AWARD-WINNING GUITARIST SEAN SPICER
ATTENDS NRB 2012
Dove Award Nominated Olive Tree CD
Critically-acclaimed Christian guitarist Sean Spicer recently participated in the 2012 National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) Convention, held Feb. 18-22 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville. Spicer, a 2012 Dove Award nominee, was on hand to promote his current CD, Olive Tree.
“I enjoyed meeting legends like Phil Keaggy and John Schlitt and also had the pleasure of meeting new friends like the band Mosaic, whose soaring vocals inspired me,” Spicer says, noting this was his second year attending the convention. “The event was filled with interviews with great people in the industry, making those critical contacts needed to move one’s musical journey forward. I look forward to attending next year.”
Thousands of Christian broadcasters, programmers, ministers and others participated in the convention, which is presented annually by the National Religious Broadcasters.
Spicer has earned a 2012 Dove Award nomination in the Short Form Video of the Year category for “A Thousand Generations” with Tilly Cryar. Spicer’s “A Thousand Generations” is featured on his current CD, Olive Tree, which was named Best Instrumental Album of the Year at the 2011 Covenant Awards, presented annually by the Gospel Music Association of Canada.
Photo caption: Sean Spicer, right, takes a moment out from media interviews at NRB 2012 to chat with friend and mentor Phil Keaggy. (McCain & Co. Public Relations photo)
The annual National Religious Broadcasters Convention & Exposition (NRB) is the largest nationally and internationally recognized event dedicated solely to assisting those in the field of Christian communications. The dynamic exposition consists of nearly 200 companies and is an active marketplace for those seeking tools and services to expand their ministries. NRB 2012 was held Feb. 18-21 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville. The 2013 Convention is scheduled for March 2-5, 2013 in Nashville. For more information, visit www.nrbconvention.org.About Sean Spicer:
Spicer might not be a household name in the United States yet, but he is no stranger to the international stage. Picking up the guitar at age 9, Spicer trained formally at Humber College and the Royal Conservatory of Music, and was playing professionally by the time he reached 17. He has shared the stage with mainstream legends such as Nazareth, as well as Christian music superstars like Jars of Clay and Avalon. He is currently opening for labelmate Jordan Elias on tour and serving as the lead guitarist of Elias’ band.
Spicer’s Olive Tree is available through City of Peace Media and Provident Distribution. The CD is also available for purchase and download via iTunes, Amazon mp3, Napster, Rhapsody, CD Baby and other online digital music stores. For more information on Spicer and Olive Tree, visit cityofpeace.com.