GMA Dove Awards Name Atlanta Host For 2012 Awards
June 29, 2011 at 2:00 PM (PT)
The GOSPEL MUSIC ASSOCIATION (GMA) Board of Diectors and the ATLANTA CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAU announced TODAY (6/29) that the 43RD ANNUAL GMA DOVE AWARDS will take place in ATLANTA in APRIL 2012. The awards show will also again be aired on the GOSPEL MUSIC CHANNEL (GMC).
“We’re excited for the DOVE AWARDS to return to ATLANTA,” said ATLANTA CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAU CEO WILLIAM PETE. “There was a buzz throughout the city surrounding the show and the excitement was contagious. We look forward to making the 43RD ANNUAL DOVE AWARDS another success.”
This year's show sold out quickly at ATLANTA'S FOX THEATRE. The show received its highest ratings on GMC with over 1.5 million viewers tuning in to host SHERRI SHEPHERD and artists FRANCESCA BATTISTELLI, CHRIS AUGUST, THIRD DAY, CASTING CROWNS, NATALIE GRANT, CHRIS TOMLIN, MARY MARY, KIRK FRANKLIN and KENNY ROGERS among others.