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Gospel Music Channel Announces New Annual Gospel Music Channel Video Awards

Inaugural GMCVAs to Premiere Sat. Dec. 29

Viewers to Select Winners of the Best Gospel/Christian Music Videos of the Year in Rock, Country, Soul, Hip Hop, Contemporary and Latin Categories

Rascal Flatts, Mary Mary, Switchfoot, Fred Hammond, Jars of Clay, tobyMac, Johnny Cash Michael W. Smith, Shirley Murdock, Martina McBride, Skillet, Soul P. Among the Nominees

Contact: Jim Weiss, 770-692-4579, jim@gospelmusicchannel.com

ATLANTA, Oct. 30 /Christian Newswire/ -- Gospel Music Channel (GMC), will annually honor the most-popular music videos of the year across all genres of gospel and Christian music, it was announced today by GMC founder and president Charles Humbard. The Gospel Music Channel Video Awards, or GMCVAs, will honor the top videos in six genre categories: Rock, Country, Soul, Hip Hop, Contemporary and Latino, as well as the overall Top Video of the Year. GMCVA winners will be determined by viewers and fans through online voting at www.gospelmusicchannel.com, where voters will choose from six nominees in each category, three in the Latin group, that were determined by the amount of airplay the videos received on Gospel Music Channel during 2007. Voting begins today and continues through Sunday, Dec. 2.

Among the 33 inaugural GMCVAs nominations are videos by Rodney Atkins, Johnny Cash, Da T.R.U.T.H. feat. Tye Tribbett, Fred Hammond, Jars of Clay, Danielle Peck, Mary Mary, Martina McBride, Shirley Murdock, Krystal Meyers, Chris Tomlin, Rascal Flatts, Relient K, Robert Randolph, Skillet, Michael W. Smith, Switchfoot and Melvin Williams, (Complete Nominee List Attached.)

The first-ever Gospel Music Channel Video Awards winners will be announced on-air in a special Hot List: Viewers' Choice 2007 on Saturday, Dec. 29 at 7:00 p.m. (ET). The special edition of the network's video countdown series will kick-off GMC's Best of 2007 Video Marathon, 83 hours of the top videos running through January 2.

"We believe the GMCVAs will become a much-anticipated annual event, with enthusiastic participation by artists and viewers alike," commented Humbard.

Gospel Music Channel is the nation's first and only 24/7 all music entertainment television network devoted to the uplifting, inspiring and diverse music that is gospel/Christian music. It is one of the fastest-growing cable channels in television today; the network has doubled availability in 2007 alone and is now carried in all ten of the top ten markets and 22 of the top 25. Gospel Music Channel can be seen on various cable systems around the country.

2007 Gospel Music Channel Video Awards Nominees


Starflyer 59 "I Win"

Robert Randolph and The Family Band "Thrill Of It"

Seventh Day Slumber "Awake"

Skillet "Whispers In The Dark"

Switchfoot "Oh! Gravity"

Relient K "Must Have Done Something Right"



Fred Hammond "This Is The Day"

Melvin Williams "Jesus Is Love"

Mary Mary "Yesterday"

Shirley Murdock "I Love Me Better Than That"

Kierra "KiKi" Sheard "Yes"

Micah Stampley "I Believe"



Soul P. "Whoa Whoa"

Manafest "Runaway"

Tonex "Fail U"

Da T.R.U.T.H. feat. Tye Tribbett "Who Am I"

Kevin L "U Got Somebody"

tobyMac "Boomin'"



Jars of Clay "Work"

Jeremy Camp "Tonight"

Chris Tomlin "Amazing Grace

Michael W. Smith "How To Say Goodbye"

Krystal Meyers "Hallelujah"

David Crowder Band "Foreverandever Etc."



Rodney Atkins "Watching You"

Danielle Peck "Isn't That Everything"

Martina McBride "Anyway"

Johnny Cash "God's Gonna Cut You Down"

Rascal Flatts "Stand"

Jaime O'Neal "God Don't Make Mistakes"



Face 2 Face "Que Puedo Darte"

Funky "Me Estás Matando"

Jesús Adrián Romero "El Aire De Tu Casa"