HEARITFIRST is the Online Source for All Things Christian Entertainment.

NASHVILLE, TN – Over the years HearItFirst has expanded to become the online destination for all things Christian entertainment –  music, movies and books – for fans to learn the latest news and watch exclusive content.  Connecting fans with a wide array of content, HearItFirst is proud to announce the broadcast of the 43rd Annual GMA Dove Pre-Show online on Tuesday, April 24 beginning at 5:30 PM Eastern.

Fans can watch the stream at http://live.hearitfirst.com beginning with exclusive red carpet footage followed by the Pre-Show Awards then backstage interviews from Christian music’s biggest night.  This is the only location to watch the Pre-Show where a majority of the awards were presented at the historic Fox Theatre in Atlanta.

Since 2007, fans have watched HearItFirst.com for backstage GMA Dove Award coverage.  In addition to the Dove coverage, fans tuned to HearItFirst in February to watch the Dove Award Nominations press conference live featuring New Artist of the Year Jamie Grace, Montell Jordan, and co-host Chonda Pierce.This broadcast continues to expand on HearItFirst’s stellar live broadcasting history.  In recent years, fans have been able to watch intimate acoustic live streams (Brandon Heath, Jonny Diaz, Laura Story, Bebo Norman and Hawk Nelson) as well as major events such as Winter Jam, The United Tour with Steven Curtis Chapman and Michael W. Smith, The Make A Difference Tour with Third Day, TobyMac, Michael W. Smith and Max Lucado, in addition to CD Release shows from artists including Casting Crowns and Kari Jobe.

HearItFirst is a member of the FrontGate Media, the largest culture-engaged Christian media group. To celebrate HearItFirst’s expanded coverage and the GMA Dove Awards, all new promotions booked this week will be discounted. See the FrontGate Media blog for details.

Filled with rich content covering the entire Christian entertainment industry, HearItFirst constantly provides fresh, new videos and features from fan favorites such as recording artists TobyMac, Third Day, Casting Crowns, Jeremy Camp, Laura Story, leading authors like Max Lucado and author / screenwriter Donald Miller (“Blue Like Jazz”). HearItFirst also produces a weekly newsletter with more than 170,000 subscribers, who receive at least one free mp3 a week, plus chapter downloads and other exclusive features. With over 3400 videos in their archives, HearItFirst does more than 100 interviews each year – everyone from Amy Grant, Steven Curtis Chapman, Michael W. Smith, TobyMac, John Schlitt (Petra), Montell Jordan, and Michael Omartian in his studio.

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FrontGate Media (http://FrontGateMedia.com) is the largest internet & event media group and marketing service reaching the culture-engaged faith and family values audience which represents $4.6 billion worth of Christian products purchased by consumers annually according to USA Today. The firm has been named the Best Faith-based Website by the Web Marketing Association in the Internet Advertising Competition, and celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2011. The FrontGate Media group creates relationship and reach for organizations and companies to engage their more than 15 million email subscribers, 25 million monthly page views, and 600,000+ attendees at annual events. The media group is #1 in reach to several consumer and leadership demographics in the faith and family values audience including event attendees, entertainment fans, music fans, church musicians and worship leaders, and political conservatives. FrontGate plays a key role in the success of movie studios, non-profit organizations, publishers and authors, record labels and artists and more seeking to engage the Christian audience.

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For more information:
Lori Lenz-Heiselman – FronGate Media