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The First Annual Grizzly Awards


The First Annual Grizzly Awards


We are excited to share with you, that the Grizzly Awards are coming in February of 2020. Solid Rock Radio had the privilege to be on this years panel. We will post more details as we receive them. Check back here in the coming days and at

Follow the updated story here for nominees and voting info – Grizzly Awards Voting  Now Open

The idea for awards recognizing those in the Christian Rock/Metal industry came to Justin Forshaw of As We Ascend while playing at a festival in Germany in October of 2018. He posted on his Facebook page “We’ve got the “Dove Awards” for the light stuff and the soccer moms…Maybe the “Eagle or Falcon” Awards should happen for Christian Hard Rock…We can host them in a storage unit or an out building for good measure.”

Soon after the idea taken to the next level and he was joined by Cindy Blankenship, or known as “Mothership” to many artist, Rock on Purpose Founder, Mary Nikkel and ATD Media Founder, Joel Burris. Their goal? To celebrate the artist, musicians, producers and song writers long ignored by the Soccer Mom Awards from the other guys.

There are a handful of sites helping bring back focus to Christian Rock, namely Solid Rock Radio, Rock On Purpose,, A1MRadio, and The Christian Rock 20 to name a few.

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The Grizzly Awards seeks to celebrate the innovation, excellence, and spiritual impact of rock and metal community members at every level of the creative process: on the stage, in the studio, and behind the scenes. In the true spirit of rock and roll, we recognize talent and purpose-driven hearts wherever they are found— not just within the approved delineations of major label rosters and radio airplay.

Beyond simply awarding the few, The Grizzly Awards exists to unify the Christian rock community as a whole, fostering connection, community, and the pursuit of excellence. This means inviting listeners into the process at every level, extending the opportunity to be a part of investing in a movement to strengthen a genre that has often been overlooked and under-resourced.

The Grizzly Awards commits to operating at all levels with a foundational commitment to the Gospel, adhering to an unwavering belief that Jesus Christ changes and saves lives. This belief is the ultimate impetus for building an event supporting songs that are a unique tool for communicating that message of redemption.

(source – Grizzly Awards Facebook Page)

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