Cross Movement Records is pleased to announce that two of their artists, Da' T.R.U.T.H. and J.R., have been nominated for a 2008 GMA Award in the category of "Rap/Hip-Hop Recorded Song" for the song "Who Am I?" (featuring Tye Tribbett) from Da' T.R.U.T.H.'s GRAMMY Award-nominated album Open Book.
The 39th Annual GMA Dove Awards will take place April 23, 2008, at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, Tenn., and is gospel music's biggest night of the year, with artists from every style of gospel and Christian music coming together for a special night of music and celebration.
Da T.R.U.T.H.'s Open Book project on Cross Movement Records set a new record in summer 2007 by securing the highest Soundscan/Billboard Chart debut for a gospel hip-hop artist when Open Book captured the #2 position on the Billboard Top Gospel Chart. The album also debuted at #1 on Soundscan's Christian R&B/Hip-Hop Chart and at #3 on the iTunes Christian & Gospel Chart. Open Book has delighted fans across a variety of genres according to Billboard's charts, debuting at #5 on the Contemporary Christian Chart, #6 on the Top Christian/Gospel Chart and #18 on the Rap Chart. The album's first radio single, "Who Am I?" featuring Tye Tribbett, debuted at #9 on HipHopRnBSoul.com's Top 10 Hip-Hop Songs as the only gospel song on the chart, positioned between Kanye West's "Can't Tell Me Nothin'" and 50 Cent's "Amusement Park." The 2008 Holy Hip Hop Award honoree was also named one of the top "Movers and Shakers Under 40" in summer 2007 by Trumpet Magazine. Da' T.R.U.T.H. recently won a Gospel Music Channel Video Award in the hip-hop category for his video "Who Am I?" (featuring Tye Tribbett).
J.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 that label. He is a versatile crooner and multi-talented producer with his own unique style and is the point man behind So Hot Productions. His 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.
Da' T.R.U.T.H.'s Open Book is available on Cross Movement Records and is distributed in the CBA market by Provident-Integrity Distribution and by Sony RED in the general market. For more information on Da' T.R.U.T.H. and his album Open Book, visit www.datruth.net, www.myspace.com/truthonduty or www.crossmovementrecords.com.
J.R.'s Life By Stereo is available on Cross Movement Records and is distributed by Provident- Integrity Distribution in the CBA market and by Sony BMG in the general market. For more information on J.R. and his new album Life By Stereo, visit www.crossmovementrecords.com, www.myspace.com/jrinstereo or www.jrsings.com.