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Monday, March 4, 2013

Nominees For The 2013 Gospel Blue M.I.C. Achievement Awards Announced, in collaboration with Independent Gospel Artist Alliance, presents the nominees for the 3rd Annual Gospel Blue MIC Awards.

"We are excited about this year's event and the nominees," says Charles Clark, Founder and Publisher of Brotha Magazine. "This is a great way for us to showcase the very best Independent talent in the market." The Gospel Blue M.I.C. Achievement Awards is presented by Nebo Publishing and the Independent Gospel Artists Alliance.

The big night will be held on Friday, July 12, 2013 beginning at 8p.m. and will be held at Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church-Cathedral (215 Las Gaviotas Blvd * Chesapeake, VA 23322). The Gospel Blue M.I.C. Achievement Awards is based on merit and works, not popularity. Applicants complete nomination forms explaining their achievements and activities during the past year. The information is independently verified and nominees and winners are voted by the Blue Ribbon Panel.

The host of this year's event is Ray Pope aka Brutha Ray from On Stage w/ Earl Bynum.

Below is the official nomination list for the 2013 Gospel Blue MIC Awards.

Independent Artist of the Year 
Eunice Wright
Monica Lisa Stevenson
Patrick Dopson
Javon Inman
CD Porter
Sean Johnson

Album of the Year
Declaration by CD Porter
Worth It All by Eunice Wright
Your Way by Gavin Davis
Transformed by Cheneta Jones
Simply a Vessel, Vol. 3: Surrender All by Sean Johnson
Live in Memphis by Vincent Tharpe & Kenosis
Refocused by Darnell Davis and The Remnant

Single of the Year 
Right There by Monica Lisa Stevenson
Hello God by Eunice Wright
It Won’t Work – Darnell Davis & Remnant
Keep Me by Patrick Dopson
God Is Doing Something Wonderful in Me by David Frazier
Bless the Name of the Lord by Earl Bynum & the Mount Unity Choir

Male Artist of the Year
Patrick Dopson
Gavin Davis
Sean Johnson
Da Lberal Soul
CD Porter
Tre Thomas

Female Artist of the Year
Eunice Wright
Monica Lisa Stevenson
Henrietta Telfair
Cheneta Jones
Shana Wilson
Lashanda McCadney

Duo/Group Artist the of Year 
Joint Heirs
Wardlaw Brothers
Phillip Tuju & Pentamony
Darnell Davis & Remnant
Mike Brown & F.O.C.U.S
Vincent Tharpe & Kenosis

Choir of the Year
Dr. Patrick L. Wooden, Sr. and the Upper Room Sanctuary Choir
Earl Bynum & the Mount Unity Choir
Juan Santiago& Uninhibited Praise
Russell Delegation

Instrumental Artist of the Year
Moses Tyson, Jr.
Jimmie Smith
Ben Tankard

Hip-Hop Artist of the Year
Young Saints
Tawana Ross
Kerry Lee

Urban Artist of the Year
Joint Heirs
Angie Cleveland
Sean Johnson
Dianna Hobbs
Tre Thomas
Carl Brister

Video of the Year
“No One” by Gavin Davis
“God Alone” by Rob Mercer
“No Never” by Sean Johnson
“It Won’t Work by Darnell Davis & Remnant

Radio Station of the Year

WLOU- Louisville, KY
WOAD- Jackson, Miss
WDJL- Huntsville, AL
WFMI- Rejoice Musical Soulfood- VA Beach, VA
WAAW- Aiken, SC
WHUR- Washington, DC

Internet Radio of the Year
PG Network
Christian Jukebox Radio
Synergy Radio
Look Up Radio
Yes Lord Radio

Best Packaging of Year
Tre  Thomas
Eunice Wright
Ben Tankard
CD Porter
Sean Johnson
Vincent Tharpe & Kenosis

For more information about the event email Charles Clark at If interested in supporting the event through an ad in the program's souvenir book call 716.239.4370, ext. 101. If interested in performing on the nightly showcases including the Blue MIC event please visit or call Phillip Carter @ (855) 680-IGAA. 

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About Cyrus Webb

Cyrus Webb, is the President of Conversations Media Group (home of Conversations LIVE Radio, Conversations Magazine and Conversations Book Club) and Shadow Play Entertainment. Since 1999 he has used his love of the arts and books to create a brand that has not only showcased his own work but that of others around the United States. To date he has hosted hundreds of art shows and poetry readings around the South, garnering thousands of attendees and a devoted following.

In 2003 he began host and producing the radio show Conversations LIVE ( on WMPR 90.1 FM in Jackson, MS. Today it is heard not only in the South but online through and In 2012 over 1.1 million listeners tuned in to the program which features authors, recording artists, community leaders and ordinary individuals during extraordinary things.

Because of the hundreds of interviews he conducts each year Webb began Conversations Magazine ( in April 2006 as another platform to showcase some of the stories he was sharing over the air. Since then the print magazine has grown to include over 5k yearly subscribers the United States, New Zealand, Australia, United Kingdom, South Africa, Greece and Canada.

The last member of the Conversations family was the book club ( which began in November 2006. Featuring both in-person and online meetings, it has grown into one of the largest co-ed reading groups in the United States, hosting over 100 author events and gaining national attention from outlets such as the Chicago Tribune.

Webb is currently working on a revamped edition of his television show Conversations with Cyrus Webb, with plans to begin in the Summer of 2013.

He can be reached at or 601.896.5616 or through his webpage