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Bahamas To Have Strong Showing At Gospel Music Marlin Awards

THE hard work of the local gospel community is about to be rewarded during the opening of the Caribbean Gospel Music Marlin Awards set to take place in July.

The Bahamas will once again play host to the highly anticipated event that will be held from July 24 to July 27 at the Diplomat Centre in Nassau.

The event is expected to attract a cross section of recording artists, songwriters, producers, engineers, graphic artists, photographers, managers and booking agents from throughout the Caribbean, Canada, Europe, Africa and the United States.

Caribbean gospel artists submitted their latest recordings for consideration and official nominations were released last month in over 50 categories. In addition to the general categories, a number of special awards will also be distributed, including the Life Time Achievement Award, the President’s Award as well as a number of Regional Contribution Awards in honour of several Caribbean gospel recording artists who have passed away since the hosting of the last awards in 2010.

The Marlin Awards are produced by the Harris Media Group, an advertising, marketing and production company based in Nassau.

The Caribbean Gospel Music Marlin Awards will also release a nominee CD in time for the weekend of events. The album will feature 18 of the top nominated singles representing 16 countries participating in this year’s awards.
Following is a list of some of the Bahamian nominees in the main categories:

• Adapted Reggae Recording

of the Year

“There Is A Green Hill Far Away”
By Emily Austin Williams
Track from: “My Testimony”

“Our God Is An Awesome God”
By Simmone
Track from: “Our God is an Awesome God”

“My Jesus I Love Thee”
By Timeless
Track from: 7 Hymns of the Faith Reggae Style

• Adapted Traditional Recording of the Year:
“Peace In The Midst Of The Storm”
By Bishop J Rodney Roberts & The Apostolic Mass Choir
Track from: “You Can Make It”


“Near The Cross”
By Lavern Stewart
Track from: “My Steps Are Ordered”

“Leaning On The Everlasting Arms”
By The Rahming Brothers
Track from: “Take The Lord With You”

• Album of the Year:
“Symphonic Signatures”
By Barz Noble
Producer/s: Zoltan Johnson

“King’s Highway”

By Monty G
Producer/s: Ramont Green / Ronnie “DJ Frost” Cash

• Choir-Chorale Recording of the Year:

“Overcomer (Israel’s Song)”
By Adrian Edgecombe & Harvest Generation
Songwriter/s: Tiffany Edgecombe / Adrian Edgecombe / Kelda “Timeless” Sweeting
Track from: Overcomer

“Apostolic Praise Medley”
By Bishop J Rodney Roberts & The Apostolic Mass Choir
Songwriter/s: Bishop J. Rodney Roberts
Track from: “You Can Make It”

“Awesome God”
By the Interdenominational Mass Choir
Songwriter/s: Campbrell Poitier
Track from: “IMC”

“The Benediction Song”
By The Musical G Recording Group
Songwriter/s: Domonic ‘MusicalG’ Moultrie
Track from: “The Benediction Song”

• Contemporary Vocal Performance of the Year-Female:

“Just Me And You”

By Chesternique
Track from: “Expressions of the Heart”

“None Like You”
By Monique Terez
Track from: “None Like You”

• Contemporary Vocal Performance of the Year-Male:

“We Need You”

By Jonathan Farrington
Track from: “It’s Time For Me”

“There Is No Way”
By Sammi Starr
Track from: “There Is No Way”

• DJ Collaboration With Vocal Performance of the Year
“By Your Side”
By Avalanchee featuring Ash Key
Track from: “It’s Passion”

“Run Dem Outta Town”
By Peter Runks featuring Landlord
Track from: “Word Of Truth”

“Rise 242”
By Stefan the Scientist featuring TaDa
Track from: “Origins”

• Hip-Hop Recording of the Year:

“Rockin’ It”
By Barz Noble
Songwriter/s: Ricardo “Barz Noble” Neely
Track from: “Symphonic Signatures”

“Wish I Didn’t Do It”
By Bruce Hyppe
Songwriter/s: Bruce Hyppe
Track from: “#TEAMLOJMG”

“Forever”
By Manifest featuring Milliyon
Songwriter/s: Lavard Parks / Keenen Browne
Track from: “Forever”


“Lover Of My Soul”
By Big Bruh
Songwriter/s: Big Bruh
Track from: “Lover Of My Soul”

“Do Right”

By TJ Cross
Songwriter/s: TJ Cross
Track from: “#TEAMLOJMG”

• Hip-Hop Sung Collaboration of the Year:
“Get It Right”
By Mr Beeds featuring Jonathan Farrington
Track from: “Get It Right”

“Do Right”

By TJ Cross featuring Monty G
Track from: “#TEAMLOJMG”

“Holy Is The Lamb”

By WD-4D featuring Eileah
Track from: “Substitution”

“Believe It”

By Young Reverend featuring Crystal Morley and Cino
Track from: “Apostolic Music”

• Inspirational Recording of the Year:
“I Trust You”

By Chesternique
Songwriter/s: Chesternique Bullard
Track from: “Expressions of the Heart”

“I’m Still Here”
By Lyrically Blessed
Songwriter/s: Japheth Ferguson
Track from: “Time to Expand”

“There Is No Way”
By Sammi Starr
Songwriter/s: Sammie Poitier
Track from: “There is No Way”

• Junkanoo Recording of the Year

“Overcomer (Israel’s Song)”
By Adrian Edgecombe & Harvest Generation
Songwriter/s: Tiffany Edgecombe / Adrian Edgecombe / Kelda “Timeless” Sweeting
Track from: “Overcomer”

“Apostolic Praise Medley”
By Bishop J Rodney Roberts & The Apostolic Mass Choir
Songwriter/s: Bishop J. Rodney Roberts
Track from: “You Can Make It”


“Junkanoo Is Mine”

By Kevan McKenzie
Songwriter/s: Kevin McKenzie
Track from: “From My Heart to Yours – The Greatest Hits of Kevan ‘Kevi Kev’ McKenzie”

“Sing Hallelujah”
By Lynn Terez Davis
Songwriter/s: Junior Scott / Golden Gates Band
Track from: “Beautiful”

“Arise & Shine”
By Nadene Moss
Songwriter/s: Chavone King
Track from: “Arise & Shine”
 
“One More Hallelujah”
By Nehemiah featuring Stevie S
Songwriter/s: Nehemiah Hield / Lemuel Smith
Track from: “One More Hallelujah”

• Music Video of the Year-Duo/Group:
“We Alright”
By Halle featuring Stacs

Track from: “Never Neutral”

“Money We Want”
Mr J featuring DJ Evangelist
Track from: “Money We Want”

“I Believe”
By Lynn Terez Davis featuring Andrew Powell
Songwriter/s: Lynn Terez Davis / Daniel Powell
Track from: “Beautiful”

• Rake & Scrape Recording of the Year
“I Will Bless The Lord At All Times”

By Adrian Edgecombe & Harvest Generation
Songwriter/s: Adrian Edgecombe / Kelda “Timeless” Sweeting
Track from: “Overcomer”

“Prayer Changes Things”
By Demetrius Stubbs
Songwriter/s: Demetrius Stubbs
Track from: Prayer Changes Things


“Don’t Complain”
By Kevan McKenzie featuring Dynamite Daisy
Songwriter/s: Kevan McKenzie
Track from: “From My Heart to Yours-The Greatest Hits of Kevan ‘Kevi Kev’ McKenzie”

“Lord I Thank You”
By Preston Wallace
Songwriter/s: Preston Wallace
Track from: “The Works of Preston Wallace”

“Holy Ghost”
By Simeon Outten
Songwriter/s: Simeon Outten
Track from: The Greatest Hits

“I’m In Love with Jesus”
By Terrance Forbes
Songwriter/s: Terrance Forbes
Track from: “Plead the Blood”

• Rock Recording of the Year:

“Rockin’ It”
By Barz Noble
Songwriter/s: Ricardo Neely
Track from: Symphonic Signatures

“Forever”
By Manifest featuring Milliyon
Songwriter/s: Lavard Parks / Keenen Browne
Track from: “Forever”

• Traditional Vocal Performance of the Year-Duo/Group:
“You Can Make It”
By Bishop J Rodney Roberts & The Apostolic Mass Choir
Track from: “You Can Make It”

“The Cross”
By Colyn Major featuring Allison Mason-Rolle
Track from: “The Cross”

“A Wonderful Saviour Is Jesus, My Lord”
By James Palacious featuring Marvin Henfield
Track from: “Songs to Soothe the Soul”

“I Need You Now”
By Shanique Thurston featuring Jonathan Farrington
Track from: “Praise Break”

“Take The Lord With You”
By The Rahming Brothers
Track From: “Take The Lord With You”

“Oh What A Wondrous Thing”
By The Region Bells
Track from: “Easter With The Region Bells”

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