Doug Newnum & SOS Renewal rock the Academy Of International Recording Artists with six nominations

Doug Newnum & SOS Renewal coming off their burning hot single release "Giving My Best" have garnered six big nominations in Contemporary Christian music from the Academy Of International Recording Artists for 2013-2014. The group is the first ever to have six nominations posted in their first year on the Christian pop charts internationally
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Doug Newnum &  SOS Renewal Photo
Doug Newnum & SOS Renewal Photo
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. - June 5, 2013 - PRLog -- Tangier, IN - Hollywood, CA - Nashville,TN -  New York, NY -- Getting a single in the national charts today is a miracle in itself.  Getting a song played at a radio station and then watching that song go to Top-10 in a big pop magazine out of Los Angeles is just unheard of without a major label.  But when you have a song that is sung so good and promoted by professionals (that really care about the message) your song can become a Top-10 hit in the New Music Weekly magazine.  That hit single can then result in your band being nominated for various awards in the music business. So is the Cinderella story of Doug Newnum and SOS Renewal after signing a promotional agreement with Platinum Plus Nashville & veteran hit maker Robert Metzgar.  *See       A year ago, Doug Newnum took a step of faith and called his friend in Nashville and asked him to review the group’s latest recording,  to see where the song might go if it was released to the public.  Mr. Metzgar consulted with one of Billboard’s most elite record promoters in Los Angeles and he asked Alan Young if he thought a Christian song could get charted in the Hot Country Singles chart of a pop magazine?  New Music Weekly has become as respected as Billboard in today’s music climate.  The magazine serves over 2800 radio stations around the world.  *See       The promotion people listened, sent it for a focus group study to several radio stations and then Mr. Metzgar decided to put the record out through CDX in early 2013.  After six months of the hardest work that a promotion team has ever done on a record, the Contemporary Christian group that sounds like Randy Owen & Alabama have their record in the NMW charts sitting at #9 with a bullet.  There’s still heavy upward movement behind the single release.  Promoters expect the song to go into what is called the “Recurrent Top-40” list in 2 weeks as the group’s next single hits radio stations entitled “Gonna Give You Praise.”    Doug Newnum grew up in church, got started singing in a quartet at the age of 10 years old.  His aunt Delores put together 3 girls and Doug Newnum and they harmonized.  That’s what you notice about the band today, their incredible harmony.  Newnum states, “While I was singing in my first group Homeward Bound I dreamed of being in music full time.”  After opening for the Cathedrals, becoming the lead songwriter for Northern Gold Quartet, a solo project and 3 albums with SOS Renewal, the newly nominated Songwriter Of The Year Doug Newnum feels like he is starting to see some success.  There’s a saying in Nashville.  “Most of the people who have success spent at least 10 years working hard every day to see the first 24 hours of success.”  Doug Newnum and his group are nominated Group Of The Year, Album Of The Year, Single Of The Year, Songwriter Of The Year, and New Artist Of The Year by international radio stations for 2014.  The New Music Weekly magazine nominations domestically are still to be posted at year’s end.  The group consists of Steve Lindley (drums) Gary Jones (bass guitar) Mike Cruse (Keyboard) Steve Cruse (lead guitar) and Doug Newnum (lead singer and songwriter).    Newnum married his childhood sweetheart Debbie and the couple have four children,  Amanda, Jared, Ethan and Chelsea.  He says he loves to play golf but he never does because he just doesn’t have any time.  His plate is so full now that his wife is thinking about separate vacations.  The couple put their faith in God as a priority, their family and children are a priority and told our Entertainment Headline News reporter that “With God’s blessings anything is possible.”  That is certainly true in the music business. An article that recently appeared in by the former head of Billboard Nashville states that the average major label spends $375,000 in direct payments to get a song into  Top-40 and $1.5 million to get a song to go #1 in the pop charts nationally.  So far Doug Newnum & SOS Renewal have spent absolutely zero getting the airplay they have gotten.    Their airplay has been generated the old fashioned way.  Hard work, mailing the records out to radio stations, fans listening to the music and then calling radio stations has kept the single alive and it continues to move up gradually in the charts every week.  The song has stayed in the national charts now for over six months and last week generated over 20,000 spins at radio stations in the United States where Sound Scan and Nielsen track every spin every day. Fans can write to the group for further information below:    Doug Newnum & SOS Renewal  Capitol Management Group  330 Franklin Road  Brentwood, TN 37027-3282  800-767-4984 (toll free)  615-321-0600 (main)  615-338-4497 (fax)    Buy the album    CD BABY DISTRIBUTION  13909 NE Airport Way  Portland, OR 97230  800-289-6923  800-BUY-MYCD     Doug Newnum  DOUG NEWNUM & SOS RENEWAL  408 Liberty Street  Covington, IN 47932  765-793-3334 (work)  765-498-2914 (home)  765-299-1622 (cell)     Distribution: The Orchard  THE ORCHARD DISTRIBUTION  23 East 4th Street, 3rd Floor  New York, NY 10003  800-767-4984 (toll free)  866-625-7384 (toll free)    *To contact their agent for tours, venues, concerts and church appearances simple send an email to and Mr. Metzgar will respond to your request within 48 hours

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