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Australia’s favorite Christian music artist this 12 months has been determined: For King and Country.
The Australian Artist of the Yr Award is a part of the 2022 People’s Choice Music Awards. Every year nominees are drawn from the highest 5 artists most performed on Christian radio previously 12 months. The awards are divided into two classes: Australian and worldwide Christian music artists. 1000’s of votes had been acquired to find out this 12 months’s winners.
Lauren Daigle took out the Worldwide Artist of the Yr and Brooke Ligertwood received New Zealand Artist of the Yr.
The Individuals’s Alternative Music Awards are organised by Christian Media and Arts Australia (CMAA). The winners had been introduced at an official awards ceremony, held at Mantra on View on the Gold Coast on 13 September, alongside the 2022 CMAA Excellence in Media Awards. Over 200 Christian media and Arts professionals attended the occasion.
Chris Sebastian performs on the 2022 CMAA Excellence in Media Awards ceremony
Aussie singer/songwriter Chris Sebastian, winner of The Voice 2020, carried out on the ceremony with Melbourne singer and semifinalist in The Voice Australia, Fatai.
The pair started the night with an ideal duet of the John Farnham traditional You’re the Voice – a becoming anthem for Australia’s Christian media and Arts group.
Following the music awards presentation, Chris Sebastian wowed the group along with his rendition of Worldwide Artist of the Yr, Lauren Daigle’s hit You Say.
The ceremony kicked off a landmark media and Arts convention for CMAA. After two years of gathering on-line attributable to Covid, CONNECT22 was CMAA’s first hybrid convention, with individuals gathered each in particular person and through livestream to discover this 12 months’s theme of “fact, goodness, magnificence” from 13-15 September.
An array of Excellence in Media Awards had been offered on the ceremony, protecting a variety of classes in radio, digital media, movie, TV, gross sales, fundraising, innovation, group impression and extra. Three Legacy Awards had been offered to Australians who had dedicated their lives to sharing their religion via media and the Arts.
“Australia wants you proper now … We’ve received to talk out.” – Gary (Tex) Houston
Legacy Award recipient Gary (Tex) Houston, video producer and mission employee, was recognised for his excellent contribution to media.
“Australia wants you proper now,” he informed the viewers. “We’re at a disaster level with our morals and values, and our lack of expertise about the place to get them … We’ve received to talk out.”
Houston has actually led by instance. After his dramatic conversion to Christianity, 5 years into his profession a extremely profitable musician, he has arguably produced extra movies for the Christian music market than some other particular person, in addition to being closely concerned in mission work.
David Holmes acquired a Legacy Award for excellent contribution to the Arts, after 40 years of enjoying music and being concerned in ministry. His profession has spanned over 400 album initiatives, together with recording and co-writing with Darlene Zschech, and even accompanying her at worship occasion for the Pope. Holmes has additionally carried out and recorded with numerous different Christian artists, together with Steve Grace, Geoff Bullock, Chris Tomlin, Kari Jobe, Michael W. Smith and Colin Buchanan.
Holmes shared that after committing his life to Christ at age 18, he determined that “no matter present, no matter degree of useful resource I’ve been given, I’m going to commit that to expressing my journey of religion.
“In fact, you’ll be able to’t try this by your self,” he added, paying specific honour to his spouse of 32 years, Margie. “None of us reply to the decision that we have now on our lives as a solo artist, as a solo act. The entire award winners tonight have a staff of individuals behind them that assist and encourage them, assist create the imaginative and prescient and assist facilitate [so they can] converse it out.”
Fatai sings on the 2022 CMAA Excellence in Media Awards ceremony
The third Legacy Award, for excellent contribution to media, was awarded to a whole household – the Daniel household, who’ve to this point dedicated 45 years to group radio. Brothers Terry, Richard and Glenn Daniel started a home-grown radio station 2DD of their bedrooms as youngsters, drilling holes via the ground to run cables into their makeshift studios. Since Glenn’s demise in 2021, the household has carried on this legacy with Glenn’s son Mark and Richard’s daughter Mel additionally working in radio.
The MVP Award for exceptional contribution went to Alan Martin from Constructive Media and Laurene McClymont from Adelaide radio station 1079 Life. Mary Argall from Constructive Media acquired this 12 months’s Rising Expertise Award.
CMAA CEO Nathan Brown offered two Particular Awards to Phil Edwards, who spent 10 years because the earlier Chairman for CMAA, and to CBM for 10 years of partnership with CMAA and Christian radio stations.
An array of different Excellence in Media Awards had been offered for compelling content material throughout totally different media codecs.
The ceremony set the stage for attendees to proceed the journey into “fact, goodness and wonder” over the following two days of the CONNECT 22 convention.
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