Matthew West, Big Daddy Weave, Greater Vision, Jonathan McReynolds, Joseph Habedank, Karen Peck & New River, Kingdom Heirs and The Isaacs join performer lineup

Lecrae, Danny Gokey, Donald Lawrence, Hillary Scott, Jason Ingram, Jonathan Butler, LeAndria Johnson, Matt Maher, Michael Jr., Chris Cleveland (of Stars Go Dim) and Veritas set to present

Awards to be held live Tuesday, October 11 at Lipscomb University and will air on TBN on Sunday, October 16

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (October 7, 2016) – The Gospel Music Association (GMA) announces more performers and presenters for the 47th Annual GMA Dove Awards. Matthew West, Big Daddy Weave, Greater Vision, Jonathan McReynolds, Joseph Habedank, Karen Peck & New River, Kingdom Heirs and The Isaacs will perform. Lecrae, Danny Gokey, Donald Lawrence, Hillary Scott, Jason Ingram, Jonathan Butler, LeAndria Johnson, Matt Maher, Michael Jr., Chris Cleveland (of Stars Go Dim) and Veritas will present along with hosts for KING & COUNTRY and Tye Tribbett. The sold-out awards show will take place on Tuesday, October 11 at Lipscomb University’s Allen Arena in Nashville at 6:30 p.m. CST. Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) will exclusively air the awards show on Sunday, October 16. 

These new appearances join already announced performers TobyMac, Steven Curtis Chapman, Anthony Brown and Group TherAPy, Bethel Music, Hollyn, Hillsong UNITED, Natalie Grant, Phillips, Craig & Dean and Tamela Mann and presenters Chris Tomlin, Jordan Feliz, Kari Jobe, Kirk Franklin, Priscilla Shirer, Ryan Stevenson, Tasha Cobbs, Willie Moore Jr., Bill Gaither, CeCe Winans, David Mann, Hezekiah Walker, Jaci Velasquez, Janice Gaines, Lauren Daigle, Sadie Robertson and Wally from WAY-FM.

The GMA Dove Awards celebrate the contributions of artists from every style of Christian/Gospel music. Nominees are determined by over 1,600 professional members, and winners will be voted on by the entire GMA membership of nearly 2,500.

Top nominated artists include Lauren Daigle, Hillsong UNITED, Chris Tomlin. Kirk Franklin and Bill Gaither. View the full list of nominees here.  For more information, visit www.doveawards.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, Latin 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.   

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