Friday, April 4, 2014

2014 Absolutely Gospel Music Awards Celebration Rounds Out List of Performers By Featuring Prominent Songwriters

Nashville, TN (March 27, 2014) The administrators and staff of are proud to announce the final performers for the upcoming Absolutely Gospel Music Awards Celebration. In keeping with the tradition of thinking outside of the box, this year’s AGM Awards will play host to performances from celebrated songwriters.

The Awards Celebration will feature reigning Songwriter of the Year (Artist) Jim Brady along with his wife, AGM Award winning songwriter Melissa Brady. Also, 2013’s Songwriter of the Year (Professional) Sue C. Smith, AGM Award winner Kenna West, and multiple nominee Jason Cox will perform their Song of the Year nominated hit “Calvary’s Cry” (originally recorded by Brian Free & Assurance) during the program.

“We are so excited about recognizing some of the best songwriters in the business in this capacity,” mentioned Deon Unthank, President of “We were the first awards program in all of Gospel music to split up our Songwriter and Producer of the Year categories to make sure that those songwriters and producers who don’t normally promote themselves to the industry get the recognition they deserve. This was just a natural step in the progression of our awards program.”

Chris Unthank, Editor in Chief of stated, “This has been an idea that has been ruminating in my mind for many years, and I’m so excited that we finally get to see it come to pass. We have always championed the behind the scenes people in this industry, and we can’t wait to showcase them to the general Southern Gospel audience in this manner.”

The performances of Jim & Melissa Brady, and Smith, West and Cox join the already impressive list of performers which include The Isaacs, Tribute Quartet, the Bowling Family, Beyond the Ashes, The Freemans, the Gaither Vocal Band’s Adam Crabb, the Sneed Family, Jeff & Sheri Easter, The Browders, Karen Peck & New River and The Nelons.

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.

In addition, the program is returning the multi-artist tribute to a legend in the Gospel music community. This year, the AGM Awards will be honoring the Easter Brothers. The tribute will be hosted by Jeff Easter and feature a bevy of special guests including Bluegrass icons Dailey & Vincent, Jeff and Sheri Easter, The Isaacs, Kelly Nelon Clark, and The Freemans.

The Absolutely Gospel Music Awards will be held at River of Life Church in Smyrna, Tennessee on Tuesday evening, April 15, 2014. The event is free to the public, however the only way to guarantee seating is to reserve seats by making a $10 donation to For more information on that, visit

The Awards Celebration will stream live again this year. More information will be forthcoming.

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