GMA Week Journal Saturday, April 1

GMA Week celebrated its semi-start today at the Nashville Convention Center and Renaissance Hotel. The registration areas were open and familiar faces milled through the lobby and halls. Ubiquitous artist banners were hung from every available space, and a huge chocolate Easter egg decorated with musical symbols held the place of honor in the Renaissance lobby.
After registering at the media table, I turned around to find PR superstar Celeste Winstead with SpringHill Music’s newest band, DecembeRadio doing an interview and photos behind me. The guys were friendly and laid back, and Celeste did me the honor of a photo op with her guys.
I took a turn or two through the exhibit area where folks were in the process of setting up their booths for the convention, and I was handed an invitation to the Indie Showcase tonight. After picking up a few goodies in the press room which was not yet officially open, I went back to my Jeep to pick up some copies of Christian Activities. A gentleman approached the Jeep and struck up a conversation. His name was Dr. D, he was a photographer, and he had seen copies of the magazine with Kirk Franklin (and Rebecca St. James) on the cover. He asked if I ever needed photos, and I took his card.
Later at the Indie Showcase, I saw Tom Jackson, the foremost onstage consultant/coach in contemporary Christian Music, scoping out the new talent. I also ran into Dr. D again at the Indie Showcase (the only thing going on tonight), and he said he would send a couple of his pics from that event in for the GMA Week Journal proving how quickly you can turn a deal at GMA Week!
New artists: Volinist Kate White, Suzanne Firestone, Koffey and Jo Scaife, all here to take their ministries up another noche.

The Waiting 4 Isaac Band.
Photos by DRE Photography/Dr. D.
Things really take off tomorrow, so stay tuned for our daily coverage with more news, more photos, more updates, and more GMA Week Journal! And be sure and set your clocks forward an hour tonight so you don’t miss a thing!

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