NASHVILLE, Tenn. (September 1, 2015) – The Gospel Music Association (GMA) announces initial list of performers and presenters set to appear at the 46th Annual GMA Dove Awards. Top acts Casting Crowns, Kirk Franklin, Lauren Daigle and Danny Gokey are set to perform. Bill Gaither, Blanca, Michael W. Smith and Michelle Williams will present top honors as they join recently announced co-hosts Erica Campbell and Sadie Robertson for Gospel and Christian music’s biggest night of the year. The GMA Dove Awards are live from Allen Arena at Lipscomb University on Tuesday, October 13, 2015 and will air on the Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) on Sunday, October 18, 2015. For ongoing Dove Awards updates and breaking news, please visit the GMA social networks and The Dove Awards website.
Fans will also get a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to join a choir supporting Casting Crowns on stage. “We are so excited to bring this unique experience to our fans,” shares GMA Executive Director Jackie Patillo. “This will be a memory that people can carry with them throughout their lives, and it gives us an opportunity to engage fans in the Dove Awards experience!”
The choir is part of the Dove VIP Experience where fans have the opportunity to enjoy behind-the-scenes excitement of the show through Selfie Row (meet and greet), backstage tour, access to the PreTelecast and dinner before hitting the awards show. Click here for more information about the Dove Awards Choir. Click here for more info about the VIP Experience.
Lecrae leads this year’s nominees with 9 nominations, following by for KING & COUNTRY with 7 and Crowder and Matt Maher each receiving 6.
The GMA Dove Awards will feature artists from every style of Gospel/Christian music coming together to celebrate the impact of their music. Over 1,500 professional members determine the Dove Award nominees with the winners voted on by the entire GMA membership of nearly 2,500. The awards are produced by the GMA.
Tickets to the 46th Annual GMA Dove Awards are now on sale at the Allen Arena box office in Nashville or at http://www.doveawards.com. Ticket prices range from $35.00 to $200.00.
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 and GMA Honors. For more on supporting the GMA or becoming a member, please visit http://www.gospelmusic.org or contact the GMA directly at 615.277.1376.
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