SINGER TED WINN Â NOMINATED FOR 3Â GOSPEL CHOICE AWARDS
The Atlanta gospel music community has announced the nominees for the 15th annual Gospel Choice Awards to be held Monday, September 28, 2009 at the Georgia World Congress Center (Thomas Murphy Ballroom) located at 285 Andrew Young International Blvd., Atlanta, GA 30313
The program has saluted the best of Atlanta’s gospel community ranging from the legendary Candi Staton to up-and-coming artists such as Holy Hip Hop group Generation 42. This year’s program will be hosted by husband and wife acting team, Nicole Ari Parker and Boris Kodjoe of the “Soul Food” TV series.
The artist winning the most nominations is singer Ted Winn of Ted & Sheri fame. The singer/songwriter’s radio smash “God Believes in You” (Top 20 on Billboard magazine’s Recurrent chart) is up for “Song of the Year” and has him squaring off against Bishop Paul Morton’s “Cry Your Last Tear” and Ann Nesby’s “I Found A Place” among others.Â From there, Winn competes in the Best Male Singer category alongside Deitrick Haddon, Darwin Hobbs and Canton Jones. Winn, whose debut solo CD “Balance” will be released on Shanachie Entertainment on September 29th, is even up for an award as Best New Artist of the year. Fans can vote for Winn and others online at www.thegospelchoiceawards.com or by visiting Atlanta-area Kroger grocery stores where they can also cast their votes.Â
In 2001, Ted & Sheri, burst on the gospel music scene with their smash rendition ofÂ “Come Ye Disconsolate.” The riveting ballad won them three Stellar Award nominations and two wins. They followed up with the #3 smash “Celebrate” in 2005. Now, Ted & Sheri have taken a temporary break from recording as a unit to launch solo careers.Â Winn’s highly-anticipated solo CD debut “Balance” features cameos by gospel great Vanessa Bell Armstrong, Jonathan Butler, Dewayne Woods and Myron Butler of Levi. The second single “The Lifter” was just released to gospel radio stations and the CD will be in stores everywhere Tuesday, September 29, 2009. Keep in touch with Ted Winn at www.myspace.com/teddwin