Celebrate the best of the music you love most on Saturday, Nov. 6, as the Christian Music Hall of Fame presents its second annual VISIONARY AWARDS live from Trinity Broadcast Network’s Trinity Music City. Join hosts David Meece, last year’s VISIONARY AWARD winner for Inspirational Male Vocalist, and 2010 Hall of Fame inductee Babbie Mason as they welcome a “Who’s Who” of Christian artists attending and performing.

“The energy in the room is unbelievable as artists like Babbie, Aaron Crider, Planning Yesterday, Bloodgood and more take the stage,” said Andy Woolard, president of the event’s sponsor, the Christian Music Hall of Fame. “Plus there’s the excitement of being there for the awards and witnessing the Hall of Fame inductions.”

The gala evening kicks off with prayer and entertainment from Comedian of the Year nominee Michael Joiner, star of the inspiring new film THE GRACE CARD set for a Feb. 25, 2011, nationwide release. He’ll be showing clip from THE GRACE CARD as well.

Free tickets are available for the VISIONARY AWARDS while they last with an e-mail to Woolard at Andy@HallMuseum.com. Donations are accepted and benefit the non-profit Christian Music Hall of Fame. The VISIONARY AWARDS begin at 5 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 6, at TBN Trinity Music City, 1 Music Village Blvd., Henderson, Tenn. TBN plans a future national telecast of the recorded event, and DVDs with bonus features will be available.

Don’t Miss These Artists at This Year’s VISIONARY AWARDS

Receiving the Angel Award as Christian Music Hall of Fame inductees are:
Babbie Mason
Bruce Carroll
Randy Stonehill
Steve Green
Third Day

Among artists slated to attend the 2010 VISIONARY AWARDS are:
•    Michael Joiner, star of THE GRACE CARD
•    Dove-nominated Corey Brooks
•    Christian music legend Tim Archer
•    And many, many more


Fans nominate Christian artists via online voting for the VISIONARY AWARDS. All genres of Christian music find a category in the VISIONARY AWARDS, from Gospel to Metal.

“Our goal is to honor Christ and recognize those who lift up His name through music,” Woolard said.

Launched in 2009, previous VISIONARY AWARD winners include Al Denson, Mercy Me, CeCe Winans, the Gaither Vocal Band, Toby Mac, and Kirk Franklin among many others.

Among categories and nominees for the 2010 VISIONARY AWARDS are:

Male Entertainer of the Year
David Phelps, Chris Tomlin, Jeremy Camp, Steven Curtis Chapman, Todd Agnew

Female Entertainer of the Year
Natalie Grant, CeCe Winans, Kari Jobe, Janet Paschal, Francesca Battistelli

Comedian of the Year
Michael Joiner, Chonda Pierce, Justin Fennell, Time Hawkins, Mark Lowry

Song of the Year
City On Our Knees, Toby Mac; Until the Whole World Hears, Casting Crowns; They That Wait, Fred Hammond with John P. Kee; Close To You, BeBe and CeCe Winans; Justified, Smokie Norful

Vocal Group of the Year
Casting Crowns. Skillet, Third Day, Mercy Me, Selah

To learn more and for a complete list of categories and nominees visit:
Christian Music Hall of Fame HallMuseum.com



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