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KFC Presents The National Gospel Artist Showcase

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KFC is the proud presenting sponsor of the National Gospel Artist Showcase. Now in its tenth year, the Atlanta Gospel Choice Awards remains one of the few top award shows that recognizes independent artist. Because of the increasing request from artist of other regions wanting to perform on the Atlanta Gospel Choice Awards show, The National Gospel Artist Showcase was formed as a way for independent artist to showcase their work, be recognized by experts in the music industry and perform on the Atlanta Gospel Choice Awards. This year we have taken the huge task of finding the best talent who may be able to receive national attention", states Kokayi Olushola, the National Gospel Showcase Executive Director.

Independent Gospel Artist are traveling from Detroit, Los Angeles, Virginia, and Ohio, to showcase their talents and receive a chance to perform on the 10th Annual Atlanta Gospel Choice Awards. The talent judges for the showcase are some of the most influential in the industry such as Mr. Kevin Bond, the third most sought -after producer in the industry according to the Gospel Industry Round Up, Ms. Andrea R. Williams, President of Tehillah Enterprises, and Founder of the Gospel News Update, Mr. Rowland Hairston Marketing Director for the Gospel Today Magazine, and Mr. David Asch VP of Gospel Music for The Provident Music Group - the distributors for Verity and Gospel Centric record labels.

The National Gospel Artist Showcase goal is to establish this event in 20 of the top markets within the next five years. Each year we will add three to four cities such as Los Angeles, Dallas, Houston, New Orleans, Memphis, Orlando, Jacksonville, Greenville, Richmond, Washington D.C., Charlotte, Baltimore, New York City, Philadelphia, Detroit, Chicago, and Boston.

This year's three African-American markets include:

Atlanta, GA - Central Baptist Church, Pastor Erven Kimble - Friday, May 16, 2003 - 7pm

Columbia, SC - Bethel A.M.E. Church, Pastor Ronnie Brailford - Friday, May 30, 2003 - 7pm



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