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Exceptional Opportunities and Prizes Surround reVIEWyou
Programming at IMMERSE 2014

The GOSPEL MUSIC ASSOCIATION Teams with LifeWay Christian Resources
for the Addition of an Intensive Worship Track.

IMMERSE will take place June 22-25 in Nashville, TN,
Offering Unprecedented Training for Developing Artists, Songwriters and Worship Leaders

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May 29, 2014

Nashville, TN - Now in its sixth year, IMMERSE, the Gospel Music Association's music training experience, is quickly becoming the defining event for emerging artists, songwriters and worship leaders. The event features reVIEWyou, a unique competition, designed to mentor new talent and provide participants with unparalleled prizes. In addition, the conference has recently expanded its training with the help of LifeWay Christian Resources to include a worship leader track.

New for 2014, IMMERSE is honored to partner directly with LifeWay Christian Resources for the addition of worship leader training. These sessions will work in tandem with the songwriter, artist and professional tracks to educate, encourage and inspire worship leaders directly.

To kick off the entire event with a focus on worship, in:cite recording artist Travis Cottrell will host a Sunday evening service sure to inspire and encourage all who attend. In addition, Ed Stetzer, the President of LifeWay Research, host of The Exchange, contributing editor of Christianity Today and columnist for Outreach Magazine, has been confirmed as a morning keynote speaker.

"Part of our dream for IMMERSE is that it will serve not only artists but the church as a whole. This worship track will enable us to give incredible training and resources not only people who are hoping to serve the Lord though music on a national scale but also to church leaders on a local scale as well," says Jackie Patillo, Executive Director of the Gospel Music Association.

In addition, the reVIEWyou program continues to gain traction as a premiere opportunity to receive genuine feedback from top Christian music industry coaches. Created to develop and provide a platform for undiscovered talent, reVIEWyou provides individualized assessments, personalized evaluations and feedback, and the opportunity for talent to showcase in front of top songwriters, managers, publishing and industry executives.

The reVIEWyou grand prize boasts a performance at NIGHT OF JOY at Walt Disney World, as well as a taping of a 30-minute episode of JUCE TV's hit show 1 MUSIC DRIVE. Awarded by a panel of judges at the competition, these two performances will be given to the top performer of the event, regardless of category.

In addition to the exposure to performance judges and industry gatekeepers, participants can benefit from a variety of prizes being offered this year, some of the highlights include:

  • In-ear monitors from Advanced Ears.
  • Products from GHS Strings, Rocktron Guitar Pedals, and Nose Pedals.
  • Tickets to attend the 45th Annual GMA Dove Awards in Nashville, TN.
  • Artist support, such as headshots by Brenda McClearen Design Studio, Tom Jackson Performance Training DVDs, wardrobe consulting, biographies and press releases written by Biscuit Media Group.
  • Meetings with top industry professionals in management (168 Management), vocal training sessions with Jeff Mathena Studios, meetings and co-writing opportunities with Nashville songwriters, publishing meeting with Daywind Music Publishing, Integrity Music Publishing, Capitol CMG Publishing and Centricity Music Publishing.

    For a full list of prizes, click here:

    Gospel Music Association's IMMERSE Conference for developing artists, songwriters and worship leaders 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. For more information and to register, please go see

    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, GMA Honors and IMMERSE. For more on supporting the GMA or becoming a member, please visit

    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 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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