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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Aug. 21, 2014) – The Gospel Music Association (GMA) announces multi-Dove Award winning powerhouses Bart Millard of MercyMe and Lecrae as co-hosts for the 45th Annual GMA Dove Awards (www.doveawards.com). 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). For Dove updates and breaking news, please visit the Gospel Music Association’s social networks on Twitter and Facebook: www.twitter.com/gmadoveawards, www.facebook.com/doveawards.
“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!”
Performers and current nominees will include 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.
The 45th Annual GMA Dove Awards will take place on Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at Allen Arena in Nashville, Tennessee at 6:30pm CT. The show will air exclusively on the Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN), America’s most watched faith channel. Tickets are available now at www.doveawards.com. For a complete list of nominees visit www.doveawards.com/nominees.