Friday, January 27, 2012
The Freemans Land Two Absolutely Gospel Music Award Nominations
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – (January 24, 2012) – Southern Gospel favorites The Freemans have received two nominations in the 2012 Absolutely Gospel (SGN) Music Awards.
The Freemans were honored to be nominated in the popular Fan Favorite Artist of the Year category for the first time this year due to a strong surge and support from social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter. In addition, group patriarch Darrell Freeman landed his fourth career nomination for Producer of the Year (Artist). Darrell was previously nominated from 2008-2010.
“We are so honored by these nominations,” mentioned Darrell Freeman of The Freemans. “The Unthanks have been very good to our family over the last several years, and we are honored that they and their staff would think to nominate me this year. Also a big thanks goes out to all our friends, family, and fans who placed a vote for us for Fan Favorite! It means the world to us!”
With these nominations, The Freemans have been nominated for an impressive 19 Absolutely Gospel Music Awards throughout the 10-year history of the awards program. The group won a Absolutely Gospel Music Award in 2008 for their #1 hit “He Chose Me” – which was named Country Song of the Year that year.
The nominations for the Absolutely Gospel (SGN) Music Awards were chosen by the staff of AbsolutelyGospel.com (formerly SoGospelNews.com) and other select members of the media. Fans will get a chance to vote for their favorites in several categories beginning on February 1, 2012.
The Absolutely Gospel (SGN) Music Awards will be handed out at a live ceremony on Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at River of Life Church in Smyrna, TN. The event is tentatively scheduled to be streamed live like in 2010. Performers, hosts, and event sponsors are still being confirmed. More details on the Absolutely Gospel Music Awards will be announced at a later date.
To visit the The Freemans’ home on the web, visit http://www.the-freemans.com. You can also visit the group’s MySpace at http://www.myspace.com/thefreemans07. The group’s Fan Facebook is located at http://www.facebook.com/thefreemans .
About The Freemans
The Freemans are one of Southern Gospel’s most celebrated and critically acclaimed groups. History, experience and spiritual wisdom are three attributes that can be used to describe the foundation of the Freeman ministry. Deeply rooted with family, the Freemans’ experience spans 30+ years. Now after over 20 years of ministry, the Freemans still perform at approximately 250 dates a year, and continue to experience tremendous success.