Cross Movement Records is pleased to announce that two of their artists, FLAME and J.R., have been nominated for song award honors at the 2009 GMA Dove Awards. FLAME and Lecrae are both nominated in the “Rap/Hip-Hop Recorded Song” category for the song “Joyful Noise” from FLAME’s GRAMMY Award-nominated album, Our World Redeemed, while J.R. is nominated in the “Urban Recorded Song” category for the song “Not a Slave” from his latest album, Life By Stereo.

Christian music’s biggest night of the year, the 40th Annual GMA Dove Awards will take place on April 23, 2009, at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, Tenn., with artists from every style of gospel and Christian music coming together for a special night of music and celebration. The award show will be broadcast live nationwide that night on the Gospel Music Channel from 8-10 p.m. EST/PST.

ImageFLAME’s GRAMMY and Stellar Award-nominated Our World Redeemed is the second installment in his two-part audio novel and is the sequel to his album Our World Fallen, which released in April 2007 to rave reviews, hitting #7 on the Billboard Top Gospel Chart. The two-part album series captures the story of FLAME befriending a non-believer and pointing him to the cross of Christ, while examining the fallen condition of the world. One of the youngest members of the Cross Movement Records artist roster, FLAME is currently studying Biblical counseling at Boyce College in Louisville, Ky. The 2008 Holy Hip Hop Award honoree has been ministering for over 10 years in music and speaking engagements.

ImageJ.R. J.R. released his sophomore project, Life By Stereo, on December 26, 2007. The familiar voice behind numerous memorable hooks on Stellar Award-winning, GRAMMY-nominated and Dove-nominated Cross Movement Records projects, J.R. is the first R&B artist signed to the label. A versatile crooner and multi-talented producer with his own unique style and the point man behind So Hot Productions, J.R.’s list of collaborations includes “Cry No More” (Holy Culture, The Cross Movement), “N.F.L. (New Found Love)” (Moment of Truth, Da’ T.R.U.T.H.) and “My Clothes, My Hair” (The Thesis, The Ambassador), to name a few.

FLAME’s Our World Redeemed and J.R.’s Life By Stereo are available on Cross Movement Records and are distributed in the CBA market by Provident-Integrity Distribution and by Sony/BMG in the general market. Da’ T.R.U.T.H.’s Open Book is available on Cross Movement Records and distributed in the CBA market by Provident-Integrity Distribution and by Sony RED in the general market.