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GMA ANNOUNCES PERFORMERS AND PRESENTERS FOR 46TH ANNUAL GMA DOVE AWARDS - OCTOBER 13

CASTING CROWNS, KIRK FRANKLIN, LAUREN DAIGLE AND DANNY GOKEY SET TO PERFORM

BILL GAITHER, BLANCA, MICHAEL W. SMITH AND MICHELLE WILLIAMS SET TO PRESENT

Fans get chance to sing in choir with Casting Crowns, VIP experience and more

Awards to air on Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) on Sunday, October 18th





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NEWS SOURCE: Wortman Works
September 1, 2015

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (September 1, 2015) - The Gospel Music Association (GMA) announces initial list of performers and presenters set to appear at the 46th Annual GMA Dove Awards. Top acts Casting Crowns, Kirk Franklin, Lauren Daigle and Danny Gokey are set to perform. Bill Gaither, Blanca, Michael W. Smith and Michelle Williams will present top honors as they join recently announced co-hosts Erica Campbell and Sadie Robertson for Gospel and Christian music's biggest night of the year. The GMA Dove Awards are live from Allen Arena at Lipscomb University on Tuesday, October 13, 2015 and will air on the Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) on Sunday, October 18, 2015. For ongoing Dove Awards updates and breaking news, please visit the GMA social networks and The Dove Awards website.

Fans will also get a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to join a choir supporting Casting Crowns on stage. "We are so excited to bring this unique experience to our fans," shares GMA Executive Director Jackie Patillo. "This will be a memory that people can carry with them throughout their lives, and it gives us an opportunity to engage fans in the Dove Awards experience!"

The choir is part of the Dove VIP Experience where fans have the opportunity to enjoy behind-the-scenes excitement of the show through Selfie Row (meet and greet), backstage tour, access to the PreTelecast and dinner before hitting the awards show. Click here for more information about the Dove Awards Choir. Click here for more info about the VIP Experience.

Lecrae leads this year's nominees with 9 nominations, following by for KING & COUNTRY with 7 and Crowder and Matt Maher each receiving 6.

The GMA Dove Awards will feature artists from every style of Gospel/Christian music coming together to celebrate the impact of their music. Over 1,500 professional members determine the Dove Award nominees with the winners voted on by the entire GMA membership of nearly 2,500. The awards are produced by the GMA.

Tickets to the 46th Annual GMA Dove Awards are now on sale at the Allen Arena box office in Nashville or at www.doveawards.com. Ticket prices range from $35.00 to $200.00.

About GMA: Founded in 1964, the Gospel Music Association serves as the face and voice for the Gospel/Christian music community and is dedicated to exposing, promoting and celebrating the Gospel through music of all styles including Pop, Rock, Praise & Worship, Urban Gospel, R&B, Hip Hop, Southern Gospel, Bluegrass, Country and more. The GMA community includes agents, artists, church leaders, managers, promoters, radio personnel, record company executives, retailers, songwriters and other industry visionaries. The GMA produces the GMA Dove Awards, IMMERSE and GMA Honors. For more on supporting the GMA or becoming a member, please visit www.gospelmusic.org or contact the GMA directly at 615.277.1376.

About the Trinity Broadcasting Family of Networks: With 28 networks and growing worldwide, the Trinity Broadcasting Family of Networks is the world's largest faith-and-family television group, airing a broad range of church and ministry programming, Christian music, family friendly movies, children's programming, and shows for teens and young adults 24 hours a day to every inhabited continent via 87 satellites and 20,000 television and cable affiliates. In addition, TBN's most popular global networks are available on computers, smart phones, and other mobile devices, and over 24,000 hours of entertaining and inspiring On-Demand programming is accessible via TBN's innovative online network, iTBN.org. To find out more about the Trinity Broadcasting Family of Networks, log on to www.tbn.org.

About CCM: CCM Magazine, popular Christian music's leading editorial resource for 35+ years, is a part of the Salem Media Group family. Salem Media Group is America's leading radio broadcaster, Internet content provider, and magazine and book publisher targeting audiences interested in Christian and family-themed content and conservative values. In addition to its radio properties, Salem owns Salem Radio Network, which syndicates talk, news and music programming to approximately 2,000 affiliates; Salem Radio Representatives, a national radio advertising sales force; Salem Web Network, a leading Internet provider of Christian content and online streaming; and Salem Publishing, a leading publisher of Christian themed magazines. Salem owns and operates 99 radio stations, with 61 stations in the nation's top 25 markets - and 29 in the top 10. Each of our radio properties has a full portfolio of broadcast and digital marketing opportunities.

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