Posts Tagged ‘Gospel Music Channel’

gmcTV (Gospel Music Channel) To Change Network Name

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

up_blue_hero_cropgmcTV, the network formerly known as Gospel Music Channel has announced that it’s changing its name to “UP“. This will be the network’s most extensive re-brand since its launch in 2004.  Executives at the network believe “the name change will strengthen the network’s brand as America’s destination for “Uplifting Entertainment”. With a now reach of over 60 million households in the US, the network is excited about the September 1st re launch which will include a fresh new image.  It is believed that the network will continue to be the home of the annual Stellar and Dove Awards.

Stellar Awards To Broadcast LIVE on GMC

Saturday, December 29th, 2012

For the first time in its 28th year history, the 2013 Stellar Awards will broadcast LIVE on GMC ( formerly the Gospel Music Channel).


GMC Announces Air Dates of the 27th Annual Stellar Awards

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

GMC (formerly the Gospel Music Channel) has announced the World Premiere air dates for the 27th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards (more…)

Hello Fear Debuts at #1

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

It’s the CD that’s become the talk of the town if you will in the music game. Yes, none other than Kirk Franklin’s latest ground breaking album, “Hello Fear”. The album debut at #1 on Billboard’s Gospel Charts, and #5 on Billboard’s Top 200 charts.  Kirk is known to make history, and has done it again as the album is the 4th highest Gospel debut in the history of Sound Scan. Prior to release day the album was already the buzz in all of social media as many loyal fans have been waiting on Franklin’s return since his last album, “The Fight Of My Life”. This was  evident as the album hit #1 on the Christian/Gospel Digital Album Charts, #3 on the R&B Charts, and #7 on the Overall Digital Charts.

Kirk has been a busy man as he continues to tour with Steve Harvey on their Gospel Comedy Tour which is selling out venues across the country.  Set your DVR’s as Kirk and his crew will be on The Monique Show  April 4, 2011 at 11 p.m. EST on BET performing ” I Smile” and “Before I Die”, and will appear on the GMA Dove Awards on April 24th on the Gospel Music Channel. Franklin is also a New York Time’s Best Selling Author and his book, “The Blueprint” will be available in paperback format as of April 5th.

TV Reminder: BMI Trailblazer’s Luncheon Airs Saturday!

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

The event that has grown to be hailed as one of the most exclusive and powerful events in Gospel Music will air on TV this Saturday. The 12th Annual BMI Luncheon honoring Commissioned and Pastor Shirley Caesar will air on GMC February 19, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. with an encore following at 8:30. The luncheon was filled with heartfelt tributes, words of encouragement, and great memories.

(gmc, formerly Gospel Music Channel, can be seen on DIRECTV 338, FIOS TV 224 and local cable.   There is also a show page on the gmc website with a “gmc Insider” video of VaShawn Mitchell covering the awards at )

Check out Melanie Clark’s Full Recap Of the Event: BMI 12th Annual Trailblazers of Gospel Music Awards Luncheon (2011)

Atlanta, New York, and Richmond Get Ready For The Stellars!

Monday, January 24th, 2011

The 26th Annual Stellar Awards will air this week in the following Markets this week. The Stellar Awards will air Nationally on Gospel Music Channel (GMC) on Saturday March 5, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. EST. Check your local listings for updates.

Atlanta, Georgia WAGA 5 Saturday Jan.29.2011 @ 4:00 p.m.
Elkhart, Indiana WHME 46 Friday January 28, 2011 @ 8:00 p.m.
South Bend, Indiana WHME 46 Friday January 28, 2011 @ 8:00 p.m.
Monroe, Louisiana KARD 14 Saturday January 29, 2011 @ 2:00 p.m.
Monroe, Louisiana KARD 14 Sunday January 30, 2011 @ 4:00 p.m.
New York, New York WWOR 9 Sunday January 30, 2011 @ 3:00 p.m.
Greensboro, NC WGHP 8 Sunday January 30, 2011 @ 12:00 p.m.
Winston Salem, NC WGHP 8 Sunday January 30, 2011 @ 12:00 p.m.
Erie, Pennsylvania WFXP 66 Sunday January 30, 2011 @ 1:00 p.m.
Columbia, SC WZRB 47 Saturday January 29, 2011 @ 4:00 p.m.
Petersburg, Virginia WRLH 35 Sunday January 30, 2011 @ 3:00 p.m.
Richmond, Virginia WRLH 35 Sunday January 30, 2011 @ 3:00 p.m.

The Dove’s Have A New Home…

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

The Gospel Music Association recently announced that the 2011 Dove Awards will be held on April 20, 2011 but not in Nashville, TN. The 2011 Dove Awards will be held in Atlanta, GA at the Fabulous Fox Theater. This is an interesting change as the award ceremony had been held at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville for the past few years.  GMC formerly known as Gospel Music Channel which is headquartered in Atlanta, recently renewed its partnership with GMA and plans to broadcast the ceremony with the help of the city of Atlanta.