More Talent Announced for 46th Annual GMA Dove Awards




Leading radio personalities also tapped to present

The GMA (Gospel Music Association) announces more performers and presenters for the 46th Annual GMA Dove Awards. Crowder, Big Daddy Weave, NF, I Am They and Karen Peck will perform. Tasha Cobbs, Kari Jobe, Phillips, Craig & Dean and Newsboys’ Michael Tait and Duncan Phillips will present top honors along with show co-hosts Erica Campbell and Sadie Robertson. The GMA Dove Awards will take place in Allen Arena at Lipscomb University on Tuesday, October 13, 2015 and will air on the Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) on Sunday, October 18, 2015. TheOverflow is the official streaming service. For ongoing Dove Awards updates and breaking news, please visit the Dove Awards website and connect on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

In addition, some of today’s leading radio personalities offer viewers a chance to see some of their favorite voices on the big stage. Wally, from The Wally Show, Willie Monroe Jr., of The Praise Mix Down and Jaci Velasquez of the Family Friendly Mornings with Doug & Jaci will present awards at this year’s ceremony.

These new appearances join already announced performers Casting Crowns, Lauren Daigle, Kirk Franklin and Danny Gokey, KB, Matt Maher, MercyMe, Tedashii and Brian Courtney Wilson. Presenters include Blanca, Jason Crabb, Bill Gaither, Gloria Gaynor, Natalie Grant, Bernie Herms, Deitrick Haddon, Michael W. Smith and Michelle Williams.

“As we continue to announce the lineup for the 46th Annual GMA Dove Awards, it occurs to me, that we are so incredibly blessed to have this much amazing talent on one stage, for one night, for God’s glory,” says GMA President and Executive Director Jackie Patillo. “Recently, we shared some great news about the growth of our format across the globe, reflected in increased music consumption, sold out concerts and outreach that our community is doing around the world. This show truly is a testament that we are ‘Better Together’,” she continues.

The GMA Dove Awards will feature artists from every style of Gospel/Christian music coming together to celebrate the collective impact of the genre. 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 Ticket prices range from $35.00 to $200.00.

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, IMMERSE and GMA Honors. For more on supporting the GMA or becoming a member, please visit or contact the GMA directly at 615.277.1376.

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, To find out more about the Trinity Broadcasting Family of Networks, log on to

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