Wednesday, February 25, 2009

VOTE VOTE VOTE

Not for American Idol.

For me!!!!

I'm nominated for New Artist of the Year at the Dove Awards and this year, everyone in the world can have a hand in voting! You, my friends (and cyber acquaintances) can vote for me, and I am asking you to.

Go to gospelmusichannel.com and look for the Dove Award voting and then vote for me for New Artist of the Year!

Do it and do it often!

Thanks! Let's get a victory together.

40 comments:

BBC said...

Cool! I'll head there now!

Hischild said...

I'm stuffing the ballot box, dude!

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John Noble said...

I know we can't vote for it, but you failed to mention that "Empty Me" was also nominated for Song of the Year! Congratulations!!

risalea said...

OK, am I blind, or is the link not up yet? Checking back as soon as I get in from today's class review!
Vote early, vote often! : )

HstryQT said...

I also came here wondering if Risa or Rosalee had done their sleuthing and found the actual official link for voting. I'm looking but not finding. Will vote vote vote as soon as I can!!!

Cathy Storms said...

Will vote, vote, vote once they put the link up. I even got up early this morning to start voting....

Stuff the ballot box as Clarissa says....Vote often....

rosalee said...

I don't think the link is up yet. I will post on both fansites when the link is up.

Cathy Storms said...

Thanks Rosalee...

robyn said...

Yay Chris!!!

I'll vote for you anytime, everytime!!!

I'll have to figure out a good time of day to go there everyday so I won't forget!

robyn said...

Hey everybody!

If you go to the dove awards site:
http://www.doveawards.com/doveawards/ and watch the montage, you will se Chris on it a couple of times...

risalea said...

Here's the voting link:

http://www.gospelmusicchannel.com/dovesvoting

I couldn't ever find it on the gospel music channel site, and then found the link on the dove awards site that led me back to the gospel music site. Crazy!!

Cathy Storms said...

Risa, you just beat me to it...
It's up!! go vote NOW!!!!http://www.gospelmusicchannel.com/dovesvoting

HstryQT said...

Sent out TONS of emails and messages on facebook -- the votes are already starting to pour in - I'm keeping a list of people who tell me they voted. I'm so excited!! :)

DJ in AL said...

You got it! I will get my circle of friends to vote too! Proud of you dude and will be in the audience with the blogger girls cheering you on! Win or lose what an awesome thing this is!

Sending you love and votes from DJ in AL

risalea said...

Pardon me while I hijack the blog for a moment to say: KRIS ALLEN JUST MADE TOP 12!!! Go, Kris! Go, Arkansas!

We now return you to your regularly scheduled blogging. : )

Carmen said...

Chris,
I am so excited for you. Sorry I have been Missing in action. I am able to get wifi here at the hospital- so was able to vote using my iPod yeah!! Sure am glad I brought it with me. Have sent out massive emails encouraging everyone I know to vote for you & to forward the email to everyone they know. I am very proud of you chris! I can't wait until I join my fellow blogger girls in nashvlle at the doves. You know we will be lthe loudest group of fans there!

Hischild said...

Thanks for the link for voting, guys! So nice when things are made easy. :o)

Risa,
I was shocked and thrilled that Kris made it through tonight! YAY for Kris. NOW, I'd like to find out more about him. Was that his mom and sis or mom and wife??? What a huge triumph for him with NO exposure!
And next week, everyone, please vote for Scott M. (if he brings it, of course). I loved him dancing w/his cane! Very cute!

chamilton said...

Okay as usual, I need some help!!!!
I have voted. Can you only vote once? Every time I click on new artist it tells me that I voted for Chris Sligh. Do I need to pirate all my friends email addresses?

risalea said...

Yep. You can only vote once with a particular email address.

risalea said...

I had the privilege of voting for Chris as an associate GMA member. I joined last August, and I'm glad I did! I got to vote for song of the year, male and female vocalists, group of the year, artist of the year and new artist. So I got to vote for "Empty Me" in addition to voting again for Chris for new artist. Fun stuff!

risalea said...

Suggestion to help get the word out on voting: Get a notice put in your church's or organization's newsletter/bulletin. For example, y'all know Chris came here and did a concert for the Junior League of North Little Rock, and they just put a blurb in the Feb. newsletter about voting for Chris ("Chris Sligh Helped Us-Let's Help Him") with the web address and a brief explanation. It might reach a lot of people that aren't on your email lists.

Tawny said...

I just voted. Congrats on being nominated!

Hischild said...

Concert report: Yesterday was a little toasty in the sun as Chris put on a fun show. I had excellent blanket position, way better than those wimpy shaded areas. It was a benefit concert for the Christian school. 4 groups in the lineup. I wanted to see Meredith Andrews but only got to hear her as I was in the food line the entire time! But she sounded good. I even recognized a couple of her songs.
I got to talk w/Chris for a good while after the show, the autograph session (which I'll never understand) and then the picture round. He's so patient w/everyone. They were VERY tired but they cowboyed up and no one could tell.
Cathy *almost* drove 6 hours to
come for the one hour show. But at the last minute decided she better not. She's some kind of fan. So I thought of her a lot and by extension, the rest of you too. Wished we all could have been together. But perhaps July, huh.
Have a wonderful Sunday, everyone.

rosalee said...

Hey - it's March 1st...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, GDA!!

risalea said...

GDA--Have a great birthday! (I am glad Rosalee is good with dates-I am the pits with them!)

Cathy Storms said...

Happy Birthday GDA..

Claressa, glad you had such a good time at the show. I sure wish I could of made it but 6 hours driving with my hand would not have been a good idea. Thanks for thinking of me during the show. Next time....

risalea said...

Sounds like you had a great day, Clearsa!

I'm jealous over the "toasty in the sun" comment. It got COLD again here yesterday, and we had snow last night, if you can believe that, and actually woke up to snow on the roofs and a smattering on the grass. All gone by now, but I guess winter had to have his last (I hope!) little blast.

DJ in AL said...

Happy Birthday GDA!

Snow in AL can you believe it? Crazy weather we got about 4 in.
I am finally back among the living after a fairly serious bout of the flu! This flu kicked by butt good.

Spent one night of what was supposed to be a romantic trip to the Mountains in Mentone, AL to celebrate my 20th anniversary. One night was all I could manage after feeling so puny. Oh well, such is life! It was beautiful there and our cottage was charming. We made the best of it.

Heard that Carmen's husband is home from his 2nd surgery and his prognosis is good, very relieved to hear it.

Catching up on emails and de-germing my house!

Looking forward to the Dove Awards, I trust all have voted!

Sending you love from weary but much healthier DJ in AL!

gdahimself said...

Thank you, Ladies.

Now we await the anticipated snowstorm.
Risa and DJ, I thought snow was a rare occurance for you.

risalea said...

It is GDA, especially that late in Feb. And in central AR, we're more prone to an ice storm than a snowstorm. Luckily, could enjoy it coming down with none of the problems the next day. Cause here, if an inch of snow is predicted, the grocery stores will be wiped out--every gallon of milk gone and every loaf of bread, as people get ready to hunker down. LOL Chris, hope you are enjoying a little bit of rest after a busy weekend.

risalea said...

Check out the cute "vote for Chris" widget on www.chris-sligh.info that Rosalee has up. Copy it and use in your email appeals to friends (but I'd put the link itself, too, just in case...sometimes people don't enable their images in their emails) and use it on facebook and myspace!

Nique's Nana said...

I'm bummed that I was not able to go to Arizona to see Chris perform. I wanted to drive over with Cathy, but I've been sick with this nasty flu/cold that's been going around.

I was worried that Cathy might try to make the long trip alone. I see (read) she didn't make it.

Hopefully Chris will have another close by perfomance and Cathy and I can go.

Nique's Nana said...

I voted for Chris!

EmilyBoo said...

Happy birthday GDA!

Clearsa! Toasty in the sun? It's 10 degrees here right now! I'm so ready for spring! At least we only got a dusting of snow this morning. I have friends in New England who got a foot!

I voted with each of my email addresses.

CHRIS!!! The picnic is not looking promising for me, as my hubby is not thrilled with the idea of travel on July 4th weekend. But I'm determined to see you this year. I was thinking of the Big Ticket Festival in Gaylord, MI, June 18-20. Based on the date and the location, this looks like the most likely upcoming event that I would be able to make. It also looks HUGE, with lots of really great artists. Can you tell me how much stage time you will have? With so many artists performing, I'd hate to get there only to find out you only get a very short set.

DJ in AL said...

GDA,

It snows in Al rarely, but it happens. In 93 we got 18 inches and it actually lasted a couple of days. Conditions have to be perfect for it to happen. As you can imagine people go a little nutso when it snows. Pretty funny to be as I grew up in IN and MI.

DJ

HstryQT said...

HOLY SMOKES! CHRIS! You're coming to MY TOWN.. like literally... Avon Indiana.. in like, a couple of weeks. What the heck? Why didn't I know this ??? My friends kids go to preschool at Kingsway.

Virtual happy dance

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That's my happy dance.

See you there Chris! Can't wait! I'll bring Teddy this time since it's so close, ok?

Yay yay yaya yay yay!

DJ in AL said...

Lori, at last your dreams have come true!

HstryQT said...

Hi DJ :). You do still <3 me. :) Glad you're feeling better! Sorry about the flu messing up your get away :(.

Yes it didn't work out for Chris to come to my church but this is actually even better because this church is closer. haha. Sligh dinner party at Lori's house!!!! :)

maewest said...

Chris,

We love your music and I still get teary-eyed every time I hear "Empty Me," and it remains my all-time favorite song. I actually use it as a prayer sometimes because it is so beautifully and humbly worded.

We have vote, vote, voted for you and look forward to your win.