THE GMA DOVE AWARDS ANNOUNCE INTERNATIONALLY ACCLAIMED AUTHOR AND SPEAKER BETH MOORE AS GUEST SPEAKER FOR NOMINEE LUNCHEON
GRAND CANYON UNIVERSITY ANNOUNCED AS OFFICIAL AFTER PARTY SPONSOR
GMA UNVEILS FIRST EVER DOVE AWARDS MOBILE APP
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (September 24, 2014) – The Gospel Music Association continues exciting announcements for the 45th Annual GMA Dove Awards. Internationally acclaimed author and speaker, Beth Moore, has been confirmed as the guest speaker for the annual nominee luncheon sponsored by the Cantinas Foundation on Monday, October 6th at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center. In addition, Grand Canyon University will host the after party for all nominees and partners for this year’s show. Hosted by Bart Millard of MercyMe and Lecrae, the awards show will take place on Tuesday, October 7, 2014 in the Allen Arena on the campus of Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee at 6:30p.m. and will be broadcast exclusively on The Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN), Sunday, October 12, 2014. Tickets are still available for the live event at www.doveawards.com or at the Allen Arena ticket office.
Jackie Patillo, Executive Director of the GMA states, “Having Beth Moore as our guest for this year’s Dove Nominee Luncheon is a blessing and something we are all looking forward to. She inspires and challenges people worldwide and I know she will do the same for our creative community. Additionally, it is our great pleasure to have Grand Canyon University partnering with us this year to host the after party. It is important to find great partners as we continue to foster relationships that have a shared vision in spreading the gospel through music.”
New this year, the GMA has unveiled a Dove Awards mobile app in partnership with Logos Bible Software and the Bible Journal App. In addition to the latest Dove Awards news, the app provides Scripture and journal reading plans. Click HERE to download.
Many of today’s top artists have recently been announced as performers and presenters such as Natalie Grant, Erica Campbell, for King & Country, Pat Boone, Mandisa, Amy Grant, Newsboys, Kari Jobe, Love & The Outcome, Danny Gokey, Dr. Bobby Jones, the Nashville Super Choir supporting Hezakiah Walker, Brian Free & Assurance, Karen Peck & New River, Wayne Haun, Ernie Haase, Capital Kings, author Karen Kingsbury, 1 Girl Nation, Ellie Holcomb, David and Tamela Mann, Sandi Patty, Tedashii, Alan and Lisa Robertson of Duck Dynasty, Tye Tribbett, and Bill Gaither.
Special award recipients Hillsong, SiriusXM, Eddie DeGarmo and Akintunde have been announced, as well as, pre-show co-hosts, nominees Meredith Andrews and Jonathan McReynolds.
The Dove Cares Red Carpet and the behind-the-scenes coverage will also stream live at www.hearitfirst.com/live. For a complete list of nominees, please visit http://www.doveawards.com/performers-presenters/. For a listing of all Dove nominees, please visit www.doveawards.com/nominees.
About Beth Moore:
Beth Moore founded Living Proof Ministries in 1994 with the purpose of teaching women how to love and live on God’s Word. She has written numerous books and Bible studies, including Breaking Free, Believing God, and has held conferences in all 50 states and around the world since 1994. Beth hosts an interdenominational Tuesday-night Bible study for women in her city at Houston’s First Baptist Church.
About Grand Canyon University:
Grand Canyon University was founded in 1949 and is Arizona’s premier private Christian university. GCU is regionally accredited and emphasizes individual attention for both traditional undergraduate students and the working professional. GCU offers traditional programs on its growing campus, as well as online bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs. The University’s curriculum fuses academic and clinical rigor with Christian values to prepare its students to be skilled, caring professionals. For more information about GCU, visit gcu.edu.
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, GMA Honors and IMMERSE. For more on supporting the GMA or becoming a member, please visit www.gospelmusic.org.
Dove Awards Social Media Platforms:
Website – www.doveawards.com
Facebook – www.facebook.com/DoveAwards
Twitter – www.twitter.com/GMADoveAwards Hashtag – #DoveAwards
YouTube – www.youtube.com/GMADoveAwards
Hearitfirst – www.hearitfirst.com/artists/dove-awards
Pinterest – http://pinterest.com/doveawards
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