BETHEL MUSIC AND PHILLIPS, CRAIG & DEAN ADDED TO STAR-STUDDED PERFORMER LINEUP
CHRIS TOMLIN, JORDAN FELIZ, TASHA COBBS AND WILLIE MOORE JR. TO PRESENT
SoundExchange to sponsor and present Digital Radio Award
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (September 21, 2016) – The Gospel Music Association (GMA) announces more performers and presenters for the 47th Annual GMA Dove Awards. Bethel Music and Phillips, Craig & Dean will perform, and Chris Tomlin, Jordan Feliz, Tasha Cobbs and Willie Moore Jr. will present. Royce Lovett, Seth and Nirva, The Bowling Family, Todd Dulaney and the writers of Chris Tomlin’s “Good, Good Father,” Anthony Brown and Pat Barrett, are set to perform at the pre-telecast. The awards show, hosted by for KING & COUNTRY and Tye Tribbett, 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 almost sold out, and a limited number are still available at the Allen Arena box office or online here.
These new appearances join already announced performers TobyMac, Anthony Brown and Group TherAPy, Steven Curtis Chapman, Hollyn, Hillsong UNITED, Natalie Grant and Tamela Mann and presenters Kari Jobe, Kirk Franklin, Priscilla Shirer and Ryan Stevenson.
One artist will be honored with the SoundExchange Digital Radio Award. Presented by SoundExchange’s President and CEO, Michael Huppe, the award recognizes an artist that receives over one billion digital radio spins since the inception of SoundExchange 13 years ago. Only three artists have ever received this honor: Pitbull, Justin Timberlake and Garth Brooks.
“We are honored to be part of the 47th Annual GMA Dove Awards, where we will present our prestigious SoundExchange Digital Radio Award to one of gospel music’s enduring artists,” SoundExchange President and Chief Executive Officer Michael Huppe said. “The SoundExchange Digital Radio Award recognizes artists who amass more than one billion plays on the 2,800 digital radio services we work with to ensure artists receive their royalties. We look forward to being part of the Dove Awards once again and supporting this uplifting event to honor artists and rights owners who create gospel and Christian music.”
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.
SoundExchange is the nonprofit organization at the center of digital music, developing solutions to benefit the entire music industry. The organization collects and distributes digital performance royalties on behalf of more than 130,000 recording artists and master rights owners accounts. To date, SoundExchange has paid out more than $4 billion in royalties. For more information, visit www.SoundExchange.com or www.facebook.com/soundexchange
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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