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Nashville, TN — The Gospel Music Association is partnering with Christian Copyright Licensing International and PraiseHymn Sound Tracks to provide a chance for churches of all denominations and cultures to send in a version of their church choir singing “How Great Is Our God,” the no. 1 church song in the nation the past several years.

As a result, selected choir entries will then be compiled into a collage of the song to be presented throughout The 42nd Annual GMA Dove Awards broadcast on April 24, 2011 on GMC at 7:00p.m. EST. Additionally, choir submissions will also enter a random drawing for three iPads and hundreds of dollars worth of iTunes gift cards. The Campaign, will hand out the awards on Wednesday, April 20th at the historic Fox Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia. Tickets for the 42nd Annual Dove Awards are available at http://www.ticketmaster.com/ or at the Fox Theatre’s box office.

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Howard Rachinski, President/CEO of CCLI and GMA Board member says, “It is a real privilege for CCLI to be partnering with the GMA in the Dove Awards celebration of church choirs. This exciting campaign is a befitting tribute to our rich heritage of song, as evidenced in hundreds of thousands of churches every week across our nation.

Jackie Pattilo, GMA Board member says, “The heart and soul of the Gospel music industry is directly rooted in, and derived from, the songs that are birthed in our churches. We are delighted to express our appreciation to churches everywhere with this special celebration.”

The landing page for church choirs to submit their video is http://www.ccli.com/CCLITV/dove/?. Submissions must be made by March 21st.

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