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BRANDON HEATH WINS EMMY AWARD FOR ìGIVE ME YOUR EYESî PSA CAMPAIGN
Posted February 09, 2010

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
BRANDON HEATH WINS EMMY AWARD
FOR ìGIVE ME YOUR EYESî PSA CAMPAIGN

Heathís hit song wakes up NASA Endeavour shuttle crew in Orbit

(Nashville, Tenn.) Feb.9, 2010 ñ Nashville singer/songwriter and Male Vocalist of the Year Brandon Heath added a rare highlight to his growing list of accolades with his recent Emmy Award win, presented to the celebrated songwriter for his blockbuster hit ìGive Me Your Eyes.î The song served as the catalyst for Nashville Rescue Missionís Hunger to Hope 2009 PSA Campaign, produced by NewsChannel 5ís Jerry L. Walker, WTVF-TV (CBS).

Rounding out Heathís week of unique compliments is the selection of the award-winning song by NASA as the 5:14pm CT wake-up call for the Endeavour shuttle crew, on their first day in orbit, in honor of first-time flyer Pilot Terry Virts, who is a fan of Heathís music. Virts invited Heath to join his family as a special guest at the launch yesterday from NASAís Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

Listen to NASA crewís ìGive Me Your Eyesî wake up call at: www.youtube.com/watch?v=ubLobZqp80w

Brandon Heath states, ìHaving my song included in a PSA talking about serving the poor was hugely rewarding. The Emmy is a nice statue, loving Nashvilleís homeless is monumental. Iím especially grateful to WTVF NewsChannel 5, and Jackie Pillers, and to Jerry Walker for the idea.î

In regards to the NASA wake-up call, Heath adds, ìIím still geeking out over this, itís the coolest thing ever!î

The Nashville/Midsouth Chapter of The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) presented their 24th Annual Midsouth Regional Emmy Awards on Saturday, January 30, at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center.

Heathís blockbuster No. 1 hit song ìGive Me Your Eyesî appears on his 2008 GRAMMY-nominated sophomore album, What If We. The album has delivered back-to-back No. 1 singles with ìGive Me Your Eyes,î which captured 14 weeks at No.1 on Billboardís Hot Christian AC radio chart, plus 27 weeks at No. 1 on iTunes Christian Song Chart, with 439,000 total digital downloads. The second single ìWait And Seeî topped Billboardís Christian AC Indicator chart in July 2009. The album's current single ìLove Never Failsî moves into Top 20 at Billboardís AC Monitored this week.

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences is a non-profit, professional organization dedicated to fostering excellence in television. The academy has 19 chapters with 15,000 members nationwide. The Nashville/Midsouth Region encompasses the States of North Carolina (except Asheville) and Tennessee, and northern Alabama. This yearís nominations resulted in 74 awards for 30 companies in 68 categories. The ballots, tabulated by Jennifer Lane of Decosimo Vaden, were judged by the Northwest Chapter of NATAS, based in Seattle, Washington.

For tour dates, and more information, please visit www.brandonheath.net, www.providentpress.com, and follow Brandon on Twitter at twitter.com/brandonheath.

About Brandon Heath:
Nashville native Brandon Heath was featured on the ìCBS Evening News with Katie Couric,î while also spotlighted in the Sunday edition of The New York Times as a GRAMMY-nominated newcomer ìthat shouldn't be allowed to slip through the cracks.î Heath released his breakthrough sophomore album, What If We, in Aug. 2008, featuring back-to-back No.1 singles ìGive Me Your Eyesî and ìWait and See.î Heathís five total nominations for the Gospel Music Associationís 40th Annual Dove Awards included Male Vocalist of the Year, Song of the Year, Songwriter of the Year, Pop/Contemporary Recorded Song, and Special Event Album for his recording of Patty Griffinís ìHeavenly Dayî on Billy: The Early Years Official Motion Picture Soundtrack.

What If We follows Brandonís debut album, Donít Get Comfortable (2006), and first chart-topping radio song, ìIím Not Who I Was,î nominated for Song of the Year at 2008 GMA Dove Awards and contributing to his win in the New Artist of the Year category. Off stage, Heath seeks opportunities to merge his public platform with his heart for community, regularly working with Young Life, Blood:Water Mission, Restore International and unofficially volunteering for many other human rights agencies on a global scale. Heath is a respected songwriter in the Nashville music community and first began writing at age 13.


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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT: Print, TV, Talk Radio,
Contact: Alisha McArthur, 615/261-6330
alisha.mcarthur@pmgsonymusic.com.

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