FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Faith:REFINED Nominated “Contemporary Artist of the Year” IndieHeaven’s Momentum Awards Lake Jackson, TX, January 3rd, 2007 – IndieHeaven.com, the leading organization supporting Independent artists in Christian music, is pleased to announce that Faith:REFINED has been nominated “Contemporary Artist of the Year” in the 3rd annual "Momentum Awards". This prestigious award will be handed out at the upcoming IndieHeaven CIA Summit2008 conference March 29, 2008. IndieHeaven founder and CIA Summit director Keith Mohr states, "It's important to recognize and applaud the efforts made in recent years by artists who are independent. By providing them the recognition they have earned, we hope to increase their platform and awareness. There are many independent artists who are doing an incredible job with their music and most importantly their mission. We look forward to the awards being a part of our annual artist’s conference." Visit www.ciasummit.com for more information about the Christian Independent Alliance Summit. Faith:REFINED was founded in 2005 by keyboardist/songwriter Debbie L. Rice. Now made up of an eclectic mixture of vocalists, songwriters and musicians, this Contemporary Christian band continues to surprise with their mixture of Pop, Rock, Country & Children's songs, all blended together with their message of Faith. Located on the shores of the Texas Gulf Coast in Lake Jackson, Faith:REFINED is made up of vocalists Pamela Bieri, guitarist Ray Miller, bass player Nick Benavidez, and keyboardist Debbie L. Rice. Faith:REFINED's mission is to bring God's message of Faith to believers and non-believers alike. Main songwriter Debbie L. Rice shows through her music the wonderful things God has done in her life, and the growth she has experienced by placing her trust and faith in Him during times of difficulty. Having faced cancer, bankruptcy, foreclosure, divorce, loss of her house to a tropical storm, the death of her father, repossession, and being forced to move herself and her infant son 4 times in 5 years, you would think her music would be full of anger, grief and sorrow. Instead, she tells of the love, provision and blessing God gives to you when you put Him first in your life and put your life in His hands. To register your vote for Faith:REFINED as the “Contemporary Artist of the Year” in this year’s Momentum awards, please visit http://www.indieheaven.com/momentum_awards.php. You can also register your vote for their hit single, “They Chose Me” in the Song of the Year category by typing it in as “They Chose Me” by Faith:REFINED.