2013 Rhythm of Gospel Awards gets underway this week – July 24-28

GMF is nominated for Internet Media Group of the Year

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(Jacksonville, FL)  All roads lead to Jacksonville, FL this week for the 5th Annual Rhythm Of Gospel Awards. The televised awards show is an annual event filled with a variety of innovative and exciting showcases and achievement galas–bringing in over 6,500 excited tourists, church, social and civic groups, families and business professionals throughout the entire USA, Canada, and Bahamas.

Gospel Music Fever is honored to be among this year’s nominees for Internet Media Group of the Year.

The Rhythm of Gospel Awards is the “Official & The Largest” Independent Gospel Show, giving independent gospel artists both a national platform and a positive collaboration, which supports artists of all ethnicities in various genres of gospel music. This year’s event will spotlight 54 categories of recognition and will honor 16 distinguished pastors, national & independent gospel artists, and radio personalities–giving them the opportunity to network formally while congratulating trailblazers from various sectors of the community and music industry. 

Click to picture above for more information and a list of performers.

‘Happy New Year’ and ‘Thank You’ from GMF’s Libra Boyd

Happy New Year to each of you! 

I take this time to thank you so much for your support, prayers, and well wishes throughout 2012.  Thank you for your interest in GMF; you have been reading, commenting, and telling others about the blog.  Many of you have also submitted wonderful music: thank you, and keep it coming!
You are the reason GMF is a 2013 Rhythm of Gospel Award nominee for Internet Media Group of the Year.  Thank you to all who are voting; your frequent votes through March 1, 2013 are appreciated. (Vote here and vote often.)
As we enter into this new year, let’s keep moving forward with great expectations for God, self, and the advancement of gospel music.
Libra Boyd, Founder & Editor
Gospel Music Fever

Gospel Music Fever nominated for Rhythm of Gospel Award

Congratulations are in order for Gospel Music Fever (GMF), which has been nominated for the 2013 Rhythm of Gospel Award in the category of Internet Media Group of the Year.  The televised awards show will take place July 27, 2013, in Jacksonville, FL.

News of the nomination took GMF’s founder and editor Libra Boyd by surprise.

“I am really humbled, honored, and thankful that what I do to advance gospel music is being recognized and appreciated,” says Libra, who actually learned of the nomination from a singer she’d recently featured on the blog.

“I had emailed an artist to inform her that she’d been spotlighted on GMF.  She emailed me back to thank me and then she congratulated me on being nominated,” Libra explains.  “I was so puzzled and surprised that I went to the [Rhythm of Gospel] site to verify what she said before I replied to her email!”

According to its website, the awards show, presented by the National and Independent Gospel Music Association (N.I.G.M.A), is “the largest national independent gospel awards show…that recognizes outstanding churches/pastors, choirs and independent gospel music artist[s] of all genres, for their outstanding contributions toward the betterment and advancement of their communities.”

GMF was founded in spring 2011 as a result of Libra’s enduring love of gospel music.  Since its inception, Libra has been the blog’s chief writer and editor, publishing articles, interviews, and reviews covering every style and era of gospel music.  Accordingly, GMF (dubbed by multimedia mogul Steve “Bro. Steve” Harris as “the NAACP of gospel music” for its emphasis on the advancement of the genre), has grown in popularity and name recognition among gospel music’s fans and followers, including Sister 2 Sister magazine, for which Libra has been a contributing writer.

Voting is now open for you, our GMF readers, to vote an UNLIMITED number of times through March 1, 2013.  The awards site requires that you vote in every category; GMF is in category #41.  CAST YOUR VOTES HERE: http://www.therhythmofgospelawards.com/VOTING.html