To help us be more effective for the Kingdom of God we have added a donations button. Please pray and consider what the Lord
would have you to give into this ministry. What would the money be used for? More Storage Space, no unwanted ads
on pages, more Bandwidth per month...better services and
support...a hundred and one things that are needed to keep a network up and growing. I f you have any questions at all please
feel free to contact me Chuck Gibson
The 2015 ACMA Comp Disc is now on sale $9.99 for members and $14.95 for all non-members
Welcome to the "Activities Page"
On this page you can will receive updates about the A.C.M.A
We do have the Blog where we post some activities, such as the A.C.M.A.
minutes, statistics and other such important updates on things pertaining to this ministry.
ACMA family, friends and peers I am so sorry to have to tell you that all links on this site has been disabled becuse of the
work (update) being completed over at Singing Evabgelistic Ministries. Thank you in advance for your patience in this matteer.
next venue for the "Greatest Little Gospel Music Association This Side Of Nashville" is a Heavenly Hymn Singing, Saturday April 15th the ACMA presents: the Mull Heavenly Hymn
Singing at the
Gospel Barn (King of Kings Radio
Network WTHL) in Somerset, Ky. From: 6-9 pm. Absolutely free and open to the Church and the general public“Come one Come all into the presence of our GOD!”
~Concessions shall be available~
formore info call 606-306-4312
The next venue for "The
Greatest Little Gospel Music Association This Side of Nashville" takes place Saturday March 4th 2017. Hosted once again
by the ARC Christian Fellowshipwww.facebook.com/arcfellowship 1698 Hwy. 1275 N. Monticello, KY. 42633 (physical address for GPS). The
monthly meeting of the South Central Kentucky ACMA will kick things off @ 4 pm followed by our monthly meal consisting of:
15 bean soup, corn bread, fried potatoes, fried greens, and fresh sliced onion! The singing will follow the supper with our
very special guests Sufficient Grace!! (ACMA Kentucky State Chapter Leader Robert Means and his group of gifted singers),
and Chris Bertram. Hope to see you there!!!
venue for the A.C.M.A. is Saturday February 4th at 5 pm...our monthly singing at the ARC located at 1698 Hwy 1275 Monticello, Ky 42633 (physical address for GPS).
Husband and wife team Tim and May Massengale singing thier very unique style of Gospel music. A scheduled meeting of the South
Central Kentucky Chapter is at 4 pm. the singing and supper will follow, with supper at 5 pm featuring: bean soup (or soup
beans, well it is according if you are from the North or South of Kentucky lol) anyhoo...gots to have fried taters, corn-bread and a bunch of
garden fresh green onion! The singing will follow (6 pm) I promise you will not be diappointed for being our guest for this
one! Other A.C.M.A Artists will be on hand to be used of God also...
The next event for the A.C.M.A. will take place Saturday January 7th and hosted by the ARC Christian Felowship featuring Brother John (our National Honor Guard). Dinner starts at 5pm (concessions will consist of "All American
Cheeseburgers, Chips, Coleslaw, served with pickle...the singing will begin at 6pm. Other A.C.M.A. artists will also be on
hand for this monthly event which happens the first Saturday of every month at the ARC Christian Fellowship Church 1698 Hwy.
1275 N. Monticello, KY. 42633
venue for the "greatest Little Gospel Music Association This Side of Nashville" is December 31st 2016. We will be
celebrating New Years Eve at the ARC Christian Fellowship Church. All A.C.M.A. members are welcome, and encouraged to attend. It will start at 8 pm and will go until after 12 am (praying
the old year out, and the New Year in.) Old fashion singing, and preaching, New Years dinner, and so much more in store for
you December 31st 2016 ringing in the New Year God's way!
The next venue for the A.C.M.A. is Saturday October 1st and will feature the
Music Ministry of Rev. Sonny Hankins (Sonny is our Metcalf county chapter leader). along with the Fall Creek Boys. It will
be one of our "All Night Singings" hosted again by the ARC Christian Fellowship https://www.facebook.com/arcfellowship/
located at 1698 Hwy. 1275 N. Monticello, Ky. 42633. There will not be an A.C.M.A. meeting for the Central Southwestern Regional
Chapter. A reminder right here is that the meal begins at 7pm (featuring: my homemade vegetable beef soup, and sandwiches
(I am a sous chef, over the years I have worked for: the Windjammer Club Sharonville, Oh. and the Sheraton Gibson Hotel downtown
Nashville). The singing will start at 8 pm and will go until 12 am or until everyone is sung out! Please share this if you
We want to congratulate all our winners of this years
awards, and say that we are very proud of what you are accomplishing for the Kingdom of God and the A.C.M.A. As we mentioned
before all of them worked very hard to get their votes...think of all the paper they have to copy...money out of pocket...there
were 6 sheets do the math yourself (only 3 if you used both sides). Now, the on-line ballot is useful for expediting the process.
We recieved over 382 on-line or electronic ballots. God bless you, and may God bless the A.C.M.A!
What a wonderful day in the Lord! The 2016 A.C.M.A. Singing Convention
and Awards Banquet was one of the most successful events in recent years!
It all started with a Fan-Fare style "Meet and Greet," handshakes and smiles exchanged. It was a time of
renewing old acquaintances
and many new friendships were formed. Thank the Lord! We then moved on to a fabulous home-style dinner
prepared by our own Concessions Committee.
A special thanks to our equipment crew, set up, sound and video crew for such a great job. Also, those that worked behind
the scenes who never want recognition or credit for what they do: cooks, servers cleanup crew...making this event exceptional
and glorious, alsothank everyone for your show of support for our artists by voting for them. God bless each and everyone!
A.C.M.A. Soloist of the Year: Gloria
Nihart (with 94 votes)
Right behind her was Chuck Gibson
(with 82 votes)
A.C.M.A. Group of the Year: The
Singing Byrds (with 281 votes!)
Runner up to the Group of
the year award was Righteous Revival (with 227 mostly on-line ballots)
Male Vocalist of the year: Ferrell Bailey (with 246 votes...mostly paper ballots)
Runner-up to this years Male vocalist of the year was Tim Massengale (with 83 on-line
and paper ballots)
A.C.M.A. Female vocalist of the year: Jeanie
Bailey (with 236 votes, again mostly paper ballots with a few coming from online ballots)
The runner up to Sister Jeanie for 2016 A.C.M.A. Female vocalist of the year is: Anna Mae Massengale
(with 89 votes)
A.C.M.A. Musician of the year: Chuck
Gibson (with 116 votes!).
The runner up to this award was
Sonny Hankins (with 73 confirmed votes)
of the Year" went to Jeanie Bailey (299 votes!) WOW!
The runner-up in this category was Chuck Gibson Gibson (With 93 votes)
A.C.M.A. "Song of the Year" The Singing Byrds-He's Been Good! (with 279 votes)
Runner-up to this award was Righteous Revival-"Jesus Satisfies." (with 198
votes mostly on-line)
A.C.M.A. "Project of the Year" goes
to Gloria Nihart (with 95 confirmed paper ballots!)
in this category with 80 votes is none other than our own National Chaplain Tim Massengale "Something Out
The A.C.M.A. "Outstanding
Fan Award" was overwhelmingly won by Glenda L. Norton Gibson. (with 169 votes)
And the runner-up for this award was taken by: Kelli Adair with (106 votes)
Last but not least the Dedication and Service award again by a landslide
by: Glenda L. Norton Gibson (with 142 Votes confirmed on-line and on paper!)
The runner-up for prestigious award went to May Bell with a total of (124 votes!)
Boy, O' boy I really did drop the ball on this one WOW! I did share it on our facebook
page but forgot to follow up over here (so sorry), anyway, I told you that I might have a preview of the trophy for the 16th
annual A.C.M.A. awards however we haven't got them into our possession yet...to be honest I am more than a little nervous
about that However, the good Lord willing they did say they would be here before Saturday...The 16th annual ACMA Singing Convention, and Awards
Banquet takes place Saturday September 3rd at 3pm. (Sound Checks are at 1pm, Greet and meet begins at 2pm, the Awards Banquet
starts at 3 pm, the awards ceremonies begin at 4pm, then last but not least the singing will start at 5 pm) There is a free
ham dinner served to all attendees...so come and listen to some of the best singing this side of Nashville, eat, fellowship
and be totally blessed by what God is doing in South Central Kentucky! It will be hosted once again by the Wayne County Chapter
of the ACMA this year... for those of you with GPS the physical address is 1698 Hwy. 1275 N. Monticello, Ky. 42633.
August the 19th was the deadline for the 2016 "prestigious"
A.C.M.A. Awards. Paper Ballots (had to be postmarked by the 19th, and if they were they will still be counted). The ballot count will take place Saturday August 27 at 1pm at the ARC Christian Fellowship.
The awards committee will be counting over 400 paper ballots and 382 on-line ballots. We ask for your prayers for strength and
patience during this process. God bless the A.C.M.A!
The next venue for the
A.C.M.A. is Saturday July 2nd and will feature the Music Ministry of Tim and Mae Massengale. It will be one of our "All
Night Singings" hosted again by the ARC Christian Fellowship www.freewebs.com/arcchristianfellowship located at 1698 Hwy. 1275 N.
Monticello, Ky. 42633. There will an A.C.M.A. meeting for the Central Southwestern Regional Chapter at 6pm the meal begins
at 7pm (featuring: lasagna, garlic bread, and tossed salad!) the singing will start at 8pm and will go untill 12 am
or until everyone is sung out!
We now have the 2016 ACMA Official on-line ballot ready for use, please let me know if you run into any glitches while
using it...Click here for the link
As promised here is the downloadable (paper version) of the 2016 A.C.M.A. awards ballot
(click here). To download and print out you must have word 2007
or better to open it and print it out. Otherwise, please send a request for a paper ballot at firstname.lastname@example.org or simply stay tuned for the electronic ballot
again sponsored by Survey Monkey.
The nominees for the 2016 prestgious
ACMA awards has been hand picked by the awards commitee Saturday May 21st. A complete list along with a downloadable 2916
ballot will be available soon.The next event for the "Greatest
little Gospel Music Association This Side Of Nashville" is Saturday June 4th 2016 at Cole Park in historic Burnside,
Kentucky! (right down the road from where Fan Fair was held this year) click here for the flier Featuring: Basic of Alabama, Fall Creek Boys along with Tim and Anna Mae Massengale. It is time once again for the A.C.M.A. awards process to start! It is what kicks off
the A.C.M.A. Picnic 2016 set for June 4th at Cole Park in Burnside, KY. A fun filled day for fans, and Artists alike. You
will get to meet your favorite Artist and affirm their nomination for the 2016 A.C.M.A. awards. Also we now have the online
newsletter ready if you want to view it click here
The next event for the "Greatest Little Gospel Music Association This Side Of Nashville"
takes place on Saturday March 12th 2016. The National Head Board meets at 3 pm (this is a certified National Head Board meeting
for all 6 States and all Counties) a soup bean dinner starting at 5 pm, the singing begins at 6 pm....it will be hosted by
the Wayne County Chapter and the ARC Christian Fellowship. The Singing Byrds from Danville, KY....will be our featured guests,
as well as our house band, some of the finest musicians in this area! The ladies will be preparing soup beans or is that bean
soup? Fried taters, greens...and green onions!
The next event for the "Greatest Little Gospel Music Association
This Side Of Nashville" takes place on Saturday February 13th 2016. The South Central Kentucky Head Board meets at 4pm,
dinner starting at 5 pm, the singing
begins at 6 pm....it will
be hosted by the Wayne County Chapter and the ARC Christian Fellowship Our Beloved Chairman Chuck Gibson...will be our featured guests, as well as our house band, some of the finest
musicians in this area!
The ladies will be preparing my favorite
meal TACOs!!! Taco salad...jalapenos O' yeah! Wow I didn't realize I was actually shirking my duties here, but I reckon I am...because
in December we had our Christmas Banquet in December, Then, the first of our All-Night Singings (the first of four in 2016)took
place. So sorry these items were not posted...I need help! I'm trying real hard, but sometimes all of this gets so over whelming! Bless my heart, anyone feeling sorry for me yet?
Anyway...on to the next item of interest. We have changed the format of the Newsletter just a little, I pray you approve,
and like...here is the link ACMA Newsletter 1-2016
The next event for the "Greatest Little Gospel
Music Association This Side Of Nashville," takes place on Saturday November 14th at 3 pm. It is actually a very special
event one in which I will be celebrating 30 years of music ministry
also, my 61st Birthday! You see I had a birth I don't
remember, and one I sure cannot forget!!!! Won't you PLEASE come on out and help us celebrate 30 years of Godsent Gospel Music
Music by: Destiny Bluegrass, Fall Creek Boys and Turning Pointe
The Concessions Committee has decided to go with an all American meal...Hot Dogs,
and Cheeseburgers! (with all the fixins) Chips, and a drink.
O' I almost forgot, my home Church
the ARC Christian Fellowship 24 Bell LN. (located in the Bell sub-division) Monticello, KY. In conjunction with the National
Committee, and the Wayne County Chapter of the A.C.M.A. (Jordan Burks) hosting and
sponsoring this blessed event. Again we cordially invite everyone out to this fine Gospel Singing...
a time of Ministry, and good Christian Fellowship! This is a free event,
a love offering will be taken, concessions will be available
♥ We were a little slow about getting this item out to you, (however most recieved a paper
copy by snail mail.) it is the A.C.M.A. E-Bulletin for the 4th quarter of 2015 click this link and enjoy the read.
What a wonderful day in the Lord! The 2015 A.C.M.A. Singing Convention and Awards Banquet was one of the most successful events
in recent years!
It all started with a Fan-Fare style "Meet
and Greet" autographs were signed, products were sold, handshakes and smiles exchanged. It was a time of renewing old
and many new friendships were formed. Thank the Lord! We then moved on to a fabulous home-style dinner prepared by
our own Concessions Committee.
A special thanks to our equipment
crew, set up, sound and video crew for such a great job. Also, those that worked behind the scenes who never want recognition
or credit for what they do: cooks, servers cleanup crew...making this event exceptional and glorious, God bless each and everyone!
The awards were next and I must say once again the winners
of this years awards worked their campaigns very hard this year...some tallying out 312 (paper ballots alone!) not including
on-line electronic ballots. The winners this year receive a trophies and the runners up receive a nice certificate of recognition
for their contribution to Gospel Music...with that being said, the winners of the 2015 A.C.M.A. Awards are as follows:
A.C.M.A. Soloist of the Year: Tim Massengale (with 94 votes)
Right behind him was John Mahorney (with 78 votes)
A.C.M.A. Group of the Year: Fall Creek Boys (with 318 votes!)
Runner up to the Group of the year award was DEAN (with 59 mostly on-line ballots)
Male Vocalist of the year: Jordan Burks (with 188 votes...mostly paper
Runner-up to this years Male vocalist of the year was
JohnMahorney (with 80 all paper ballots)
vocalist of the year: Verna Edwards (with 240 votes, again mostly paper ballots with a few coming from online ballots)
The runner up to Sister Verna for 2015 A.C.M.A. Female vocalist of the year is: Anna
Mae Massengale (with 126 votes)
A.C.M.A. Musician of the
year: Jordan Burks (with 157 votes!)...all I have to say to that is WOW!
The runner up to this award was Tony Dean (with 87 confirmed votes)
A.C.M.A. "Songwriter of the Year" went to Chuck Gibson (193 votes!)
The runner-up in this category was Sonny Hankins (75 votes)
A.C.M.A. "Song of the Year" went to Brother Jordan Burks and "Daddy
Tried" (with an overwhelming 199 votes!) Now you really have to work hard for that many votes!
Runner-up to this award was Tim Massengale and "He set me Free" (with 102 votes)
A.C.M.A. "Project of the Year" goes to the Fall Creek Boys
and "The Red Barn Sessions 2" (with 272 confirmed paper ballots!)
The runner-up in this category with 95 votes is none other than our own National Chaplain for his work on the
"Something Out Of Nothing!"
"Outstanding Fan Award" was overwhelmingly won by Glenda L. Norton Gibson. (with 291 votes)
And the runner-up for this award was taken by Mary "MOM" Perry with (74 votes)
Last but not least the Dedication award won again by a landslide by: Glenda L. Norton
Gibson (with 264 Votes confirmed on Paper!)
The runner-up for
prestigious award went to May Bell with a total of (48 votes)
We want to congratulate all our winners of this years awards, and say that we are very proud of what you are accomplishing
for the Kingdom of God and the A.C.M.A. As we mentioned before all of them worked very hard to get their votes...think of
all the paper they have to copy...money out of pocket...there were 6 sheets do the math yourself (only 3 if you used both
sides). Now, the on-line ballot is useful for expediting the process. We recieved over 142 on-line or electronic ballots.
God bless you, and may God bless the A.C.M.A!
results are in, and the winners of the 2015 coveted and prestigious A.C.M.A. awards will be announced very soon.
The 400 some paper ballots and over 100 on-line votes were validated, counted by the Awards Committee and confirmed. The
winners will be announced and the awards handed out at the 15th annual A.C.M.A. Singing Convention and Awards Banquet. Hosted
by the Wayne County Chapter of the A.C.M.A. at the 1st Baptist Church of Burnside 65 Kinsey Ave. Burnside, KY. on Saturday
September 19th 2015. Featuring NYU Testament from Nashville, TN. (Chris Tatum is A.C.M.A. Jefferson County Chapter Leader
and also Tennessee State Chapter Leader.) To hear music from the majority of our Artists click here We would like to extend a personal invitation to all our Artists, their
respective friends, family, supporters, and fans to attend this spectacular event and watch your favorite Artist recieve
thier award. There will also be a $5.00 ham dinner plate lunch...(free to all card holding members of the A.C.M.A.) it all
starts with a Meet and Greet (Fan Fare) where you meet your favorite Artist, and get more acquainted with their ministry and
products. To view the entire schedule click here To help us distribute fliers for the event please download and share at your favorite place of business...(thank you for doing that).
The race is on! The final hours of voting is almost over, paper ballots
are all in... 400 of them would be a good guestimate! The electronic ballot will remain active till the last remaining minutes
of 12 midnight September 10th 2015. There has been an overwhelming response by paper ballot. All votes will be counted and
tallied Saturday September 12th at a special session of the Head Board...starting at 10 am. A.C.M.A. Meeting at 1pm Saturday
afternoon, then a singing and a supper is planned at the ARC Christian Fellowship 24 Bell LN. Monticello, KY. Featuring Sonny
Hankins and many more from surrounding Counties. Then please remember the A.C.M.A. Singing Convention and Awards Banquet...trying
to give away these beautiful trophies
It actually takes a lot of work to earn one. What does it take? Well about $25.00 worth of paper (including ink) for the ballots...then
you have to find someone who will vote for you, sometimes just a friendly handshake or just a smile, other times it may take
a cheeseburger and a soda pop, foe them to decide. Either way our Artists have worked hard and we appreciate them so very
ACMA Summer Spectacular Saturday August 8th Downtown Somerset Ky @ 1 pm.
On stage in front of the
new Judicial Center. One of the Best Gospel Concerts you will hear this summer (Guaranteed)
and the best part about it...it's free!
The A.C.M.A. awards process is ready
to blast off! As always it will begin June 6th 2015 as part of the 2015 A.C.M.A. pic-nic. Which will be held at Cole Park
in Burnside, KY. (just up the street from Burnside Marina), starting at 12 noon,and features Tim and Kosha Ellison from Bean Station, TN. Fall Creek Boys from Monticello, KY. Tim Massengale from Monticello, Mercy Roadz with Eli Gabbard, Robert Means, and perhaps a surprize visit
from my good friend and fellow Pastor from Whitley City; Pastor Jeff Bryant (Pastor of the Redemption Way Church in Whitley
City) plus...all award winners from last year will be there (good Lord willing), as we announce nominees for 2015. We will
update this post as the time gets closer. There has been many other things that have not been posted here, but Lordy mercy
we have been so very busy! The A.C.M.A. Comp Disc (which by the way is running behind schedule) will be burnt real soon and
distributed to 50 full gospel radio stations! The price to be on the Comp Disc is only $50.00 for A.C.M.A. Members, $200.00
for non-members. You must have your request to be on the Comp disc in before June 6th 2015. We will be posting the minutes
from the last meeting of the A.C.M.A. head board May 9th 2015. All other updates will be posted here very soon
exciting news for the "Greatest Little Gospel Music Association This Side Of Nashville"! There is a new Sheriff
in town! Actually just kidding Robert Means has taken a load off my shoulders by accepting the nomination of being our new Kentucky State Chapter Leader, and officially
announed at the June 6th event at Cole Park...We have signed three
new members from over around Southeastern, KY. the group "DEAN" has joined our ranks. Tony Dean spokesman for the group has agreed to take on the Harlan County, Kentucky Chapter, Tony and Tina's son Jimmy has accepted
an appointment as the new Laural County, KY. Chapter Leader. These folks are going to be a great asset to this association...also
we have three other pending Counties ready to join our ranks as well. Danny and Emily Worley in Pulaski County, Eli and Angie
Gabbard in Madison, County, along with Ryan and Tabitha Means representing the A.C.M.A. in RockCastle, Kentucky!
We will be meeting
with them (all Chapter Leaders from the 8 Counties), along with the South Central Head Board...all executive Head Board Members
are also encouraged to attend (Please) these include Jim Hyde, Troy Cupp, Don Inks, Paul Roark, Ray Bryant, as well as advisory
Board members. The meeting will begin at 1 pm. there will be a dinner and a singing starting at 5pm...featuring DEAN, Fall
Creek Boys, Holy Ghost Trio, Brother John, Tim and Mae Massengale, Mercy Roadz and others including the Rev, Sonny Hankins.
We do this once a month folks, so, come be with us...we'll treat you so many good ways, you'll have to like one of them and
return again and again!
A "Songwriter's Workshop" will be happening this Saturday October 25th...check out the
detail at this link.
The Wayne County Chapter of the A.C.M.A. will host
another event (last outdoor event of the year folks) at the Wayne County Memorial Park (Park Entrance Bandstand)...Featuring
TheFall Creek Boys, Tim Massengale, John Mahoney, Evangelist Jeremy Bermel, Levi Malone and many more! We need all Christians in Monticello to make a show of support...this
is a challenge to all who love gospel music. Saturday October 11th 2014 starting at 2 pm. We will be showcasing all A.C.M.A.
Award winners...BTW concessions will be available!
The15th annual A.C.M.A.
Singing Convention was viewed as a success by all who attended, and of course when God's people go to do good, evil is always
present, to cause some kind of confusion however, good always overcom the evil of this present world. All in all
we had a great awards banquet, along with a spectacular "Meet and Greet" with the unveiling of Gospel Light Studios
(a father and son effort) Sonny and Jerry Hankins owners made the presentation. This years award was a coveted
trophy from "Sloans" in Monticello. We want to thank the Monticello United Methodist Church for allowing the A.C.M.A.
use of their fellowship hall, Conley Bottom Catering for a fine Banquet style dinner, Jordan Burks of the Fall Creek Boys
for providing sound, and last but certainly not least all those who worked behind the scenes to make this one of the best
events the A.C.M.A. has witnessed!
the winners of this years prestigious award
for "Soloist of the year" is-Kenneth Hart, "Group
of the year"-The Fall Creek Boys, "Male Vocalist"-John Mahoney, "Female Vocalist of the year"-Sister
Mae Massengale, "Musician of the year"-Tim Massengale, "Songwriter of the year"-Our beloved Chairman
Chuck Gibson, "Song of the year"-was also overwhelmingly taken by a landslide by Brother Chuck with his song "The
Old Home Place", "Project of the year"-Tim Massengale with his new project "Running On" "The
service and dedication award"-also by a landslide Brother John Mahoney, And the "Outstanding Fan Award" went
to-Sister Mae Massengale.
We want to congratulate all those who won awards this year in our
award process and thank all our nominees for the good sportsmanship displayed with the celebration of this years
winners, and congratulating them on their outstanding performance and dedication to gospel music. We look forward
to another year of growth and learning how to better serve the Lord with the gifts and talents He has given us, may God recieve
all glory, blessing and honor for all that we do for His kingdom!
The 14th annual
A.C.M.A. S.C. and Awards Banquet will be held this year at the Monticello United Methodist Church 125 Michigan Ave. Monticello,
KY. 42633 (for all those who have gps). Saturday September 13th will be the date for this national event. All A.C.M.A.
members are invited and encouraged to attend, especially all nominees (please). The flier can be dowloaded here
be downloaded at our official web-sitewww.theacma.orgor the A.C.M.A. social network at www.theacma.ning.comThis will
be the day when the winners of this years prestigious A.C.M.A. awards will be announced and are handed out.
The festivities will begin sharply at 3pm with meet and greet (meet
with the artists getting acquainted with their ministry and products). 4pm will be open mic (for those who may show up that
are non-members). A ham dinner will be served, courtesy of Conley Bottom Catering. Open to the public.........Hope to see you there!
Evangelist Junior "Chuck"
[Kentucky State Chapter Leader and
National Chairman for the A.C.M.A.]
A.C.M.A. Artists are now being featured on an on-line radio station supported and sponsored by Gibson Hill Music in conjunction with the A.C.M.A. and will be added to the radio station. SingingEvangelistic Ministries(When you list any CD on the A.C.M.A. Discography Page a list of songs on the CD as well as three links will be added to the page. You can download and play our on-line radio program Gibson Hill Music Shoutcast.com. Simply click onto your default player icon below
As promised here is a picture of the 2014 A.C.M.A. Artist Award Trophies,
this particular one is for the A.C.M.A. Male Vocalist of 2014. The awards process started in June of this year and will
end in September (9/10/14) just before the A.C.M.A. Singing Convention in conjunction with the Awards Banquet Saturday September
13th (this is when we announce our winners, and hand out the prestigious A.C.M.A. awards. This year we have moved it, (good
Lord Willing) to the Senior Citizrns Center in Monticello, KY. (42633). 4 pm. This has been a tradition since 1998 when
Troy Cupp (The Singing Cupps) and a few others decided to start this association to help further the gospel and assist local
Artists establish a work for God in these last days. That vision is now a reality and has spread to over 6 States and
20 Counties! We would like to extent a personal invitation to the general public to attend this event, there is a plate
lunch that will provided by Conley Bottom Catering Service. Hope to see you there neighbor!
Good morning dear A.C.M.A. family and friends, we have decided to move this months Singing event
indoors...it will be held instead at the ARC Christian Fellowship (https://www.facebook.com/pages/ARC-Christian-Fellowship/116208795127138) due to the chance of rain...the event starts at 11 am and is an opportunity for you to hear
and then vote for your favorite A.C.M.A. artist in this years award process. Come on out and support the local Chapter of
for the 2014 A.C.M.A. Awards are slowly, but surely trickling in and will be counted (final count) September the 10th 2014.
The awards will be handed out at the Singing Convention held this year again at the ARC Christian Fellowship (please like us on face-book), the Trophies sure do look good this year, (already paid for out of national funds), and as soon as I get
a picture of one I will be sharing it on all A.C.M.A. networking sites. On another note we have our Itenarary for the
next couple of months, and will be posted soon, but here are the most important: Benefit for Billy Shelton's family who lost
a dear friend, a father, Brother, and Husband. Billy didn't have any insurance, and his death was unexpected, so there
was no time for preparations. We will be helping with the funeral expenses (paid directly to the Funeral Home). Saturday
August 2nd starting at 7pm (A complimentary Dinner will be served at 6pm). the event will be held at the ARC Christian Fellowship
Church 108 Bell Ln. (Bell Subdivision) Monticello, KY. 42633 (physical address for GPS) Saturday August 9th there will
be "A Singing In The Park" Wayne County Memorial Park (at the Bandstand) featuring the Fall Creek Boys, Levi
Malone, Tim Massengale, Brother John...and many more! this event will start at 11am. Hey, remember our monthly sing hosted
by the ARC the first Saturday of the month...September 6th starting at 6pm (concessions will start at 5pm). The Singing
Convention will be held on Saturday September the 13th and will begin sharply at 4pm. Meet and greet will be 3pm (meet the
Atists and get familar with their respective Ministries, (there will be door prizes awarded to fans who attend Meet and Greet.)
the Awards Banquet will start at 4pm with "Open Mic" from 4-5pm Nominees of this years Awards will sing first,
after which we will announce the winners of this years prestigious A.C.M.A. Awards. We covet your prayers for all these
activities, and wish to thank you for your prayers, and ongoing support in Jesus name! May God the Father, Son, and
the Holy Spirit get all the glory for whatsoever we do!
To find out who the nominees for the 2014 A.C.M.A. Awards are: download and print out the
awards ballot here Congratulations to all that have been nominated for this years prestigious A.C.M.A. Awards, and may the best Artist
Win! We almost forgot to tell you that the electronic ballot is now available on the Social Network http://theacma.ning.com the location of the ballot is a little tricky, you must visit
my page (Chuck Gibson) scroll down about half way down my page and cast one vote per category.
We have added IP tracking to this ballot to avoid repeat votes from the same IP adress.
Our awards process begins June 7th for Mixed Group, and Family Group
of the year, together with Soloist, Male Vocalist, Female Vocalist and many other categories, ballots will handed out at one
of the biggest events this area has seen for quite awhile. With New State Chapters, Minnesota, Nebraska, and Alaska! The A.C.M.A.
has now spread to over 7 states. And features a new and improved web-site http://www.theacma.org/, we post your bio. Picture, music, and singing schedule, and now have added a new page the “Artist’s Discography
Page” (another place for you to share your ministry) along with the A.C.M.A. Social Network a Christian alternative
to face-book and my space…makes our little association one of the best in the business! http://www.theacma.ning.com/
Gearing up for a great year! The A.C.M.A. is on the move, just like the freshness of the newborn flowers, and the bluegrass
of Kentucky...we are busier than a hive full of bees! Our first National event (The A.C.M.A. Pic-Nic) takes place on
Saturday June 7th at the Wayne County Memorial Park ( Monticello, KY. 42633). This concert will be a special one with some
of my dearest friends singing thier way into the heart of God and their cherished fans. Featuring: B.A.S.I.C. from Alabama,
Gerald and Verna Edwards from Giorgia, The Fall Creek Boys, along with many others including Monticello's own: Tim Massengale,
and Brother John Mahoney. Concessions will be available all day, "Meet and Greet" will begin presicely at
11 am, with "Open Mic" (guests) A.C.M.A. members start singing at 12 pm. A.C.M.A. Award Winners will be there
to welcome everyone back for another year of Nominations. The seating is going to be wonderful (if the good Lord's will
and the weather co-operates ;-). We get to use the "Lions Club Shelter" which includes the grand stands. Plenty
of seating for everyone, and the fairgrounds are available for our exclusive use! We are going to set up on a
flat bed trailer as our stage this year...be much in prayer about this one folks. SEE YOU THERE! To download a flier
to your computer click here print it out, then share wherever possible.
It's time for Nominations again WOW! Has it
been a year already? The ballots will be ready by June 7th that is when we officially kick off the Awards, and nominations
process. Meetings will be taking place to elect our nominees for the 2015 awards. We will update this post later
in the month to announce who made it on the ballot. May God bless all of our efforts for His glory!
I am glad to announce that, the A.C.M.A. now has an official E-Mail account! After 7 years of
working with our web-hosthttp://www.register.com/we have decided to go pro and add the e-mail account. It added $39.00
to our internet bill, but every bit worth it! Members can now e-mail us directly instead of having to use my personal
e-mail address....here is the address email@example.com, please feel free to e-mail us, and let us know what you think
of the A.C.M.A. BTW we have added some great features, stop in and check us out...on the official A.C.M.A. Web-site (theacma.org)
Evangelist Junior GibsonLike
to say that the"Songwriter's Workshop" has been great this year! We are now in our 7th week and into the creative
phase...where we write a couple songs and analyse each and every aspect...Title (Hook), A strong first line, meter, and so
on, it has been a fun adventure! We have covered all the bases, from creativity of a
song to the marketing and distribution side...shifting from "Songwriter" to business professional. Come and join
us again this year (October-2014)
We are now in week
two of the "Songwriter's Workshop" and have two members that are gleaning a lot of information from the 8 week course
which, started 11/9/13. Next year we hope to add the "Musicians Corner" workshop where we teach Basic Music Theory
1 and 2 with advanced lessons on Bass, Rythm and lead Guitar, basic and avanced lessons available...also piano lessons Basic
and advanced. The top students in these classes can compete for 4 hours studio time at Gibson Hill Studios in conjunction with the Singing Evangelistic Ministries we are truley hoping to have a Music School right here in South Central Kentucky!
“Do you write poetry in your spare time? Are you an aspiring songwriter?”
Gibson Hill Music in co-operation with the
A.C.M.A. is offering this great songwriter’s workshop to all those who want to be able to write songs (gospel songs
A ten week course focusing on eight subjects of vital interest to all songwriter’s
The music business is very competitive, so you
need this great source of information.
You will learn to break
into “the business” of songwriting, by a qualified Nashville Songwriter.
You will learn how to:
a marketable song (a potential hit song)
2)All about copyrights
3)Demo services (getting your songs recorded)
7)How to avoid the song shark
8)How to market or “plug” your song (to showcase your tunes as they
say in Nashville)
All this information plus+ a complete
list of names and addresses of publishers, producers and 100 radio
stations from all over the country
whose format is gospel music; remember it all starts with a song, so register now for this educational workshop.
OK, so sorry it has taken me so long to post the winners of this years A.C.M.A.
Awards, but Lordy we have been having Campmeeting at my home Church under the big tent! And it has kept me very busy with
all the arrangments that need to be made on a daily basis to get ready for one more night of Holy Ghost revival! We have had
12 rededications and 2 filled with the Holy Ghost and Fire! The Lord is changing lives in Monticello, KY!
Here it is a list of the 2013 winners of our prestigious A.C.M.A. awards...For Soloist of the Year Tim Ellison!
of Bean Station, TN. A.C.M.A. Group Of The Year was overwhelmingly taken by The Singing Cupps out
of Jelico, TN. A.C.M.A. Male Vocalist of the year is first time nominee Tim Massengale of Monticello,
KY. Female vocalist was won by the wife of our Soloist of the year award, Kosha Ellison from Bean Station,
TN. For three years running I have won the Musician of the year award, I was kind of hoping that I would have some competition
this year, but I got 78% of all the votes counted, and I didn't solicit not a one (I didn't ask people to vote for me.) anyway
come-on A.C.M.A. musicians and try to beat me next year OK? Songwriter of the year was a really close one but, the winner
is yours truly again for the first time in the 14 years we have had the awards I won this category by a 82% vote and I didn't
even stuff the box! (of course my name doesn't start with an O did I say that?) then onto the Song of the year award that category was taken by storm by Tim Massengale
of Monticello, KY. Tim worked very hard for it, getting in around 79 votes on paper ballots alone not counting on-line
ballots! With a song he recorded just this year "Phone In Heaven" Then came the project of the year which was won by
a Father and Son team the National Chaplain for the A.C.M.A. Charlie Gibson and National Chairman Chuck
Gibson... for their team effort on "Just Another Hill" Charlie (Chuck's Dad is 79 years old and will be
80 on his birthday in November!) The new awards that were added just last year the Outstanding fan award
which goes to the one who is constantly helping to share the A.C.M.A. with everyone they meet and is a avid supporter...andthe
Dedication and Service Award which is for the one who goes beyond the call of duty to help do whatever is neccesary
to get our events up and running (which Ronnie is our Kentucky State Sound Tech). The Oustanding Fan for 2013 is Debbie
Philpott and the Dedication and Service Award goes to her husband Ronnie Phipott!
Congratulations to all our winners of the 2013 A.C.M.A. awards and to all who were Nominees
this year, just remember if the Lord tarries you still have next year to win...so start now by getting your fan base together,
cause you'll need them to win according to the some 346 votes we recieved this year! God bless the A.C.M.A!
We now have a link to the 14th annual A.C.M.A. Singing Convention Program
Schedule (click here) The winners of this years award process will be announced next week, or if you really want to get in on the action, the awards
will be handed out this Saturday September 14th hosted by The ARC Cafe' located at 2144 Hwy. 3106 Monticello, KY. 42633 it
all starts at 4 pm. so come on out and be part of the happenings of the "Greatest Little Gospel Music Association in
South Central Kentucky"!
Hello dear friends, peers and members...we now have the paper
ballots ready and are getting them in the mail within the next week, also here is a link to the paper copy of the ballot, simply download it and print out as many copies as you may need and find someone that will vote for you, again please make
sure that they sign, date and give a verifiable phone # these phone numbers will be checked at random for validity.You can
listen to our Award Nominees by clicking here
is so much more in store for this year! Please
keep updated by going to the Activities Page on the official web-site http://www.theacma.org/ we will fast forward again to July when the Wayne
County Chapter Of The A.C.M.A will be singing for our disabled Veterans at the Thompson Hood Veterans Center in Wilmore, KY.Saturday July 27th at 2pm *The Wayne County Chapter Of
The A.C.M.A. will be in Cave City, KY. Saturday June 29th for The S.K.G.M.S.C.
(Kentucky Southern Gospel Music Singing Convention) that will be held at the Cave City Convention Center. Drop By Our Booth
if you are down that way!
It's time once again for the A.C.M.A. Music Awards.The voting process has changed somewhat,
voting for the nominees has been reverted back to our peers, you must be an A.C.M.A. member to vote for your favorite nominee
this year. And only one vote per category will be allowed...Ip address tracking is added this year to track who has been voting.
A special tab will be set up to receive your votes. The polls will be set in a couple of weeks, then let the voting begin. Click here to join in on the electronic voting process.
It's time once again for the A.C.M.A.
Music Awards, we would truly love to see us getting these lovely award trophies as last year. And I promise to work hard to
get them (with a little help from my friends, and the good Lord will).
The voting process has changed somewhat,
voting for the nominees has been reverted back to our peers, you must be an A.C.M.A. member to vote for your favorite nominee
this year. And only one vote per category will be allowed...Ip address tracking is added this year to track who has been voting.
A special tab will be set up to receive your votes. The polls will be set in a couple of weeks, then let the voting begin.
bless all our efforts for His glory!
Wayne County will be holding
an event on June the 8th at Wayne County Park, the event will start at 12 noon also this event will be the site for the official
A.C.M.A. annual picnic hosted this year by Wayne County. Now under new Chapter Leaders Ronnie and Debbie Philpott. It should
prove to be a great fun filled evewnt with anointed Gospel Music, Charcoal Grilled hot dogs, and burgers galore, horse shoe
pitts, volley ball, and much more activities to keep you busy all day long! So tell your neighbor, tell a friend...bring someone
with you, we can guarantee that you're gonna have a great time in the Lord at this one!
Attention all A.C.M.A. members everyone is invited to the Wayne Counties monthly event at the ARC Christian Fellowship 2144 Hwy. 3106 Monticello, Ky. 42633. We will be featuring the Music Ministry of Kenny and Darlene Wells of the Wells
Family Ministries Somerset, Ky. May 4th 2013. The ARC will be providing the concessions and a "Bean Supper" for
this event. The dinner starts at 5pm and the singing will start at 6pm.
The next event for the A.C.M.A, is at the Thompson Hood Veterans Center in Wilmore, Ky. Saturday April 27th at 2pm...leading
the program will be Peggy Cooper Inks with Tim and Kosha Ellison, along with various Artists from the South Central Kentucky
Region. You can check out their music on the "Activities Page" here on the official web-site A.C.M.A. All A.C.M.A.
members are invited and encouraged to attend.
Hello dear friends, peers and members of "The Greatest little Gospel Music Association In South Central Kentucky"
We are adding new dates for the different Counties represented by the A.C.M.A. Wayne County Event (actually this one is a
national event and all Regional, State and respective County Chapter Leaders are indeed encouraged to be at this event) Saturday
June the 8th at 12pm-5pm held this year at Wayne County Park in Monticello, KY. Pulaski County Chapter event will be held
Saturday May the 18th at the New Judicial Building downtown Somerset, (weather permitting)
Many other such events and venues happen every year, as the various Counties in our district become involved and set up their
own respective venues...we have 6 Counties who participate and co-operate here in South Central KY. we are now in 6 states
and have 4 Regional Directors who oversee their own Regional Chapters... please refer to the file contained herein. We have
Chapters as far away as Alaska where Dr. Roger Holmberg is the West Coast Regional Director. Why? To put together a network
of Chapters County, State and Nationwide. Again why? If you are scheduled to sing in the great State of Nebraska and you need
another place to sing we can refer you to that States Chapter and they can refer you to the counties that are in that region
that has events happening this year! Without going through a booking agent and costing you a fee...only the yearly membership
fees of $20.00 (getting in on ground level, because as soon as this is set up as a national database of Chapters nationwide,
this will explode into something everyone will want to get involved with...our own Television network, www.ustrem.com/mbrtv Radio outreach (Blogtalk Radio) and with our presence on the World Wide Web, we are (with the Lord's help) going to be the
most sought after Gospel Music Association bar none. Be sure and join now and start receiving updates from the A.C.M.A. and
our e-mail newsletter, then go on over to our Social Network at http://www.theacma.ning.com/ and create your own profile, upload music (that you have links to), add some video, pictures..start a discussion in our forum,
start your own blog. Join now during our membership drive and get $5.00 off!
March 30th the A.C.M.A. will at the Thompson Hood Veterans Center in Wilmore, KY. to sing for our disabled Vets. The
public is invited to spend time with us and to pay tribute to some great men who have sacrificed all for their Country. Please
won't you come and support them? Update: this singing has been rescheduled due to a conflict in schedulin, it is reset for
Saturday April the 27th 2pm.
We have now got a few of the Counties to give us the dates
of their yearly Singing Schedules. May the 11th is when Pulaski County will be hosting their "Singing On The Square"
(the new Judicial Buildiing) many A.C.M.A. Artists will be present for this one! More details will be available when we have
them. Our new Pulaski County Chapter Leaders Danny and Emily Worley wish to extend a personal invitation for you to be a part
of this very special event. Their first event of the year...
Wayne County will be holding an
event on June the 8th at Wayne County Park, the event will start at 12 noon also this event will be the site for the official
A.C.M.A. annual picnic hosted this year by Wayne County. Now under new Chapter Leaders Ronnie and Debbie Philpott. It should
prove to be a great fun filled evewnt with anointed Gospel Music, Charcoal Grilled hot dogs, and burgers galore, horse shoe
pitts, volley ball, and much more activities to keep you busy all day long! So tell your neighbor, tell a friend...bring someone
with you, we can guarantee that you're gonna have a great time in the Lord at this one!
The first Saturday of every month the A.C.M.A. has a singing at The ARC Christian Fellowship
in Monticello, KY. (42633 zip code for all of you who have GPS) all A.C.M.A. Artists are welcome to come and sing at this
event. There is always one or two A.C.M.A. Artists chosen from the membership roster who, are "Featured Artists"
however,all others are welcome and encouraged to come and show your support for the A.C.M.A. and the Artists. for more info.
call (606) 307-5451 or write in C/O A.C.M.A. P.O. Box 2041 Monticello, KY. 42633.It is always a great time with concessions
provided. The next singing takes place Saturday April 6th and features Raeburn Moore, honorary member and advisory Head Board
member, and a fine singer. Concessions start at 5pm and the singing at 6pm
invited to the next big event for the A.C.M.A. hosted by ARC Christian Fellowship (Wayne County Chapter) Saturday December
8th at 3pm all A.C.M.A. members are welcome to sing it will an open forum with M.C. (Master Of Ceremonies) Chairman of the
A.C.M.A. Chuck Gibson. A Christmas dinner will be available for $5.00 a plate (Ham with all the trimmings) however other concessions
will be available also. Remember this is the last National event of the year so, it is always a very special one to me. Because,
usually if we end well, we begin a new year well! Why not R.S.V.P. now?
Gloria Nihart (A.C.M.A. Minnesota State Chapter Leader and Regional Director for
the Nothwest) is at it again! Songwriting that is, her new song "Israel will Bloom And Blossom" is getting rave
reviews from all over the country, the first time I gave it a listen I also fell in love with it! Anyone who has a love for
God's chosen people will feel the same.Click on this link Israel to hear the song...then pleaselet her know that you appreciate her and what God is doing in her ministry as a songwriter.
We invite one and all to the single most important day of the year for all A.C.M.A.
members and their families..."The National A.C.M.A. Singing Convention and Awards Banquet and Ceremony "the festivities
start at 10am with "Artist Fan Fare" booths will be set up to "Meet and Greet" for Artists and Fans. At
11am will be ""Open Mic" for guests of Artists who have come to take part in the festivities. The opening Ceremony
starts at 12pm Singing by this years "Nominees" the Awards banquet will begin at 1pm then on to the AWARDS @ 2pm
immediately after the Awards there will be performances by all 2012 Award winners. Please do yourself a favor and try your
best to attend, mark it on your calendars now! O' gee I reckon I better tell you a little about it huh? It will be at the
Eubank Community Center Eubank, Ky. September 8th 2012 and Concessions will be available (the banquet will be provided by
"Chuck's Catering" (hey don't laugh I'm actually a pretty good cook :-) the banquet will be a $5.00 plate Ham Dinner
with all the trimmings! To download a flier please click here.
A little short notice, but we need to call attention to the Pulaski County Chapter
singing (A.C.M.A. event B.T.W;) at the Eubank Park shelter 1 Eubank, Ky. Pulaski County Chapter Leader Nathan Purcell invites
one and all to this years event. Hosted by the Pulaski County Chapter of the A.C.M.A. concessions will be available.
The next event for the A.C.M.A. will take place August 25th at Burkes Outlet South 27 Somerset,
Ky. (across from Wal-mart and next to Golden Corral) the singing will start at 4pm it will a "Crusers Night" so call a friend, tell a nieghbor, and come out to support your local A.C.M.A.
The next scheduled meeting for the A.C.M.A. South Central Kentucky Head Board is August 4th 2012 at 12
pm Hardees South 27 Somerset, Ky. 42503. We welcome and encourage all members to attend, especially all area County Chapter
Leaders (if at all possible your presence ia always needed) may God get the glory out of all we do...In Jesus Name!
The recount is done and the Artists remain the same, now on to the awards! Please cast your vote
for your favorite Artist on the Network you can now download the new official Awards Ballot by clicking here.
And the nominees for the 2012 A.C.M.A.
Awards are: Soloist of the Year...Terry Milby (107 votes) Nathan Purcell (12) Alene New Gibson (15) Mixed
Group of the Year... In His Name (49 votes) Hearts Desire (84) and Felix Brock and Gospel Harmony (14 votes) Family
Group of the Year...Becki and Megan Mayes (34) The Moore Family (26) Tommy D. Mayo Family (12 votes) A.C.M.A.
Male Vocalist of the Year...Roger Holmberg (100 votes) Terry Milby (107) and Chuck Gibson (24 votes) A.C.M.A.
Female Vocalist of the year...Alene New Gibson(105 votes) Amanda Neeley (8) Lisa Vance (15 votes) Musician
of the Year... Chuck Gibson (90 votes) Amanda Neeley(16) Jerry Vance (28 votes) A.C.M.A. Songwriter Of The
Year... Amanda Neeley (26 votes) Chaplain Jerry Vance (47) Jim Sheldon (25 votes) A.C.M.A. Song of the Year...Terry
Milby (96 votes) for "Who I Am" Chuck Gibson (12 votes) for "Someday His Day Will Come" Amanda Neeley
(12) for the song "You're Still God" which is now a tie between Chuck and Amanda, and will be decided on the nomination
ballot, Alene New Gibson "The Sweet Bye And Bye" (24 votes) A.C.M.A. Project of the Year...Amanda
Neeley (11 votes) for "He's The One" Nathan Purcell (14) for "Farther Along" Terry Milby (98) for "Riding
The Wind" A.C.M.A.Outstanding Fan Award...Liz Barry (102) Ronnie Philpot (16) Debbie Adair (8 votes)
A.C.M.A. Dedication/Service Award... Alene New Gibson (126 votes) Nathan Purcell (26) Debbie Adair (7 votes)
Congratulations to all that have won the nomination for this years "Awards" and may
the best Artist win! God bless all those who took part in the voting process this year, and all our A.C.M.A. Artist's who
worked so hard getting their ballots in, but as you could tell, some worked a little harder at it than others...
The next meeting for the South Central Kentucky "Head Board" is June
16th at Hardees South Somerset, KY. starting at 12.00pm all active members are welcome and encouraged to attend. (If you need
directions please feel free to call 606-3075451)
event for National Association of the A.C.M.A. will be June 23rd at Hardees South, Somerset, Ky. starting at 4pm. As with
any National event...any and all A.C.M.A. members are welcome and are encouraged to attend and sing. Hosted by the Pulaski
ounty Chapter of the A.C.M.A. "The greatest Little Gospel Music Association in South Central Kentucky!"
We now have the 2012 A.C.M.A. Compilation disc well on it's way to
completion. To the left is the front cover we have chosen for this year's Comp. Disc. The Disc includes 11 A.C.M.A. Artists
and 18 songs! As last year the Comp. Disc goes out to 100 radio stations nationwide, who feature a full time "Gospel
Format" Cds will also be available for $10.00 ($5.00 for A.C.M.A. members) They can be ordered and paid for through a
secure way to pay over the internet Paypal if you have not yet set up your account...the link provided will guide you step by step. Samples will
be added real soon, so please check back with us here on the "Activities Page!
The candidates for nomination of the prestigious
2012 A.C.M.A. awards are being tallied, if you have not yet voted; the process is simple... just download and printout the
ballot sheet below (two paragraphs) and have your friends, family and fans to vote for you in each of the categories you represent.
However please, have them go to our official web-site and get aqainted with our Artist and vote for their favorite Artist
in each category.
The 3rd annual A.C.M.A. National Picnic was a success! A beautiful day, children playing, the smell of an open
pit Bar-B-Q simmering hamburgers and hot dogs, and good old time Gospel music filled the air this past Saturday May 12th 2012.
14 Artist showed up and sang to a good crowd of folks who had gathered for the occasion...now notice I did not say a big crowd,
(as my Dad a preacher/Pastor for many years; always said, "it don't take a big crowd, to have a good crowd") Shelter
1 of Eubank's finest park is the perfect place for such an event, it has facilities for cooking, and all the necessities for
keeping things fresh and cold or hot, and cleaning up was no big chore! Along with the amphitheatre and stage...we couldn't
have ask for better accommodations. Of course this was the third year we have tkaen advantage of Eubanks hospitality in allowing
us to minister to its citizens this way. The A.C.M.A. used to hold this event every year in Bourborsville, (what is now the
Bourborsville Water Park) after the Water Park was built they would no longer allow Gospel music played in the park (Amplified
music that is), so it was moved to the western section of Ky. after the re-organization process in 2009. God bless all the
Park staff, the Mayor, and the people of Eubank, Ky.!!!
We now have the candidates for
Nomination for the 2012 A.C.M.A. awards. You can click here to download a copy, and cast your vote for your favorite Artist in each category. This year we have expanded on the voting
process for the candidacy for "nomination" we are now letting family, friends, and fans vote, therefore when you
print the sheets out, make sure you print out enough for everybody. Please remember, it is up to you to run your own little
campaign for your vote, feel free to toot your own horn, and do promotion on the category you will be running in. All candidate
ballots will be due by the next meeting of the A.C.M.A. which will be June 16th 2012...
The next meeting for the South Central Kentucky
Chapter of The A.C.M.A. also a joint session for the Regional Head Board...is set for Saturday April 28th at Hardees South
27 Somerset, Ky. 12pm. The invitations have been sent out both by e-mail and Postage, all active members are encouraged to
attend. Click Here for the invite.
The Official National A.C.M.A. Picnic is scheduled for May 12th 2012 at Eubank Park (Shelter 1) Eubank, Ky.
Activities will start around 12pm, Singing will start at 1pm. in the Ampitheatre. All active members of the A.C.M.A. are welcome
to sing at this event, which is also free to the public...concessions will be made available throughout the day.Click Here for the flier
We now have a schedule of our "Tour Dates" Just a little behind schedule, nevetheless... click here
a grand and glorious time at the Pulaski County Annual event in front of the new Judicial Building Downtown Somerset, this
past Saturday April 14th 2012. Many Thanks to the efforts of our National Co-Chairman Nathan Purcell (also Pulaski County
Chapter Leader, and National Secretary for the A.C.M.A.) it was a bit trying at times for all of us, with many technical difficulties
with threatening weather all around us, the wind blowing so strong that on a few occasions it toppled tents (set up for Artists
product tables) the electric flipped and surged several times too, and the enemy sent adversaries to discourage, test and
try us, but we were victorious in every area! We just chalked it up as experience; and kept right on singing...
The Pulaski County Chapter
annual Singing will take place on April 14th at the new Judicial Building downtown Somerset, it all starts at 11am Pulaski
County Chapter Leader "The Preacherman" Nathan Purcell welcomes one and all to this blessed event. Further details
will be posted soon, please stay tuned into the A.C.M.A. "Activities Page" for all updates from "The Greatest
Little Gospel Music Association In South Central Kentucky!" Click Here for the flier
The next A.C.M.A. event will be held in Taylor County. Terry Mily, the new Taylor County
Chapter Leader has scheduled his first event for the A.C.M.A. (actually Terry has been at this for a long time through Cross-N-Over Ministries, a ministry he founded back in the 1990s) A "Gospel Spring Sing" April 7th 2012 at the Taylor County Community Center/Veterans Memorial Park 1425 old Hodgenville Rd. Campbellsville, KY.
42718 "Many groups and Soloists in and around Kentucky and Tennessee. Starting at 11:00 am. till 6pm. Eastern Time...No
admission, Concessions will be available. More Information? (606) 307-5451, (270) 405-6489
Saturday March 17th will be the next event
for the A.C.M.A. will be hosted by the Wayne County Chapter of the A.C.M.A. Alene New Gibson the Wayne County Chapter Leader invites one and
all to attend this St. Patricks day event. The venue is at The ARC Christian Fellowship 2144 Hwy.3106 Monticello, KY. 42633 all (ACTIVE) members of The A.C.M.A. are welcome to sing at this event. Call someone
and tell a friend, bring them along to hear some of the best of Gospel music from your local Artists...brought to you by "The
Greatest Little Gospel Music Association In Central Kentucky" concessions will be available. May God crown all our efforts
with His grace and loving kindness! Click Here for the flier.
The next meeting for the South Central Kentucky Chapter of The A.C.M.A. will be March 10th 2012 at Hardees
South. The meeting will take place at 12pm, and we do encourage all Chapter Leaders, and members to attend. There are some
very important items on the agenda please mark this meeting on your calendar and make plans to attend.
The recruitment singing that
took place on February the 11th at the Corbin Civic Center in Corbin, KY. was a complete success in that we added 7 new members!
We didn't really have a big crowd (mainly because of the inclimate weather, it snowed in some areas 3 inches) but, as my Daddy
always said, "It don't take a Big Crowd to have a Good Crowd" amen Dad! You will find the new members on the "Available
For Ministry Page" also we have added a new Chapter in Texas, along with a new State Chapter Leader Becki Mayes. Please
join me in welcoming Becki to the A.C.M.A. family network.
The next meeting for the South Central Kentucky Chapter Of The A.C.M.A.
is Saturday January 14th at Hardees South Somerset, Ky. 12pm All members, County, and regional Chapter Leaders are encouraged
to attend. Some very important decisions to be made at this meeting, it is imperative to have you there as a part of this
process. Thank you and may all our efforts be blessed!
All A.C.M.A. Members are encouraged to
attend our 2nd annual "New Years Celebration" at the historic Pisgah Schoolhouse Somerset, KY. (Behind Beacon Hills
Baptist Chucrch off of the new 914 by-pass) Saturday December 31st @6pm A meal is provided the public is welcome to come and
take part in our old fashion watch night service and singing" Dinner is "potluck" so help out by bringing your
favorite dish and sharing it with us. Hope to see you there!
The A.C.M.A. awards this year were officiated by founding member Troy Cupp, and Chairman Chuck Gibson without
further ado we will tell you that the Winners of the A.C.M.A. 2011 Artists awards Saturday September 17th are Amanda Neeley for soloist of the Year; The Blessed Singers for Mixed Group of the Year; New Jerusaleum Bluegrass for Family Group of the
Year; Roger Holmberg for Male Vocalist of the Year; Dianna Boggs of New Jerusaleum Bluegrass for Female Vocalist; Evangelist Junior Gibson for Musician of the Year; Freda Mullins for Songwriter of the Year; The Blessed Singers for Song of the Year; Evangelist Chuck Gibson Gibson for Project of the Year.
This years event was a very special one indeed...we
were blessed to have to have the founder of "The American Christian Music Association" Troy Cupp along with His lovely wife Barbara and their adorable family The Cupps. However because of their very hectic schedule they attended as guests and did not sing. Brother Troy helped with the ceremonial
handing out of The Artist Awards this year as honorary and founding member of The A.C.M.A. and spoke as though he was very
pleased with our accomplishments thus far, and commended us on our labor of love for the Lord. The American Christian Music
Association was started by founding members Troy Cupp,and Ray Bryant back in 1998 and has since grown into a national effort
to accomplish the purposes for which it was formed.
was truly a wonderful time of fellowship for the many friends, family, and fans of Gospel Music and the various Artists of
"The A.C.M.A." during our fan-fare (meet and greet) product tables were flowing over with love as folks were introduced
to the ministries representing The A.C.M.A. the commencment (the awards ceremony began 12:15) and what a blessed time of joy and tears as the Artists recieved their prestigious awards...The
Blessed Singers waliked away with this years Awards "Mixed Group Of The Year", "Songwriter Of The Year"
(Freda Mullins), "Song Of The Year" "Thank God For His Love" behind them was our beloved Chairman Chuck Gibson ("The Singing Evangelist") who recieved three awards "Musician
Of The Year" and Mercy Walked In "Project Of The Year" and one he didn't expect a complete suprise "A
plague for "Dedication and Service" to The A.C.M.A. also named as "Male Vocalist Of The Year" in 2010
now belongs to our very own Roger Holmberg of Anchorage Alaska, as we mentioned also Family Group Of The Year" wentto "New Jerusalem Bluegrass" and Sister
Diana Boggs Of N.J.B. who recieved the "Female Vocalist Award" "Soloist Of The Year" Amanda Neeley who
also worked very hard campaigning for her votes.
Then it was on to a banquet catered by Wayne County Chapter Leader Sister Alene New Amanda Neeley, and the
ladies of the ARC Christian Fellowship Sister Jenny and Sister Beverly with service fit for a king :-) thank you.
In attendance were some of the finest Gospel singing Artists anyone could hope for, The Reeves Family, Peggy
Inks, The Blessed Singers, 4 His Praise, Charlene Worley, Sonny Hankins, Tim and Kosha Ellison, Steve Stewart, Doug Worley,
Alene New, Amanda Neeley, The Singing Evangelist, and Silas Eisenback, just to name a few.
Held at the prestgious "Gospel Singing Barn" an outreach of the "Somerset
Baptist Temple" and "King Of Kings Radio Network" we appreciate Brother David Carr, Sister Gwen and Congregation, for being gracious in allowing us this opportunity. Also
many thanks goes out to Pulaski County Chapter Leader Brother Nathan Purcell for all his hard work and dedication to this
event, for making it a memorable one for all of us. May God crown all his efforts with loving kindness and tender mercy!
During this years Singing Convention we added three new members Sister Connie
Still (4 His praise who became a card carrying member, Connie and her husband Tommie Still also agreed to represent The A.C.M.A.
as Madison County Chapter Leaders, and tommie accepted his appointment to sit on the Head Board, AMEN!) Silas Eisenback from
Louisville Kentucky, (who also signed up as a County Chapter Leader), Brother Steve Stewart from Bronston, Ky. (who has been
working behind the scenes for a couple of months, helping out with various events in several counties)
In closing I would like to congratulate the winners of the 2011 A.C.M.A.
Awards, all of them worked hard getting their votes in and tallied before the deadline. Our P.O. Box stayed full for two months!
God bless and prosper all that we do to bring glory to the name of Jesus!
Two days with Alaska's premier Singer/Songwriter who will share stories of how God is working miracles in his
Native Home Of Alaska, "Doing God's Work, God's Way!"
Come enjoy a "Spirit Conference" that
is sure to enlighten and bless, together with a fall Concert Friday at 2pm till 6 pm Saturday 9 am fellowship breakfast and
a message from Dr. Holmberg, after wards more from our distinguished speaker. Concert noon till four, at which time we will
break for a serving of "Great Alaskan Salmon Chowder" Salmon Cakes, and a presentation from Dr. Holmberg about Alaska
and the wonderful work that is going on there.
This is a free event, a love offering will be taken,
concessions will be available.
Songwriters Workshop “Do you write poetry in your spare time? Are you an aspiring
songwriter?” Gibson Hill Music is offering this great songwriter’s workshop to all those who want to be able to write songs (gospel songs in particular)
A ten week course focusing on eight subjects of vital interest to all songwriter’s The music business is very competitive,
so you need this great source of information. You will learn to break into “the business” of songwriting,
by a qualified Nashville Songwriter. You will learn how to: 1) Write a marketable song (a potential hit song) 2) All about copyrights 3) Demo services (getting your songs recorded) 4) Producer’s 5) Publishing
and distribution 6) Song contracts 7) How to avoid the song shark 8) How to market or “plug” your
song (to showcase your tunes as they say in Nashville) All this information plus+ a complete list of names and addresses
of publishers, producers and 100 radio stations from all over the country whose format is gospel music; remember it all starts
with a song, so register now for this educational workshop. E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org Some songwriter’s
may think their efforts end with writing the song. Or they believe that by signing a record contract, or a publishing contract,
they’re home free Waiting for the royalty checks to start rolling in. Unfortunately that’s not the case. Every
step along the way to a successful record takes a team effort, and the songwriter needs to be a knowledgeable member of the
team. Others know that it is necessary to go on to get their song(s) recorded, published, copy written, listed, distributed,
(marketed) promoted, and in the media, through, radio, television, and now over the Internet. Like all artists, songwriters
are vulnerable and sensitive. When they create, and when the creative phase of the work is over, it’s time to do the
business end of the music business. Recognizing the need to change gears before entering the business cycle is one of the
major ingredients in successful artistic careers. We don’t want to go out there fragile and unprotected and immediately
get squashed. For more information on changing gears go to our publishers page. Gibson Hill Music
Tommy D.Mayo has just applied as a State Chapter Leader of the great state of Oklahoma! This brother loves gospel music and has done so
much to promote it, he works with Daniel Graves of Heir-wave Internet Radio, please be in prayer for the A.C.M.A. because
I can see God's hand working miracles in our midst!
We want your southern gospel
Music Submission Guidelines:
First and foremost, Heir Wave
Radio will accept music from any gospel group whose music glorifies Christ Jesus.
Before submitting music to us, please
understand that we cannot and will not guarantee that your music will be played just because it was sent to us. We can only
play music recorded with the permission of the writer or copyright holder so if your recording is determined to not have sufficient
rights information we will discard your recordings before reviewing it. It would also be good to self evaluate your music
before sending to us to determine if your type of sound is played frequently on our station. All submitted music becomes the
property of Heir Wave Radio and our staff will determine the eligibility of music for airplay.
music from writers/artists
·music recorded by full or part time (traveling) artists. (Note* Church ensembles
usually do not have sufficiant rights to record music)
·music from our featured artists
in a professional recording studio with professional musicians
·music in southern gospel or country gospel formats
or at least easy to listen to
·CDs or mp3 files or music from record company compilations
QUALITY: In order to maintain a station that has a quality sound we must request that the musicians are of like quality
sound. If one or more singers/musicians are out of key or overpowering the rest, the music is unpleasant and annoying to many.
We prefer orchestrated and vocals music. We will on occasion accept music by a single instrument such as a piano however the
music must fit the arrangement and a high quality sound.
PRODUCTION QUALITY: We require that the production
level to be very high quality. Most multi-track studio recorded and mastered recordings will fit the requirements needed.
One or two track recordings are unacceptable and will most likely not be used.
MESSAGE & LYRICS:
All music played on Heir Wave Radio will be Christ centered music and message.
If your music seems to fit the requirements
above, we would love to have you send your music to us!
Send your music to:
Yukon, OK 73099
Again, Please understand
that all submitted media becomes the property of Heir Wave Radio and will not be returned
The A.C.M.A. will be having its first meeting since
the reorganization started one year ago. It will held at Shoney's in Corbin (just off of 25 I-75 going toward Bourborsville
left hand side) at 7pm. We would like everyone who is interested in helping us with the setting up of the remainder of the
re-organization process please be there. Also pass the word to anyone you know that might be interested in joining up with
us, and bring them with you.
The next meeting
will be held in March so please keep checking back to find out when, so you can be there and make a difference in the buisness
of the A.C.M.A.
The A.C.M.A. will
be showcasing its talent on W.V.T.N.
in a two hour program October 24th at 11 am eastern time
over Channel 48 London, KY. Channel 22 new wave cable.
This was our 2012 Comp Disc, it was sent out to 100 radio stations nationwide!
much do I pay?
I'm an ACMA member$5.00 USD I'm not a member$10.00 USD
Hello dear members of The A.C.M.A. another service has
been added to better help you as an Artist, present yourself in a very professional manner. To become affective
in ministry you must advertise. Whether or not that goes against what you were taught growing up in Church or not, it is matter
of fact in the music industry...secular or Gospel! Gibson Hill Music is ready to team with "The A.C.M.A." to present a company that provides A&R, (Artist and repertoire) artist development, record production, songwriting, artist management, label structure, independent marketing & promotion
services, radio promotion, street promotion, video production & promotion, retail account management, publicity, distribution
(domestic & foreign) internet distribution, etc. We also want to help develop, research & write marketing plans, marketing
analysis, marketing budgets & forecasts, release schedules and set-up strategies, including pre set-up work with trade
publications, radio stations, retail outlets, media outlets, fan club bases, etc.
ARTIST DEVELOPMENT AND CONSULTATION
services will basically allow us to advise and consult entities in a role and fashion similar to a traditional "manager/artist"
type relationship, as well as provide many more services that most "traditional" managers are not able to do. This
includes overall guidance, direction, focus and structure to any creative project or entity-including shopping for deals,
distribution, publishing, introducing creative collaborations, securing corporate sponsor alliances, investors, advice, critique,
artistic image, styling and overall assistance to help gain exposure in the industry, etc. In the "consulting arena"
we map out a solid game plan that allows us to reach and maximize career purists in a logical, well thought out, effective
way, including setting career goals and objectives, artist representation, through referrals to entertainment Attorneys who
can be put on a retainer in the handling of legal documents, deal memo's, outlines, deal structuring, etc. All
of this is still in the works so please be in prayer for the A.C.M.A. as we strive to be heads above the rest when it comes
to doing business for KING JESUS! However you can get started today with your groups (Soloist, Trio, Duet or Family
Group) own "Personal Portfolio" It will be a resume, and a keepsake for all your generations, a heritage to pass down to the Children, grandchildren...a
legacy that you help establish some roots through what you doing for Christ Jesus right here and right now! Which includes
your business card (furnished by you, or we can do it *extra) on the front of an eloquent folder (furnished by us),
a picture of your group (furnished by you) Your Biography (reviews will work just as well) an "About ME" page that
is sure to peak the interest of your peers and prospective venues (whether it is a Church, a Concert Hall, or a Stadium!)
it comes with a complimentary Demo (also furnished by you three songs should be sufficient) How much will it cost you?...well
folks that is what is so good about being a member of "The A.C.M.A." another benefit has been added as an initiative to being an "Active Member" (along with a database that is able to store and activate a link for you that will
work in any internet format, such are the links you will find on our "Available for Ministry Page") We are now introducing
a Pliable "Portfolio" that will present you and your Ministry in such a way that promises to increase the number
of venues you are invited to do (so you can Sing, Sing, and Sing some more)! And the cost well, I got so carried
away telling you how wonderful it is, I almost forgot to tell you "It's absolutely down to earth" $20.00 for the
initial Presentation. And $1.00 per folder, + S&H. Promotion and distribution of the portfolios will be totally
left up to you, unless of course you would like for us to handle that end, which will be something that is negotiable. Anywhere
else it would be up into the hundreds of dollars (just ask anyone that has been there) "Promotional, Distribution Packages"
can run up into hundreds if not thousands of dollars! We need feedback from of our membership, what are your comments
, suggestions...the deal for the "Comp Disc" also the proposed "Great Outdoors get away" singing at the
Henderson Settlement" fell
through and only
a few members took advantage of the links thus far, of course we did not mention that if you have your own links we will be
glad to add them to our "Available for Ministry page" what say ye about this idea? We will be awaiting your response.
God bless and keep you is our prayer. Your servants in His service The A.C.M.A.
Greetings all members, here is another article of interest new to
the A.C.M.A. We have placed links to Our Artists Music on the "Available for Ministry Page"
(stored in our web-sites data base) they can only be used here... unless you would like to purchase the link per our latest
e-mail...$10.00 per link and will be active one year from the time you purchase it, and can be used in your e-mails as
part of your signature (every-time you e-mail someone they will be able to listen to your music) used on any web-site, forum
etc. We do this as a way to raise money that will go into our general fund...to help in our endeavors to build
this association while in the re-organization process. Thank you all for your generous support and co-operation. God bless
and keep you is our prayer.
Hello A.C.M.A. We will soon be offering a service
to our members, which will help us all. We are getting a Pay-Pal account set up to accept Visa and Master card as well as
paying through Pay-Pal (used exclusively by E-Bay) so it will make it easier for new members to join...so we were thinking
why not allow our members sale their CDs here on the site? We can have a fully functional shopping cart added for little of
nothing, however it will cost something to operate and host so we are asking anyone who wants to sell their CDs donate $1.00
per CD sold. We need some feedback on this please let us know what you think, folks this is your association, we are just
working to make it a better one...how about it?
Nihart is one of newest Chapter Leaders (actually a state Chapter Leader) for the great state of Minnesota...She is a Singer/Songwriter
who once wrote a song that our dear departed "Dottie Rambo" sang. Welcome to the A.C.M.A. Sister Gloria