The Gospel Music Association (GMA) has just announced that Contemporary Christian Pop Artist Bart Millard of MercyMe and Christian Hip Hop/Rap artist Lecrae will co-host the 45th Annual GMA Dove Awards. The Dove Awards will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 7 at Allen Arena on the campus of Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN and will air on the Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN). Tickets are available now at www.doveawards.com. For a complete list of nominees visit www.doveawards.com/nominees
Those confirmed to be performing at the show will include nominees such as Natalie Grant, Hezekiah Walker, Matthew West and Erica Campbell. In addition, Capital Kings, Olympic Gold Medalist Scott Hamilton, author Karen Kingsbury and Bill Gaither are confirmed as presenters.
Dove nominees, Jonathan McReynolds and Meredith Andrews have been confirmed to host the GMA Dove Awards Preshow which will stream live on www.hearitfirst.com/live on Oct 7 at 2:00pm CT.
"I can't wait to be a part of what I believe will be a historic evening," said rap and hip hop recording artist Lecrae. "Co-hosting with a great friend and talented artist makes it even better. Be careful though, who knows what will happen when Bart and I get together."
Says Millard, "I'm so excited to be part of this year's Dove Awards. The Doves are unique because they bring all styles of Gospel music together. Lecrae and I are just a small example of how different and yet unified this community is in sharing a message of love and hope through music." He jokes, "To prove how unified we are, I will be freestylin' my fresh rhymes while Lecrae sings the chorus to 'I Can Only Imagine" over and over!"
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