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CAPITOL CHRISTIAN MUSIC GROUP'S DAN BREMNES WINS FOUR GMA CANADA COVENANT AWARDS

Bremnes Recognized For Artist Of The Year, Male Vocalist Of The Year, Recorded Song And Pop/Contemporary Song Of The Year For "Beautiful"




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NEWS SOURCE: Merge PR
November 18, 2014

18 November 2014 - Brentwood, Tenn - Capitol Christian Music Group is proud to announce that singer/songwriter Dan Bremnes won four awards at the 36th Annual GMA Canada Covenant Awards. Held last week in Vancouver, Canada, the awards show recognized Bremnes for Artist of the Year, Male Vocalist of the Year, as well as for Pop/Contemporary Song and Recorded Song of the Year for his current single, "Beautiful."

When he received the nominations earlier this fall, Bremnes, a native to British Columbia, Canada, was thrilled to be acknowledged by GMA Canada. Now walking away with four of its top awards, Bremnes is honored and humbled. "Thank you GMA Canada! What an amazing night celebrating Canadian contemporary Christian Music..... I'm truly humbled and so grateful to be part of the special evening, as well as to be recognized for my music by my fellow peers. I cannot share my gratitude enough!"

Prior to the awards, Bremnes spoke at GMA Canada's Artist Summit where he shared insights about leading worship, songwriting, as well as touring. He also led worship, joining Jon Neufeld and Amanda Cook at the Night of Worship service. During the awards ceremony, Bremnes performed his winning song, "Beautiful." For further information, please visit CovenantAwards.com and more about Dan at DanBremnes.com.

ABOUT DAN BREMNES: Dan Bremnes has toured extensively throughout Canada, Australia and New Zealand. He supported Steven Curtis Chapman on the six-date Canadian "The Glorious Unfolding Tour" this past spring, and joined labelmate Josh Wilson on tour this fall in the U.S. His current radio single, "Beautiful," was produced by David Garcia (TobyMac, Colton Dixon) and Ben Glover (MercyMe, For King & Country) is currently top 15 at National Christian Audience, top 10 AC Indicator, and continues to receives adds weekly. When this singer and songwriter from Salmon Arm, British Columbia was just ten years old, he played drums at his local church while also learning guitar and discovering a passion for songwriting. As years passed it was a six-month missions trip in Australia with Youth With a Mission (YWAM) that re-shaped his perspective: "While I was there, something happened in my life, and God started working on my heart," Bremnes shares. "I started thinking about making music that was really intentional about reaching people on a spiritual level. I wanted to come right out and speak about God and my relationship with Him."

As he was pursuing his professional dreams, Bremnes' faced the tragic news that his mother was killed in a car accident. An event that truly turned his life upside down, there was no better way to honor his mother's memory than by throwing himself wholeheartedly into music. He began to share his songs with anyone who'd listen and continued to hone his songwriting craft. It wasn't long before people took notice. In his career to date, Bremnes has collected a host of awards and accolades as well as No. 1's in Canada, eventually attracting the attention of Nashville's Capitol Christian label. Be sure to watch his "Get to Know Dan Bremnes" video by clicking below!



ABOUT GMA CANADA: GMA Canada is the Gospel Music Association of Canada. Created in 1974, the organization is a not for profit association whose mission is to promote the growth and ministry of Christian music arts in Canada. GMA Canada works to raise the profile and interaction of Christian artists, songwriters, producers, promoters and others working in Christian music with media, retailers, distributors and church leadership.

The organization is committed to nurturing and developing its members through educational programs as well as celebrating outstanding achievements and standards of excellence in all areas and genres of Canadian Gospel music. It is the presenter of the annual Covenant Awards, Canada's national awards for the Canadian gospel music industry.

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