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One of the largest events that we got worship? Media is a part of each year is the Gospel Music Association’s IMMERSE event.  We are happy to have been selected by our peers last year as the "Official Blog of GMA IMMERSE" and have been asked to be the official blog by GMA for yet another year.  We couldn’t be more thrilled.

Why?  Perfect question….and it comes with the perfect answer.

"If there is any one event for aspiring Christian artists, songwriters, and worship leaders to attend each year…this is it.  I believe in this event 100%."

It doesn’t get much simpler than that…but I will be happier to expound.  You see, in the business that I have, in essence, fallen into over the years – there is no shortage of conferences and events.  Many of them look great up front…but you don’t have to look to hard to see what the main focus is…and most of the time it comes down to money.

Can I be frank with you?  I have been blessed with the opportunity to work alongside of the folks at GMA for the better part of two years.  They are 100% percent genuine…and they, in turn, believe in you.  They believe in everything that you, as a part of Christian and Gospel Music stand for.  I’ve seen them in the trenches…and I have seen them paving the way.

Through IMMERSE (formerly GMA In The Rockies), the GMA has helped pave the way for many artists.  Their competitions have seen names rise to the top such as Chris Tomlin, Casting Crowns, Matthew West, Jars of Clay, Nichole Nordeman, Bart Millard (MercyMe), Barlow Girl, Stacie Orrico, Point of Grace, Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith, Chris Sligh and 2007 American Idol winner Jordin Sparks.  Big names? You bet…and they all started at the same level you may be at today.  Ask any of them, today, to what level of esteem they hold GMA.

It is no surprise that when money shortfalls started creeping into the GMA camp, most of the names you read above joined together for a the "Concert of The Decade" to help raise money for the GMA and keep events like IMMERSE alive.  I was honored to be a part of the event an even more honored to be able to work alongside the folks at GMA.  Their hearts and their passion is to advance our music.

What Is Your Passion?

Do you have interest in Christian and Gospel music?  Perhaps you are a songwriter? Maybe you are an artist?  Do you lead worship?  If you can answer "yes" to any of those questions…then you are a perfect fit for IMMERSE.  By attending IMMERSE, I can personally guarantee that you will be placed face to face with some of the best minds in Christian and Gospel music…minds that don’t mind being picked for all of their info!

Want to know more?  Ready to register?  Head over to the all new Experience IMMERSE! website now!

Also, the rules and procedures for 2010 IMMERSE competition are now up! Please head over to the “COMPETE” page to view those.