Dove Awards To Return To Atlanta's Fox Theatre In 2012
October 27, 2011 at 6:05 AM (PT)
The GOSPEL MUSIC ASSOCIATION (GMA) announced that the 43rd ANNUAL GMA DOVE AWARDS will return to the FOX THEATRE in ATLANTA for the second year. The awards show will be held on THURSDAY, APRIL 19th, 2012 and will be televised nationally on the GOSPEL MUSIC CHANNEL (GMC) on SUNDAY, APRIL 22nd.
"Following last year's outstanding event, we are excited to return to the FOX THEATRE for another diverse program showcasing the most talented group of artists from within the Gospel and Contemporary Christian music genres," said GMA Chairman of the Board MITCHELL SOLAREK.
"The FOX THEATRE is thrilled to host this prestigious national event honoring the top artists in Gospel music again this year," said FOX THEATRE GM ALLAN C. VELLA. "Last year's event sold out quickly, which speaks to the enthusiasm and support of the ATLANTA community. The GMA DOVE AWARDS is already becoming a much anticipated event on the ATLANTA entertainment calendar and the FOX THEATRE is proud to be a part of it."
The GMA made the decision last year to move the even to ATLANTA. It was the first time that the GMA DOVE AWARDS had been held outside of NASHVILLE in more than four decades. The 2011 sold-out show at the FOX THEATRE received the highest ratings for the event to date on GMC, with more than 1.5 million viewers.