- Post 20 February 2013
- By Oretha Winston, NewsOne Elev8
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Inspired People Music CEO and Billboard chart topping recording artist Pastor Charles Jenkins is one of today's most popular Gospel artists. Few know Jenkins received a Grammy Award in 2005 for penning "You've Been A Friend" on Israel & New Breed's project, "Alive In South Africa." Recently, the prolific songwriter launched the Inspired People Music Songwriting Contest. He has extended the contest deadline to March 23.
Jenkins is a well-known speaker and author, the Senior Pastor of Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church in Chicago became a household name when his song, "Awesome" soared to the top spot on the Billboard Hot Gospel Songs Chart.
Sung in choir stands all over the country, the track, from the current CD, "The Best of Both Worlds," saw the nation singing the praises of God. The song and the CD netted the artist five 2013 Stellar Awards (Song of the Year, CD of the Year, Choir of the Year, Traditional Choir of the Year and Recorded Music Packaging of the Year) in January.
Jenkins desired to tap undiscovered talent for his forthcoming release and says about the contest, "This is our way of inspiring songwriters, giving back and creating opportunities for the next generation and beyond. We want someone to write a worship song to inspire the world to sing!" The renowned pastor is giving up-and-coming songwriters a chance to have their songs included on what's certain to be another ground-breaking album.
All songs must be in MP3 format and under 4 minutes total playing time.
Song must be in the genre/style of Gospel/Christian/Worship.
A complete lyric sheet.
A completed entry form.
Contestant must be at least 18 years of age.
Contestant must be free to enter a publishing contract.
The Grand Prize winner will have their song placed on the next Pastor Charles Jenkins & Fellowship Chicago CD. The winner also receives a publishing deal with Inspired People, LLC and a $1,000 cash advance against royalties; an Apple computer and a gift card from a major retailer. The deadline for entry has been extended to Sunday, March 31, 2013 at 12 midnight CT.