MercyMe, Phil Wickham, Laura Story and Phillips, Craig & Dean Among Artists Garnering Recognition
Nashville, Tenn (Aug. 24, 2015) - Fair Trade Services garnered a total of nine nominations for the upcoming 46th Annual GMA Dove Awards. Multi-Dove Award winning band MercyMe took honors in top categories, including “Artist of the Year,” Song of the Year” (for their 16 week No. 1 “Greater”), “Songwriter of the Year” (for Bart Millard) and Contemporary Christian Artist of the Year. Phil Wickham’s “This Is Amazing Grace” gathered nominations for “Song of the Year” and “Worship Song of the Year” as well as earned Wickham a nod for “Songwriter of the Year.” “O Love of God” from Laura Story is up for “Inspirational Song of the Year." Phillips, Craig & Dean's Above It All earned the Dove Award Winners a nod in the "Inspirational Album of the Year" category.
The 46th Annual GMA Dove Awards, hosted by Erica Campbell and Sadie Robertson, will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 13, live from Allen Arena on the campus of Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tenn. and will air exclusively on the Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) on Sunday, October 18th at 9:00 p.m (CST).
On the heels of the announcement of their upcoming holiday project, MercyMe, It’s Christmas!, MercyMe’s current single “Flawless" is No. 1 at Billboard Christian AC Monitored/Indicator, Soft AC and National Christian Audience Charts as well as in the top spot on the iTunes ® Christian Top Songs Chart. Story will debut her latest book “When God Doesn’t Fix It” on Sept. 15 while her current single “Till I Met You” is impacting radio. Following up his BMI “Christian Song of the Year” distinction, Wickham is currently in the studio working on his sixth studio project to release in April 2016. Phillips, Craig & Dean will embark on "Michael W. Smith's Celebration of Songs & Stories Tour" alongside Smith and Mark Lowry in late Sept.
ABOUT FAIR TRADE SERVICES
Fair Trade Services, LLC launched in June 2011 by music industry veteran Jeff Moseley. Fair Trade Services is a partnership based on dialogue, transparency, and respect, formed for the development of remarkable Christian artists who desire artistic excellence, cultural relevance and spiritual significance. Located in Brentwood, Tenn., their roster includes MercyMe, Laura Story, Phil Wickham, Audio Adrenaline, Hawk Nelson, The Afters, Phillips, Craig & Dean, Sara Groves, Mark Schultz, The Digital Age and more. Fair Trade Services is distributed by Provident Distribution and Sony Music. www.fairtradeservices.com
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