Winners Announced at Tonight’s 45th Annual GMA Dove Awards Ceremony

Winners Announced at Tonight’s 45th Annual GMA Dove Awards Ceremony

HILLSONG UNITED TAKES HOME FIVE DOVE AWARDS INCLUDING “ARTIST OF THE YEAR” AND “SONG OF THE YEAR” AT THE 45TH ANNUAL GMA DOVE AWARDS

SWITCHFOOT TAKES HOME THREE AND SKILLET CLAIMS TWO TROPHIES AT THIS YEAR’S CEREMONY CO-HOSTED BY BART MILLIARD AND LECRAE 

ELLIE HOLCOMB IS NAMED “NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR” 

UNIQUE PAIRINGS, DEBUT PERFORMANCES AND SPECIAL RECOGNITIONS CAPPED AN UNFORGETTABLE NIGHT IN CELEBRATING THE YEAR IN CHRISTIAN AND GOSPEL MUSIC 

Award Show To Air On The Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) On Sunday, October 12 

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (October 7, 2014) – Tonight, the 45th Annual GMA Dove Awards were handed out in 42 categories, as well as 4 special awards, with Hillsong UNITED taking home 5 honors, including the coveted “Artist of the Year” and “Song of the Year” trophies. Switchfoot and Skilletjoined Hillsong UNITED as multiple winners of the evening. Co-hosted by Lecrae and MercyMe’s Bart Milliard, the awards drew a record attendance at the Allen Arena on the campus of Lipscomb University. The entire show will be broadcast exclusively on Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) on Sunday, October 12. For a full list of winners, please click HERE:

List of televised award winners:

Song of the Year: “Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)” – Hillsong UNITED

Artist of the Year: Hillsong UNITED

New Artist of the Year: Ellie Holcomb

Southern Gospel Recorded Song of the Year: “Revival” – Karen Peck & New River

Contemporary Gospel/Urban Recorded Song of the Year: “Every Praise” – Hezekiah Walker

Rap/Hip Hop Album of the Year: Never Land – Andy Mineo

Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year: Overcomer – Mandisa

Traditional Gospel Recorded Song of the Year: “A Little More Jesus” – Erica Campbell

Praise and Worship Album of the Year: Majestic – Kari Jobe

Inspirational Film: God’s Not Dead

 

Special recognition honors also presented this evening included:

Lifetime Achievement Award – Hillsong

GMA IMPACT AWARD – Eddie DeGarmo

The Grady Nutt Humor Award – Akintunde

The Outstanding Mainstream Contribution to Gospel Music Award – SiriusXM

 

Quote pulls from the 45th Annual GMA Dove Awards:

“We believe the local church is going to be the salvation to the rest of the world. Keep the church strong. Through the sacrifices of many…on behalf of 1000s of volunteers, over the past 30 years- I’ve been honored to be a part of this. -Creative Pastor JD–accepting on behalf of Hillsong

“We always say faith, family, and ducks. In that order.” – Alan Robertson

“I was writing this music for the people that sit in the back pew of the church. People that do come, but it’s not quite in their hearts.” – Jonathan McReynolds

“We grew up singing at those old time tent revivals, and we’ve been praying this year that God would just revive this world.” – Karen Peck and New River on “Revival”

“It’s called Thicker Than Water…we are kind of like the black Brady Bunch.” -The Tankards- Rock Rockman

“People are hungry. They want some light from heaven. The song inspired the film. These guys came along and made it into something special.” -Michael Tait of the Newsboys on “God’s Not Dead”

“When you hear a good traditional gospel song it makes you wanna go buy a three piece suit” – Pat Boone

“I’m amazed by his love, I’m honored by the fact He would choose me and use me to spread his love.” Erica Campbell

“I have been encouraged tonight in a polarized world to see a bunch of young folks with a whole lot of energy coming together to praise the Lord.” – Bill Gaither

“We praise until the breakthrough comes, and I love to get to watch that happen.” Kari Jobe

“Honestly, I’m just sitting in God’s word and the songs just keep coming.” – Ellie Holcomb

“Some of our jokes we made up on the fly. I love Lecrae we have been friends for a while and he is just one of my favorite people.” – Bart Millard of MercyMe referring to co-host Lecrae

 

Official images provided by Rick Diamond and Terry Wyatt of Getty Images for the 45th Annual GMA Dove Awards:

45th Annual Dove Awards – Pre-Show

45th Annual Dove Awards – Red Carpet

45th Annual Dove Awards – Show

 

Jonathan McReynolds and Meredith Andrews were the co-hosts of the preshow ceremony where over 30 of the awards were received and outstanding performances were made by many top artists. Both the preshow and the Dove Cares Red Carpet were streamed on www.hearitfirst.com/live.

The night could not have been a success without the contributions of the partners which include: Cantinas Foundation, SoundExchange, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Grand Canyon University, Lipscomb University, Hear It First, Salem Communications, Yes Lord! Radio.

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.

About the Trinity Broadcasting Family of Networks: With 28 networks and growing worldwide, the Trinity Broadcasting Family of Networks is the world’s largest faith-and-family television group, airing a broad range of church and ministry programming, Christian music, family friendly movies, children’s programming, and shows for teens and young adults 24 hours a day to every inhabited continent via 87 satellites and 20,000 television and cable affiliates. In addition, TBN’s most popular global networks are available on computers, smart phones, and other mobile devices, and over 24,000 hours of entertaining and inspiring On-Demand programming is accessible via TBN’s innovative online network,iTBN.org. To find out more about the Trinity Broadcasting Family of Networks, log on to www.tbn.org.

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

MEDIA CONTACTS:

DOVE AWARDS:
Jules Wortman
Wortman Works Media & Marketing
615.989.1519 or 615.260.9985
jwortman@wortmanworks.com

Lacey Printz
Wortman Works Media & Marketing
253.709.6034
lprintz@wortmanworks.com

 

 

The Gospel Music Association Announces More Talent and Partners for the 45th Annual GMA Dove Awards

The Gospel Music Association Announces More Talent and Partners for the 45th Annual GMA Dove Awards

THE GOSPEL MUSIC ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES MORE TALENT AND PARTNERS FOR THE 45th ANNUAL GMA DOVE AWARDS

ST. JUDE CHILDREN’S RESEARCH HOSPITAL® RETURNS AS THE DOVE CARES RED CARPET PARTNER

SOUNDEXCHANGE ANNOUNCED AS PRESHOW SPONSOR

MEREDITH ANDREWS & VERTICAL CHURCH SET TO PERFORM AND COLTON DIXON AND MARK HALL OF CASTING CROWNS TO PRESENT PRESHOW PERORMERS ALSO ANNOUNCED

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (October 1, 2014) – The GMA continues to announce exciting additions to the 45th Annual GMA Dove Awards with new performers, presenters and partners. Meredith Andrews & Vertical Church have been added as performers to the lineup, as well as Colton Dixon and Mark Hall of Casting Crowns as presenters. In addition, SoundExchange and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® join the event as key partners. Hosted by Bart Millard of MercyMe and Lecrae, the awards show will take place on Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at the Allen Arena on the campus of Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee at 6:30p.m. and will be broadcast exclusively on The TrinityBroadcasting Network (TBN), Sunday, October 12, 2014. The preshow awards ceremony and the Dove Cares Red Carpet will stream live at www.hearitfirst.com/live.

Awards will be given out in 46 categories, including four special award recipients. The annual preshow ceremony, sponsored by SoundExchange, will once again bring standout performances. Co-host Jonathan McReynolds, William McDowell, Flame, The Perrys, Finding Favor and the JJ Weeks Band will all perform for the highly attended preshow ceremony.

“It is an honor for SoundExchange to sponsor the Dove Awards on its momentous 45th anniversary. SoundExchange collects royalties from digital radio services like Sirius XM and Pandora on behalf of all artists and record companies, and works behind-the-scenes on behalf of everyone represented at the Dove Awards. There are countless opportunities available today for Christian andGospel artists on digital radio, and we are working to ensure this community benefits from them,” said SoundExchange President and CEO Michael Huppe. “I look forward to sharing time with the many artists and labels that will be together this week for the prestigious award ceremonies and events.”

Huppe will present some brief remarks about the importance of SoundExchange, specifically for the Christian and Gospel genres, at the pre-awards gathering Tuesday afternoon. St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® returns for their second consecutive year as partners of the Dove Cares Red Carpet.

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to more than 80 percent since it opened 50 years ago, and St. Jude is working to drive the overall survival rate for childhood cancer to 90 percent in the next decade. The hospital freely shares the breakthroughs it makes, so every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children.

“Last year’s addition of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital to the Dove Cares Red Carpet experience made a lasting impression on the participating artists,” says GMA President and Executive Director Jackie Patillo. “Their presence brings an incredible energy and fresh perspective to what we all have to celebrate.”

 

45th Annual GMA Dove Awards Schedule of Events:

Monday, October 6:

11:30 am – 1:00 pm

– Nominee Luncheon presented by Cantinas Foundation @Schermerhorn Symphony Center with special guest Beth Moore

– media invited to cover event

7:30 pm – 45th Annual GMA Dove Awards Comedy Show

– with headliner Bone Hampton. Hosted by former Dove Award winner, Chris August, and music by former Dove Award recipient Mr. TalkBox, the show will be held on Monday, @ Shamblin Theater on the campus

– media invited to cover event

 

Tuesday, October 7:

2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

– Dove Awards Preshow co-hosted by Jonathan McReynolds and Meredith Andrews @ Collins Alumni Auditorium (Lipscomb campus) sponsored by SoundExchange

– media to watch hearitfirst.com stream from media room

3:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Dove Cares Red Carpet in partnership with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®

6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

 

45th Annual GMA Dove Awards at Allen Arena (Lipscomb University) hosted by Bart Millard of MercyMe and Lecrae

– media room to be open from 1:30-9:30pm for complete coverage and interviews

 

About SoundExchange:

SoundExchange is the independent nonprofit performance rights organization representing the entire recorded music industry. The organization collects statutory royalties on behalf of recording artists and master rights owners for the use of their content on satellite radio, Internet radio, cable TV music channels and other services that stream sound recordings. The Copyright Royalty Board, created by Congress, has entrusted SoundExchange as the only entity in the United States to collect and distribute these digital performance royalties from more than 2,500 services. SoundExchange has paid out more than $2 billion in royalties since its inception. For more information, visit www.SoundExchange.com or www.facebook.com/soundexchange.

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, GMA Honors and IMMERSE. For more on supporting the GMA or becoming a member, please visit www.gospelmusic.org.

About the Trinity Broadcasting Family of Networks:

With 28 networks and growing worldwide, the Trinity Broadcasting Family of Networks is the world’s largest faith-and-family television group, airing a broad range of church and ministry programming, Christian music, family friendly movies, children’s programming, and shows for teens and young adults 24 hours a day to every inhabited continent via 87 satellites and 20,000 television and cable affiliates. In addition, TBN’s most popular global networks are available on computers, smart phones, and other mobile devices, and over 24,000 hours of entertaining and inspiring On-Demand programming is accessible via TBN’s innovative online network, iTBN.org. To find out more about the Trinity Broadcasting Family of Networks, log on to www.tbn.org.

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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

 

MEDIA CONTACTS: 

DOVE AWARDS:

Jules Wortman

Wortman Works Media & Marketing

615.989.1519 or 615.260.9985

jwortman@wortmanworks.com

Lacey Printz

Wortman Works Media & Marketing

253.709.6034

lprintz@wortmanworks.com