Food for the Hungry has signed on as the official sponsor of the 35th Annual GMA Music Awards. Christian music’s biggest night of the year will air on PAX TV Monday, December 27 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
Gospel diva Yolanda Adams and NFL legend Deion Sanders co-host the 35th Annual GMA Music Awards, featuring an all-star line-up of Christian and gospel music artists, including appearances by Amy Grant, Byron Cage, Casting Crowns, CeCe Winans, Destiny's Child member Michelle Williams, Hezekiah Walker, Jars of Clay, Jeremy Camp, Kirk Franklin, Mary Mary, MercyMe, Michael W. Smith, Newsboys, Nicole C. Mullen, Out of Eden, Pillar, Randy Travis, Smokey Robinson, Smokie Norful, Steven Curtis Chapman, Switchfoot, Third Day, tobyMac, U2 lead singer Bono, Vince Gill, actor Stephen Baldwin, Tennessee Titan Derrick Mason, teen shark-attack victim Bethany Hamilton, former American Idol finalist R.J. Helton and more.
"We are very pleased to be sponsoring the 35th Annual GMA Music Awards," says Ben Homan, President of Food for the Hungry. "We work with a lot of Christian artists and one of our commitments to them is to help them to increase the number of people that they touch through their ministries. Programs like GMA Music Awards help expand and deepen the audience for all of Christian music."
Segments of the GMA Music Awards program will highlight Food for the Hungry's child sponsorship ministry. Viewers of the PAX special will have the opportunity to see how they can get involved in Food for the Hungry's work around the world.
"We're excited about the opportunity to find child sponsors for hundreds of children who desperately need them through this television program,” says Homan. “By motivating people to sponsor children, the 35th Annual GMA Music Awards will bless many people, not only to the children they sponsor but to their families and communities as well."
Food for the Hungry is helping promote the GMA Music Awards broadcast. Food for the Hungry is also planning to work with the Gospel Music Association to produce additional television programs for 2005 featuring top Christian artists.
Please visit the official Food For the Hungry website at www.fh.org for mor information.