The 32nd annual Gospel Music Association Canada Covenant Awards were held on Oct. 29, 2010, in Calgary, AB. Denise was honoured to receive the Covenant Award for Country Song of the Year for her song “Holding On” (from her new CD “Child of God”). In addition to the Awards Show, GMA Canada hosted a spectacular conference with speakers from across Canada and the U.S. It was a wonderful opportunity to meet fellow Christian artists from across the country and learn more about spreading God’s message through music.
Covenant Award Nominations
Denise has received two Covenant Award nominations from the Gospel Music Association Canada for her latest CD “Child of God”. Her song “Holding On” has been nominated for Country Song of the Year and “Little One (Alexander’s Lullaby)” has been nominated for Children’s Song of the Year. Denise is very excited and feels blessed to have received this national recognition for her music. For more information about the Covenant Awards, go to www.gmacanada.ca .
“Gospel Album of the Year” Nomination
“Child of God” has been nominated by the SK Country Music Association for ‘Country Gospel Album of the Year’. Denise is very honoured by this recognition for her latest work. For information regarding the SCMA awards, please go to the SCMA website: www.scma.sk.ca
"Child of God” Release
Denise is happy to announce the long-awaited release of her 2nd CD “Child of God”. Once again, Denise collaborated with award winning producer Bart McKay to create an album of original songs that she is very proud of. The CD also includes a bonus track with Denise’s arrangement of “Amazing Grace”. Denise hopes to reach many people with these inspirational songs of her continuing faith journey. Just click on the Music page to see how to purchase her CD.
"Denise's song You Know Who I Am has touched our hearts and soul. Sometimes we forget that God is guiding us, this song reminds us of His love, grace and impact in our lives - He is guiding us to a deeper relationship with Him - He knows who we are. Thank you Denise for sharing your beautiful voice with us as well as your love for God!"
Resurrection Parish Bible Study Group, Regina, SK
"Thank you so much for your beautiful program last night for our church and youth group - we really enjoyed it. We would like to hear you perform sometime in the future again. May God bless your life and music as it ministers to many!"
Church on the Hill, Glenavon, SK
"We give thanks and praise to the Lord for the gift of your inspirational music Denise. Thank you for spending your weekend with us at our Alpha retreat, opening us up to receiving the Spirit through your music. May God continue to bless you and all whose lives are touched by the sharing of your music."
St. Cecilia's Alpha Group
"Thank you for ministering through your gift as an entire musical group. It is a total package of excellent talents that effectively projects a powerful message. To you personally, Denise, thank you for sharing your heart and passion through your lyrics and singing. You blessed many as you shared how God has and is blessing you. God bless you with His peace and joy!"
Pastor Harvey Zink, Westhill Park Baptist Church
"Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful music and talent with us. It definitely made the evening special. God bless you both."
"Thank you so much for working with us to make a beautiful morning. May you continue to be blessed and bless others with your God given gift of music."
ROSEWOOD PARK ALLIANCE CHURCH, REGINA, SK
"Many thanks for your willingness to come and sing at our Alpha Celebration supper. It is so encouraging to meet other Christians who want to reach out to others and show God's love. May God continue to bless you both in all you do."
FAITH BAPTIST CHURCH, REGINA, SK
DENISE GEREIN - Travelling into the Christian Market
by Lorena Kelly for The Session
Many of the songs on the album were inspired by external sources. I comment on several that are written in first person, and so intimately stated that you believe she's truly walked in the shoes she sings from. "I practiced family law for so many years, and saw instances where people were going through divorces, fighting over children, and so on . . . and when you represent these cases you become very close to the people. It was easy to write because I'd seen it all. I've had to hold many hands and help them through it."
THE SESSION DATED APRIL 2003.
GEREIN OFFERING MUSIC WITH MEANING
by Gerry Krochak for the Leader-Post
"How does such a big voice come from such a little body?!"
It's a question that local Christian singer-songwriter Denise Gerein has gotten used to hearing. Her characteristic rich, full and throaty delivery, as well as a penchant for writing songs of faith, hope and getting to the heart of the matter have given the (now part-time) lawyer a chance to further explore her lifelong passion on Who I Am, her debut independant CD." . . . Who I Am became a deeply personal album for Gerein, but it also translated into spiritual themes that most people can easily relate to.
LEADER-POST PREVIEW DATED APRIL 24TH, 2003.
"We had our final ALPHA Celebration Dinner last night. The highlight of the evening was Denise singing . . . it created such a wonderfully serene atmosphere. Denise's singing was fabulous . . . we received so much positive feedback about the music."
NANCY PRICE, ALPHA CO-ORDINATOR, HOLY CROSS PARISH, REGINA, SK
"It fit so well with what we were studying that day, the song also fits beautifully with our faith"
"It helps us to realize that God knows who we are, Denise's song encourages us to have a personal relationship with God"
"Sometimes we forget that God is guiding us, this song reminds us of His love, grace and impact in our lives - He is guiding us to a deeper relationship with Him - He knows who we are"
"Our bible study was blessed in that we all have a copy of this song - many play it regularly during the week:
"It encourages me"
"It helps me through a tough day"
"It inspires me to talk to God"
"This song is a confirmation of Psalm 139"
"Denise's song YOU KNOW WHO I AM has touched our hearts and soul. Thank you Denise for sharing your beautiful voice with us as well as your love for God!"
COMMENTS FROM RESURRECTION PARISH BIBLE STUDY COURSE after playing "YOU KNOW WHO I AM"