Los Angeles, CA – Acclaimed L.A. Music Award winning artist Angel Smythe has been given a rare honor as an independent artist. Spirit West Coast has asked Angel and her band to not only perform on the festival mainstage alongside some of the most successful artists in Christian music, she has been asked to stay and judge the beloved “Partner and Play” stage as well.

“Partner & Play” is a program that provides opportunities for independent artists and bands to perform at the festival. Covering the genres of solo/duo performance, worship band or rock/urban band, this program is truly unique in that participating artists have the chance to not only win a cash prize and recording session, they receive a critique by professional music industry judges in an “American Idol” showcase format.

Angel Honored At The 21st Annual Los Angeles Music Awards

Last night at the 21st Annual LA Music Awards, Angel Smythe and her album A STRONGER ME received impressive accolades. Not only did the accomplished artist receive the Producer’s Choice Award for Contemporary Christian Album of the Year, she received two of the evening’s top honors – Female Singer Songwriter of the Year and Record of the Year.

This is not only a great honor to Angel, but to the genre, as A STRONGER ME is the first Christian album ever to be nominated for an award.

“With 350,000 music artists in Southern California, Angel Smythe stands out as one of the best,” states Al Bowman, founder and Executive Producer of the LA Music Awards. “Her performances as part of the 21st Annual Los Angeles Music Awards Showcase Series and main event were truly memorable. She rocks.”