Awards to be held live Tuesday, October 15th in Nashville, TN
The Gospel Music Association (GMA) has announced another round of all-star performances for the 50th Annual GMA Dove Awards including nominated artist gospel legend CeCe Winans and Lecrae. Winans will join together with Christian legends Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith, and Steven Curtis Chapman for a special icon performance. Nominated hip hop star Lecrae joins the performance line-up along with nominee MercyMe and a collaborative worship moment with Phil Wickham, Brian Johnson and the Bethel Music Band.
The awards show will be held live on October 15th in Nashville and will air exclusively on TBN October 20th at 8 pm EST/5 pm PST. Previously announced performers include TobyMac, Hillsong Worship and Kirk Franklin. More talent announcements are forthcoming. Lauren Daigle leads artist nominations with six, followed by For King & Country and Kirk Franklin with five nods each. Top nominated writer/producer Wayne Haun scored ten nominations.
“We pride ourselves on using the Dove Awards stage to showcase the diversity of our genre and this year is no exception! It’s going to be a memorable night and we can’t wait to reveal the rest of the line-up,” GMA President Jackie Patillo says.
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.
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