The Gospel Music Association (GMA) announces initial list of performers set to appear at the 47th Annual GMA Dove Awards. TobyMac, Anthony Brown and Group TherAPy, Steven Curtis Chapman and Hollyn will perform. Blanca and Travis Greene will host the pre-telecast. In addition, LifeWay will join the event as a presenting sponsor. Hosted by for KING & COUNTRY and Tye Tribbett, the awards show 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 now on sale at the Allen Arena box office or online here.
"We are excited to partner with the Gospel Music Association to present the Dove Awards this year," says Mike Harland, Director of LifeWay Worship. "Music plays such a significant role in helping people maintain focus on Jesus Christ and a posture of daily worship that we believe this work will have greater reach than we'll ever know. It's a privilege to a part of it."
Top nominated artists include Lauren Daigle, Hillsong UNITED, Chris Tomlin. Kirk Franklin and Bill Gaither. View the full list of nominees at http://doveawards.com/2016-nominees/.
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. For more information, visit www.doveawards.com.
LifeWay Christian Resources is one of the world's largest providers of Christian resources, including: services, Bibles, Bible studies, research, events, church music & supplies, and digital services. LifeWay owns and operates more than 180 LifeWay Christian Stores across the nation, as well as the Ridgecrest Conference Center in North Carolina. They also publish books and the widely-respected HCSB® Bible translation under the B&H Publishing Group imprint. LifeWay is a nonprofit organization that reinvests income above operating expenses in mission work and other ministries around the world.
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.
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