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Martha Munizzi learned today that the Top Ten single, “Excellent” from her latest CD, Make It Loud! was selected as one of Worship Leader magazine’s Best of the Best in Song Discovery. In addition, the CD was named as one of the Top 5 Indie Albums of 2011.  Yearly, Worship Leader Magazine surveys worship leaders and media teams around the world, sifting through myriad suggestions from the leaders in worship and worship technology to come up with 7 groupings, 38 categories with 5 -15 items in each list.

Worship Leader’s eagerly awaited guide to the best of the best in the world of worship will be available October 7, 2011 by subscription, at newsstands, and for downloadable purchase. The “Best of the Best” is a vital directory of everything from the best music resources to the ultimate software, visual and presentation technology, worship training, musical instruments, apps, sound and recording equipment, books and devotionals to the leading products in lighting, screens and projectors—from In-Ear monitors, to stage risers, room dividers to digital page turners and more.

This is the first year that Martha Munizzi has earned a slot in Worship Leader’s “Best of the Best” directory of worship resources. The annual October collection of the top recommended worship essentials has become an indispensable tool for pastors, worship leaders, media teams, worship teams and the sound tech, saving both time and money as they process and make key decisions about resource allocation. “With the abundance of worship-related products now available, knowing how to make the best choices for your church, based on size, budget and church orientation can leave those ‘in charge’ overwhelmed,” explains Jeremy Armstrong, Worship Leader’s managing editor. Detailing the issue’s history, he says, “It has evolved from a general buyer’s guide and bonus issue to one of the year’s central issues for Worship Leader and most back-ordered.” Daniele Kimes, VP of Sales and Marketing, adds, “It is always my goal to connect our readers with the resources and tools that best equip them to do their job and serve their congregation. The Best of the Best issue provides them with a comprehensive overview of those tools and has become an issue they continue to rely on to make key purchase decisions.”

Martha Munizzi burst on the gospel music scene in 2002 with the CD, Say The Name.  Since then, she’s earned GRAMMY nominations and Dove and Stellar Award wins.  In 2004, she was named as one of the top five Gospel artists by Billboard Magazine.  In 2006, Munizzi dropped No Limits Live which debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top Gospel Albums Chart and stayed there for 6 weeks.  She was featured on the big screen in the movie The Gospel and at BET’s Celebration of Gospel.  In 2008, she released” Change The World”, which debuted at #4 on the Billboard Top Christian Albums Chart, and received her first GMA Dove Award for “Contemporary Gospel Album Of The Year.”

Additionally the official Stellar Awards second & final ballot is now available for online public voting at www.thestellarawards.com until Monday, October 17th. Your vote on the final second round will determine the four finalists for each of the Stellar Awards categories and Martha has been Nominated for the follow (6) categories:

4. FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR/ALBERTINA WALKER AWARD

9. PRODUCER OF  THE YEAR

14. CONTEMPORARY FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

19. MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR – SHORT FORMAT

28. RECORDED MUSIC PACKAGING OF THE YEAR

29. PRAISE AND WORSHIP CD OF THE YEAR

Register for Free and Vote Today @http://www.thestellarawards.com/!!

@http://www.thestellarawards.com/!!

Her latest release, Make It Loud!, not only has received 6 final round nominations for the 2012 Stellar Awards, but the CD peaked at #6 on the Billboard Top Gospel Albums Chart with the lead single from the project remaining in the Billboard Top Gospel Songs Chart since the project’s spring 2011 release.  For more information on Martha Munizzi, log on to www.MarthaMunizzi.com.

article courtesy of TheBelleReport.com

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