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.

Lauren Daigle, John Crist, Tasha Cobbs Leonard, Zach Williams and More Added to 50th Annual GMA Dove Awards, October 15

Lauren Daigle, John Crist, Tasha Cobbs Leonard, Zach Williams and More Added to 50th Annual GMA Dove Awards, October 15

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Gospel Music Association (GMA) announced another round of performances for the 50th Annual GMA Dove Awards, including a tribute celebrating Bill and Gloria GaitherBill Gaither along with the Gaither Vocal Band, Matt Maher, Mark Lowry, Bart MillardMichael English, Russ Taff, and David Phelps will collaborate for this special segment. In addition, there will be performances throughout the evening from all New Artist of the Year nominees, including Riley ClemmonsAaron ColeAustin FrenchJosh Baldwin and Kelontae Gavin.

GMA also announced the first round of their star-studded presenter lineup, including Lauren DaigleJohn CristTasha Cobbs LeonardZach WilliamsBlancaBrown BannisterDon MoenEvan CraftGloria GaitherNicole C. MullenPoint of GraceShirley Caesar and William McDowell.

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 MercyMeLecraePhil WickhamBrian Johnson and the Bethel Music BandSteven Curtis ChapmanAmy GrantMichael W. SmithCece WinansTobyMacHillsong Worship and Kirk Franklin. More peformer and presenter announcements are forthcoming. Lauren 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 Annual GMA Dove Awards announced its continued partnership with CCLI to present the Worship Song of the Year Award. “For over 30 years CCLI has been empowering worship by providing affordable and legal content, resources and media in partnership with publishers, artists, songwriters and the church.  The Gospel Music Association is at the core of that mission and we are proud to support the work of the GMA,” said President/CEO Christian Copyright Licensing International, Malcolm Hawker.

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.

NEWS: 46th Annual GMA Dove Awards Honors Top Christian and Gospel Artists

NEWS: 46th Annual GMA Dove Awards Honors Top Christian and Gospel Artists

Producer/Songwriter Seth Mosley Leads Wins With Four Dove Awards While Lecrae, Matt Maher and Jason Ingram Take Home Three at the 46th Annual GMA Dove Awards Tonight

Lecrae Takes Home “Artist of the Year,” “Rap/Hip-Hop Album of the Year” and “Rap Hip-Hop Song of the Year” With Matt Maher Taking Honors as “Songwriter of the Year-Artist” and Writer/Performer for “Praise and Worship Song of the Year” at This Year’s Ceremony Co-Hosted by Erica Campbell and Sadie Robertson

Lauren Daigle is Named “New Artist of the Year” and Took Home “Pop/Contemporary Song of the Year” Honors

Debut Performances and Special Recognitions Capped an Unforgettable Night in Celebrating the Year in Christian and Gospel Music 

Award Show To Air On The Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) On Sunday, October 18th @9:00PM CST  

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (October 13, 2015) – Tonight, the 46th Annual GMA Dove Awards were handed out in 41 categories, as well as 4 special awards. Co-hosted by Erica Campbell and Sadie Robertson, the night drew a record attendance at the Allen Arena on the campus of Lipscomb University. The entire show will broadcast exclusively on Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) on Sunday, October 18th at 9:00PM CST. For a full list of winners, please click: 46th Annual DOVE AWARD WINNERS 

List of televised award winners:
Song of the Year: “How Can It Be,”  – Lauren Daigle (writers) Jason Ingram, Jeff Johnson, Paul Mabury
Artist of the Year: Lecrae
New Artist of the Year: Lauren Daigle
Southern Gospel Album of Year: Pray Now – Karen Peck & New River (producer) Wayne Haun
Contemporary Gospel/Urban Recorded Song of the Year: “I Luh God (ft. Big Shizz)” – Erica Campbell (writers) Warren Campbell, Erica Campbell, Lashawn Daniels
Rap/Hip Hop Album of the Year: Anomaly – Lecrae (producers) Dirty Rice, Joseph Prielozny, Street Symphony, S1, J. Rhodes, 808XEIite, GAWVI, Nate Robinson, Mashell, Derke Minor, Vohnbeatz, Lasanna, “Ace” Harris, Alex Medina, Jaquebeatz
Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year: RUN WILD, LIVE FREE, LOVE STRONG – for King & Country (producers) Seth Mosley, Tedd T. Matte Hales, Ben Glover
Gospel Artist of the Year: Tasha Cobbs
Praise and Worship Song of the Year: “Because He Lives (Amen)” – Matt Maher (writers) Chris Tomlin, Daniel Carson, Ed Cash, Gloria Gaither, Jason Ingram, Matt Maher, Bill Gaither
Inspirational Film: Mom’s Night Out (directors) The Erwin Brothers (producers) Affirm Films, FourBoys Ent. Provident Films, Pure Flix Ent. And TriStar Pictures

Special recognition honors also presented this evening include:
Lifetime Achievement Award – Bobby Jones Gospel and John Rivers 20 The Countdown Magazine
GMA IMPACT AWARD – YouTube
The Outstanding Mainstream Contribution to Gospel Music Award – Mark Burnett and Roma Downey
Radio Impact Award – CCM – The Joy FM, Southern Gospel – enlighten, Gospel – WPRS – FM 104.1

“We as a body, we as Christians have a legacy to lead about love. We want to allow it to permeate and leave God’s legacy behind.” – Lauren Daigle

“I think receiving an award is sometimes a challenge for us. Thank you so much for believing in us. We’re better together!” – King and Country

“The great thing about a song is God takes your life and I’m so grateful for the church. We live in a tie where music is in a weird place. I just want to thank Jesus for the church.” – Matt Maher 

“The theme better together, I’m so excited about this. Revival is going on. I see it in the theater. I’m so excited to stand shoulder to shoulder with my brothers, to see massive change. I’m excited to be up next with Woodlawn, a story about Revival. A story in 1974 to see what God did in the Jesus movement. God did it once with the Jesus movement. We need it again.” – Andrew Erwin

“What we have here is three pastors, one microphone, and an enthusiastic audience. You know what that can mean…..” – Phillips Craig and Dean 

“My prayer is that I don’t want anything to upstage God. I want my flesh to die and God to rise so He always shines.” – Erica Campbell

“My prayer is that God keeps me at his feet. He keeps me humble at his feet.” – Tasha Cobbs 

Official images provided by John Shearer and Terry Wyatt of Getty Images for the 46th Annual GMA Dove Awards:
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Joseph Habedank and Kirk Whalum were the co-hosts of the preshow ceremony where over 30 of the awards were received and outstanding performances were made by many of today’s top artists. Both the preshow and the Dove Cares Red Carpet were streamed on www.hearitfirst.com/live

Tonight’s 41 award presentations represent a wide-array of musical styles ranging from Gospel, Contemporary Christian, Rap/Hip-Hop, Urban, Country, Worship, Contemporary and Traditional Gospel, Rock, Pop, Bluegrass, Spanish Language and Inspirational categories. 

Special thanks to this year’s partners:  TBN, Lipscomb University, Salem Broadcasting, CCM Magazine, Country Outfitters, Billboard Magazine, LifeWay, CCLI, Sound Exchange, Compassion International, Birdsong Creative, De Lux Productions, The OverFlow, Mad Marketplace, National Museum of African American Music, YesLord Radio!, 760AM, Simple Grace and BMI.  

The memberships of the GMA (Gospel Music Association) determine the winners in each category. Kraft CPA is the official accounting firm for the GMA. 

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 and IMMERSE. For more on supporting the GMA or becoming a member, please visit www.gospelmusic.org

About the Trinity Broadcasting Family of Networks:
With 28 networks and growing worldwide, 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 87 satellites and 20,000 television and cable affiliates. In addition, TBN’s most popular global networks are available on computers, smart phones, and other mobile devices, and over 24,000 hours of entertaining and inspiring On-Demand programming is 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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