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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NEWS: Lauren Daigle Leads With Three Wins at 47th Annual GMA Dove Awards

NEWS: Lauren Daigle Leads With Three Wins at 47th Annual GMA Dove Awards

Pictured clockwise from Top Left: The night’s leading winner Lauren Daigle accepting “Artist of the Year” award; Hosts for KING & COUNTRY and Tye Tribbett; Chris Tomlin accepting SoundExchange Digital Radio Award; Tamela Mann performance (Photo credit: Terry Wyatt, Getty Images)

LAUREN DAIGLE WINS THREE AWARDS INCLUDING THE TOP HONOR OF “ARTIST OF THE YEAR” AT THE 47TH ANNUAL GMA DOVE AWARDS AT LIPSCOMB UNIVERSITY

BETHEL MUSIC AND HILLSONG UNITED FOLLOW WITH TWO WINS EACH

DC TALK REUNITES FOR THEIR FIRST PERFORMANCE IN 15 YEARS

TBN to exclusively air awards show on Sunday, October 16 at 7 p.m. PST/10 p.m. EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (October 11, 2016) – Tonight the 47th Annual GMA Dove Awards were held at Lipscomb University’s Allen Arena. Awards were handed out in 44 categories plus special award categories. The sold-out show was hosted by for KING & COUNTRY and Tye Tribbett and featured performances by TobyMac, Tamela Mann, Hillsong UNITED, Matthew West, Natalie Grant and more.  The show will air on TBN (Trinity Broadcasting Network) on Sunday, October 16th at 7 p.m. PST. For further information, please visit, www.doveawards.com.

After meeting for the first time today, show hosts for KING & COUNTRY and Tye Tribbett seamlessly entertained the hall with quick wit and captivating testimony. Highlights of the evening included a DC Talk reunion performance and Chris Tomlin accepting the SoundExchange Digital Radio Award.

Artist of the Year:

Lauren Daigle, Centricity Music

New Artist of the Year

Jordan Feliz, Centricity Music

Song of the Year:

“Good, Good Father” (writers) Pat Barrett, Tony Brown (publishers) Vamos Publishing, Capitol CMG Parago, Common Hymnal Publishing, Housefires Sounds, Tony Brown Publishing Designee, worshiptogether.com songs, sixsteps Music

Pop Contemporary Artist of the Year:

for KING & COUNTRY

Songwriter of the Year (Artist)

Lauren Daigle

Gospel Artist of the Year 

Kirk Franklin, Fo Yo Soul Recordings/RCA Records

Southern Gospel Recorded Song of the Year

“I Am Blessed” – Karen Peck & New River, (writers) Karen Peck Gooch, Kenna West, Michael Farren

Worship Song of the Year

“No Longer Slaves” (writers) Jonathan David Hesler, Brian Johnson, Joel Case (publisher) Bethel Music Publishing

Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year

This Is Not A Test – TobyMac, (producers) Christopher Stevens, Toby McKeehan, David Garcia

Traditional Gospel Album of the Year

Everyday Jesus – Anthony Brown & group therAPy, (producers) Anthony Brown, Justin Savage

Worship Album of the Year

EMPIRES – Hillsong United, (producers) Michael Guy Chislett, Joel Houston

Inspirational Film of the Year

War Room, (director) Alex Kendrick (producers) Kendrick Brothers Pictures, AFFIRM Films, Provident Films

See the full list of winners here.

Select quotes from the evening:


“We are all one tonight, and that is love amplified” – Tye Tribbett

“So the design of this whole thing is not celebrity…it’s to take this love story around the globe.” – for KING and COUNTRY 

“What I’m most proud of is what this recognition says about the genre of Christian music. Christian music as a whole is what is being recognized today. This signals that the church is alive and well.” – Chris Tomlin accepting SoundExchange Digital Radio Award

“In worship and with songs we are helping to declare truth” – Kari Jobe


Official images were provided by Terry Wyatt and Anna Webber of Getty Images:

47th Annual GMA Dove Awards – Pre-Show
47th Annual GMA Dove Awards – Arrivals
47th Annual GMA Dove Awards – Show

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:
With thirty global networks, 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 82 satellite channels and thousands of television and cable affiliates. In addition, TBN’s most popular global networks are available on computers, smart phones, and other mobile devices, and over 40,000 entertaining and inspirational On-Demand programs are 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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NEWS: for KING & COUNTRY And Tye Tribbett To Host 47th Annual GMA Dove Awards

NEWS: for KING & COUNTRY And Tye Tribbett To Host 47th Annual GMA Dove Awards

GMA announces “Love Amplified” social media campaign with winner receiving an all expenses paid trip to the GMA Dove Awards on October 11

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

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (August 18, 2016) – The Gospel Music Association (GMA) announces award winning duo for KING & COUNTRY and Gospel music powerhouse Tye Tribbett as the hosts for the 47th Annual GMA Dove Awards. The awards show will take place on Tuesday, October 11, 2016 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. Tickets to the 47th Annual GMA Dove Awards are now on sale at the Allen Arena box office or online here.

“I am delighted to welcome for KING & COUNTRY and Tye Tribbett to the Dove Award stage. Tye has made a tremendous impact in Gospel music throughout his career, and for KING & COUNTRY has earned immense critical praise and a huge following in the CCM world. Together, they are going to make this year’s show one of the best yet!” says GMA President and Executive Director Jackie Patillo.

“I can’t really explain how elated I am to be co-hosting the 47th Annual GMA Dove Awards this year! To be along side for KING & COUNTRY is a real dream come true! I cannot wait!” Tye Tribbett says.

In line with this year’s theme “Love. Amplified.” the GMA announced the “Our Love Amplified” social media campaign designed to bring awareness to individuals who are “amplifying love” in their communities. Christian and Gospel music fans are invited to record a 60 second video nominating someone in their community who is showing love in extraordinary ways, post to Instagram with #ourloveamplified and tag their favorite Christian or Gospel radio station. One winner will be selected to receive an all expenses paid trip to the GMA Dove Awards on October 11. For complete details, visit www.doveawards.com/ourloveamplified.

Last week, the GMA announced the nominees for the 47th Annual GMA Dove Awards. Top nominated artists include Lauren Daigle, Hillsong UNITED, Chris Tomlin. Kirk Franklin and Bill Gaither.  View the full list of nominees here.

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. For more information, visit www.doveawards.com/live.

About for KING & COUNTRY:
Soaring melodies, driving rhythms, theatrical instrumentation and personal themes are the heartbeat of two-time Grammy Award winners for KING & COUNTRY. The Australian duo raised expectations with the release of 2012’s Crave, winning Billboard’s New Artists to Watch for 2012, and has since sold three quarters of a million albums and just this year topped the 100,000,000 mark in total streams of their music. Their sophomore effort Run Wild. Live Free. Love Strong. garnered unanimous critical praise with a #1 debut on iTunes, a headlining tour in 2014 and a 60-date arena tour during the spring (2015).  They have performed on numerous national network programs including Jimmy Kimmel Live!, The Today Show, The View and The Tonight Show and have songs featured on the Emmys, The Super Bowl, Sunday Night Football, U.S. Open, 7UP and more.

About Tye Tribbett:
Tye Tribbett and his super group G.A burst on the national stage when featured on the soundtrack of Steven Spielberg’s hit animated feature film, “The Prince of Egypt”. Tribbett and G.A. soon found themselves sharing the stage with such superstars as Gloria Estefan, LeAnn Rimes, Elton John, Luther Vandross, and Stevie Wonder.

To date, Tye has released five albums (three with G.A) and has sold over 1.1 million records worldwide in his career. He has won two Grammy® Awards, four Stellar Gospel Music Awards, two GMA Dove Awards and a Soul Train Music Award. Tribbett is currently the host of BET’s Sunday morning inspirational series Joyful Noise and is slated to release his sixth album Bloody Win later this year.

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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About the Trinity Broadcasting Network:
With thirty global networks, 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 82 satellite channels and thousands of television and cable affiliates. In addition, TBN’s most popular global networks are available on computers, smart phones, and other mobile devices, and over 40,000 entertaining and inspirational On-Demand programs are 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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