Arizona Duo Wins GMC's First-Ever Indie Spotlight Contest

By Jenny Bennett | managing editor,
Posted: Mon, 12/21/2009 - 19:37

Husband and wife duo Ananiaswins Gospel Music Channel's inaugural contest for independent musicians

ATLANTA (Dec. 21, 2009) -- A husband and wife musical duo from Sierra Vista, Arizona called Ananias, has won the Gospel Music Channel television network's inaugural Indie Spotlight contest for independent musicians.

Adam DeCuir, 25 and Jessica DeCuir, 24 comprise Ananias and their original composition "Through The Storm" won the contest. Ananias will be featured on GMC, receive the chance to record with Integrity Music, the world's largest independent Christian music label, and receive $5000 in music gear from Fender Musical Instruments, among other prizes as the winners.

Hundreds of solo artists and groups representing all styles of Christian / Gospel music entered the new GMC contest by submitting either a video or mp3 of their original music or a cover of a public domain song to 15 Finalists -- which included a wide range of genres including Christian Rock, Praise and Worship, Traditional Gospel, Hip Hop Gospel, Gospel Saxophone, Christian Contemporary by combinations, soloists, duet, bands and ensembles -- were selected by nearly 50,000 votes and featured on, while also receiving written feedback on their entry from the panel of judges from Integrity Music and Gospel Music Channel.

GMC is the fastest-growing network in television and can be seen in 45 million homes on various cable systems around the country, on DIRECTV on channel 338 and on Verizon FiOS on channel 224.

Integrity Music is a label of Integrity Media, a privately-held media/communications company that produces and distributes Christian music and related products. Integrity is headquartered in Mobile, Alabama, with subsidiary offices in Tennessee, Singapore, South Africa and the United Kingdom. Its products are sold within the U.S. and in over 160 other countries. Additional information is available at

FameCast, founded in 2006 as an online music talent competition, allowing independent artists to gain national exposure, quickly became recognized as an innovator in identifying up and coming talent in a number of music styles and creating a highly interactive experience between musicians and music fans.