‘Chosen Soldiers’ and ‘Landlord’ nominated for gospel awards; public invited to vote for Bahamians
Bahamian gospel artists “Chosen Soldiers” – brothers Don and Chaz Major – and Orlando “Landlord” Miller have received S&M Gospel Indie Award nominations.
“Chosen Soldiers” has been nominated in Group of the Year (Contemporary), Holy Hip Hop Artist of the Year, as well as Male Vocalist of the Year categories.
“Landlord” received a nomination in the TV Host of the Year category.
The S&M Gospel Indie Awards, which was started in 2014 by Stephanie McDonald, honors independent artists.
To be nominated, record companies, artists, promoters, agents and board members were able to nominate eligible artists. Winners are decided through popular vote as the general public casts their ballot online at smgospelindieawards.weebly.com through March 30. The final results are announced at the S&M Gospel Indie Awards Show in July. The award show’s rules cite that artists must be present or represented to obtain their trophy. Finalists are notified in May 2019.
A total of 37 awards will be meted out.
In Group of the Year (Contemporary), “Chosen Soldiers” are up against Voices of Affirmed Odyssey, Not Easily Broken, J. Bethel & Spoken For, Sounds of Imani, Limitless, Spiritual Hi Tones, Mighty Men of Faith, D Morton & Gifted, Kenneth Marsh Music Ministry, Men of Virtue, 3rd Generation, Divine of Annapolis, Mufata Family and Joe Robinson & Faithful.
They are also nominated in Male Vocalist of the Year (Contemporary) against Mike Fritzpateick, Cedric Ford, Desean Horne, Jorad Holmes, Brotha Mike, J Windsor, D Morton, 4G, Cory Williams, Solo, Mr Blaxx and Everett Drake.
“Chosen Soldiers” are also nominated in the Holy Hip-Hop Artist of the Year category against SKS, Sandino, Eric Suyx, Fyve Johnson, Chris Jarvis, Sanktified Soulja, Limitless, Exalt, 4G, Theo White, Lyrick, PreacherMan and Petey Nature.
“Landlord” is nominated for TV Host of the Year against the likes of the Brotha Mike, Kent Osbourne, Calvin Logan, Chris Howell, Jay Williams, James Lockhart, Green Gatling and Minstrel Appointed.
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