GMA announces presenters for 49th Annual GMA Dove Awards, October 16

GMA announces presenters for 49th Annual GMA Dove Awards, October 16

GMA ANNOUNCES ALL-STAR PRESENTERS FOR 49TH ANNUAL GMA DOVE AWARDS

Awards to be held live Tuesday, October 16, in Nashville, Tennessee and will air exclusively on TBN on Sunday, October 21 at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (September 28, 2018) – The Gospel Music Association (GMA) announced all-star presenters for the 49th Annual GMA Dove Awards, including Bart Millard, Bill Gaither, Dr. Bobby Jones, Chris Tomlin, Deborah Joy Winans, Devon Franklin, Jasmine Murray, Mark Lowry, Marvin Sapp, Matt Maher, Matthew WestPat Barrett, Ricky Dillard, Russ Taff and Tasha Cobbs Leonard.

The awards show will be held live on October 16 in Nashville, Tennessee and will air exclusively on TBN October 21 at 8 p.m. CT.  Previously announced performers include Big Daddy Weave, Cory Asbury, Jekalyn Carr, for KING & COUNTRY, Kirk Franklin, Koryn Hawthorne, Lauren Daigle, Natalie Grant, Newsboys, Social Club Misfits, Tauren Wells, Tori Kelly, Zach Williams and Jason Crabb with Rascal Flatts. Tickets are on sale now at www.doveawards.com.

The Dove Awards also offers music lovers unique access through its Fan Experiences with new perks being added all the time. All Fan Experience ticket holders will receive free admission to the Dove Awards Songwriters Showcase on Monday, October 16, featuring Jason Gray, Tim Timmons, Michael Farren, Andy Gullahom and more. In addition, the Fan Experience ticket holders will receive free admission to The Bible Tour anywhere in the country. Only 50 Red Carpet Experience tickets remain. For complete details, visit www.doveawards.com/fan-experience.

The GMA Dove Awards celebrate the contributions of artists from every style of Christian/Gospel music. Nominees are determined by GMA’s professional members, and winners will be voted on by the entire GMA membership. Tauren Wells leads artist nominations with eight, followed by Zach Williams with six and Cory Asbury, Tasha Cobbs Leonard and TobyMac with five nods each. Top nominated writer/producer Colby Wedgeworth scored eight nominations. View the full list of nominees HERE.

Viewers can locate this year’s Dove Awards broadcast on TBN by locating it on the network’s channel finder. Watch TBN on their livestream HERE, or download the all-new app to view TBN on your Apple or Android devices.

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Nature Nate’s Announced as Presenting Sponsor of the 48th Annual GMA Dove Awards

Nature Nate’s Announced as Presenting Sponsor of the 48th Annual GMA Dove Awards

Anthony Brown, Chris Tomlin, David and Tamela Mann, for KING & COUNTRY and Matt Maher to present at the awards show on October 17 in Nashville

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (September 7, 2017) – The Gospel Music Association (GMA) announced that Nature Nate’s Honey will be the presenting sponsor of the 48th Annual GMA Dove Awards. Nature Nate’s has launched the Honey Gives Hope campaign and is partnering with the GMA Dove Awards to provide a grant for a family to adopt a child through Show Hope, a movement to care for orphans and restore hope by breaking down barriers between waiting children and loving families.

“At Nature Nate’s, we believe that everyone’s life can be a little sweeter with music and a message of hope,” said Nature Nate’s President and CEO, Nathan Sheets. “Every day, honey gives hope through programs that support music, ministry and better health. Partnering with the 48th Annual GMA Dove Awards is a natural way for our honey company to support passionate leaders in Christian music. We’re privileged to be a sponsor.”

Learn more about Nature Nate’s charitable partnerships and Honey Gives Hope campaign at www.naturenates.com/honey-gives-hope.

GMA also announced that Anthony Brown, Chris Tomlin, David and Tamela Mann, for KING & Country and Matt Maher will join the awards show as presenters. The all-star performance lineup includes CeCe Winans, Hillsong Worship, Matt Redman, MercyMe, Reba McEntire, Steven Malcolm, Tasha Cobbs Leonard and Zach Williams. Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) will exclusively air the awards show on Sunday, October 22 at 8 p.m. CST. Purchase tickets here.

The GMA Dove Awards celebrate the contributions of artists from every style of Christian/Gospel music. Top nominated artists include Zach Williams, Lauren Daigle, Chris Tomlin, Kirk Franklin and NEEDTOBREATHE. View the full list of nominees here. Nominees are determined by over 1,500 professional members, and winners will be voted on by the entire GMA membership of nearly 2,500. For more information, visit DoveAwards.com.

About Nature Nate’s:
Since 1972, Nature Nate’s has been dedicated to offering honey as nature intended – 100% Pure, Raw & Unfiltered. Arriving in its most natural form, this honey is closest to its original provision from the hive. Nature Nate’s adheres to strict quality-control standards, sourcing honey from trusted beekeepers and minimally processing it to ensure the honey retains all its natural benefits. Nature Nate’s promises an undivided commitment to providing the highest quality product to you and your family’s dining table – a farmer’s market quality honey, available year-round.

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

About the Trinity Broadcasting Network:
Trinity Broadcasting Network is the world’s largest and most watched faith-and-family broadcaster, reaching over 175 nations across the earth with inspirational and entertaining programming 24 hours a day in 14 languages and on 30 global networks. As the world’s most influential non-profit religious broadcaster, TBN has led the way in expanding the impact of faith-based television across the earth through the creation of innovative content designed to reach every viewer demographic with the life-changing message of hope and grace. To find out more about the Trinity Broadcasting Family of Networks, visit us at tbn.org.

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48th Annual GMA Dove Awards Nominees Announced Today

48th Annual GMA Dove Awards Nominees Announced Today

Top row L to R: Zach Williams, Lauren Daigle, Chris Tomlin. Bottom row L to R: Crowder, Kirk Franklin, NEEDTOBREATHE.

LAUREN DAIGLE AND ZACH WILLIAMS LEADING ARTIST NOMINATIONS WITH FIVE EACH

CHRIS TOMLIN, CROWDER, KIRK FRANKLIN AND NEEDTOBREATHE HONORED WITH FOUR NODS EACH

Awards to be held live Tuesday, October 17 at Lipscomb University and will air on TBN on Sunday, October 22 at 8 p.m. CT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (August 9, 2017) – The Gospel Music Association (GMA) announced today the nominees for the 48th Annual GMA Dove Awards. The awards show will take place on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 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 22, reaching over 100 million viewers in the U.S., plus global and multi-platform distribution. Voting for the final winners will run August 21 through August 28.

Zach Williams and Lauren Daigle lead artist nominations with five, followed by Chris Tomlin, Crowder, Kirk Franklin and NEEDTOBREATHE with four nods each. Top nominated writer/producer Wayne Haun scored six nods, and Bernie Herms and David Garcia have five nods each. View the full list of nominees here: https://doveawards.com/awards/2017-nominees.

“I’m thrilled to celebrate another year of Dove Awards nominations!” GMA President Jackie Patillo stated. “Our artists and creatives sacrifice year-round to share their sound with the world. Our theme this year is Sound the Remedy; we believe the message of Gospel and Christian music offers God’s remedy to the world.”

The GMA Dove Awards celebrate the contributions of artists from every style of Christian/Gospel music. Nominees are determined by over 1,500 professional members, and winners will be voted on by the entire GMA membership of nearly 2,500. For more information or to purchase tickets to the show, visit www.doveawards.com. 

The nominees in the following categories were revealed on Facebook Live today:

Artist of the Year

Chris Tomlin, sixsteprecords/Sparrow Records
for KING & COUNTRY, Word Entertainment
Hillsong United, Hillsong Music Australia/Sparrow Records
MercyMe, Fair Trade Services
TobyMac, ForeFront Records

Song Of The Year

“Chain Breaker” – (writers) Jonathan Smith, Mia Fieldes, Zach Williams
“Come Alive (Dry Bones)” – (writers) Lauren Daigle, Michael Farren
“Even If” – (writers) Bart Millard, Ben Glover, Crystal Lewis, David Garcia, Tim Timmons
“Eye Of The Storm” – (writers) Bryan Fowler, Ryan Stevenson
“Feel Invincible” – (writers) John Cooper, Seth Mosley
“Great Are You Lord” – (writers) David Leonard, Jason Ingram, Leslie Jordan
“King Of The World” – (writers) Sam Mizell, Becca Mizell, Natalie Grant
“O Come To The Altar” – (writers) Chris Brown, Mack Brock, Steven Furtick, Wade Joye
“The Lion & The Lamb” – (writers) Brenton Brown, Brian Johnson, Leeland Mooring
“Thy Will” – (writers) Bernie Herms, Emily Lynn Weisband, Hillary Scott
“What a Beautiful Name” – (writers) Ben Fielding, Brooke Ligertwood

Worship Song of the Year

“Ever Be” – (writers) Bobby Strand, Chris Greely, Gabriel Wilson, Kalley Heiligenthal
“Fierce” – (writers) Chris Quilala, Joshua Silverberg, Mia Fieldes
“O Come To The Altar” – (writers) Chris Brown, Mack Brock, Steven Furtick, Wade Joye
“The Lion & The Lamb” – (writers) Brenton Brown, Brian Johnson, Leeland Mooring
“What a Beautiful Name” – (writers) Ben Fielding, Brooke Ligertwood

Contemporary Gospel/Urban Worship Album of the Year

Let Them Fall In Love – CeCe Winans
Worship Journal Live – Fred Hammond
One Way – Tamela Mann
Secret Place – Vashawn Mitchell
Demonstrate – William Murphy

New Artist of the Year

Bri (Brianna Babineaux), Marquis Boone Enterprises/Tyscot Records
Micah Tyler, Fair Trade Services
Social Club Misfits, Capitol CMG Label Group
Steven Malcolm, Word Entertainment
Zach Williams,  Provident Label Group

Gospel Artist of The Year

CeCe Winans, Pure Springs Gospel
Kirk Franklin, Fo Yo Soul Recordings/RCA Inspiration
Tamela Mann, TillyMann Music Group
Tasha Cobbs Leonard, Motown Gospel
Travis Greene, RCA Inspiration

Bluegrass/Country/Roots Recorded Song of the Year

“Don’t Give Up On Me” – Bradley Walker
“Little White Church House” – Doug Anderson
“When Grandpa Sang Amazing Grace” – The Nelons
“Back to God” – Reba McEntire
“Rocks” – The Isaacs

Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year

The Very Next Thing – Casting Crowns
Rise – Danny Gokey
The River – Jordan Feliz
Lifer – MercyMe
Chain Breaker – Zach Williams

Inspirational Film Of The Year

“Ben Hur” – (producers) LightWorkers Media, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), Paramount Pictures, Sean Daniel Company
“The Case For Christ” – (producers) Triple Horse Studios, Pure Flix Entertainment
“I’m Not Ashamed” – (producers) Visible Pictures, Big Film Factory, Pure Flix Entertainment
“Priceless” – (producer) Roadside Attractions
“The Shack” – (producers) Netter Productions, Summit Entertainment

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. 

Apply here for media and publicist credentials: https://doveawards.com/press/request-credentials/
Application deadline is September 11, 2017.

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