Founded by the legendary Reverend James Cleveland in 1967, The showcase is the preeminent conference for fans, gospel announcers, and recording artists alike.
After the recent death of GAG chairman Bishop Al Hobbs, the Gospel Announcers Guild and the GMWA are working together to usher the conference to greater heights for its upcoming conference taking place in New Orleans from July 26 – July 31 at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside.
If you’re a fan of Gospel you’ll enjoy the nightly showcases that feature dozens of the biggest names in Gospel performing top hits and new singles in front of an expected 500+ Gospel announcers and industry executives. If you’re a new or established artist there is no better place to increase your radio presence, or meet movers and shakers in the industry.
Below is a recent letter sent out by management of the Gospel Announcers Guild. If you’re looking to perform on a showcase or if you’re a Gospel announcer be sure to read the letter. Fans looking to attend should click here for more info on events and itineraries.
A Letter From The Gospel Announcers Guild Leadership: My dear friends, thank you for taking the time to register for the 45th Session of the [National] Gospel Announcers Guild of the Gospel Music Workshop of America, slated to take place this year in New Orleans, LA. Your phone calls, emails, and facebook messages have all been encouraging. Thank You. It has been our good pleasure to see Pre-Registration forms coming at a steady pace. My personal goal is to have at least 300 Pre-Registrations going into the Convention July 25 – 30, 2015.
I personally, GUARANTEE YOU that this 45th GAG Session will be one that you will be proud of. The GAG has the “confirmed” support of “every” major record label, a vast amount of independent labels (and artists), many BDS & MediaBase radio stations and announcers, internet radio, social media advocates and confirmations from significant individuals in the GOSPEL MUSIC INDUSTRY.
Granted, there will be moments that may be bitter sweet as we reflect on our former GAG Chairman, Al “the Bishop” Hobbs, but we will stand on his foundation as we continue to add more floors to this GAG structure. (Every Registration includes a ticket to the Al Hobbs Tribute Luncheon, Tues, July 28, 12:00 Noon). Complete and return your registration form to our GAG Registrar, Ms. Willie McClendon and be MY SPECIAL GUEST at a new beginning of the GOSPEL ANNOUNCERS GUILD.
Call me at 773-445-9104 or email me- firstname.lastname@example.org. I am not ashamed to say I NEED YOU! Looking forward to everything God has in store for us all. On behalf of the GAG Officers and Committee, we’ll see you there. -Dennis