The Gospel Music Awards 2010 were held last night in Nashville and it was an amazing event! Here are the highlights of the show.
The Gospel Music Awards are an annual awards show that recognize the best in gospel music. The 2010 awards were held on April 11, 2010, at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia. The show was hosted by Kirk Franklin and featured performances by some of the biggest names in gospel music, including Marvin Sapp, James Fortune & FIYAH, Tasha Cobbs Leonard, and many more.
The Gospel Music Awards are decided by a vote of gospel music professionals, including radio station programmers, pastors, music retailers, and journalists. Fans are also able to vote for their favorite artists in several categories.
The Gospel Music Awards 2010
The Gospel Music Awards 2010 are awards presented to gospel music artists for quality gospel music recordings. This award was established in 1969, and it is given out by the Gospel Music Association.
The Gospel Music Awards 2010 Winners
The Gospel Music Awards 2010 were held on April 29, 2010 at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia. The show was hosted by Yolanda Adams and CeCe Winans. The results of the 44th annual GMA Dove Awards were announced during the live event, which was televised on GMC (formerly Gospel Music Channel).
The Gospel Music Awards 2010 Performances
The Gospel Music Awards 2010 were held on April 28, in Nashville, Tennessee at the Nashville Municipal Auditorium. The event was hosted by point-of-view comedian Hartman, who kicked off the 2010 GMAs with a hilarious opening monologue. Internationally known comedian, actor and writer Hartman Set to Host The 39th Annual GMA Dove Awards.
Some of this year’s top nominated artists included Marvin Sapp, Ryan Stevenson, Micah Tyler and XXX. Grammy Award-winning artist Lecrae walked away with five awards: Artist of the Year, Rap/Hip Hop Album of the Year (Anomaly), Rap/Hip Hop Recorded Song of the Year (“All I Need Is You”), Rap/Hip Hop Songwriter of the Year and Long Form Music Video of the Year (“Welcome to America”). other top winners included James Fortune & FIYA (3), Jason Crabb (2), Charles Billingsley (2) and Aaron Shust (2).
Special honors were also bestowed upon achievers in the Gospel music industry. Natalie Grant was presented with this year’s James Cleveland Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of her significant contribution to Gospel music; while Jason Crabb received the Marvin Winans Horizon Award, given to an artist who has achieved significant national or international recognition early in his or her career.
As the show came to a close, all the artists who performed came on stage to receive a standing ovation. They all bowed their heads and prayed together, and then gospel music sensation Marvin Sapp gave the benediction. He closed by saying, “We love you, Gospel music fans. Thank you for supporting us. Be blessed.”
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