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Gospel artists land on Wammies Finalist list

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Many familiar names made the list

Wammie Weekend is back to celebrate D.C.-area musicians and artists on March 27-29, 2020.  Here’s the list of gospel artists that are finalists for Wammies DC.

Best Gospel Album

  • Richard Davis-Christmas Rhapsody
  • Unified– The Move

Best Gospel Artist/Group

  • Andrea René Willliams
  • Javon Inman

Best Gospel Song

  • Andrea René Williams – Count It As Done
  • Javon Inman – Today Is My Day
  • Jerome Allen Bell – Pass Me Not
  • Pan Lara – Let It Be/Hallelujah
  • Shelby Blondell – Mercy

For the second year in a row, the event will span more than two days, with its pre-launch party on March 27 at Capital Turnaround, its day-long conference on March 28 at Culture House, culminating in its awards show at the Lincoln Theatre and afterparty at Marvin on March 29.

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Sarah Hearn
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Sarah Hearn is Editor-in-Chief of Sarah founded the site to serve as a positive platform for gospel music news, to share all of the good things happening within the Gospel and Christian music industry. In 2017, the site was named one of the Top 50 Gospel and Christian Music websites. Sarah is widely known for her on-the-scene reporting which includes the GMA Dove Awards, the Stellar Awards, Grammys on the Hill, Gospel Music Heritage Month Celebration Concert, McDonald’s Inspiration Celebration Gospel Tour, St. Jude Celebration of Hope, the Congressional Black Caucus Annual Legislative Conference and many more. For more than 5 years, Sarah served as the DC Gospel Music Examiner at  where the site garnered more than 150,000 readers in the US and around the world. Sarah was named one of the Top Ten Heroes in Gospel Music in the Washington, DC area in 2012 for her extensive coverage, support and commitment to artists within the D.C. metro region.  In 2016 she was named Person of the Month by IndiMogul Magazine. The site was recently named among Feedspot's Top Gospel and Christian Music Websites.  Sarah is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists and the Gospel Music Association.

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