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LCC musician nominated for 2012 Covenant Award

September 25, 2012 2 Comments

BURLINGTON, Ontario – On September 25, the Gospel Music Association of Canada (GMA Canada) announced the nominations for the 2012 Covenant Awards, and Lutheran Church–Canada (LCC) singer-songwriter Jennifer Jade Kerr (JJK) is among the nominees. JJK has been nominated for “Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year” for her 2012 release “Permission to be Broken.”

“I am thrilled to receive my first Covenant Nomination,” said JJK. “So many people had a hand in bringing this album together, and now we all get to celebrate!” She continued: “To be included in the same category as folks like downhere and Matt Maher is an incredible affirmation of the work I’m doing as a musician. I’ve definitely got a perma-grin today!”

Jennifer Jade Kerr serves as Director for Youth Ministries at First Lutheran Church in Kelowna, B.C. She spent a year on the CREW Ministries team Saltwater, and has led music and played concerts at numerous Lutheran events across Canada.

"Permission to be Broken"

The Canadian Lutheran reported on the launch of “Permission to be Broken”—her second album—in its 2012 March/April issue, noting that one of the songs on the album—“The Heart of God”—had been sponsored by the Central District of Lutheran Church–Canada as part of its Music Ministry Support Program.

This is not the first time JJK has received accolades for her music. Her 2009 album “Somehow it always does…” won a Saskatchewan Country Music Award for Gospel Album of the Year and was further nominated in the Album of the Year category. She’s also been a finalist in the Canadian Radio Star Competition and twice been a finalist in the Gospel Music Association of Canada’s Cross Canada Talent Search.

Jennifer Jade Kerr and another LCC musician, Kelti Malone (highlighted in the 2012 July/August issue of The Canadian Lutheran), will be going on a concert tour of southern Ontario on their way to Burlington for the 2012 GMA Canada Week. Tour dates are still in the process of being finalized. Visit www.jenniferjadekerr.com/shows/ for information. The Covenant Awards ceremony will take place November 7 in Burlington, Ontario and will be broadcast on Crossroads Television System (CTS).

To purchase “Permission to be Broken,” visit JJK’s website and click on the iTunes or CDBaby links. For more information on GMA Canada Week and the Covenant Awards, visit www.gmacanada.ca.



  • Michael Schutz said:

    Congratulations, Jennifer!

  • Wendy-Lee Kruesel said:

    Woo Hoo!! Congratulations, Jennifer! To God be the glory!! :)

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