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: GMA Announces More Talent for the 47th Annual GMA Dove Awards, October 11

NEWS: GMA Announces More Talent for the 47th Annual GMA Dove Awards, October 11

Matthew West, Big Daddy Weave, Greater Vision, Jonathan McReynolds, Joseph Habedank, Karen Peck & New River, Kingdom Heirs and The Isaacs join performer lineup

Lecrae, Danny Gokey, Donald Lawrence, Hillary Scott, Jason Ingram, Jonathan Butler, LeAndria Johnson, Matt Maher, Michael Jr., Chris Cleveland (of Stars Go Dim) and Veritas set to present

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

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (October 7, 2016) – The Gospel Music Association (GMA) announces more performers and presenters for the 47th Annual GMA Dove Awards. Matthew West, Big Daddy Weave, Greater Vision, Jonathan McReynolds, Joseph Habedank, Karen Peck & New River, Kingdom Heirs and The Isaacs will perform. Lecrae, Danny Gokey, Donald Lawrence, Hillary Scott, Jason Ingram, Jonathan Butler, LeAndria Johnson, Matt Maher, Michael Jr., Chris Cleveland (of Stars Go Dim) and Veritas will present along with hosts for KING & COUNTRY and Tye Tribbett. The sold-out awards show will take place on Tuesday, October 11 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. 

These new appearances join already announced performers TobyMac, Steven Curtis Chapman, Anthony Brown and Group TherAPy, Bethel Music, Hollyn, Hillsong UNITED, Natalie Grant, Phillips, Craig & Dean and Tamela Mann and presenters Chris Tomlin, Jordan Feliz, Kari Jobe, Kirk Franklin, Priscilla Shirer, Ryan Stevenson, Tasha Cobbs, Willie Moore Jr., Bill Gaither, CeCe Winans, David Mann, Hezekiah Walker, Jaci Velasquez, Janice Gaines, Lauren Daigle, Sadie Robertson and Wally from WAY-FM.

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.

Top nominated artists include Lauren Daigle, Hillsong UNITED, Chris Tomlin. Kirk Franklin and Bill Gaither. View the full list of nominees here.  For more information, visit www.doveawards.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.   

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NEWS: GMA Announces More Talent and Special Awards Winners for 47th Annual GMA Dove Awards

NEWS: GMA Announces More Talent and Special Awards Winners for 47th Annual GMA Dove Awards

Bill Gaither, CeCe Winans, David Mann, Hezekiah Walker, Jaci Velasquez, Janice Gaines, Lauren Daigle, Sadie Robertson and Wally from WAY-FM join presenter lineup

Educational partnership with Hope for Students announced ahead of sold-out show on October 11

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (October 4, 2016) – The Gospel Music Association (GMA) announces more presenters for the 47th Annual GMA Dove Awards. Bill Gaither, CeCe Winans, David Mann, Hezekiah Walker, Jaci Velasquez, Janice Gaines, Lauren Daigle, Sadie Robertson and Wally from WAY-FM will join hosts for KING & COUNTRY and Tye Tribbett for the sold-out awards show on Tuesday, October 11 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. 

These new appearances join already announced performers TobyMac, Steven Curtis Chapman, Anthony Brown and Group TherAPy, Bethel Music, Hollyn, Hillsong UNITED, Natalie Grant, Phillips, Craig & Dean and Tamela Mann and presenters Chris Tomlin, Jordan Feliz, Kari Jobe, Kirk Franklin, Priscilla Shirer, Ryan Stevenson, Tasha Cobbs and Willie Moore Jr.

In addition to star-studded performances and artist awards, GMA will also present special awards to organizations and entities that have made significant contributions to the gospel music industry.


GMA will honor the following special awards winners:

Impact Award Winner: Kendrick Brothers Productions
Impact Award – presented to an entity, other than an artist, which has made the most significant impact on the gospel music industry over the last two or three years. Previous winners include SoundScan, CCLI, & ProTools.

Lifetime Achievement Award Winner: Tyscot Records
Lifetime Achievement Award – Presented to an entity, other than an individual, which has made a monumental achievement in the gospel music industry over the last 20 or more years. Previous winners include The Gospel Music Workshop of America, the song “How Great Thou Art,” and the Gaither Organization (group of companies).

Grady Nutt Humor Award Winner: Michael Jr.
Grady Nutt Humor Award – past winners include Mark Lowry, Brad Stine, larknews.com, Chonda Pierce, Wendy Bagwell, Veggie Tales’ Phil Vischer & Mike Nawrocki and Mike Warnke.

Radio Impact Award – CCM: SOS Radio Network/Las Vegas

Radio Impact Award – Southern Gospel: “The Gospel Greats” syndicated program, Paul Heil

Radio Impact Award – Gospel: Gospel WXOK 1460 AM, J Michaels Francois


GMA also announces a partnership with the Hope for Students initiative, an effort by The Expectations Project dedicated to shining a light on education inequality. Nicole Baker Fulgham, founder and president of The Expectations Projects says “All God’s children deserve an amazing education, but our nation’s public schools are not leveling the playing field. It’s a tale of two education systems where the zip code you’re born into often predicts your future, usually along lines of race and class. We started Hope for Students because we believe no school should be under-resourced, no student should be without quality teachers or caring mentors, and no public policy that affects their life should go unexamined in places where there are thriving communities of faith.”

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.

Top nominated artists include Lauren Daigle, Hillsong UNITED, Chris Tomlin. Kirk Franklin and Bill Gaither. View the full list of nominees here. For more information, visit www.doveawards.com.   

About Hope for Students:
Imagine an America where all God’s children have access to an amazing education, regardless of the zip code they live in, money their parents make, or color of their skin. Unfortunately, millions of our nation’s students are languishing under the weight of a public education system that propagates low expectations and denies them the opportunity to realize their God-given potential. As people of faith we are uniquely positioned and urgently called to respond. Hope for Students is the nation’s largest movement of people of faith who are united around a common pledge to shine a light on education inequality through prayer, compassionate service and faithful advocacy. We’re partnering with churches, inspirational leaders, and powerful culture-makers like Kirk Franklin and the Gospel Music Association—and people just like YOU—who are committed to bringing an end to the extreme disparities in our nation’s public schools. 

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: GMA Announces Performers for 47th Annual GMA Dove Awards, October 11

NEWS: GMA Announces Performers for 47th Annual GMA Dove Awards, October 11

TOBYMAC, ANTHONY BROWN AND GROUP THERAPY, STEVEN CURTIS CHAPMAN AND HOLLYN SET TO PERFORM AT 47TH ANNUAL GMA DOVE AWARDS

BLANCA AND TRAVIS GREENE TO HOST THE PRE-TELECAST

LifeWay announced as presenting sponsor of the Dove Awards to be held live Tuesday, October 11 at Lipscomb University and airing on TBN on Sunday, October 16

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (September 1, 2016) – The Gospel Music Association (GMA) announces initial list of performers set to appear at the 47th Annual GMA Dove Awards. TobyMac, Anthony Brown and Group TherAPy, Steven Curtis Chapman and Hollyn will perform. Blanca and Travis Greene will host the pre-telecast. In addition, LifeWay will join the event as a presenting sponsor. Hosted by for KING & COUNTRY and Tye Tribbett, the awards show will take place on Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at Lipscomb’s 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 are now on sale at the Allen Arena box office or online here.

“We are excited to partner with the Gospel Music Association to present the Dove Awards this year,” says Mike Harland, Director of LifeWay Worship. “Music plays such a significant role in helping people maintain focus on Jesus Christ and a posture of daily worship that we believe this work will have greater reach than we’ll ever know. It’s a privilege to a part of it.”

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.

About LifeWay:
LifeWay Christian Resources is one of the world’s largest providers of Christian resources, including: services, Bibles, Bible studies, research, events, church music & supplies, and digital services.  LifeWay owns and operates more than 180 LifeWay Christian Stores across the nation, as well as the Ridgecrest Conference Center in North Carolina. They also publish books and the widely-respected HCSB® Bible translation under the B&H Publishing Group imprint.  LifeWay is a nonprofit organization that reinvests income above operating expenses in mission work and other ministries around the world.

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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Dove Awards 2016 Trailer: LOVE. AMPLIFIED.
Narration: Joel Smallbone of for KING & COUNTRY and Tye Tribbett
Music: “Wake Up My Heart” – The Afters
Written by: Toni Page Birdsong
Editing: Faith Samuel
Motion Graphics: Robbie Green

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:
46th Annual GMA Dove Awards – Arrivals
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46th Annual GMA Dove Awards – Pre-Telecast
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46th Annual GMA Dove Awards – Show
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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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