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For Immediate Release NOVEMBER 5, 2007 DENVER’S OWN HEAVENBOUND AMONG FINALISTS OF THE 7TH ANNUAL INDEPENDENT MUSIC AWARDS INDIE ARTISTS FROM 6 CONTINENTS TO BE PROMOTED TO MORE THAN 20 MILLION & APPEAR IN 2008 EDITION OF THE MUSICIAN’S ATLAS DENVER based artist/band HEAVENBOUND is among a diverse group of independent musicians named as winners of the 7th Annual Independent Music Awards. HeavenBound has excellent harmonies and provides the best in Kingdom Sound. The lead musician and singer George Blair is multi-talented and has performed with The Jackson Southernaires, The Gospel Keynotes, Truthettes and Lee Williams!!! Trako Entertainment states that the lead singer is outstanding and the background has excellent harmony! Andre’ Carter of Gospel Swap magazine states he loves their latest CD “Look On High” and his personal favorite song is “My Letter to You”. HeavenBound will also be showcased in the Colorado Music Summit. IMA Finalists will now advance to the final round of judging by a distinguished group of influential artists and industry insiders. The Judges who will determine this year’s IMA Winners include Suzanne Vega; Snoop Dogg, Chad Smith of Red Hot Chili Peppers; Les Claypool of Primus; Ray Davies of The Kinks; Susan Tedeschi, Frank Iero of My Chemical Romance; blues legend Charlie Musselwhite; Judy Collins; Rolling Stone contributing editor Anthony DeCurtis, MTV Music Supervisor, Carrie Hughes, Kevin Lyman of Vans Warped Tour and many others. IMA Winners and Finalists winners will appear in the 10th Anniversary edition of The Musician’s Atlas 2008, on sale December 18, 2007. Regarded as the industry’s most comprehensive contact directory, The Atlas is used by independent musicians and entrepreneurs to market and sell music more successfully. Developed and coordinated by Music Resource Group, publisher of The Musician’s Atlas, the Independent Music Award program delivers a variety of premiums to Winners including: • Year-long marketing campaigns, partnerships and distribution alliances, that will place the Winners in front of millions of music fans and industry decision makers around the world. • The IMA Winners CD compilation will be distributed to 10,000 music fans and industry at events such as SXSW, Ozzfest, The Warped Tour throughout the year and promoted to more 650 US & Canadian college & public radio stations. •eMusic will promote IMA Winners to millions of their subscribers throughout 2008. •• Borders Books & Music will promote IMA Winners more than 11 Million of their customers. • Exposure to nearly 10 million viewers of and Havoc TV. Music fans will be casting their votes for their favorite IMA Finalists at at the IMA Vox Populi Jukebox. ### For more information on the Musician’s Atlas and the Independent Music Awards contact Joelle Caputa ( at 973-509-9898. For more information about HeavenBound please contact Pamela Blair, (303)307-0318 & visit their website at

HEAVENBOUND: A Revival Meeting Set To Music Written by Mike Parker Friday, 29 February 2008 Look On High by HeavenBound Independent Look on High by Denver-based gospel group, HeavenBound is a revival meeting set to music. The ten songs on the project hit all the theological high points you would expect from a Pentecostal Chautauqua, beginning with the easy, swaying, hands in the air call to worship, “You Must Seek Jesus,” and ending with a triumphant hymn of adoration. The confessional, “Come Into My Heart,” takes on a mild disco beat, while “My Letter To You” returns to a more traditional Gospel swing vibe. The title cut is the most effective track on the album, showcasing gentle piano interludes, emotive lead vocals and perfectly understated choral background vocals, although “Emmanuel” gives it a run for its money. HeavenBound is at its best when lead vocalist, George Blair is in the forefront. When he backs away the songs tend to loose their power and focus. “Let Us Lift Up Jesus” should have been a barnburner; instead it is less than inspirational. “Ain’t No Harm” gets the album back on track, however, and “Jesus, I Praise You” closes the album out in fine fashion. Last Updated ( Friday, 29 February 2008 )