music reaches the masses. At the Dove Awards, artists from every style of gospel music come together for a night of music and celebration where the GMA will bestow one of its highest musical honors.
On April 23, 2009, the 40th Annual Dove Awards will be held at Nashville's famed Grand Ole Opry House and will be broadcast nationwide, live on the Gospel Music Channel from 8 - 10 p.m. (ET/PT).
About Arrow Records
Arrow Records, an affiliate of Creflo Dollar Ministries, is a Word-based record company located in College Park, Georgia. Established in 1998, our mission is to restore gospel music back to its original purpose-to usher in the power and presence of God in order to encourage the brokenhearted, heal the sick, deliver the captive and save the lost through the rhythm and beat of hip-hop, jazz, praise and worship, pop, urban, instrumental, inspirational, contemporary and traditional black gospel, and alternative sounds. For more information about Canton Jones, please visit www.cajointernational.com, www.myspace.com/therealcantonjones and www.myspace.com/officialarrowrecords www.arrow-records.com.
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 4,000 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, GMA Music Week, GMA Music in the Rockies, and the GMA Academy. For more information, please visit www.gospelmusic.org.
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