Friday, April 4, 2014

Absolutely Gospel Music Awards Gets New Look

Nashville, TN (March 28, 2014) When the Absolutely Gospel Music Awards were started 13 years ago a plaque was handed out, a few years later a contest was held to name the official award and the name Ovation was adopted. With that decision we wanted to keep things fresh, so the star shaped award was chosen. It was well received by most, although in some circles it was called a “doorstop”, nevertheless, the Ovation Award can be found in some prestigious curios and bookshelves, and who knows, maybe even behind a few doors.

Deon Unthank, President of stated “I really loved the look of the star shaped Ovation, however it was time to upgrade the award, but I couldn't find anything of the quality I was looking for and keep the star shape. I decided that if I was going to change the award now was the time to make it a complete change. My late wife, Susan, was always about change, so I am confident that she is smiling down from Heaven liking the new awards.”

The new AGM Awards are made of hand-blown glass and each one is unique so no two awards are alike, just as no two singers, songwriters, producers, engineers or songs are alike. Each person puts their own signature on any project they are involved in just as each of these awards are uniquely different. This feature makes the new awards more distinct than any other award given in Southern Gospel Music. The new award was shown to a few select artists and the reaction was all the same. The common phrase was 'Oh, that is beautiful, I love it.”

Editor in Chief of Absolutely Gospel, Chris Unthank stated “Keeping our high standards as the 'state of the art' in Gospel Music E-zines, change is inevitable and I like what we have done. The name of the award is still the Ovation.”

The new awards will be handed out at the 13th Annual Absolutely Gospel Music Awards on April 15th in Smryna, TN, at the River of Life Church at 7PM. Known as the “classiest” awards program in the Southern Gospel Music genre, you can still get your reserved seating tickets at

For more information about the AGM Awards go to .


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