Star-Studded Southern Gospel Medley of Brian Free & Assurance, Karen Peck & New River, Wayne Haun and Ernie Haase & Signiture Sound Added To Show Lineup

GMA Dove Awards to air on Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) Sunday, October 12


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (September 9, 2014) – The Gospel Music Association has announced the latest additions to the presenter and performer roster for the 45th Annual GMA Dove Awards including: music icon and 2003 GMA Hall of Fame inductee Pat Boone; Dove and Grammy Award winnerMandisa; singer/songwriter and “American Idol” contestant Danny Gokey; BET’s “Celebration of Gospel” host and Dove winner Dr. Bobby Jones; the Nashville Super Choir supporting Hezekiah Walker; a star-studded southern gospel medley featuring the talents of Brian Free & Assurance,Karen Peck & New River, Wayne Haun and Ernie Haase. The GMA Dove Awards will take place on Tuesday, October 7 at Allen Arena on the campus of Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tenn.; and will be taped for broadcast on the Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) on October 12, 2014.

These top artists will join the recently announced co-hosts Bart Millard of MercyMe and Lecrae, as well as Natalie Grant, Hezekiah Walker, Erica Campbell, Capital Kings, Olympic Gold Medalist Scott Hamilton, author Karen Kingsbury, for KING & COUNTRY, 1 Girl Nation, Ellie Holcomb, David and Tamela Mann, Sandi Patty, Tedashii, Alan and Lisa Robertson of Duck Dynasty andBill Gaither as participants on the show. The pre-show hosts include Dove Award nominees Jonathan McReynolds and Meredith Andrews.

Nominee luncheon will be held Monday, October 6th at The Schermerhorn Symphony Center sponsored by the Cantinas Foundation.  For Dove updates and breaking news, please visit the Gospel Music Association’s Dove Awards website,, as well as the GMA’s various social network platforms.

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


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