The first-ever Gospel Music Channel Video Awards gave away its top award to tobyMac's "Boomin'" for Video of the Year for 2007.
"Boomin'" comes from the Christian hip hop artist's latest album Portable Sounds, his third major solo release behind Momentum and Welcome to Diverse City. All three albums were released by Forefront Records.
Other winners include Rodney Atkins' "Watching You" for Best Country Video; Relient K's "Must Have Done Something Right" for Best Rock Video; Mary Mary's "Yesterday" for Best Soul Video; Da T.R.U.T.H.'s "Who Am I" for Best Hip Hop Video; Chris Tomlin's "Amazing Grace" for Best Contemporary Video; and Latin sensation Face 2 Face's Que Puedo Darte for Best Latin Video.
Gospel Music Channel created the video awards to honor the top videos in six genre categories and overall Top Video of the Year.
Winners of the video awards were announced over the weekend after fans voted online at www.gospelmusicchannel.com. Nominated videos were determined by the amount of airplay they received on Gospel Music Channel during 2007. "Boomin'" was chosen by a committee of Gospel Music Channel programming executives.
Gospel Music Channel is the nation's first and only 24/7 all music 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 ten of the top ten markets and 22 of the top 25.
TobyMac launches his two-month "Boomin' Beyond Measure" tour in February with Jeremy Camp and special guest Matthew West.