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God and Country Jubilee - July 28 Tue, 07/04/2017 - 08:19
Gospel Writers Night - July 20, 2017 Tue, 07/04/2017 - 07:51
Rick Alan King signs with Premiere Talent and Management. Tue, 02/14/2017 - 19:04
13th Annual USAGEM Awards Mon, 11/28/2016 - 21:18
Convention and Awards Shows Mon, 08/01/2016 - 17:20
Rick Alan King Sings National Anthem at the TN House of Representatives Sun, 03/27/2016 - 07:38

Upcoming Events

Julian and Bonnie George's CD is Completed

Cd is completed.  All songs were written by Julian, except "His Eye Is On The Sparrow."  The recording  was done in Sharps Chapel, TN at Chapel Valley Studio.

Julian and Bonnie are looking forward to bringing  "For Your Pleasure" to the churches they'll be visiting while on tour throughout 
Upstate, NY and into Vermont.
The tour will be this July through August.
They would appreciate prayers from their USAGEM friends.

 

Rick Alan King signs with Premiere Talent and Management.

Rick AlRick Alan Kingan King Music Ministries has signed with Premiere Talent and Management. He is also releasing his latest single of "We Have This Moment Today" to radio on the Millennium Music Group comp disc. Rick says, "This song truly tugs on the heart strings of the people at every venue I perform it at. I have yet to get through the whole song without being in tears. I am so proud and honored to be a part of this great group of people headed up by my dear friend Randall Wilds."

Premiere Talent and Management and Millennium Music Group are a division of Wilds and Associates of Kennedy AL. www.wildsandassociates.com  205-662-4826

Rick Alan King

www.rickalanking.com

God and Country Jubilee - July 28

13th Annual Convention and Awards Show

Laura Mathy, Jimmy Jack Whitaker, Daniele Carson

Melanie Walker

Davis Family

Lynn and Beverly Fox

Reed Brothers

Cassie Cornish

Daniel Johnson

Jim Sheldon

Tank Tackett

Larry Dunlap and Sheila Berry Harrison

Shelton Bissell

Gary Gentry, Debbie Bennett, Chloie Wright, Jim Troupe

Cassidy Huckabay, Randy Ferrell, and Cassie Cornish

Bev McCann, Larrice Byrd

Michael Gardner

Dwayne Lewis

Madisyn, Candace, Chuck Kuykendall

Leipers Fork Bluegrass

Joe Thompson of the Fairfield Four

Russ and Linda Murphy

Bev McCann

Marty Merchant, Mariah Neff, and Philip McCoy

Joanne Cash Yates

Lynn and Roy Fox

Julian and Bonnie George

Sandi Kay Shupe

Marriah Neff and Marty Merchant

Jim Sheldon, Sandi Kay Shupe, and Johnny Mack

Chuck and Candace Kuykendall

Bev McCann and Rachel Taylor

Daniele Carson, Nick Brennan, and Cassidy Huckabay

Cherie Brennan, Joanne Cash Yates

13th Annual USAGEM Awards

The Fairfield Four and Jimmy Jack Whitaker are
Winners at the 13th Annual USAGEM Awards

The 13th Annual USAGEM Awards Show was held on Saturday November 19, 2016 at the historic Texas Troubadour Theatre in Nashville, Tennessee. This yearly event is sponsored by the United States Association Of Gospel Entertainers & Musicians.

The Reed Brothers opened the show with a country flair. They performed their version of the gospel classic song “Through It All”.

2016 Award Winners (Under Construction)

Board Awards

Diamond Award

Don & Peggy Inks

The Diamond Award is the Pioneer Award. The diamond is a brilliant stone that is strong and takes years to form. It has facets that reflect the smallest amount of light, creating more brilliance than any other stone. Jesus said to be a light in the darkness to the world. The recipients of this award have been a true example of this stone. They have many facets in their ministry and their lifetime achievements that reflect the brilliance of the Son they serve.

Ruby Award

Dwayne Lewis

The Ruby Award is the Heart and Soul Award. It is given to the person who has shown dedication and effort to the promotion of USAGEM. They have promoted equality and consistency for all genres of gospel music. They have displayed great heart for both membership and participation.

Pearl Award

Margaret Anne Smith

As it takes years and years to form, the pearl is an organic gem that is formed from adversity. The natural pearl represents both inner and outer beauty. Just as God works in our lives through pain and problems, these are opportunities to grow and demonstrate our trust in the Lord. Bearing our circumstances bravely and even thanking God for them is one of the highest forms of praise. This honor is bestowed through dedication, loyalty, sacrifice, and love of Jesus Christ. From adversity and pain, the recipient of this award has emerged a beautiful pearl.

Sapphire Award

The Davis Family

The Sapphire Award is the Bartimaus Award. It is given to the person who has shown great participation without accolades. They have supported USAGEM in every way. They have been faithful in attendance, traveling a great distance to participate in all functions.

Emerald Award

Laura Lewis

The Emerald Award is a lifetime achievement award. The emerald is green in color, like the earth that God created and is continually growing. The winner of this award has endured hardships, battles and many trials that would have caused others to give up. This individual is an inspiration, a true disciple for the Kingdom of God and USAGEM. The emerald cut is square to represent four sides. This recipient has proven to go beyond the call of duty to cover all corners of the earth and USAGEM.

Member Voted Awards

Female Vocalist Of The Year

Melanie Walker

This award is presented to a female artist known for her delivery, songs, and performing excellence. She may be a part of a duo, group, or perform as a solo artist.

Male Vocalist of the Year

Frank Pizarro

This award is presented to a male artist known for his delivery, songs, and excellent performance. He may be a part of a duo, group, or perform as a solo artist.

Duo Of The Year

The Davis Family

A duo is comprised of two vocalists who consistently perform together as a unit. The recipients of this award have proven to have compatibility in their style, range, personality, and song selection. Successful duos are known for their unique blend and harmony.

Duo Of The Year

Randy & Wendi Pierce

A duo is comprised of two vocalists who consistently perform together as a unit. The recipients of this award have proven to have compatibility in their style, range, personality, and song selection. Successful duos are known for their unique blend and harmony.

Vocal Group Of The Year

Reed Brothers

A vocal group is comprised of three or more vocalists who consistently perform together as a unit. This award is presented to a group known for their compatible vocals, harmony, blend, range, personality, and song selection. Through their collective style, successful vocal groups have the unique ability to enhance their songs on recordings, videos, and live performances with their impeccable harmony, sound, and blend.

Vocal Group Of The Year

Mending Fences

A vocal group is comprised of three or more vocalists who consistently perform together as a unit. This award is presented to a group known for their compatible vocals, harmony, blend, range, personality, and song selection. Through their collective style, successful vocal groups have the unique ability to enhance their songs on recordings, videos, and live performances with their impeccable harmony, sound, and blend.

Southern Gospel Crown Jewel

Rick Alan King

This award is presented to an artist, duo, or group for excellence in performance, songs, and recording in the field of Southern Gospel Music. This award is genre specific.

Bluegrass Crown Jewel

Leipers Fork Bluegrass

This award is presented to an artist, duo, or group for excellence in performance, songs, and recording in the field of Bluegrass Music. This award is genre specific.

Black Gospel Crown Jewel

The Fairfield Four

This award is presented to an artist, duo, or group for excellence in performance, songs, and recording in the field of Black Gospel Music. This award is genre specific.

Contemporary Christian Crown Jewel

Cassidy Huckabay

This award is presented to an artist, duo, or group for excellence in performance, songs, and recording in the field of Contemporary Christian Music. This award is genre specific.

Christian Country Crown Jewel

Jimmy Jack Whitaker

This award is presented to an artist, duo, or group for excellence in performance, songs, and recording in the field of Christian Country Music. This award is genre specific.

Song Of The Year and Performing Artist

“Thank You” Sandi Kay Shupe

This award is presented to an artist, duo, or group for a particular song recording and single release. Nominated songs have been released nationally and have appeared on a recognized music chart.

Singer/Songwriter Of The Year

Jimmy Jack Whitaker

This award is presented to an artist who has placed much emphasis on their ability to write and perform their own compositions. These artists are also known to pitch their songs to other artists for recording consideration. Successful singer/songwriters have a large repertoire of chart songs they have personally recorded, as well as many compositions recorded by other successful artists.

Musician Of The Year

Jimmy Jack Whitaker

This award is presented to an instrumentalist who is known precisely for musicianship excellence. Nominees in this category are considered to have mastered their primary instrument. Nominated musicians also place much emphasis on the art of working together as a team, in both personality and musicality.

New Artist Of The Year

Bob Etzel

This award is presented to a new artist, duo, or group who stands out as a promising new talent. Eligible artists in this category must have been a member of USAGEM for three years or less. Selected nominees are participants in the New Artist Spotlight featured during the USAGEM Convention. The recipient of this award is selected entirely by attendees of the convention and presented during the USAGEM Awards Show.

Comedian Of The Year

Peggy Inks

This award is presented to a music artist, stand-up comedian, speaker, actor, or storyteller whose humor is an integral part of their personality and/or performance. This talent has proven to enhance their live performance, recordings, videos, or film.

Gospel Entertainer Of The Year

Jimmy Jack Whitaker

This prestigious award is presented to an artist, duo, or group that has shown excellence in all aspects of their career - Including the quality of their performance in music, songs, recordings, videos, stage presence, and entertainment.

Video Of The Year and Performing Artist

“You Will Fly” Daniele Carson

The criteria for this award is primarily a short film of a song performance by an artist, duo, or group. Nominated music videos can be a live concert performance, or may be a concept video featuring actors and multiple scenes. The process for selecting the winner in this category is tabulated in two parts - Fifty percent by USAGEM voting members and fifty percent by a special online voting process at www.USAGEM.org. The recipient of this award is selected by combining the online results with the member-voted ballot tallies.

Banquet Awards

Media Award

Rob Patz, SGN Scoops Magazine

Radio Servant’s Award

Bruce & Connie Lea Cutler

USAGEM President’s Award

Ann Hartmann

Film & TV Award

The Music City Show

Servant’s Heart Award

Chuck & Candace Kuykendall

Excellence In Outreach Award

Rockin’ Reggie & Kat Vinson

Helping Hand Award

Don McCloud
Ms. Dottie Tubb appears as a supporting actress

USAGEM Member Ms. Dottie Tubb appears as a supporting actress in this story about an elderly widow who thinks her son has forgotten its her birthday.

Rick Alan King Sings National Anthem at the TN House of Representatives

Rick Alan King with State Representative Courtney Rogers receives certificate of appreciation from TN Governor Bill Haslam for his performance of the National Anthem at the TN House of Representatives on March 21.

Member Spotlight

Cross Point

Cross Pointe sang the National Anthem at the Cleveland Indians and Chicago White Sox game on Friday, September 23rd, 2016 at 6pm, at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio!

 

Cross Pointe is a Southern Gospel Music group based out of Lancaster, Ohio made up of Bill Pitts, Joni Townsend, and Debbie Wright. They desire to reach as many people as they can with songs of hope and encouragement. That is what they believe their mission is as they sing. They want to lift us the message of Christ, the Prince of Peace. In a world of hopelessness, they bring a message of hope. In a world of darkness, they want to deliver the light. In a world of uncertainty, they want to deliver stability in the name of Jesus.
Cross Pointe has released 8 national songs to radio in the past 48 months.
Their latest nationally released single, is "WHEN THE HAMMER FELL" with JOY UNSPEAKABLE MUSIC PROMOTIONS! Cross Pointe has a heart for the ministry and continually work on their mission to bring great Gospel music on the stage, in Churches, or into the homes of listeners through their music!

Fairfield Four Win Grammy

The Fairfield Four pose with the award for Best Roots Gospel Album for "Still Rockin' My Soul" during the 58th Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California February 15, 2016.

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