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Lauren Daigle, Tori Kelly, Kirk Franklin to perform at GMA Dove Awards

Awards will air exclusively on TBN on Sunday, October 21

The Gospel Music Association (GMA) announced another round of all-star performances for the 49th Annual GMA Dove Awards, including award-winning singer-songwriter Lauren Daigle, a Newsboys reunion celebrating the band’s 25th anniversary, a duet by chart-topping recording artist Natalie Grant and rising star Koryn Hawthorne, and a first-time Dove Awards performance by GRAMMY® nominated artist Tori Kelly featuring gospel legend Kirk Franklin.

The awards show will be held live on October 16 in Nashville, Tennessee and will air exclusively on TBN October 21 at 8 p.m. CT. Previously announced performers include Big Daddy Weave, Cory Asbury, Tauren Wells and Jason Crabb with Rascal Flatts. More talent announcements are forthcoming.

2018 Dove Awards performers

The GMA Dove Awards celebrate the contributions of artists from every style of Christian/Gospel music. Nominees are determined by GMA’s professional members, and winners will be voted on by the entire GMA membership. Tauren Wells leads artist nominations with eight, followed by Zach Williams with six and Cory Asbury, Tasha Cobbs Leonard and TobyMac with five nods each. Top nominated writer/producer Colby Wedgeworth scored eight nominations.

The 49th Annual GMA Dove Awards are made possible in part by Christian Healthcare Ministries (CHM), the nation’s original health cost sharing ministry. “We support the Dove Awards because of the importance in our society of Christian artists sharing the Good News,” said Rev. Dr. Howard S. Russell, CHM president and CEO. “The role of Christian artists’ in encouraging the spirits of believers directly impacts listeners’ spiritual and physical well-being. We support the work of Christian artists in uplifting the kingdom of God.”

Tickets are on sale now at www.doveawards.com.
Viewers can locate this year’s Dove Awards broadcast on TBN by locating it on the network’s channel finder. Watch TBN on their livestream HERE, or download the all-new app to view TBN on your Apple or Android devices.

Sarah Hearn
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Sarah Hearn is Editor-in-Chief of PositivelyGospel.com. Sarah founded the site to serve as a positive platform for gospel music news, to share all of the good things happening within the Gospel and Christian music industry. In 2017, the site was named one of the Top 50 Gospel and Christian Music websites. Sarah is widely known for her on-the-scene reporting which includes the GMA Dove Awards, the Stellar Awards, Grammys on the Hill, Gospel Music Heritage Month Celebration Concert, McDonald’s Inspiration Celebration Gospel Tour, St. Jude Celebration of Hope, the Congressional Black Caucus Annual Legislative Conference and many more. For more than 5 years, Sarah served as the DC Gospel Music Examiner at Examiner.com  where the site garnered more than 150,000 readers in the US and around the world. Sarah was named one of the Top Ten Heroes in Gospel Music in the Washington, DC area in 2012 for her extensive coverage, support and commitment to artists within the D.C. metro region.  In 2016 she was named Person of the Month by IndiMogul Magazine. The site was recently named among Feedspot's Top Gospel and Christian Music Websites.  Sarah is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists and the Gospel Music Association.

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