AMY GRANT AND TYE TRIBBETT ADDED AS PRESENTERS
HILLSONG, SIRIUSXM, EDDIE DEGARMO AND AKINTUNDE HONORED WITH SPECIAL AWARDS
The Gospel Music Association (GMA) announces Newsboys and current Dove Awards nominees Kari Jobe and Love & The Outcome to join the star-studded line up of performers. Amy Grant and Dove Awards nominee Tye Tribbett are also additions to the presenters list of the 45th Annual GMA Dove Awards, 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.
The top artists will join the recently announced performers and presenters such as Pat Boone, Mandisa, Danny Gokey, Dr. Bobby Jones, the Nashville Super Choir supporting Hezakiah Walker, Brian Free & Assurance, Karen Peck & New River, Wayne Haun, Ernie Haase, Natalie Grant, Erica Campbell, Capital Kings, Olympic Gold Medalist Scott Hamilton, author Karen Kingsbury, for KING & COUNTRY, 1 Girl Nation, Ellie Holcomb, David and Tamela Mann, Sandi Patty, Tedashii, Alan and Lisa Robertson of Duck Dynasty and Bill Gaither.
The GMA annually gives out special awards to entities and individuals that have had a significant impact on the Christian and Gospel Music industry. This year Hillsong is set to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award, while SiriusXM will be honored with the Outstanding Mainstream Contribution to Gospel Music Award. Additionally the GMA will also be awarding Eddie DeGarmo with the Impact Award and Akintunde with the Grady Nutt Humor Award. “All of our special awards recipients have made an indelible mark on our industry and we are thrilled to be honoring their contributions and highlighting their legacy,” says GMA President and Executive Director Jackie Patillo
These special awards will be given out during the Dove Awards pre-show that is being co-hosted by nominees Meredith Andrews and Jonathan McReynolds. The pre-show begins at 2pm (CT) and will stream live at www.hearitfirst.com/live.
The 45th Annual GMA Dove Awards will take place on Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at Allen Arena in Nashville, Tennessee at 6:30pm CT. The show will air exclusively on the Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN), America’s most watched faith channel on October 12, 2014. The pre show, red carpet and behind-the-scenes will be airing on www.hearitfirst.com. Tickets are available now at www.doveawards.com. For a complete list of nominees, please visit www.doveawards.com/nominees.
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, GMA Honors 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.
About the Cantinas Foundation: The Cantinas Foundation looks to transform our modern day culture through opportunities where God can be magnified through the Arts. Our motivation is to raise up the leadership and talent within the art community, which will inspire a new generation to fall in love with our Lord. Our leaders will be equipped with the expertise, training, and Christian spiritual development to impact the world for Jesus Christ. We aim to provide opportunities for Christian leaders to be change agents that can touch lives through concerts, music festivals, community service outreaches, cutting edge technology, and the non-profit funding of music, theatre, art, dance, and media that the entire family can enjoy. The Cantinas Foundation endeavors to orchestrate programs of excellence that will glorify God and send a fresh wind of His Spirit.
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SOURCE: Wortman Works