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Gospel Music Association Adopts No Other Name's "Mission: Nashville" As Its Summer Service Project
Posted: Friday June 1st, 2012
The Gospel Music Association (GMA) has selected "Mission: Nashville" Curb recording artist No Other Name's fan mission trip as its summer service project. The trip will kick off this year's IMMERSE conference, GMA's music training experience, to be held in Nashville July 22nd-25th.
For the last two years, No Other Name has sponsored an annual mission trip, inviting fans to participate in outreach areas like Managua, Nicaragua and Sao Paulo, Brazil. This year's trip is a first for No Other Name, as the group has chosen Nashville as its mission field. As No Other Name's Sam Allen explains, "Nashville includes hundreds of people groups, hundreds of languages spoken, and thousands of people who need to hear the Gospel."
The trip, taking place July 14th-21st, will introduce GMA's Immerse 2012. Conference registrants are invited to Nashville a week early to participate in the local outreach project. Jackie Patillo, executive director of the GMA, comments, "The GMA is so grateful to No Other Name for leading the charge in sharing the Good News with our Nashville community. We can't think of a better way to lead into our training event IMMERSE than by serving our community in such a way."
For additional information on "Mission: Nashville" or to register for the trip, visit here. To find out more about Immerse 2012, go to www.experienceimmerse.com.
About No Other Name
Signed to Curb Records in 2008, No Other Name comprises brother-sister duo, Sam and Laura Allen, along with their friend Chad Smith. The group formed when the three attended a summer music conference at Nashville's Belmont University.
In 2011, No Other Name was recognized by industry and fans with a GMA Dove Award nomination for New Artist of the Year before releasing its first record. Later that year, the group made its national debut with The Other Side on October 25th, 2011. The album was a hit out of the gate, with Worship Leader magazine calling it "a must-have CD" and rhapsody.com describing the project as a "spiritual call to arms". Additionally, The Alabama Baptist touted, "[i]f you buy only one CD this year, consider this one," while CCM Magazine declared "... No Other Name is a moniker poised to be on the tip of everyone's tongue."
No Other Name is a strong proponent of missions and partners with the Southern Baptist Convention's International Mission Board to help recruit missionaries while recently joining the organization on trips to Nicaragua as well as Brazil. Most recently, the Southern Baptist Convention adopted No Other Name's song "Let It Start With Me" as its missions theme song. The track will be used in conjunction with a music video for "Let It Start With Me," created by the IMB and distributed to more than 40,000 Southern Baptist Convention churches, as a missions recruitment tool.
For more information on No Other Name, visit www.noothername.com or follow the group on Twitter at www.twitter.com/noothername.
About the GMA
Founded in 1964, the Gospel Music Association serves as the face and voice for the Gospel/Christian music community and is dedicated to exposing, promoting and celebrating the Gospel through music of all styles including Pop, Rock, Praise & Worship, Urban Gospel, R&B, Hip Hop, Southern Gospel, Bluegrass, Country and more. The GMA community consists of agents, artists, church leaders, managers, promoters, radio personnel, record company executives, retailers, songwriters and other industry visionaries. The GMA produces the GMA Dove Awards and IMMERSE. For more on supporting the GMA or becoming a member, please visit www.gospelmusic.org or contact the GMA directly at 615.277.1376.