The Isaacs would appreciate your vote for Fan Favorite Artist of the Year in the Absolutely Gospel Music Awards. CLICK HERE TO VOTE Date & Location Announced for 2015
Absolutely Gospel Music Awards Celebration
Voting in Fan Favorite Artist of the Year Category Open Now!
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – (January 5, 2015) – The administrators and staff of AbsolutelyGospel.com are proud to
announce the date and location of the much anticipated 2015 Absolutely Gospel
Music Awards Celebration. The event will be held on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at
River of Life Church in Smyrna, Tennessee.
"We have a long history with Dr. Johnny Minick and his staff over at River
of Life Church. They have been big supporters of our awards program for years,
and we are honored to again host the event at such a prestigious church and one
known around the Southern Gospel community so well,” commented AbsolutelyGospel.com CEO Deon Unthank.
In addition, the site has officially opened up voting for the Fan Favorite
Artist of the Year category, the one award where the nominees are chosen by
the readers of AbsolutelyGospel.com.
"We have always had such a great response to this category,” mentioned
Chris Unthank, Editor-In-Chief of AbsolutelyGospel.com.
"Our awards program is unique in that it is not strictly a fan award like
so many in our industry. However, we do open up this one category to the fans
to let us know who their favorite artists were in the year.”
Voting for Fan Favorite Artist of the Year will remain open until
midnight on Saturday, January 17, 2015. A full list of nominees in all 24
categories will be announced on Monday morning, January 20, 2015 via press
release and on AbsolutelyGospel.com.
The Awards Celebration will stream live again this year. More information on
the awards such as nominees, performers, hosts, and ticketing will be
We're having a great time in THE BIG APPLE ..... My old stomping ground! I'm sad at times and I've shed a few tears. This is the first time I've been back since my Mom passed away. An empty feeling hits my heart. But I'm grateful for all the memories and a sweet JEWISH family and my upbringing and my heritage. Visiting the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island is so emotional for me. This is where my parents and I came through in 1949, to a land of FREEDOM and a new life. I'm proud to be an American . YES... Even if our country is not perfect, it's still the best place in the world to call home!
So we did all that yesterday, went to ground Zero, then shopped, ate pizza, Chinese food and a hot dog from the Sabret street vendor and topped the night off with a fantastic show in Astor Place Theater with The Blue Man Group!!! Whew!!! We walked a lot, took the subway and a cab! So today we plan The Museum of Natural History and off to Brooklyn to the Nets game where my 3 talented and amazing kids will sing the National Anthem ( probably in front of 20,000 people)..I just had to be a JEWISH Mom in that statement. Anyhow. Keep us in your prayers. We will post photos tonight too. Blessings, Lily
Nashville, Tenn (January 2, 2015) Award winning Gospel artist, The Isaacs, will
sing the National Anthem to open the basketball game between the Brooklyn Nets
and Dallas Mavericks.
The game will be held at the Barclay Center in Brooklyn, NY on Monday January
5th at 7:30 PM. You will have the opportunity to listen to the singing and then
enjoy the game, which will be televised live on FSSW (Fox Sports SW).
Many of our friends and fans are very interested in our Jewish traditions. We've been asked many times "what are these holidays about? And do we still celebrate them?" All of the traditional Jewish holidays have very significant meanings . We do celebrate Hanukkah and Passover as best we can. These are two of the most popular holidays. Of course there are many, such as, Sukkoth,Yom Kippur and Rash Hashanah that we always acknowledge. We are proud of our heritage and always feel good to pass these traditions on to our children, and generations to come. Here is the meaning of Hanukkah: The word Hanukkah means dedication! This holiday commemorates the rededication of the holy temple in Jerusalem following the Jewish victory over the Syrian-Greek army. This took place in 165 B.C.E. The Greek Emperor Antiochus ordered all the Jews to worship Greek gods. The Jewish people resisted. They only worshipped the true God , Jehovah. This Jewish resistance force was later known as the "Maccabees." When the Maccabees regained control of the temple in Jerusalem, they saw that the temple had been used by the Greeks to worship foreign gods and sacrificing swine. At the side of this, they decided to purify the temple by burning ritual oil for eight days, which was the custom at the time. But they only found enough oil to last one day. They lit the menorah with only enough oil for that one day but it burned for EIGHT DAYS! This was truly a miracle. And the Jewish people took it as a sign from God,THE ONE TRUE GOD.... that He was pleased with their worship of Him. Even today when we light the menorah for the eight consecutive days , we pray and thank God for his mercy, his love, his forgiveness,and Grace. Today is the first day of Hanukkah. We always light the middle candle and then add one each day. I feel very reverent and honor God in this holiday, along with our family and friends. Hanukkah is also called "the festival of lights " Happy Hanukkah to all. With love, The Isaacs family PS....we also eat foods fried in oil to remember the "oil". Our favorite is potato latkes!! Sorry weight watchers. This is an important tradition.