Nashville, TN (April 25, 2006)–Shure endorsers took top honors at this year’s 37th Annual GMA Music Awards. Chris Tomlin was named Artist of the Year and Male Vocalist of the Year, while his song “How Great Is Our God,” won for Song of the Year and Worship Song of the Year. The David Crowder Band walked away with honors for Rock/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year and Rock/Contemporary Album of the Year. Both endorsers performed their songs on Shure’s UHF-R Wireless Systems with KSM9 capsules.
Also performing at this year’s GMAs were Shure endorsers BarlowGirl, Third Day, and Kirk Franklin. With their song, “Cry Out To Jesus,” Third Day accepted honors for Pop/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year, and Kirk Franklin was awarded Urban Song of the Year and Urban Album of the Year.
GMA production manager Denny Keitzman of Strait Gate Productions remarked, “This year’s show was, by far, the best one with which I have been associated. The audio production was flawless for the evening thanks, in no small part to, not only the quantity, but also the quality of equipment Shure supplied. The new wireless vocal mics delivered superb quality from a wide range of vocal styles and we had absolutely no RF problems for three days of rehearsal and the show.”
Founded in 1964, the 4,500-member Gospel Music Association dedicates itself to promoting and celebrating the gospel through music. The GMA recognizes all styles of gospel music including contemporary pop, rock, urban gospel, praise & worship, Southern gospel, country, and children’s gospel.