LDS singer/songwriter's album wins indie music award

Published: Saturday, June 14 2014 5:00 a.m. MDT

Updated: Monday, June 16 2014 8:49 p.m. MDT

Utah singer/songwriter Hilary Weeks’ “Say Love” album received the top award in the Contemporary Christian/Gospel category at the 13th Annual Independent Music Awards announced earlier this month by the Music Resource Group, according to a news release from Shadow Mountain Records.

The Independent Music Awards is a program that recognized the work of independent artists and releases in more than 80 categories.

The program receives submissions from previous major-label artists as well as self-released and indie-label talent from more than 70 countries on six continents, according to a news release.

In addition to the panel of judges that selected the recent winners, there is a fan online contest for the 13th IMA Vox Pop Winners with voting online at www.independentmusicawards.com/imanominee/13th.

Say Love” is Weeks’ 10th studio album and it was releases last September. Weeks, who is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, is a frequent presenter at Deseret Book’s Time Out for Women programs. After it was released, "Say Love" was on three Billboard charts, including Top Current Contemporary Christian list, Top Albums-Billboard Top 200 and No. 2 on the Top Current Albums-Salt Lake City.

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