Bill Gaither, CeCe Winans, David Mann, Hezekiah Walker, Jaci Velasquez, Janice Gaines, Lauren Daigle, Sadie Robertson and Wally from WAY-FM join presenter lineup
The Gospel Music Association (GMA) announces more presenters for the 47th Annual GMA Dove Awards. Bill Gaither, CeCe Winans, David Mann, Hezekiah Walker, Jaci Velasquez, Janice Gaines, Lauren Daigle, Sadie Robertson and Wally from WAY-FM will join hosts for KING & COUNTRY and Tye Tribbett for the sold-out awards show on Tuesday, October 11 at Lipscomb University’s Allen Arena in Nashville at 6:30 p.m. CST. Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) will exclusively air the awards show on Sunday, October 16.
These new appearances join already announced performers TobyMac, Steven Curtis Chapman, Anthony Brown and Group TherAPy, Bethel Music, Hollyn, Hillsong UNITED, Natalie Grant, Phillips, Craig & Dean and Tamela Mann and presenters Chris Tomlin, Jordan Feliz, Kari Jobe, Kirk Franklin, Priscilla Shirer, Ryan Stevenson, Tasha Cobbs and Willie Moore Jr.
In addition to star-studded performances and artist awards, GMA will also present special awards to organizations and entities that have made significant contributions to the gospel music industry. GMA will honor the following special awards winners:
Impact Award Winner: Kendrick Brothers Productions
Impact Award – presented to an entity, other than an artist, which has made the most significant impact on the gospel music industry over the last two or three years. Previous winners include SoundScan, CCLI, & ProTools.
Lifetime Achievement Award Winner: Tyscot Records
Lifetime Achievement Award – Presented to an entity, other than an individual, which has made a monumental achievement in the gospel music industry over the last 20 or more years. Previous winners include The Gospel Music Workshop of America, the song “How Great Thou Art,” and the Gaither Organization (group of companies).
Grady Nutt Humor Award Winner: Michael Jr.
Grady Nutt Humor Award – past winners include Mark Lowry, Brad Stine, larknews.com, Chonda Pierce, Wendy Bagwell, Veggie Tales’ Phil Vischer & Mike Nawrocki and Mike Warnke.
Radio Impact Award – CCM: SOS Radio Network/Las Vegas
Radio Impact Award – Southern Gospel: “The Gospel Greats” syndicated program, Paul Heil
Radio Impact Award – Gospel: Gospel WXOK 1460 AM, J Michaels Francois