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MORE DOVE AWARDS PERFORMERS ANNOUNCED – Awards Take Place October 15th, and Air on October 21st

44thGMADovesThe Gospel Music Association (GMA) announces more performers and presenters for the 44th Annual GMA Dove Awards, hosted by Amy Grant and Kirk Franklin.

The line-up of extraordinary talent continues to grow with the addition of Big Daddy Weave, Capital Kings, Colton Dixon, Jason Crabb, Kristian Stanfill, Rhett Walker Band and Tasha Cobbs. In addition to already announced artists, Gaither Vocal Band, Michael W. Smith, Tamela Mann and TobyMac. The awards show will take place on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at Allen Arena on the campus of Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee at 7:30pm CT and will be broadcast exclusively on UP on Monday, October 21, 2013 at 8:00 p.m. EDT.
Brandon Heath, Candace Cameron Bure, David Mann, Joyce Meyer and Montell Jordan have been tapped as presenters. They join previously announced presenters Dr. Bobby Jones, Isaac Carree, Jaci Velasquez, Lecrae and Pastor Rick Warren.

Dove Award New Artist of the Year alumni, Jamie Grace and Chris August will host the preshow ceremony from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. CT presented by International Crisis Aid. Both the preshow and the Dove Cares Red Carpet will be streamed on www.hearitfirst.com/live.

In addition to presenting on the Dove Awards telecast, Joyce Meyer will be the special guest speaker for the annual nominee luncheon held on Monday, October 14 at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center presented by Cantinas Ranch Foundation.

The show will be broadcast on Monday, October 21st at 8:00 p.m. EDT exclusively on UP, America’s favorite channel for uplifting entertainment. Tickets are also available now at the Allen Arena box office in Nashville or at www.ticketsnashville.com.

GMA Executive Director Jackie Patillo says, “This year’s show is full of grace, glory and masterful talent. To be able to capture the diversity of the gospel through music on one stage, on one night and in turn get to share it with the world is the ultimate mission of the GMA.” Patillo adds, “In addition to the amazing talent we’re honored to have trailblazers of the faith, Joyce Meyer and Pastor Rick Warren participate in this celebration.”

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