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Loretta Hummel Receives Bluegrass Artist of the Year

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Loretta HummelDuring the 2015 CGMA (Country Gospel Music Association) Eastern Division Convention, held August 17, 2015 through August 22, 2015, in Kissimmee, Florida, Loretta Hummel received three silver heart awards, namely: Bluegrass Artist of the Year for Down By the Meadow, which is on her upcoming album This Heart of Mine. Lyricist for My Savior, My King, and Yodeler for My Shy Friend. The words and music of these songs were written and composed by Hummel.

Ballots were cast throughout the week-long event by the members in attendance. As an award recipient, Hummel is automatically entered in the international awards process, with awards being given at the International CGMA Convention in Branson, Mo., at the end of October."It's a privilege to receive these awards. The votes come from talented, spiritual musicians from across the eastern United States," Hummel said.

"The Country Gospel Music Association was established to assist musical artists in gaining recognition from the general public and their ministry-oriented peers," said Billy Hale, president. "For this cause, we formed the Silver and Golden Heart Awards so that they could endorse and recommend one another. The week long convention consisted of morning worship and prayer and afternoon workshops.

There are performances every night by the members of CGMA, Monday through Friday. On Saturday night, the last night of the convention, The Silver Heart Awards are presented. CGMA holds conventions worldwide. For more information about the Country Gospel Music Association, persons may visit More information on Loretta Hummel can be found on Facebook.

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