Crossroads Label Group Proudly Congratulates Artists On Ballot for the 2017 GMA Dove Awards®
ARDEN, N.C. – (July 27, 2017) – The first ballot for the 48th Annual GMA Dove Awards was released to industry professionals this week and Crossroads Label Group had several artists and writers represented among the eligible entries.
Greg Bentley stated, “Each year it’s exciting to see the nominations for the annual GMA Dove Awards. This year is no exception, and we are thrilled to have so many of our artists and songwriters make the first ballot. It’s an honor and privilege to get to work with each and everyone of these and we are more than proud to represent each one.”
The 48th Annual Dove Awards will be presented October 17th, 2017 at Allen Arena at Lipscomb University in Nashville Tennessee and the nominees represent the biggest and bright names in all of Gospel music each year.
Crossroads Label Group proudly congratulates our first round ballot contenders for the 2017 GMA Dove Awards®.
Southern Gospel Artist:
Jordan Family Band
Southern Gospel Song:
11th Hour / He Welcomes The Beggar
11th Hour / Can You Burn
Kingdom Heirs / Never Made A Promise
Kingsmen / They Don’t Know
Lauren Talley / I Hear A Song
Mark Bishop / That’s When It’s Time To Pray
Forget The Sea / I Will Sing
McKameys / That’s Why There’s A Cross
Talleys / There Is Coming A Day
Wisecarvers / Don’t You Think You Ought To Worship Me
Formed over 19 years ago by Deon & Susan Unthank originally as SoGospelNews.com, the site was birthed from an email discussion group by the same name. The SoGospelNews email discussion list was created by the Unthanks after the Singing News shut down its extremely popular discussion list. SoGospelNews started as a simple webpage listing artists, fans, individuals, etc. that were avid supporters of the newly formed SoGospelNews talk list. The site eventually took on printing news for Southern Gospel artists, and eventually took on reviewing the latest recordings from both signed and independent artists within the small genre. SoGospelNews became the most viewed Southern Gospel website on the Internet with over 4,000,000 hits per month.
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.