The 50th Annual Dove Awards Celebration Grows
The Gospel Music Association (GMA) announced another round of performances for the 50th Annual GMA Dove Awards, including performances throughout the evening from all New Artist of the Year nominees, including Riley Clemmons, Aaron Cole, Austin French, Josh Baldwin, and Kelontae Gavin. In addition, there will be a tribute celebrating Bill and Gloria Gaither. Bill Gaither along with the Gaither Vocal Band, Matt Maher, Mark Lowry, Bart Millard, Michael English, Russ Taff, and David Phelps will collaborate for this special segment.
GMA also announced the first round of their star-studded presenter lineup, including Lauren Daigle, John Crist, Tasha Cobbs Leonard, Zach Williams, Blanca, Brown Bannister, Don Moen, Evan Craft, Gloria Gaither, Nicole C. Mullen, Point of Grace, Shirley Caesar and William McDowell.
The awards show will be held ‘live’ on October 15 in Nashville, Tennessee and will air exclusively on TBN October 20 at 8 p.m. EST/5 p.m. PST. Previously announced performers include Lecrae, Kirk Franklin, and CeCe Winans to name a few. More performer and presenter announcements are forthcoming. Lauren Daigle leads all artist nominations with six and Kirk Franklin leads Gospel categories with five, followed by Tasha Cobbs-Leonard with four nods, and Lecrae and Koryn Hawthorne with three each. Top nominated songwriter Makeba Riddick-Woods scored 3 nominations including the coveted Song of the Year for Koryn Hawthorne’s “Won’t He Do It.” View the full list of nominees here.
The 50th Annual GMA Dove Awards announced its continued partnership with CCLI to present the Worship Song of the Year Award. “For over 30 years CCLI has been empowering worship by providing affordable and legal content, resources and media in partnership with publishers, artists, songwriters, and the church. The Gospel Music Association is at the core of that mission and we are proud to support the work of the GMA,” said President/CEO Christian Copyright Licensing International, Malcolm Hawker.
The 50th celebration will be a powerful evening paying tribute to 50 years of special appearances and sensational stage highlights over the decades. Performances representing Modern Rock, Rap/Hip Hop, Pop/Contemporary, Inspirational, Southern Gospel, Bluegrass, Country, Worship and more will make up an evening praising the rich musical diversity from the past, present and future of Gospel and Christian music. Nominees are determined by GMA’s professional members, and winners will be voted on by the entire GMA membership. For more information on the GMA Dove Awards, visit www.doveawards.com.
Viewers can locate this year’s Dove Awards broadcast on TBN by locating it on the network’s channel finder. Watch TBN on their live stream HERE or download the all-new app to view TBN on your Apple or Android devices.