Gospel Music Channel Shines LISTEN UP Spotlight On Brandon Heath

By Jenny Bennett | managing editor, www.watchgmctv.com
Posted: Wed, 08/13/2008 - 19:01

Gospel Music Channel Shines LISTEN UP Spotlight On Brandon Heath

ATLANTA – August 13, 2008 – Gospel Music Channel announces Reunion recording artist, Brandon Heath as its newLISTEN UPartist for August/September. During the months Heath will be highlighted for his achievements since emerging on the Gospel/Christian scene.

About Brandon Heath:
Christian music's New Artist of the Year, Brandon Heath debuts his anticipated sophomore album What If We on Aug. 19. The new album features the hit bound single "Give Me Your Eyes" which continues to lead at iTunes with more than 20,000 downloads in just three weeks since it released digitally. Teaming up again with producer Dan Muckala, Heath's What If We follows his breakthrough debut project, Don't Get Comfortable, which delivered the No.1 radio-hit, and Song of the Year nominee, "I'm Not Who I Was."The song ended 2007 as one of the year's most played radio singles. The smash debut also contributed to Heath's first Songwriter of the Year nomination, and win in the New Artist of the Year category at the 2008 GMA Dove Awards in April.

Off stage, Heath seeks opportunities to merge his public platform with his heart for community, regularly working with Young Life, Blood:Water Mission, Restore International and unofficially volunteering for many other human rights agencies on a global scale.In March, Heath turned his attention to trials near his hometown of Nashville after parts of the city were ravaged by a string of tornadoes.Brandon quickly organized a highly effective benefit concert raising $20,000 for the storm victims.

Heath has been a respected songwriter in the Nashville music community for years, collaborating with well-known artists like Bebo Norman, Matt Wertz and Dave Barnes, to name a few. The Nashville native first began writing at age 13 and credits the town's legendary hotspot for songwriters, the Bluebird Café, as the place he first experienced music that moved him. Heath currently resides in Houston, Texas, and is a worship leader at The Loft church located in The Woodlands, just north of Houston. Viewers can catch Heath throughout August and September on Gospel Music Channel and can get more information on this exciting new artist by visiting http://www.gospelmusicchannel.com.

Gospel Music Channel (http://www.gospelmusicchannel.com) is the nation's first and only 24/7 all music television network devoted to the uplifting, inspiring and diverse music that is Gospel/Christian music. Gospel Music Channel is the fastest-growing network in television today can be seen in nearly 40 million homes on various cable systems and nationwide on DIRECTV channel 338.


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