Erica Campbell and Sadie Robertson to Host 46th Annual GMA Dove Awards

Erica Campbell and Sadie Robertson to Host 46th Annual GMA Dove Awards

Five-Time Grammy Winner and WEtv’s “Mary Mary” Star Erica Campbell and A&Es “Duck Dynasty” Star Sadie Robertson to Host 46th Annual GMA Dove Awards

The 46th Annual GMA Dove Awards to air on Sunday, October 18th on Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN)

Song and Songwriter of the Year categories announced today

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Aug. 24, 2015) – The Gospel Music Association (GMA) announces multi-Dove Award winning powerhouse Erica Campbell, the five time Grammy winner and WEtv star of the hit show “Mary Mary,” and New York Times best-selling author Sadie Robertson as the co-hosts for the 46th Annual GMA Dove Awards (www.doveawards.com). Additionally, the Song and Songwriter of the Year categories are announced today. The Dove Awards will take place on Tuesday, October 13th, live from Allen Arena on the campus of Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN and will air exclusively on the Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) on Sunday, October 18th at 9:00 p.m (CST). For Dove updates and breaking news, please visit the Gospel Music Association’s social networks on Twitter and Facebook. The full list of nominees can be found here: FULL LIST OF 46th ANNUAL GMA DOVE AWARD NOMINEES.

Songwriter of the Year (Artist)
Bart Millard
Chris Tomlin
Lecrae Moore
Matt Maher
Phil Wickham

Songwriter of the Year (Non-Artist)
Benjamin Glover
David Arthur Garcia
Dianne Wilkinson
Jason Ingram
Seth Mosley

Song of the Year
(full information is found on above link to nominations)
“Come As You Are” – Crowder (writers) Ben Glover, David Crowder, Matt Maher
“Greater” – MercyMe (writers) Barry Graul, Bart Millard, Ben Glover, David Garcia, Mike Scheuchzer, Nathan Cochran, Robby Shaffer
“He Knows My Name” – Francesca Battistelli (writers) Francesca Battistelli, Mia Fieldes, Seth Mosley
“Hope In Front Of Me” – Danny Gokey (writers) Bernie Herms, Brett James, Danny Gokey
“How Can It Be” – Lauren Daigle (writers) Jason Ingram, Jeff Johnson, Paul Mabury
“Multiplied” – NEEDTOBREATHE (writers) Bear Rinehart, Bo Rinehart
“Overwhelmed” – Big Daddy Weave (writers) Michael Weaver, Phil Wickham
“This Is Amazing Grace” – Phil Wickham (writers) Jeremy Riddle, Josh Farro, Phil Wickham
“Thrive” – Casting Crowns (writers) Mark Hall, Matthew West
“We Believe” – Newsboys (writers) Matthew Hooper, Richie Fike, Travis Ryan

“I’m super excited to be co-hosting the 46th Annual GMA Dove Awards this year,” Erica Campbell says. “It’s going to be an amazing night especially since I get to stand next to the lovely Sadie Robertson as co-host! I truly believe we are better together! I believe God smiles when we stand united for His Glory!”

“I’m so excited to host this years Dove Awards,” Sadie Robertson says. “It is a true honor to be able to share the stage with Erica Campbell, and it’s going to be a great night. I am really looking forward to it!” 

Campbell recalls one of her fondest Dove Awards memories as she prepares for her hosting spotlight. “I remember my first Dove Awards performance with gospel legend Kirk Franklin at the Grand Ole Opry! Tina (of Mary Mary) and I were so nervous and excited! But the audience praised God with us as we sang Shackles! Our outfits were terrible but the night was amazing!”

“I am elated to announce that Sadie Robertson and Erica Campbell will be hosting this year’s Dove Awards,” says GMA President and Executive Director Jackie Patillo. “Sadie is faithfully using her voice and celebrity to share how you can lead a positive and wholesome life, while enjoying your youth. Erica Campbell is a master at commanding the stage and we know she will have all of us in the palm of her hand on October 13.”

Last week, the GMA announced the nominees for the 46th Annual GMA Dove Awards with Lecrae leading the pack with 9 nominations, followed by for KING & COUNTRY with 7 and Crowder and Matt Maher each receiving 6.

The GMA Dove Awards will feature artists from every style of Gospel/Christian music coming together to celebrate the impact of its music. Dove Award nominees are determined by over 1,500 professional members with the winners will be voted on by the entire GMA membership of nearly 2,500. The awards are produced by the GMA. 

Tickets to the 46th Annual GMA Dove Awards are now on sale at the Allen Arena box office in Nashville or at www.doveawards.com. Ticket prices range from $35.00 to $200.00.    

About Erica Campbell:
After seven Mary Mary albums and 14 years as part of the groundbreaking duo, multi-Grammy Award-winning artist Erica Campbell released her debut solo album Help in 2014. Led by the singles “A Little More Jesus” and “Help,” it entered Billboard’s Gospel Albums chart at #1 and peaked at #6 on the all-genre Billboard 200. Campbell’s solo debut earned a Grammy Award for Best Gospel Album, and she released Help 2.0 earlier this year. So far in her career, Erica has won eight Dove Awards and 17 Stellar Awards. Erica also stars in the hit WEtv originally scripted show “Mary Mary.” In addition to her solo career, Campbell continues to perform with Mary Mary and collaborates with her husband, producer Warryn Campbell II.

About Sadie Robertson:
Sadie Robertson is well known for her dimples and engaging smile, but there is more to the 18-year-old charmer and star of A&E’s Duck Dynasty than that. A high school athlete and motivational speaker, Sadie spends her summers on mission trips and working at a Christian youth camp spreading her message to peers about being confident in who you are and learning to “live original.” Sadie continues to serve as a positive role model to young girls across the country, catering consistent, positive messages of encouragement to over 3,000,000 followers across her social platforms. Combined, her YouTube videos have more than 50,000,000 views.

Sadie’s new book, Live Original: How the Duck Commander Teen Keeps It Real and Stays True  to Her Values,  is  available now  at  retailers nationwide.

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 and GMA Honors. 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 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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For more information on GMA Dove Awards, please go to the Wortman Works website in the Dove Awards client section for bios and photos. You may also access at www.doveawards.com.     

Media Contact:
Jules Wortman
Wortman Works Media & Marketing
615.260.9985
jwortman@wortmanworks.com

The 46th Annual GMA Dove Awards’ Nominees Announced Today in Nashville

The 46th Annual GMA Dove Awards’ Nominees Announced Today in Nashville

THE 46TH ANNUAL GMA DOVE AWARDS’ NOMINEES ANNOUNCED TODAY IN NASHVILLE

AWARDS TO BE HELD LIVE TUESDAY, OCTOBER 13th AT ALLEN ARENA AND WILL AIR GLOBALLY ON (TBN) THE TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK SUNDAY, OCTOBER 18th CELEBRATING “BETTER TOGETHER” 

Lecrae Leads With 7 Nominations, Including Artist Of The Year; for KING & COUNTRY Garners 6 Nominations, With Crowder, Chris Tomlin and Matt Maher Each Earn 4 

For full list of nominees, go to www.doveawards.com/nominees

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – (August 12, 2015) — The Gospel Music Association (GMA) announced today, from on the campus of Lipscomb University, the nominees in 41 categories for the 46th Annual GMA Dove Awards. The theme of this year’s award show is “Better Together” which focuses on the strength in unity. The conference was also streamed live on CMM MAGAZINE and YES Lord RadioThe awards show will take place on Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at Allen Arena on the campus of Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN at 6:30pm CT. Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) will exclusively air the awards show on Sunday, October 18 on the network’s global stage reaching over 100 million homes in the US, plus global and multi-platform distribution. Voting for the final winners will run August 20th through August 27.  The “Song of the Year” and “Songwriter of the Year” categories will be made in a special announcement in the coming weeks.

Lecrae leads all nominations with 7, followed by for KING & COUNTRY with 6. Crowder, Matt Maher and Chris Tomlin tally 4 nods each.

The full list of nominees can be found here: FULL LIST OF 46th ANNUAL GMA DOVE AWARD NOMINEES

Nashville Mayor Karl Dean, GMA Executive Director/President Jackie Patillo and artists Audio Adrenaline, Jason Crabb, Colton Dixon, Joseph Habedank, Casey J and RED were among the artist and dignitaries participating in the nominee announcements.

“This is always an exciting day for us at the GMA,” states Patillo.”We are honored to recognize the many talents of our industry and the contributions they have made. This year Gospel and Christian Music’s biggest night is going to be off the charts with unforgettable performances and special pairings.

Additionally, Patillo expanded on this year’s “Better Together” initiative.  “Since 1969, the GMA Dove Awards has honored the outstanding achievement and excellence of our music community.  We hope to bring much more light to our mission with this year’s “Better Together” theme as we focus on unity, diversity and creativity and come together during this exciting time in our industry,” states Patillo.

TBN Vice President Matthew Crouch said the network is excited to serve as the exclusive broadcast partner for the GMA Dove Awards. “The Dove Awards represent the gold standard for Gospel and Christian singers, songwriters, and music professionals,” he said. “And TBN is privileged once again to share this special evening of honors, excitement, and life-changing music with our viewers around the world.”

The nominees in 12 categories were revealed today during the press conference and included here are five of the top categories announced today.

Artist of the Year
for KING & COUNTRY
Francesca Battistelli
Kari Jobe
Lecrae
Mercy Me

New Artist of the Year
About A Mile
Danny Gokey
I Am They
Lauren Daigle
NF

Contemporary Christian Artist of the Year
Chris Tomlin
for KING & COUNTRY
Hillsong UNITED
Lecrae
MercyMe

Southern Gospel Artist of the Year
Booth Brothers
Ernie Haase & Signature Sound
Gaither Vocal Band
The Collingsworth Family
The Isaacs

Gospel Artist of the Year
Erica Campbell
Fred Hammond
Israel & New Breed
Jonathan McReynolds
Tamela Mann
Tasha Cobbs

The GMA Dove Awards, Gospel music’s biggest night of the year, will feature artists from every style of Gospel/Christian music coming together to celebrate the impact of its music. Dove Award nominees are determined by over 1,500 professional members with the winners will be voted on by the entire GMA membership of nearly 2,500. The awards are produced by the GMA.

CCM Magazine will live stream the red carpet, pre-telecast and other non-broadcast show activities, including never before seen backstage access.

Tickets to the 46th Annual GMA Dove Awards are now on sale at the Allen Arena box office in Nashville or at www.doveawards.com. Ticket prices range from $35.00 to $200.00.

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 and GMA Honors. 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 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.

About CCM: CCM Magazine, popular Christian music’s leading editorial resource for 35+ years, is a part of the Salem Media Group family. Salem Media Group 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. In addition to its radio properties, Salem owns Salem Radio Network, which syndicates talk, news and music programming to approximately 2,000 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 29 in the top 10. Each of our radio properties has a full portfolio of broadcast and digital marketing opportunities.

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Please access the link below for select images from the 46th Annual GMA Dove Awards nominations press conference:

46th Annual GMA Dove Awards Nominations Press Conference
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MEDIA CONTACT:

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Wortman Works Media & Marketing
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