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JONNY DIAZ
41st GMA Dove Awards Nominee For
New Artist Of The Year!

Diaz's Music Is Heard On Christian and Mainstream Stations Nationwide;

"Stand For You" Video Contest Underway With Tangle.com


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NEWS SOURCE: Vining Media
March 8, 2010

Jonny Diaz Nashville, TN - March 8, 2010 - INO Records' singer and songwriter Jonny Diaz has received one of the biggest honors of his career thus far - the nomination for New Artist of the Year at the upcoming 41st GMA Dove Awards. The winner of the New Artist of the Year category will be decided by GMA members and also by the fans! Cast your vote from now until Tuesday, April 20th by visiting http://www.gmclife.com/fanvoting. The 41st Annual GMA Dove Awards will air on gmc Sunday, April 25th at 8pm EST.

Diaz is no doubt one of the breakout artists of 2009. With his hit single "More Beautiful You," Diaz held the #1 spot at radio for four weeks in a row and to date, the song has received more than 110,000 single downloads and over 375,000 MySpace plays, along with over 135 million radio impressions and over 60,000 spins. The music video alone has received well over 500,000 online views. Diaz's CD, More Beautiful You, is his fourth to date and is his first signed with INO Records.

It doesn't end there. "More Beautiful You' continues to receive airplay across the nation not only at Christian radio but also on mainstream stations across the U.S. The single has hit Top 30 on Billboard's mainstream AC chart, and is currently top 12 on Clear Channel's new on-line program.

Diaz is already making another mark at radio with his next radio single, "Stand For You," the #1 most added song as of the first reporting week of the new year. Penned by Diaz, "Stand For You" shares the important message about standing up for Christ in a world that wants to water Him down. The song is quickly climbing the Christian charts, as it is already Top 10 at Soft AC/Inspo and Top 20 AC.

Steve Turley of WCLN, Fayetteville, NC, knew it was a hit when he first heard the song, stating, "'Stand For You' was a song I couldn't wait to add. Talk about a song that relates. I'm sure we all agree that instead of complaining about how bad things are getting, we need to be proactive in influencing our culture.

"Jonny Diaz puts into words what so many are already thinking," Turley shares. "Great song with timely lyrics."

To further promote the theme of the song, Diaz and INO Records have teamed with Tangle.com for the "Stand For You" video contest, where participants create their own video to show how they stand up for the Word of God. The contest is currently in full swing and further details can be found at http://jonnydiaz.com/contest.

"More Beautiful You" music video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ks3R2BwyO0

"Stand For You" performance video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=af-4-eY13OM

"Stand For You" story behind the song:
http://inorecords.com/jonnydiaz/JonnyDiaz_newsingle.mov

MORE ABOUT JONNY DIAZ:
Following in the footsteps of his previous projects, More Beautiful You continues to reveal Diaz's inspiring lyrics and catchy melodies and instrumentation, while illuminating his heart to the listener, a heart that is passionate about reaching his generation with the message of God's love, forgiveness, and grace.

No stranger to touring, Diaz is currently on the road performing at churches, venues and conferences. He has had the opportunity to open in concert for Steven Curtis Chapman, MercyMe, Bebo Norman, and perform alongside numerous other Christian musicians, such as Building 429 and Chris And Conrad. Diaz has also appeared at some of the largest Christian music festivals in the country such as Atlanta Fest, Alive and more.

"More Beautiful You" topped the Christian radio charts for an astounding four consecutive weeks this summer, and now months later the hit song continues to be a staple at Christian radio. Along with hitting the top spot at radio, the year-end charts placed Jonny Diaz #9 as Billboard's Hot Christian Songs Artist and "More Beautiful You" claimed the #6 spot on Billboard's AC charts. The song was also the 3rd best Christian Song of the year, according to AOL Radio. The music video won the "Contemporary Video" category in 2009's Gospel Music Channel Video Awards and received more votes than any other video in any of the categories. Along with exposure on GMC, the video has been seen by well over half a million viewers on other outlets such as YouTube and Tangle.com and continues to receive new views every single day.

For more info on Jonny Diaz, visit the JFH Artists Database.

 

 

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