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Newwoldson Takes Top Honors At GMA Canada
Monday, November 12, 2012
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Folk/roots group Newworldson was the winningest artist at GMA Canada’s 34th Annual Covenant Awards held on Wednesday, Nov. 7 at Crossroads Centre in Burlington, Ontario. The band won in four categories, including Song of the Year for its hit single “Learning to Be the Light.”
 
Newworldson was nominated in nine categories, leading this year’s nominees behind worship artist Jon Bauer. The quartet also took awards for Pop/Contemporary Song of the Year (“Learning to Be the Light”), Urban/R&B/Soul Song of the Year (“Shake Holy Spirit”) and Folk/Roots Album of the Year (Rebel Transmission).
 
Newworldson’s Mark Rogers comments, “We are honored to once again be acknowledged by GMA Canada. Congratulations to the other nominees, winners and organizers for putting on such a great show.”
 
In addition to recognition as an awards nominee and recipient, Newworldson performed alongside the Toronto Mass Choir, who received this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award. The program aired Nov. 10 on CTS. Visit: ctstv.com/covenant-awards-2012 for more information.
 
For more information on the 34th Annual GMA Canada Covenant Awards and a complete list of winners, visit: gmacanada.ca.
 
About Newworldson
Newworldson released its national debut, Salvation Station, in 2007 to critical and commercial acclaim. The album reached No. 26 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart, while voted No. 3 on Christianity Today’s Best Christian Albums of 2008. Additionally, Salvation Station produced a No. 1 music video on the Gospel Music Channel with “Working Man,” and earned Newworldson a guest spot on newsboys’ 2007-2008 “GO” tour.
 
Newworldson’s sophomore self-titled release came out in 2010, generating the group’s first hit single, “There Is A Way.” It’s most recent project, Rebel Transmission, released earlier this year and produced Top 3 radio single “Learning to Be the Light.”
 
The band has garnered three JUNO Award nominations for Gospel Album of the Year and 11 GMA Canada Covenant Awards. For more information on Newworldson, visit newworldson.com

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