Gospel Music Channel (GMC) will present its around-the-clock Christmas programming this Friday, featuring some of the biggest names in gospel music.
Gospel Music Channel's Merry Christmas Marathon will be ushered in by Gospel Music Association's Female Artist of the Year Natalie Grant, giving her fans a feast of holiday music in the new original special "Christmas at Union Station: Natalie Grant."
The four-day, 100+ hour marathon of holiday music, performances and inspirational messages and wishes will culminate with GMC's "Commercial-Free Christmas" on Dec. 25.
Throughout the weekend, GMC will present Christmas music videos, concerts and specials by top artists in gospel/Christian and mainstream music.
Among the hundreds of performers to be featured include Jeremy Camp, Ray Charles, Steven Curtis Chapman, Kirk Franklin, Vince Gill, Amy Grant, Natalie Grant, George Huff, Jars of Clay, Mandisa, MercyMe, Kenny Rogers, Take 6, John Tesh, Trin-i-tee 5:7, Matthew West, Jimmy Wayne, BeBe & CeCe Winans, Lee Ann Womack, Wynona and the Trans-Siberian Orchestra.
Gospel Music Channel is the nation's first and only 24/7 all music entertainment television network devoted to the uplifting, inspiring and diverse music that is gospel/Christian music. It is one of the fastest-growing cable channels in television today. The network has doubled availability in 2007 alone and is now carried in all 10 of the top ten markets and 23 of the top 25.