GMA Announces Complete Talent Lineup and Partnership with SiriusXM for 50th Annual GMA Dove Awards, October 15

GMA Announces Complete Talent Lineup and Partnership with SiriusXM for 50th Annual GMA Dove Awards, October 15

NASHVILLE, Tenn.  – The Gospel Music Association (GMA) announced the final round of performers and presenters for the 50th Annual GMA Dove AwardsCasting CrownsMatthew WestGAWVITedashiiJekalyn CarrJonathan McReynoldsShirley CaesarDorinda Clark-ColeLedgerKaren Peck and New RiverJoseph Habedank and Triumphant Quartet are set to perform. Anthony BrownChonda PierceDanny GokeyDonald LawrenceDr. Bobby Jonesfor KING & COUNTRY, Francesca BattistelliJeremy CampJosh TurnerKari JobeKathie Lee GiffordKoryn HawthorneNatalie GrantPastor Brian HoustonPat BarrettTauren Wells, Travis Greene and Pat Boone will join the show as presenters.

The GMA is also pleased to announce that SiriusXM will br broadcasting the Dove Awards Telecast ‘live’ Tuesday, October 15 at 7:30 p.m. ET on SiriusXM’s The Message (ch. 63). There will also be a pre-show special from the red carpet at 6:30 p.m. ET. To listen to this ‘live’ broadcast from the 50th Annual GMA Dove Awards, start your free trial and tune in at www.SiriusXM.com/doveawards. SiriusXM subscribers are able to listen to The Message (ch. 63) on SiriusXM radios, and those with streaming access can listen online, on-the-go with SiriusXM mobile app and at home on a wide variety of connected devices including smart TVs, Amazon Alexa devices, Apple TV, PlayStation, Roku, Sonos speakers and more. Go to www.SiriusXM.com/streaming to learn more.

“The GMA is excited to partner with SiriusXM for our 50th Anniversary Dove Award celebration.  This first-ever ‘live’ airing of the Dove Awards on the SiriusXM platform allow us to fullfill our mission to reach even more people with this life changing music,” said President and Executive Director of the Gospel Music Association, Jackie Patillo.

SiriusXM’s Senior Director of Music Programming, Al Skop added, “SiriusXM is thrilled to be the first radio broadcaster ever to bring the Dove Awards to a ‘live’ nationwide audience. Especially on such a momentous year for the 50th annual event, we’re looking forward to listeners of The Message coming together in celebration and song!”

In celebration of the historical 50th anniversary, Gospel Music will be featured in iconic venues around Nashville on Sunday, October 13:

  • Ryman Auditorium – Music City Celebration featuring David Phelps, Point of Grace, Travis Cottrell, TaRanda Greene and Cana’s Voice.
  • Bluebird Cafe – Writer’s Night at The Bluebird Cafe with performances by Steven Curtis Chapman, Travis Greene, Mia Fieldes and Matt Maher.
  • Tennessee State University –  Homecoming Gospel Concert featuring Kirk Franklin, Koryn Hawthorn, James Fortune and JJ Hairston and more.

The awards show will be held ‘live’ on October 15 in Nashville, Tennessee and will air exclusively on TBN October 20 at 8 p.m. EST/5 p.m. PST.  Previously announced performers include Bill GaitherGaither Vocal BandMatt MaherMark LowryBart MillardMichael EnglishRuss TaffDavid PhelpsRiley ClemmonsAaron ColeAustin FrenchJosh BaldwinKelontae GavinMercyMeLecraePhil WickhamBrian Johnson and the Bethel Music BandSteven Curtis ChapmanAmy GrantMichael W. SmithCece WinansTobyMacHillsong Worship and Kirk FranklinLauren Daigle leads artist nominations with six, followed by for KING & COUNTRY and Kirk Franklin with five nods each. Top nominated writer/producer Wayne Haun scored 10 nominations. View the full list of nominees here.

The 50th celebration will be a powerful evening paying tribute to 50 years of special appearances and sensational stage highlights over the decades. Performances representing Modern Rock, Rap/Hip Hop, Pop/Contemporary, Inspirational, Southern Gospel, Bluegrass, Country, Worship and more will make up an evening praising the rich musical diversity from the past, present and future of Gospel and Christian music. Nominees are determined by GMA’s professional members, and winners will be voted on by the entire GMA membership. For more information on the GMA Dove Awards, visit www.doveawards.com.

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.

More Talent Added to 48th Annual GMA Dove Awards; Kari Jobe & Tasha Cobbs Leonard to Host

More Talent Added to 48th Annual GMA Dove Awards; Kari Jobe & Tasha Cobbs Leonard to Host

Bri (Briana Babineaux), Danny Gokey, Gaither Vocal Band, Ryan Stevenson and Travis Greene set to perform

GMA announces partnership with Lifeway’s Christian Standard Bible

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (September 21, 2017) – The Gospel Music Association (GMA) announced that award-winning singer-songwriter Kari Jobe and Gospel powerhouse Tasha Cobbs Leonard will team up to host the 48th Annual GMA Dove Awards. Also joining the all-star lineup are performers Bri (Briana Babineaux), Danny Gokey, Gaither Vocal Band, Ryan Stevenson and Travis Greene. They join previously announced performers CeCe Winans, Hillsong Worship, Matt Redman, MercyMe, Reba McEntire, Steven Malcolm and Zach Williams and presenters Anthony Brown, Chris Tomlin, David and Tamela Mann, for KING & Country and Matt Maher.

The awards show will take place on October 17 at Lipscomb University’s Allen Arena in Nashville. Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) will exclusively air the awards show on October 22 at 8 p.m. CST. Purchase tickets here

GMA also announced the addition of Lifeway’s Christian Standard Bible as a partner for this year’s awards show. “We share the belief with Christian musicians everywhere that the word of God has the power to change lives,” Lifeway Christian Resources VP Eric Geiger said. “That’s why the Christian Standard Bible is honored to partner with GMA in taking the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the world! Congratulations to GMA and all the nominees at this year’s Dove Awards! Sound the Remedy!”

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 are voted on by the entire GMA membership of nearly 2,500. For more information, visit DoveAwards.com.

About Lifeway’s Christian Standard Bible:
The Christian Standard Bible aims to draw readers into a deeper, more meaningful relationship with God. By translating Scripture into the clearest possible modern English, the CSB allows readers to experience God’s Word at its fullest. Developed by 100 scholars from 17 denominations, the Christian Standard Bible faithfully and accurately captures the Bible’s original meaning without compromising readability. The CSB is a trustworthy text for both sermon preparation and serious study, translated straight from the biblical languages by scholars who love God’s Word. For more information, visit www.csbible.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

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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