Branson, MO - (June 28, 2010) – Fans of Gospel music from all over the nation will gather this week in Branson, Missouri for the 2nd Annual Branson Gospel Music Convention. Representing the best in Gospel music, more than 150 artists and organizations will be on hand at the annual event. Gospel artists are coming to sing from as far as California and Florida and as near as the town of Branson – ranging in age, style, and genre. Family groups, traditional quartets, contemporary, progressive country, worship, bluegrass Gospel, & more will all be represented this week.
An exciting week is planned for the event. Headlining artists include Dino, HisSong, Blackwood Quartet, Chuck Wagon Gang, Gaither Homecoming artist Mike Allen, Beyond the Ashes, Grammy Award nominee Kenny Bishop, Hinson Revival, Melody Boys Quartet, Dove Award nominated Young Harmony, McMillan & Life, Rod Burton, Sunday Edition, 2nd Generation, English Family, Jay Stone Singers, and more.
The event will also include spotlight performances from some of Branson’s favorite performers including Voices of Glory (from NBC’s America’s Got Talent), The Wissman Family, Twice Adopted, Buck Trent, George Dyer, Buckets & Boards, and Clay Cooper.
The Branson GMC has partnered with Sight and Sound Theater, Branson Tourism Center, Ozark Medieval Fortress, Branson Radio Live, Morningside and the Jim Bakker Show, CinnaRoll, Dino's Catering Divas, Veteran's Galleria, and other Branson & Ozark businesses to give its artists and guests a taste of Branson while they are in town. On a national scale, the annual convention has also partnered with child advocacy organization Compassion International.
The SGN Scoops Diamond Awards will be featured Thursday night and will include appearances by Broadway Baptist Choir of Springfield, Illinois, state senator Jack Goodman, and gospel great Gerald Crabb in addition to several of the artists featured throughout the week. This fan-voted awards show will also include a new "Publisher's Choice" award to be presented to a Branson-based gospel performer.
The event will host a Piano Jubilee Thursday afternoon and an Albert E Brumley Tribute sing-along, hosted by Al Brumley Jr., on Friday afternoon.
In honor of their service, military veterans will receive free admission to any of convention’s nine concerts.
“There’s a lot of excitement that has been building over the last few weeks as the culmination of this year’s work is revealed this week,” mentioned Kelly Burton of YMR Productions, LLC. “We always planned for this event to be different than other Gospel music conventions. We feel like God is going to do mighty things this week, and we hope that people see His hands all over it.”
This is the second year for this annual event which was just awarded the prestigious “Pacesetter Award for 2010” by the AbsolutelyGospel.com gospel music news site (formerly known as SoGospelNews.com).
A full list of artists and organizations that will be present during the event can be found at http://www.bransongmc.com .
The 2nd Annual Branson Gospel Music Convention will take place this week, June 28 through July 2 at the Branson Hilton Convention Center in Branson, Missouri. More info is available at www.bransonGMC.com. The Branson Gospel Music Convention is wholly owned by YMR Music Productions, LLC.
More information about the Branson Gospel Music Convention can be found at http://www.bransongmc.com or by calling (708) 960-0111.
More information about YMR Music Productions, LLC. can be found at http://www.ymrmp.com or by calling 708-960-0111.
About YMR Music Productions
YMR Music Productions, LLC. is a corporation formed initially for the exclusive purpose of organizing, promoting, and producing the Branson Gospel Music Convention. The production company recently started a series of concerts all around the country that supports local communities and help organization. The first Give the Gospel concert took place in November 2009.