Nashville, TN (September 30, 2020) — The Gospel Music Association is excited to announce the first round of performers for the 51st Annual GMA Dove Awards. Artists scheduled to perform include Artist of the Year Nominees Tasha Cobbs Leonard and for KING & COUNTRY featuring Lecrae and WRLDFMS Tony Williams as well as Apollo LTD, Jonathan McReynolds, Leeland featuring Mandisa, Sinach and Maverick City Choir, and We The Kingdom with more performers yet to be announced. Viewers will be able to watch the global broadcast Friday, October 30th at 8pm/7pm CST on TBN.
In an effort to capture both the trials and triumphs of 2020, the GMA is putting together a new kind of Dove Awards; one that will inspire through both music and story. Due to the ongoing pandemic, this year’s show will not be performed to a live audience. Instead, through a variety of pre-recorded performances, producer Paul Wright plans to incorporate a variety of new elements to create more of a cinematic approach than previous shows. In the video below, Wright shares his creative vision for this year’s reimagined event.
As these special moments are filmed and artists have been brought into this year’s format, many have expressed their excitement, including seven-time GMA Dove Award-winner, Natalie Grant, who said, “During this unprecedented time, what the GMA team is pulling together is absolutely incredible. They’re crafting something brand new that will uplift and inspire you and your family in a fresh way. It’s the Dove Awards like you’ve never experienced them before, and you won’t want to miss it!” GMA Dove Award-winner and 2020 nominee Jekalyn Carr shared her excitement saying, “One of my favorite things about the Dove Awards is how it’s always one big family reunion! Even though we won’t be able to be together in person this year, the GMA team is working to put together a new kind of show that will showcase the incredible stories and songs that have carried us through this year. I’m already inspired and I know you will be too.”
Christian Healthcare Ministries is excited to partner on this thoughtful re-invention.
“The Bible frequently mentions music as a form of worship—and we believe that spiritual health directly affects a person’s physical health. As Psalm 1 says, “Come, let us sing for joy to the LORD; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation.” Christian Healthcare Ministries’ first priority is to glorify God, whether in word or deed. Worshipful music glorifies our Lord, and the Gospel Music Association and the messages its members send to the world glorify God and uplift and share his kingdom,” said J. Craig Brown, CHM President and CEO. “We’re very pleased to be a part of GMA, and we congratulate and thank its members for their contributions to the spiritual health of Christians everywhere.”
With the new format and all-star line-up, this year’s awards show will be a historic event not to be missed. The 51st Annual GMA Dove Awards will air Friday, October 30th, exclusively on TBN. Viewers can locate the broadcast on TBN using the network’s channel finder, via TBN’s live stream HERE, or by downloading the app to view TBN on Apple or Android devices.
For a full list of nominees, please visit www.doveawards.com
Beth Moore, Dr. Bobby Jones, Brandon Heath, Chonda Pierce, Jaci Velasquez, John Gray, Karen Peck Gooch, Kim Fields, Lauren Daigle, Mandisa, Miel San Marcos, Gov. Mike Huckabee, Montell Jordan, Trace Adkins, Travis Cottrell and Tye Tribbett added as presenters
Operation Christmas Child added as a partner
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (October 13, 2017) – The Gospel Music Association (GMA) announced the last round of presenters for the 48th Annual GMA Dove Awards. Beth Moore, Dr. Bobby Jones, Brandon Heath, Chonda Pierce, Jaci Velasquez, John Gray, Karen Peck Gooch, Kim Fields, Lauren Daigle, Mandisa, Miel San Marcos, Gov. Mike Huckabee, Montell Jordan, Trace Adkins, Travis Cottrell and Tye Tribbett were added to the all-star lineup. The 48th Annual GMA Dove Awards is set for 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. Limited tickets are available here.
These new additions round out the talent lineup that includes performers Bri (Briana Babineaux), Casting Crowns, CeCe Winans, Danny Gokey, Erica Campbell, Gaither Vocal Band, Hezekiah Walker, Hillsong Worship, Hollyn, Jekalyn Carr, Joseph Habedank, Matt Redman, MercyMe, Micah Tyler, Reba McEntire, Ryan Stevenson, Steven Malcolm, Tauren Wells, Travis Greene and Zach Williams and presenters Anthony Brown, Chris Tomlin, David and Tamela Mann, for KING & Country and Matt Maher.
Operation Christmas Child was added to the show as a partner. “We are excited for the opportunity to partner with the Gospel Music Association for their 48th Annual Dove Awards,” said Randy Riddle, Senior Director of Operation Christmas Child. “Each Operation Christmas Child shoebox gift provides an opportunity for churches around the world to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ in a tangible way with children in need. This partnership will bring greater awareness to how God is using Operation Christmas Child to bring children into relationship with Him and to become his disciples, through our disciple-making program, The Greatest Journey. We look forward to celebrating the Dove Awards and celebrating what God is doing through Christian music, yet another way to share the love of Jesus Christ with children and families around the world.”
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. For more information, visit doveawards.com.
About Operation Christmas Child:
Samaritan’s Purse is an international Christian relief and evangelism organization headed by Franklin Graham. Since 1993, more than 146 million Operation Christmas Child gift-filled shoeboxes have been distributed to children in more than 160 countries and territories. To learn about year-round volunteer opportunities or to serve with Operation Christmas Child, visit samaritanspurse.org/occ.
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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Brandon Heath honors Mandisa with a special “Uplift Someone” Award at the 44th annual GMA Dove Awards ceremony in Nashville, TN.
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Season 5 American Idol alum and GRAMMY® and Dove Award winner Mandisa sits down with Sam Collier to discuss her music and ministry from this year’s GMA IMMERSE conference in Nashville, TN.
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