Kirk Franklin, Kierra ‘Kiki’ Sheard, CeCe Winans, and Deitrick Haddon are among those nominated for the first annual UK Gospel Music Awards ! Set to take place December 5, the inaugural UK Gospel Music Awards will be held at London Hilton Metropole with special performances from Rachel Kerr, Commission, DTWG (Desire To Worship God) and Jayess. According to organizers, voting is now open for those who would like to place a vote for their favorite artist. Sean Simmonds, Lecrae, Da Truth, and Mary Mary join the aforementioned nominees in the UK Gospel Music Award category for Best International Artist. For more information please visit gospelmusicawardsuk.org GMC To Present ‘How Sweet The Sound National Finale’ The Gospel Music Channel (GMC) will present the finale of the Donald Lawrence and Lisa Kimmey-Williams hosted choir competition ‘How Sweet The Sound’ this weekend. According to GMC, the finale will air Sunday, November 22 at 8:00pm. Featuring leading choirs from around the nation, ‘How Sweet The Sound’ features “Never Would Have Made It” award winning artist Marvin Sapp as both judge and performer. As previously reported, competing choirs have a chance to win up to $50,000. Catch the finale this Sunday on the Gospel Music Channel. Encores will be shown both Thanksgiving night, November 26 and December 6. Inspirational Video/Song of the Week: “God’s Favor” – Donald Lawrence & Tri-City Singers