HOPKINS COUNTY, KY (11/17/11)—Mark Brown, a dedicated servant of Jesus Christ, a Madisonville native, and a naturally talented songwriter, was nominated for the United States Association of Gospel Entertainers and Musicians’ (USAGEM’s) “2011 New Artist of the Year” award earlier this year and will be appearing in the 8th Annual USAGEM Awards this upcoming Saturday, November 19th.

To be held at Nashville’s historic Troubadour Theatre beginning at 3pm, the 8th Annual USAGEM Awards will include a variety of live performances by gospel music artists associated with the Nashville-based organization.

The event, which will be televised, will be hosted by the award-winning group, The Fox Brothers. The show itself will be filmed by Fresh Well Media and will be aired on the Family-Friendly Entertainment Network and other Christian television networks.

According to the USAGEM, artists scheduled to perform at this year’s event include Melanie Walker, The Hemphills, Joanne Cash Yates, The Gardners, Glenn Tubb, Allison Speer, Russ Murphy, Rene Jones, The Pearly Gates, Danny Jones, Sandi Kay & New Hickory, Charlene Harrison, Bev McCann, Ann Hartmann, Tammy Vice, Joe Arview & Thunder, Sunday Edition, and comedian, Cheryl Jackson.

A total of nineteen awards will be presented in a broad cross section of categories including gospel entertainer, male and female artists, new artist, song, acoustic singer/songwriter, group, duo, musician, and comedian. Genre-specific awards will be presented to artists in Southern Gospel, Christian Country, Black Gospel, Bluegrass , and Contemporary Christian music.

Fellow artists competing alongside Madisonville native Mark Brown for the title of 2011 New Artist include Emily Carey, The Davis Family, David Smith, Paul Sparks, Allison Speer, and Sunday Edition. Each of the artists were selected from a pool of hundreds, if not thousands, of similar artists.

As Mark is a native and representative of our community, we at SurfKY News wish him the best of luck at the awards ceremony! 

To view an exclusive SurfKY News interview with Mark Brown, please click here

For more information on the USAGEM, click the following link: http://usagem.org/

Luke Short
SurfKY News
Information provided by Helen Brown and the USAGEM

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

In Other News...

Single Vehicle Accident Results in Fatality

DAVIESS COUNTY, Ky. (4/27/15) — According to a Daviess County Sheriff's report, first responders (DCSO, KSP, East… Read More

Special Meeting of the Board of Commissioners Will Be Held

OWENSBORO, Ky. (4/27/15) — Special meeting of the Board of Commissioners will be held at City Hall, 101 E. 4th Street,… Read More

Most Read This Week

April 23, 2015 7830

Man Charged with Sodomy, Incest/Victim under 12

by SurfKY News
April 20, 2015 5047

Nortonville Woman Charged with Meth Possession at…

by Madisonville Police Department
April 24, 2015 4382

UPDATE: Police Can't Substantiate Injured Man…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
April 22, 2015 4094

Crime Stoppers Fugitive of the Week – April 22,…

by Hopkinsville – Christian County Crime Stoppers
April 22, 2015 4036

Madisonville Man Accused of Domestic Violence/Rape

by SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

April 17, 2015 13414

An Open Letter from an Addict

by Olivia Kirks
April 02, 2015 8898

UPDATE: Madisonville Man Injured in Head-on…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

April 27, 2015 1505

Online Petition Seeking Re­opening of Shanice…

by Samantha Carver, SurfKY News
April 27, 2015 1288

Hopkins County Drug War ― Are We Winning?

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
April 26, 2015 1180

New Drug Helps Farmer with Parkinson's Return to…

by Laura Dawahare
April 26, 2015 877

White Plains Civil War Festival Provides Learning…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
April 27, 2015 840

Church Attempts to ‘Inspire’ Teens in Self-Worth,…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
April 27, 2015 840

Hopkins County Sheriff's Reports Released -…

by SurfKY News
April 26, 2015 815

Spring Lawn, Garden Fair Participants Learn from…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
April 26, 2015 641

College of Education Alum's Studies, Experience…

by Amanda Nelson
April 26, 2015 633

Dave Says - April 26, 2015

by Dave Ramsey
April 26, 2015 616

Legislator's Log - Week of April 26, 2015

by Brent Yonts