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08.18.17So How Did Things Go at the Anniversary Show?
08.18.17ApologetiX in Green Bay in 2 Months
08.18.17New CD BOGO Sale Ends in 1 Week
08.18.17How to Donate Online or By Mail
08.18.17Get Multiple Downloads for Any Size Donation
08.18.17New USBs with Complete Library in Stock
08.18.17ApX Keyboardist Todd Waites Has New Video
08.18.17Anniversary Shirts Available for Order Soon
08.05.1725th Anniversary Lapel Pins Now Available
08.05.17ApX: Safe Bet for Sunday School in Reno
08.05.17ApX Parodies Touch Deep in the Heart in Texas
08.05.1725th Anniversary Shirts Coming Next Week
08.05.17Big Show is One Week Away, 80% Full Already
08.02.17New Single Spoofs 2 Hard-Rockin' Classics
07.29.17Clues for Our Next Single
07.29.17ApX Played Nationally on 700 Stations in Australia
07.26.17ApologetiX Needs Help & Prayer Again
07.20.17Minnesota Couple Will Reunite at Anniversary Show
07.20.17The Story Behind Our New Song "Works"
07.17.17New Single (California 80's-Style)
07.14.17Clues for Our Upcoming Single
07.07.17Send Us Your Video for the 25th Anniversary Show
07.07.17Fans from 28 States Coming to 25th Anniversary Show
07.06.17New Single (All 80's), New CD Mailed to Fans
06.30.17Clues for This Weekend's Single
06.30.17Get a Custom ApX Lapel Pin
06.23.17What Songs Are on Our New CD, Zebraic?
06.23.17New CD in Stock, Buy 1 Get 1 of 28 Titles Free
06.23.17New Single Spoofs 'Til Tuesday & REM
06.19.17New Single is Here, New CD is Almost Here
06.17.17ApologetiX: That Christian Wedding Band?
06.17.17Clues for Sunday Night's Single
06.09.17New Single Spoofs Two American Bands
06.09.17Norway to Heaven: Fan Mail from Scandinavia
06.09.17An Edifying Email from a Delaware DJ
06.09.17The Title and Theme of Our Upcoming 48th CD
06.02.17Prayers for ApX at the Wailing Wall in Israel
06.02.17Ohio Man Says ApX Show Was a High Point in His Life
06.02.17Clues for Our Upcoming Single
05.30.17ApologetiX Needs Summer Help and Prayer
05.26.17Fan Mail from a Science Teacher in MI
05.23.17New Single is a Sequel: Poisonous Scorpions Vol. 2
05.20.17Keith Haynie Returns from Nashville, Rumors Abound
05.20.17Seats Filling Fast for 25th Anniversary Show in August
05.20.17Clues for Our Next Single
05.18.17Custom ApX Lapel Pins Available
05.15.17Autographed CD Sale Ends Tuesday
05.12.17New Single is Our Most Creative Ever
05.12.177 Autographed CDs (Ends Tuesday)
05.12.1710 Little Opinions: Brief Notes from Fans All Over
05.12.17Happy Birthday, Moose!
05.08.17Get Multiple Downloads for Any Size Donation
05.05.17Clues for Our Next Single
05.05.17Some Scriptural Thoughts About Cinco de Mayo
05.05.17Clues for Our Next Single
04.28.17Bible Quizzers Celebrate with ApX Victory Song
04.28.17How About New Shirts and a New DVD?
04.28.17New Single Spoofs Van Halen & Loverboy
04.24.17New Single Spoofs 2 Bands That Epitomized the 80's
04.22.17New Zealand Fan Listens to ApX Several Hours a Day
04.22.17ApX as Big in Japan as in the United States
04.21.17Clues for This Weekend's Single
04.21.17New CD BOGO Deal Ends Sunday Night
04.18.17The Latest News from ApologetiX 4-18-17
04.14.17More ApologetiX Easter Videos on YouTube
04.14.17Prayer Request for Longtime Fan in Alabama
04.11.17New Single Spoofs 70s & 80s
04.05.17Happy Birthday, Jimmy "Vegas" Tanner
04.05.17Clue for Replacement Song on Next Single
04.05.17ApX Plays Moon, Venus, and Mars
04.03.17Why Does ApologetiX Need Help Now?
03.30.17What Songs Are on the New CD, Very Vicarious?
03.30.17Air India: ApX Interviewed by Radio One India
03.30.17Come to Our 25th Anniversary Show in August
03.30.17Clues for Sunday Night's Single
03.27.17New CD in Stock, ApX 25th Anniversary Today
03.24.17Moose Music: Rieger Releases Solo Project
03.21.17New Single Spoofs 70s & 90s
03.21.17What Songs Are on the New CD, Very Vicarious?
03.17.17Australian Fan Encouraged by ApX Song
03.17.17Clues for This Weekend's Single
03.16.17ApX Fan Battles Pancreatic Cancer
03.16.17Apolo-Vet-iX: Dog's Doc Digs ApX
03.09.17"1000 Tracks for 100 Bucks" Ends Sunday
03.09.17The Title and Theme of Our Upcoming 47th CD
03.09.17Jewish Believer in Wyoming is a New ApX Fan
03.09.17ApX Supplies Soundtrack for Sunday Shift
03.07.17Bill "Moose" Rieger Set to Release New CD
03.06.17New Single Spoofs the Swingin' 60's
03.04.17ApX Fan Moving to Nepal for Missions
03.04.17Good News from Peewee Valley KY
03.04.17ApX Singer Does Radio Interview in Clearwater FL
03.04.17Todd Waites Back in States from Nicaragua
03.04.17Clues for Sunday Night's Single
02.22.17Amazing Terry Bradshaw Football Card Testimony
02.22.17Longtime TX Fan Takes ApX with Him to OK
02.22.17Pardon Me, Boy, Was That the Chattanooga New Two?
02.22.17New Single Spoofs Foreigner & Spin Doctors
02.22.17Fan Will Match Your Donations Through Tuesday
02.20.17New Single, Lapel Pins & More

Please Vote for APX in CCM Awards
Mon., Sep. 11. 2006 12:14am EDT

Last week, we mentioned that CCM Magazine has just opened up the voting for its 2006 Reader's Choice Awards. If you missed that article or if you haven't voted yet, please consider taking a minute to do so. Here's the link:

http://www.ccmmagazine.com/features/3591.aspx

ApologetiX was voted Favorite Indie Artist in the 2004 awards, thanks to people like you who voted online. Unfortunately, that award was discontinued in 2005 ... but this year they've brought it back!

Once again, we aren't even listed as a choice ... BUT there is a spot in each category where you can write in a vote. It worked in 2004, and it'll work again in 2006 if you participate. There are a number of other categories in which you could choose to vote for ApologetiX, but we think "Best Independent Artist of 2006" is our best bet.

You don't have to vote in every single category. There are many categories, but "Best Independent Artist" is one of the earlier categories listed.

For over 25 years now, CCM Magazine has been recognized as the premier publication dealing with contemporary Christian music. With all of the major national labels vying for CCM's attention, it's very hard for an independent band like us to get noticed, even though our CDs sell well, we play national festivals, and our songs hit the national charts. When we won the award two years ago, it was our first real publicity in CCM, aside from numerous advertisements we'd done.

A second strike against us is that we do parodies, which probably causes them not to take us very seriously. As former CCM Editor Matthew Turner told the Los Angeles Times in 2002, "It's a concept that is incredibly cheesy, but they do it really well."

However, we believe that the lyrics and messages in our parodies have something very important to say. When we won the award last time, it certainly caused a few more people at CCM to take notice. If we were to win it again, it might get enough attention to merit a feature story and some more mention.

Are we looking for fame? No, but the more exposure we can get for our parodies, the more people we can reach and teach. We run into new fans all the time who say, "I can't believe I just found out about you guys, and yet you've been around for all these years!" Getting more attention in CCM could let more people know about us faster. It's one thing to tell CCM Magazine that we have a fan club of well over 70,000 members; it's another thing when they see the votes come in.

You can vote for ApologetiX in as many of the applicable categories (let's not be silly and stick us in categories that don't apply) as you like, but please make one of them "Best Independent Artist." And don't forget to vote for other artists you enjoy in their applicable categories.

Please submit only one ballot. People who try to stuff the ballot box by submitting more than once will be automatically disqualified. It makes them look bad and it makes the artists they vote for look bad. Besides, if we win, we want to win fair and square, just like in 2004.

Thanks! Voting ends October 15. The results will be announced in the January '07 Readers' Choice issue of CCM Magazine. Here's the link again:

http://www.ccmmagazine.com/features/3591.aspx