Performers announce for 53rd Annual GMA Dove Awards

Jekalyn Carr, Crowder, Phi Wickham and Gateway Worship Espanol join co-hosts as performers

The Gospel Music Association (GMA) has announced the first round of performing artists for the 53nd Annual GMA Dove Awards. Performers include Erica Campbell, Jekalyn Carr, Crowder, Chris Tomlin, Phil Wickham, and Gateway Worship Español ft. Daniel Calveti, Becky Collazos, Christine D’Clario and Josh Morales. The GMA Dove Awards will air exclusively on TBN and the TBN app, Friday, October 21st at 8 pm ET and 10 pm ET, with an encore presentation on October 28th at 8 pm ET and 10 pm ET.

Tickets have sold out for the in-person GMA Dove Awards Nashville event happening October 18th at the Allen Arena. Key partners for this year’s Dove Awards include Christian non-profit Cantinas Arts Foundation, whose mission is to support artists who share their talent and faith through Arts and Media, WieRok Entertainment, dedicated to creating great content for the masses, and Lipscomb University, who is now in its 8th year as venue host for the Dove Awards.

Multi-chart toppers and award-winning superstars Erica Campbell and Chris Tomlin were recently announced as co-hosts for this year’s awards.

The nominees were unveiled last month with songwriter and producer Jeff Pardo leading with nine nominations, Matthew West and Maverick City Music with seven nominations each, six nominations for Anne Wilson, Ben Glover, For King + Country, Jeff Sojka, Jonathan Smith and Phil Wickham and five for Brandon Lake, CeCe Winans, Chandler Moore, Chris Brown, Jonathan Jay, and Steven Furtick. Voted on by the GMA Professional Membership, this year’s nominees were chosen from over 2,087 submitted entries.

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