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Gospel Music Channel to Kick Off New Year's Weekend with First Ever Video Music Awards Followed by Video Marathon this Sat. Dec. 29

Contact: Jim Weiss, 770-692-4579, jim@gospelmusicchannel.com


ATLANTA, Dec. 26 /Christian Newswire/ -- Gospel Music Channel is gearing up for the premiere GMC Video Music Awards Saturday, Dec. 29 at 7:00 p.m. ET; followed by Top Videos of 2007 Marathon with viewers' most requested, most watched videos of 2007 starting at 8:00 p.m. ET and continuing all the way through Tuesday, Jan. 1 2008.


Gospel Music Channel New Year's Weekend starts with the result of the anticipated GMC Video Music Awards. GMC viewer and fans administered their votes on gospelmusicchannel.com for their favorite videos and artist of 2007 to determine who will be the winners of the first GMC Video Music Awards. Fans voted for their favorite gospel/Christian artist in Contemporary, Country, Hip Hop, Latin, Rock and Soul. After the awards, GMC keeps the party going with 83 straight hours of viewers most requested videos of 2007.


The nominees for the premiere Gospel Music Channel Video Music Awards:


COUNTRY: Danielle Peck, Johnny Cash, Jamie O'Neal, Martina McBride, Rodney Atkins and Rascal Flatts


CONTEMPORARY: Chris Tomlin, David Crowder Band, Jeremy Camp, Jars of Clay, Krystal Meyers and Michael W. Smith


HIP HOP: Da T.R.U.T.H ft. Tye Tribbett, Kevin L., Manafest, Soul P., TobyMac and Tonex


LATIN: Face 2 Face, Funky and Jesus Adrian Romero


ROCK: Relient K, Robert Randolph, Switchfoot, Skillet, Seventh Day Slumber and Starflyer59


SOUL: Fred Hammond, Kierra "KiKi" Sheard, Mary Mary, Melvin Williams, Micah Stampley and Shirley Murdock


About Gospel Music Channel

Gospel Music Channel is the nation's first and only 24/7 all music television networks devoted to the uplifting, inspiring and diverse music that is gospel/Christian music. It is one of the fastest-growing cable channels in television today; the network has doubled availability in 2007 alone and is now carried in all ten of the top ten markets and 22 of the top 25.