Industry Ink (12/14/2012)

GMC TV, Light Records and Roland Corporation will participate in the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s 4th annual Most Powerful Voices gospel competition. The online gospel singing competition is open to independent artists, groups and choirs who sing gospel, holy hip hop, praise and worship music. Participants, who must be 18 years or older, may sign up at and upload a video or MP3 file by Jan. 31, 2013.

The top 10 finalists will be judged by gospel music industry leaders, including singer and songwriter Michelle Williams (formerly of Destiny’s Child), James Robinson (president of A&R at Light Records) and holy hip hop artist Flame.

The grand prize winner will be announced April 30, 2013 and will receive the opportunity to perform in the Central Park Summer Stage Concert in New York City with Light Records artists, $5,000 in musical instruments, $1,500 cash and a digital single on iTunes from Light Records, among other prizes.

Light Records represents Williams, Dorinda Clark Cole, Shirley Caesar and other artists.


CMT and MTV host Katie Cook will hold her first-ever book signing at The Beveled Edge in Nashville on Sunday (Dec. 16) from 2-4 p.m. CT. Her debut book, Little Big Benny–a three-part series for children ages 9 to 12–explores the world of colorful characters who exist within the imagination of main character, Benny Armstrong, Jr.

Cook says the series was born during long stretches on the road promoting her band’s album, prior to her television career. In Little Big Benny, she has created a character who explores some of life’s greatest mysteries while maintaining the humor essential to entertaining children’s literature.

The Beveled Edge is located at 73 White Bridge Road, Nashville, TN 37205.



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