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AG Publicity Artists Do Well In 2015

agp2015 Nashville, Tennessee (January 11, 2016) Absolutely Gospel Music Radio Chart, the most recognized weekly radio chart in Southern Gospel Music, released its Absolutely Gospel Music Top 100 Songs of the Year with 20 on the list represented by AG Publicity.

Karen Peck & New River claimed the #1 song of the year with their mega-hit “Pray Now.” The song spent an astonishing 10 weeks in the top spot, while The Browders were one of only two groups to gather multiple songs to the top spot with “He Chose the Nails” and “Time Machine”.

AG Publicity Artists who are in the list of Top 100 include:

1. #1 Karen Peck and New River – Pray Now

2. #3 Wilburn & Wilburn – Nobody Like Jesus

3. #5 11th Hour – Jesus Is In The House

4. #7 Browders – Time Machine

5. #8 Williamsons – Shout

6. #13 Beyond The Ashes – Over For good

7. #19 Dunaways – Mercy Built A Bridge

8. #21 Browders – He Took The Nails

9. #30 Williamsons – It Was The Word

10. #33 Amber Nelon Thompson/Michael English – Another Time, Another Place

11. #38 Isaacs – I Wanna Be There

12. #40 Dunaways – Church In The Kitchen

13. #46 11th Hour – Picture This

14. #48 Three Bridges – When God Does The Doin’

15. #68 Pruitt Family – Bring It All To Jesus

16. #74 Freemans – Unwanted Crowns

17. #75 Karen Peck & New River – I Am Blessed

18. #81 Littles – We Might As Well Make It On Home

19. #93 Browders – Waiting For You To Get Home

20. #99 Three Bridges – Satisfied

In addition Six of the Top 20 Most Played Songs (getting the most spins by DJs) were AG Publicity Artists. These include:

1. Browders

2. Karen Peck & New River

3. 11th Hour

4. Williamsons

5. Wilburn & Wilburn

6. Dunaways

Karen Peck & New River won the Southern Gospel Album of the Year for the GMA Dove Awards in October as well as grabbing a Best Roots Gospel Album Grammy Nomination in November. In addition The Isaacs received a Dove nomination.

AGP Artist having #1 songs on the chart include Karen Peck & New River, The Browders, Wilburn & Wilburn, Beyond The Ashes, 11th Hour, and Dunaways. The Williamsons also got a #1 song on the Singing News Monthly Chart as well as AGP Artist Jim Sheldon had three #1 songs on the CashBox Magazine in their Country Gospel Chart.

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The Unthank family are now involved in the site, as well as the addition of over two dozen staff writers. The website is based out of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. In April 2010, SoGospelNews changed its name to AbsolutelyGospel.com. The name change allows them to cover news items of not only Southern Gospel, but also Country Gospel, Inspirational, and Black Gospel.

On January 5, 2011, Susan Unthank passed away, leaving the website in control of Deon, their son, Chris, and their daughter Amy.

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