Dove Awards Celebrated Powerful Year in Music

Dove Awards Celebrated Powerful Year in Music

THE 44TH ANNUAL GMA DOVE AWARDS CELEBRATED A POWERFUL YEAR IN GOSPEL AND CHRISTIAN MUSIC TONIGHT WITH UNFORGETTABLE PERFORMANCES, SPECIAL TRIBUTES AND AWARDS IN 42 CATEGORIES 


Show To Be Televised On UP Monday, October 21 at 8:00P.M./EDT

TobyMac is named ARTIST OF THE YEAR and for King & Country is NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR

SONG OF THE YEAR is “10,000 Reasons” by Matt Redman

Mandisa receives the “UPLIFT Someone” Award

 

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Oct. 15, 2013-10:00PM/CST) – The 44th Annual GMA Doves Awards, hosted by Amy Grant and Kirk Franklin, were handed out tonight at Lipscomb University’s Allen Arena in celebration of Gospel and Christian music’s biggest night.  The entire pre-show and behind-the-scenes footage was seen live on hearitfirst.com. The broadcast is to air Monday, October 21st at 8:00P.M./EDT exclusively on UP, America’s favorite network for uplifting entertainment. For a full list of winners, please visit www.doveawards.com.

 

The 44th Annual GMA Dove Award Telecast Winners:  

Artist of the Year: TobyMac (ForeFront Records)

New Artist of the Year: for King & Country (Fervent)

Song of the Year: “10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord)” Matt Redman (artist), Matt Redman, Jonas Myrin (writers) ThankYou Music (publisher)

Pop Contemporary Album: Eye On It, TobyMac, (producers) David Garcia, Toby Mckeehan, Christopher Stevens, Jamie Moore, Telemitry

Rap/Hip Hop Album: Gravity, Lecrae, (producers) Heat Academy, Joseph Prielozmy, J.R., The Watchmen, Dru Castro, Uford Ebong,  Tyshane, Thainnacircle, DJ Kahalil, Zach Crowell, Dirty Rice, DJ Official and Rudy Currance

Southern Gospel Performance: “What The Blood is For” Jason Crabb, Gaither Music Group (producer) Wayne Haun

Gospel Performance: “Break Every Chain”, Tasha Cobbs (producer) VaShawn Mitchell

Praise & Worship Album: Burning Lights, Christ Tomlin (producers) Jason Ingram, Ed Cash and Dan Muckala

 

Matt Redmond leads all awards with 6, TobyMac and Jason Crabb follows with 4, Tasha Cobb and producer Wayne Haun scored 3 each. Chris Tomlin, Tamela Mann and Lecrae scored 2.

“We all run the race and it’s tough, so we need a night of encouragement,” said co-host Amy Grant while kicking off the 44th Annual GMA Dove awards.

TobyMac said, “It feels weird to be called artist of the year when I know it takes a family and I always want to acknowledge that. I said in one of my songs a long time ago, I’m just a little man trying to fit in God’s plan. I still feel like that.”

UP, formerly GMC TV, surprised Mandisa by honoring her with their “Uplift Someone”. The ‘Uplift Someone’ award embodies the organization’s core values of uplifting and inspiring others and recognizes an artist who through the message of their music and acts of positivity and kindness, has encouraged people across the nation and truly changed lives. Presented to Mandisa by Grammy® Award-winning artist Amy Grant, the network granted the award to the singer “for her music, message and humanitarian heart, all of which (individually and collectively) have inspired others.”

Several highlights of the evening included touching tributes by Michael W. Smith and the Newsboys to Billy Graham.  Talented vocalists Karen Peck, Daily & Vincent, Signature Sound and the Isaacs honored the Gaither Vocal Band in a stunning collaboration of “He Touched Me.”

GMA Executive Director Jackie Patillo says, “What an amazing night of music and honor. Tonight’s performances were all a testament to why we are all here. On behalf of membership of the GMA, we are proud to present this year’s Dove winners and congratule each of them and the nominees on their achievements. We would also like to thank the city of Nashville for welcoming us back home and to the wonderful host for the evening, Lipscomb University.”

UP’s President & CEO Charles Humbard added, “Congratulations to the GMA Dove Awards winners, performers, presenters and hosts Amy Grant and Kirk Franklin for a thrilling night a spectacular entertainment. This evening celebrates the unifiying and uplifting power of this genre and demonstrates why this is the biggest night of Christian and Gospel music. There is no other network dedicated to showcase this prestigious musical celebration other than UP.”

Jamie Grace and Chris August were the co-hosts of the preshow ceremony where over 30 of the awards were received and outstanding performances by CT presented by International Crisis Aid.  Both the preshow and the Dove Cares Red Carpet were streamed on www.hearitfirst.com/live.

Tonight’s 42 award presentations represent a wide-array of musical styles ranging from Gospel, Contemporary Christian, Rap/Hip-Hop, Urban, Country, Worship, Contemporary and Traditional Gospel, Rock, Pop, Bluegrass, Spanish Language and Inspirational categories.

The memberships of the GMA (Gospel Music Association) determine the winners in each category. Kraft CPA is the official accounting firm for the GMA.

 

About GMA:

Founded in 1964, the Gospel Music Association serves as the face and voice for the Gospel/Christian music community and is dedicated to exposing, promoting and celebrating the Gospel through music of all styles including Pop, Rock, Praise & Worship, Urban Gospel, R&B, Hip Hop, Southern Gospel, Bluegrass, Country and more. The GMA community includes agents, artists, church leaders, managers, promoters, radio personnel, record company executives, retailers, songwriters and other industry visionaries. The GMA produces the GMA Dove Awards and IMMERSE. For more on supporting the GMA or becoming a member, please visit www.gospelmusic.org or contact the GMA directly at 615.277.1376.

 

About UP

UP, (www.UPtv.com) based in Atlanta, is America’s favorite network for uplifting family entertainment. The network presents original and acquired movies, series, stage plays and music specials along with gMovies, the first faith-friendly streaming movie service. The UP brand is reflected in “Uplift Someone,” the network’s successful pro-social initiative.  UP can be seen in more than 65 million homes on major cable systems including Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Cox Communications and Charter Communications, as well as DIRECTV on channel 338, DISH Network on channel 188, and Verizon FiOS on channel 224.   Follow UP on Facebook & Twitter http://facebook.com/UPtv & @UPtv.

 

Suggested Tweet:  Winners announced at the 44th annual #doveawards tonight with full list of winners here

Catch the #doveawards on @uptv Monday, October 21 @ 8P.M. EST catch  Artist of the Year @tobymac bring the house down

Dove Awards Social Media Platforms:

Website – www.doveawards.com

Facebook – www.facebook.com/DoveAwards

Twitter – www.twitter.com/GMADoveAwards  Hashtag – #DoveAwards

YouTube – www.youtube.com/GMADoveAwards

Hearitfirst – www.hearitfirst.com/artists/dove-awards

Pinterest – http://pinterest.com/doveawards

Visit http://www.doveawards.com/request-credentials/ to apply for press and publicity credentials to the show, as well as awards history, photos, press releases and logos.  Credentials must be requested by Tuesday, October 8, 2013.

 

MEDIA CONTACTS:

DOVE AWARDS:

Jules Wortman

Wortman Works Media & Marketing

615.989.1519 or 615.260.9985

jwortman@wortmanworks.com

Kim Dettwiller Burton

615.330.5656

teamstrategies@gmail.com

Dove Awards Announces Partnership with Rapzilla.com

Dove Awards Announces Partnership with Rapzilla.com

NASHVILLE, TN (October 11. 2013) – 44th Annual GMA Dove Awards is excited to announce a new partnership with Top Christian Hip Hop Website, Rapzilla.com.  Rapzilla’s participation and sponsorship speaks to the continuing unity and diversity that the GMA seeks to promote among genres.

Founded in 2003 by Phillip Rood, Rapzilla is consistently the strongest voice for Christian Hip Hop in the genre. By providing quality coverage, the online destination has acted as a strategic catalyst for the growth of this budding movement. The site provides exclusive interviews, articles and features for such past Dove nominees as Lecrae, Tedashii, Trip Lee, Da’ T.R.U.T.H., Flame, Andy Mineo and others.

Since adding the Rap categories to its balloting in 1991, the Dove Awards has systematically expanded its accolades to include a greater quantity of Christian Rap artists. Furthermore, the awards show has featured unique live performances with some of the top singers in Contemporary Christian Music.

This year, the performance line up will include artists Trip Lee, KB, and Andy Mineo, as well as an appearance by Lecrae.

The addition of urban music sponsors only adds further contours to the broad vision of the Dove Awards and promises to create even more open doors for diverse Christian music voices.

 

About Rapzilla: 

With over 150,000 unique visitors per month, Rapzilla.com is the most visited Urban Christian Culture destination online, existing to inform the urban community immediately about Christian news, music, videos, live interviews & broadcasts first! The site is home to the most  comprehensive artist and content database in Urban Christian Culture, all supported by an explosive social media presence keeping readers captive and active.

The show will be broadcast on Monday, October 21st at 8:00 p.m. EDT exclusively on UP, America’s favorite channel for uplifting entertainment.  Tickets are also available now at the Allen Arena box office in Nashville or at www.ticketsnashville.com.

 

About GMA:
Founded in 1964, the Gospel Music Association serves as the face and voice for the Gospel/Christian music community and is dedicated to exposing, promoting and celebrating the Gospel through music of all styles including Pop, Rock, Praise & Worship, Urban Gospel, R&B, Hip Hop, Southern Gospel, Bluegrass, Country and more. The GMA community includes agents, artists, church leaders, managers, promoters, radio personnel, record company executives, retailers, songwriters and other industry visionaries. The GMA produces the GMA Dove Awards and IMMERSE. For more on supporting the GMA or becoming a member, please visit www.gospelmusic.org or contact the GMA directly at615.277.1376.
 
About UP:
UP, ( www.UPtv.com) based in Atlanta, is America’s favorite network for uplifting family entertainment. The network presents original and acquired movies, series, stage plays and music specials along with gMovies, the first faith-friendly streaming movie service. The UP brand is reflected in “Uplift Someone,” the network’s successful pro-social initiative.  UP can be seen in more than 65 million homes on major cable systems including Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Cox Communications and Charter Communications, as well as DIRECTV on channel 338, DISH Network on channel 188, and Verizon FiOS on channel 224.   Follow UP on Facebook & Twitter http://facebook.com/UPtv & @UPtv.

Dove Awards Social Media Platforms:

Website – www.doveawards.com
Twitter – www.twitter.com/GMADoveAwards  Hashtag – #DoveAwards
Visit http://www.doveawards.com/request-credentials/ to apply for press and publicity credentials to the show, as well as awards history, photos, press releases and logos.  Credentials must be requested by Tuesday, October 8, 2013.

 

MEDIA CONTACTS:
DOVE AWARDS:
Jules Wortman
Wortman Works Media & Marketing
Kim Dettwiller Burton
Dove Awards Adds NEEDTOBREATHE to Performance Lineup

Dove Awards Adds NEEDTOBREATHE to Performance Lineup

THE 44TH ANNUAL GMA DOVE AWARDS ADDS NEEDTOBREATHE TO THE DIVERSE PERFORMANCE LINEUP AND REVEALS THEME OF THE DOVE CARES RED CARPET

Special tributes and collaborations are planned for the Gospel and Christian music world’s biggest night

Additional performances from Andy Mineo, Dailey & Vincent, Ernie Haase & Signature Sound, The Isaacs, Karen Peck, KB and Trip Lee added.

NASHVILLE, TENN. (October 1, 2013) – The Gospel Music Association (GMA) announces NEEDTOBREATHE has been added to the performer lineup for the 44th Annual GMA Dove Awards, hosted by Amy Grant and Kirk Franklin.  Additionally, the Dove Cares Red Carpet sponsored by Universal Kia will celebrate the philanthropic endeavors of the talent.  The awards show will take place on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at Allen Arena on the campus of Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee at 7:30pm CT and will be broadcast exclusively on UP on Monday, October 21, 2013 at 8:00 p.m. EDT.
NEEDTOBREATHE and others join previously announced performers Big Daddy Weave, Capital Kings, Colton Dixon, for King & Country, Gaither Vocal Band, Jason Crabb, Passion band featuring Kristian Stanfill and Brian & Jenn Johnson, Michael W. Smith, Newsboys, Rhett Walker Band, Tamela Mann, Tasha Cobbs and TobyMac.
Bone Hampton, Brandon Heath, Candace Cameron Bure, Chonda Pierce, David Mann, Dr. Bobby Jones, Isaac Carree, Jaci Velasquez, Joyce Meyer, Lecrae, Mandisa, Mark Lowry, Montell Jordan and Pastor Rick Warren are tapped as presenters.
The night of music and celebration will have several tributes and collaborations that will surely be some of the most talked about in the 44-year history of the GMA Dove Awards.
Previously announced, Dove Award New Artist of the Year alumni, Jamie Grace and Chris August will host the preshow ceremony from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. CT presented by International Crisis Aid.  Both the preshow and the Dove Cares Red Carpet will be streamed on www.hearitfirst.com/live. The preshow will feature an array of artists including performances from 1 Girl Nation, Aaron & Amanda Crabb, Chris August, Da’ T.R.U.T.H., Jamie Grace and Jonathan McReynolds.  Presenters will include Anita Wilson, Anthony Brown, Ben Glover, Ben Tankard, Benji Cowart, Bryan Popin, Chanel Haynes, Earnest Pugh, Ed Cash, Everfound, KJ52, Meredith Andrews, Red Roots and Wess Morgan.
In addition to presenting on the Dove Awards telecast, Joyce Meyer will be the special guest speaker for the annual nominee luncheon held on Monday, October 14 at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center presented by Cantinas Ranch Foundation.
The show will be broadcast on Monday, October 21st at 8:00 p.m. EDT exclusively on UP, America’s favorite channel for uplifting entertainment.  Tickets are also available now at the Allen Arena box office in Nashville or at www.ticketsnashville.com.
About GMA: Founded in 1964, the Gospel Music Association serves as the face and voice for the Gospel/Christian music community and is dedicated to exposing, promoting and celebrating the Gospel through music of all styles including Pop, Rock, Praise & Worship, Urban Gospel, R&B, Hip Hop, Southern Gospel, Bluegrass, Country and more. The GMA community includes agents, artists, church leaders, managers, promoters, radio personnel, record company executives, retailers, songwriters and other industry visionaries. The GMA produces the GMA Dove Awards and IMMERSE. For more on supporting the GMA or becoming a member, please visit www.gospelmusic.org or contact the GMA directly at 615.277.1376.
About UP
UP, ( www.UPtv.com) based in Atlanta, is America’s favorite network for uplifting family entertainment. The network presents original and acquired movies, series, stage plays and music specials along with gMovies, the first faith-friendly streaming movie service. The UP brand is reflected in “Uplift Someone,” the network’s successful pro-social initiative.  UP can be seen in more than 65 million homes on major cable systems including Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Cox Communications and Charter Communications, as well as DIRECTV on channel 338, DISH Network on channel 188, and Verizon FiOS on channel 224.   Follow UP on Facebook & Twitter http://facebook.com/UPtv & @UPtv.
SPONSOR INFORMATION
Salem Communications – Official Media Partner
(Includes: CCM Magazine, Today’s Christian Music and 94FM The Fish)
Salem Communications is America’s leading radio broadcaster, Internet content provider, and magazine and book publisher targeting audiences interested in Christian and family-themed content and conservative values. CCM Magazine has been the hallmark publication of Christian music since 1978, offering exclusive, in-depth coverage of Christian music news and entertainment. In addition to its radio properties, Salem owns Salem Radio Network, which syndicates talk, news and music programming to approximately 2,400 affiliates; Salem Radio Representatives, a national radio advertising sales force; Salem Web Network, a leading Internet provider of Christian content and online streaming; and Salem Publishing, a leading publisher of Christian themed magazines. Salem owns and operates 99 radio stations, with 61 stations in the nation’s top 25 markets—and 30 in the top 10. Each of our radio properties has a full portfolio of broadcast and digital marketing opportunities.
Cantinas Ranch Foundation
The Cantinas Ranch Foundation looks to transform our modern day culture through opportunities where God can be magnified through the Arts. Our motivation is to raise up the leadership and talent within the art community, which will inspire a new generation to fall in love with our Lord. Our leaders will be equipped with the expertise, training, and Christian spiritual development to impact the world for Jesus Christ. We aim to provide opportunities for Christian leaders to be change agents that can touch lives through concerts, music festivals, community service outreaches, cutting edge technology, and the non-profit funding of music, theatre, art, dance, and media that the entire family can enjoy. Cantinas Ranch endeavors to orchestrate programs of excellence that will glorify God and send a fresh wind of His Spirit.
Food for the Hungry – Official Humanitarian Partner
Founded in 1971, Food for the Hungry provides emergency relief and long-term development programs in more than 20 countries to help the world’s most vulnerable people. Learn more by visiting www.fh.org. Social connections include www.facebook.com/foodforthehungry and www.twitter.com/food4thehungry.
Kraft CPAs PLLC – Independent Accounting Firm
Since its inception in 1958, KraftCPAs PLLC has become one of the largest independent certified public accounting firms in Tennessee. Founded by the late Joe Kraft, the firm presently has 16 members and a total staff of over 150 men and women, including approximately 80 CPAs. With offices in Nashville, Columbia and Lebanon the firm provides not only audit, tax, and accounting, but also a broad range of consulting services to help clients build, preserve and transfer business value and personal wealth.
Universal KIA – Official Vehicle Partner
Universal KIA is Tennessee’s Premiere KIA Dealer with 3 great locations; Universal KIA Hickory Hollow, Universal KIA Rivergate and Universal KIA Franklin. Established in 2006, Chris Bostick and his team have worked very hard to compete in an extremely competitive automotive marketplace. They are committed to excellence in service to the Nashville community as well as their 123 employees.
Universal KIA’s philosophy is to treat the needs of each individual customer with paramount concern.  We know that you have high expectations and as an automotive dealer, we excel on meeting and exceeding those standards. Visit one of our 3 locations and allow us to demonstrate our commitment to excellence!
Universalkia.com
760 The Gospel – Official Gospel Radio Partner
Nashville’s Gospel station has been on the air for over 12 years.  WENO strives to encompass the total and complete sound of gospel. Showcasing the best in music, ministry and empowerment segments designed to provide our listeners with information and resources for a healthy lifestyle spiritually, financially and physically.  It seeks to provide listeners with the edification of true gospel and inspiration on a daily basis.
HearitFirst.com – Technology Partner 
Hear It First is the leading site dedicated to connecting fans with great Christ-centered and family-friendly content.  In music, books, TV and film, Hear It First strives to provide a close and direct connection to the artists, bands, authors and content creators.  WE endeavor to keep you up to date with the latest in music releases, concert tours, new books, movies and other TV and video content.  We enable artists to share their social media feeds, latest videos, tour dates and downloads.
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Dove Awards Social Media Platforms:
Website – www.doveawards.com
Twitter – www.twitter.com/GMADoveAwards  Hashtag – #DoveAwards
Visit http://www.doveawards.com/request-credentials/ to apply for press and publicity credentials to the show, as well as awards history, photos, press releases and logos.  Credentials must be requested by Tuesday, October 8, 2013.
MEDIA CONTACTS:
DOVE AWARDS:
Jules Wortman
Wortman Works Media & Marketing
615.989.1519 or 615.260.9985
Kim Dettwiller Burton
615.330.5656