The Gospel Music Association (GMA) announces award winning duo for KING & COUNTRY and Gospel music powerhouse Tye Tribbett as the hosts for the 47th Annual GMA Dove Awards. The awards show will take place on Tuesday, October 11, 2016 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. Tickets to the 47th Annual GMA Dove Awards are now on sale at the Allen Arena box office or online here.
“I am delighted to welcome for KING & COUNTRY and Tye Tribbett to the Dove Award stage. Tye has made a tremendous impact in Gospel music throughout his career, and for KING & COUNTRY has earned immense critical praise and a huge following in the CCM world. Together, they are going to make this year’s show one of the best yet!” says GMA President and Executive Director Jackie Patillo.
“I can’t really explain how elated I am to be co-hosting the 47th Annual GMA Dove Awards this year! To be along side for KING & COUNTRY is a real dream come true! I cannot wait!” Tye Tribbett says.
In line with this year’s theme “Love. Amplified.” the GMA announced the “Our Love Amplified” social media campaign designed to bring awareness to individuals who are “amplifying love” in their communities. Christian and Gospel music fans are invited to record a 60 second video nominating someone in their community who is showing love in extraordinary ways, post to Instagram with #ourloveamplified and tag their favorite Christian or Gospel radio station. One winner will be selected to receive an all expenses paid trip to the GMA Dove Awards on October 11.
Last week, the GMA announced the nominees for the 47th Annual GMA Dove Awards. Top nominated artists include Lauren Daigle, Hillsong UNITED, Chris Tomlin. Kirk Franklin and Bill Gaither.
The GMA Dove Awards celebrate the contributions of artists from every style of Christian/Gospel music. Nominees are determined by over 1,600 professional members, and winners will be voted on by the entire GMA membership of nearly 2,500.