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MICHAEL W. SMITH GARNERS GMA DOVE AWARD NOMINATION FOR VIDEO FOR ëA NEW HALLELUJAHí
Posted February 19, 2010

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MICHAEL W. SMITH GARNERS GMA DOVE AWARD
NOMINATION FOR VIDEO FOR ëA NEW HALLELUJAHí

Video For Haitian Relief Project ëCome Together Nowí Previewed At GMA Event

(Nashville, Tenn.) February 18, 2010 ñ Reunion Records flagship artist Michael W. Smith today picked up his latest industry award honor ñ a GMA Dove Award nomination in the Long Form Music Video of the Year category for the project ìA New Hallelujah: The Live Worship DVDî ñ while previewing another video project close to his heart.

Acting as a presenter at the press conference to announce the nominees for the 41st Annual GMA Dove Awards, the veteran singer/songwriter/producer/worship leader also introduced the music video for the song ìCome Together Now,î the multi-artist, genre-crossing song released under the banner Music City Unites For Haiti, recorded in late January at Belmont Universityís Ocean Way Studios.

In addition, ìCome Together Nowî will be the lead track for the March 2nd Healing4Haiti, a full album project featuring songs by artists including Israel Houghton, DecembeRadio, Kari Jobe, The Afters, Hawk Nelson, Flyleafís Lacey Mosley, Canton Jones, Lincoln Brewster and Mary Mary. For more information on the album, please visit: www.samaritanspurse.org.

The music video for the song will be released by Aristo Media this week. Please visit www.AristoVideoPromo.com for more information.

Artists part of ìCome Together Nowî Music City Unites for Haiti include:
Aaron Shust, Alathea, Amy Grant, Vince Gill, Ashley Cleveland, Austins Bridge, Brandon Heath, Britt Nicole, Chris McClarney, Chris Rodriguez, Chris Sligh, Don Poythress, Dorothy Savage, Duane Allen, Echoing Angels, Everlife, Francesca Battistelli, Jaime Jamgochian, Jared Anderson, Jody Davis, John Schlitt, Kate Lazar, Katinas, Kevin Max, Kirk Sullivan, Lee Greenwood, Manic Drive, Margaret Becker, Mark Hall, Matt Dowley, Matthew West, Matt Maher, Meredith Andrews, Michael Tait, MIKESCHAIR, Mike Weaver, Paige Armstrong, Phil Stacey, Point of Grace, PureNRG, Rachael Lampa, Restless Heart, Selah, Steven Curtis Chapman, tobyMac, Veronica Petrucci, Wynonna, and Yellow Cavalier.

About Michael W. Smith: (Reunion Records/Provident Music Group):
Throughout his 27-year career as a recording artist, Michael W. Smith has amassed an impressive catalog of achievements. His 21 albums have garnered multiple honors including an American Music Award, three GRAMMY Æ Awards (from 13 nominations), 44 GMA Dove Awards (in addition to 1 nomination in the 41st Annual GMA Dove Awards) and 33 No. 1 radio hits. In addition, he holds 16 Gold and five platinum albums for career sales approaching 15 million.

Smith, who was inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame in 2009, has scored several film projects, written 11 books and has been featured by media outlets including, NBCís Today Show, Good Morning America, NBC Nightly News, Larry King Live, FOX and Friends, Hannity and Colmes, USA Today, NY Times, The Washington Post, LA Times, Newsweek, has been named one of People Magazine's ìMost Beautiful Peopleî and has presented multiple times on the GRAMMY Awards show. His tours consistently rank among the best attended in the country, and he has performed to capacity crowds throughout the world.

Constantly giving back to the community, one of Smithís current projects is Rocketown--a nightclub for teens in his hometown of Nashville, Tenn.--which serves as safe place for young people to enjoy music and for artists to be discovered. He and wife Debbie Smith are the proud parents of five children. For up-to-date information on Michael W. Smith, please visit www.michaelwsmith.com or www.providentpress.com.

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