The musical highlight of Gospel Music Week (April 20-25 in Nashville) is shaping up to be the GMA Songwriter's Showcase, scheduled for Sunday, April 21 from 9:30-11:30 pm in the Grand Ballroom of the Hilton Suites. Sponsored by BMI and hosted by Mark Schultz and Nichole Nordeman, this showcase is an annual celebration of the year's best songs, featuring performances by the songwriters who wrote them and whose hearts are behind them. Songwriters were selected on two criteria: those who were writers of Dove Song Of The Year nominated songs and those whose songs were at the top of the radio charts in several genres. Because of SRO turnout in previous years, the showcase is limited to Gospel Music Week registrants.
Scheduled to perform are:
Year-End Chart-topping writers:
- Peter Furler - CHR
- Grant Cunningham - AC & Inspo
- Matt Huesmann - AC & Inspo
- John Cooper - Rock
- Kyle Matthews - Gospel
- Gerald Crabb - Southern Gospel
Song of the Year nominated writers:
- Nicole C. Mullen - "Call On Jesus"
- Lenny LeBlanc - "Above All"
- Paul Baloche - "Above All"
- Bart Millard - "I Can Only Imagine"
- Dan Burgess - "Press On"
- Geoff Moore - "Live Out Loud"
- Shaun Groves - "Welcome Home"
- Marc Byrd - "God Of Wonders"
- Steve Hindalong - "God Of Wonders"