Joining with the Edwin & Walter Hawkins Music & Arts Love Fellowship Conference, Urban Gospel Alliance succeeded in opening up a new platform for Urban Gospel artists on June 27 - July 2, 2005. The weeklong gospel music event included Urban Gospel Summits, an Urban Gospel Showcase, and the 2nd Annual Urban Gospel Industry Awards & Conference.
Participants in the conference and UGI Awards included Natalie Wilson, IDOL King, Kim Jordan, McClinton Neal, Shei Atkins, Siani, Lil IROCC, Sherwin Gardner , Alisa Anderson (www.nudayradio.com) Broderick E. Rice, Small Fire, and many more. UGA performers were treated to ministering to an audience that included Donald Lawrence, Richard Smallwood, and Edwin & Walter Hawkins among others.
"We were pleased to be able to give the urban artists the same resources and platforms that previously have only been accessible to traditional Gospel," stated Curtis Jermany, National Director for UGA. "We are thankful that all Gospel artists, regardless of genre, were able to praise and worship God under the banner of one conference."
Join UGA for the 3rd annual Urban Gospel Industry Awards & Conference and the Edwin & Walter Hawkins Music & Arts Love Fellowship Conference in Houston TX June 25th - July 1st, 2006 at the Restoration World Mission Cathedral Christian Conference Center, 10630 Homestead Rd. Hosted by Pastor David Montgomery.
Visit www.musicandartslovefellowshipconference.org for details
Winners of the Urban Gospel Awards were announced and included;
Urban Gospel Artist/Group of the Year
HIP HOP Album of the year
Corey Red & Precise - Resistance Is Futile
Best new artist
Nova 4 Jehovah
Light da Flow Minister
URBAN CONTEMPORARY GOSPEL
Album of the year
Tonex - Out Tha Box
Best new artist
VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Tonex - Out tha Box
For a complete listing log on to www.urbangospelalliance.com