Special to the Daily World
En Sound Entertainment will hold the 2012 En Sound Music Awards, recognizing the talent of indie Christian and gospel artists around the world, will be held at the Porter Sanford III Performing Arts Center in Decatur, a suburb of metro Atlanta. The show will take place on Sunday, July 29, at 5:30p.m.
Awards will be presented in 21 categories this year, with Atlanta’s Delra Harris leading the nominations with nine nods and South Africa’s Martin PK with eight nods including Male Vocalist of the Year, Song of the Year, Artist of the Year and Album of the Year. Harris will perform during the awards ceremony along with other nominees including Terea (NJ), C Sharp (South Africa), Andre Byrd (NY), Saxophonist Courtney Fadlin (JAM), Deanna Ransom (DE), Necie B. (LA) and Chiquita Green (PA).
“We are truly excited to bring the En Sound Music Awards to Atlanta this year,” said Delroy Souden, founder of En Sound Entertainment, producer of the En Sound Music Awards, and indie gospel recording artist himself.
This year, the event will be hosted by Gerard Henry, formerly of BET’s “Lift Every Voice,” and Atlanta’s Twanda Black, host of KISS 104.1’s “Good News Gospel” show will serve as co-host.
The event will be streamed live on the internet at: www.ensoundmusicawards.org and will be offered as pay-per-view at a minimal cost. Tickets for the 2012 En Sound Music Awards are on sale now through iTickets http://www.itickets.com/events/284707.html or by phone, 1-800-965-9324. Prices are $30, $25 until July 28 and $40 at the door. A portion of the tickets sales will be donated to Keep a Child Alive, an organization founded by Alicia Keys that provides first class AIDS care, support, nutrition and love to children and families affected by HIV/AIDS in Africa and India.