Thursday, February 13, 2014

Hosts and Performers Announced for 2014 Absolutely Gospel Music Awards

Awards Program Set for Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Nashville, TN (February 12, 2014) The administrators and staff of are proud to announce this year’s hosts and first list of performers for the 2014 Absolutely Gospel Music Awards Celebration.

The hosts for this year’s Awards Celebration are two of the industry’s most respected and beloved women. Hosting the awards together this year are Karen Peck Gooch and Kelly Nelon Clark.

Karen Peck Gooch is no stranger to the Absolutely Gospel Music Awards program having performed on the live show many times and serving as co-host of the 2012 AGM Awards program. She, along with her group Karen Peck & New River, has won an impressive 22 Ovations over the years, including last year’s Album of the Year title for her solo recording How You Walk the Miles. This year, the group is nominated for an impressive nine awards, including Song of the Year (for “Revival)” and Album of the Year (for Revival).

Kelly Nelon Clark is one third of the Grammy nominated and Dove award winning trio The Nelons. Just last year, The Nelons were awarded the 2013 People’s Choice Silver Telly Award for their short-form video of “Excuse Me, Are You Jesus?” – a song that is nominated for Song of the Year in this year’s Absolutely Gospel Music Awards. The Nelons are also nominated for three additional awards this year, including Mixed Group of the Year and Fan Favorite Artist of the Year.

“We are so excited about utilizing these two talented ladies for our awards program this year,” mentioned Chris Unthank, editor-in-chief of “These ladies are naturals on the stage and real fan favorites. We know they will do an amazing job as our hosts.”

In addition, the first list of performers is now available. Performing on this year’s Awards Celebration are The Isaacs, Tribute Quartet, Sisters, the Bowling Family, Beyond the Ashes, The Browders, The Freemans, Adam Crabb, the Sneed Family, Jeff & Sheri Easter, and the aforementioned Karen Peck & New River and The Nelons.

In addition, the program is returning the multi-artist tribute to a legend in the Gospel music community this year. The tribute will be hosted by Jeff & Sheri Easter and feature a bevy of special guests.

Voting is now open in the 2014 AGM Awards in 12 of the 24 fan voted categories. Fans can vote from now until February 22, 2014 for their favorite songs, albums, and artists. For more information, visit

More information on the 2014 Absolutely Gospel Music Awards Celebration will be forthcoming, including additional performers and sponsors. The date for this year’s Absolutely Gospel Music Awards Celebration is Tuesday, April 15, 2014. The event will again take place at the River of Life Church in Smyrna, Tennessee and is free to the public.

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