Kirk Franklin and Amy Grant To Host GMA Dove Awards

The Gospel Music Association (GMA) has revealed that Amy Grant and Kirk Franklin as hosts for the 44th Annual GMA Dove Awards.

Amy Grant appearances

The show will places Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at Allen Arena on the campus of Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee at 7:30 p.m. CST.

Kirk Franklin hosts Dove Awards

In addition to the awards show host, past Dove Award winners and nominees, Gaither Vocal Band, Michael W. Smith, Tamela Mann and TobyMac are the first announced performers with others to be announced soon.

The first round of presenters confirmed includes Dr. Bobby Jones, Isaac Carree, Jaci Velasquez, Lacrae and Pastor Rick Warren.

Awards will be given out in 42 categories voted on by the GMA membership. Nominations go to recordings released during the eligibility period of Nov. 1, 2011 through April 30, 2013. The complete list of nominees is available at

The show will be broadcast on Monday, October 21st at 8 p.m. EST exclusively on the UP network. Tickets are available now at the Allen Arena box office in Nashville or at

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