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Atlanta Proclaims Gospel Music Heritage Month
Contact: Jim Weiss, Gospel Music Channel, 770-692-4579 jim@gospelmusicchannel.com

ATLANTA, Sept. 17 /Christian Newswire/ -- The Atlanta City Council proclaimed September as GOSPEL MUSIC HERITAGE MONTH in ATLANTA at a special ceremony in the atrium of Atlanta's City Hall on Sept. 15. Gospel legends Dorothy Norwood, Dottie Peoples, recording artist Wanda Nero Butler and The Gospel Music Workshop of America Georgia Chapter were on hand along with Gospel Music Channel founder and president Charles Humbard.

Photo: Atlanta City Council Proclaims September as "Gospel Music Heritage Month" in Atlanta

In June, Atlanta-based Gospel Music Channel joined with Senators, Members of Congress, The Recording Academy® and the Gospel Music Association to launch the "Gospel Music Heritage Month" initiative. The dual legislation passed by the House of Representatives and the Senate designates September 2008 as "National Gospel Music Heritage Month," honoring gospel music for its valuable long-standing contributions to American culture. The initiative was created by Gospel Music Channel, the country's first and only 24/7 television network devoted to all forms of Gospel/Christian music. For more information visit http://www.GospelMusicHeritage.com 

Pictured (Left-to-Right): Councilman Kwanza Hall, Atlanta Director of Cultural Affairs Camille Love, Dottie Peoples, Dorothy Norwood, Wanda Nero Butler, Gospel Music Channel founder/president Charles Humbard.

Gospel Music Channel is the fastest-growing network in television today and can be seen in nearly 40 million homes on various cable systems around the country and on DIRECTV on channel 338.