Stellar Award Weekend

Recently I had the opportunity to be a part of the pre-Stellar Award showcase.  Even though it was my second time attending the show (last year I was a talent escort at the actual award show), as an independent artist I gained another experience from the event.  I had a great group of singers and musicians who traveled with me to Nashville, TN.  Their talent, commitment, sense of humor made it worthwhile! In addition, my amazing husbanger made sure everything from hotel accommodations, product material, and product table was professional and done in the spirit of excellence.
Our experience began with the Let's Talk Gospel's Denim and Diamond showcase at Crystal Fountain Church.  This culminating event consisted of a panel discussion with some of the industry's leading radio announcers, promoters, songwriters, artist development/management, and internet radio show owners.  They shared insight on the direction of the music industry, getting your music played on the radio, artist development, etc.  After the panel discussion there was an indie artist showcase.  During the event, indie artists had the opportunity to network, do interviews, take pictures, promote their product, fellowship, and have a good time. We had the opportunity to minister two original songs and God blessed! It was a long yet eventful day.

Saturday morning was the Radio Announcers Guild in downtown Nashville.  It is the Stellar Award show for all who are apart of radio.  We had the opportunity to network, pass out flyers/postcards, take pictures, and television interviews.  At the Radio Announcers Guild, we had the opportunity to meet some pretty cool experience.  Overall the experience was rewarding.

There were a couple of things I learned as a result of this experience. I learned the importance of investing of in yourself.  This trip was an investment to my future, destiny, and vision of Kimberly Gunn Music.  Anything that is worth having is worth the investment.  I am a firm believer in investing in yourself and sowing into the Kingdom of God.  If you invest in yourself and what God has placed in your heart, you will eventually reap what you have sown.  I've learned the importance of doing everything in the spirit of excellence.  Whatever we do for God should be done in a way that He’ll be pleased and that He will be glorified.  I've also learned to trust what God has given you.  We all have a unique function in the Kingdom of God.  I've learned that my assignment is not like any other assignment nor can anyone do the assign God has given me but me.  Therefore, there's no need for me to compare myself to anyone nor there's a need to seek the approval of others. Do the assignment God has called you to do.  Finally, I've learned the importance of surrounding yourself with those who are like-minded and are willing to push you where you need to go.  Support is essential.  There are people who believe in what you are doing and are willing to help reach your fullest potential.

What is it that God has placed in your heart to do?   What are your goals?  What are your hindrances? Plan, set priorities and goals, and set in action those goals.  Take time to invest in yourself.  It's worth the investment.

1 comment

  • Jennifer Stewart

    Jennifer Stewart Savannah, GA

    Well said. Godspeed and blessings on your charge!

    Well said. Godspeed and blessings on your charge!

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