GMA Announces Dove Award Artists Lineup, Hosts
March 8, 2012 at 7:58 AM (PT)
The GOSPEL MUSIC ASSOCIATION (GMA) announced the first of its lineup that will appear and perform at the 43rd annual GMA DOVE AWARDS. Artists include LECRAE, NATALIE GRANT, DONNIE McCLURKIN, JASON CRABB, JAMIE GRACE, KIM BURRELL, KARI JOBE, DANNY GOKEY, RUBEN STUDDARD, MANDISA, JASON CASTRO and THE ISAACS. Additional performers to be revealed as the show date approaches.
GMA also announced that DAVID MANN and CHONDA PIERCE will serve as co-hosts for the show. MANN is best known for creating the famous comic character "LEROY S. BROWN" in TYLER PERRY’s popular "MEET THE BROWNS" television series. Daytime EMMY nominated comedienne CHONDA PIERCE starred in her own live national television special "THIS AIN'T PRETTYVILLE" on CMT. Her comedy is also regularly featured on SIRIUSXM Satellite Radio.
The GMA DOVE AWARDS will take place on APRIL 19th at the FOX THEATRE in ATLANTA. The awards ceremony will be nationally televised on GOSPEL MUSIC CHANNEL (GMC) on APRIL 24th at 8p (ET).
“The GMA DOVE AWARDS represent Gospel and Christian music’s biggest night of the year and there is no better place for the broadcast of this event than GMC TV, AMERICA’s home for the best in uplifting music and entertainment,” said GMC Pres./CEO CHARLES HUMBARD. "We are proud to host this celebration at the FOX THEATRE, one of AMERICA’s premiere venues here in our hometown, ATLANTA.”
The public is invited to purchase tickets for the live awards show at www.ticketmaster.com.