By Deborah Evans Price, senior editor, watchgmctv.com Gospel music's top artists returned to the historic Fox Theater Thursday night for the 43rd Annual Gospel Music Association Dove Awards. For a full list of winners, click here. To read the full wrap up, click here.
By Jackie Chapman, contributing writer, watchgmctv.com Dubbed “The Queen of Clean,” Chonda Pierce co-hosts this year's Dove Awards (premiering on gmc Tuesday, April 24) with comedian and friend David Mann (of Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns and the Madea movie series), crossing an item off her "bucket list." Read more
By Andy Argyrakis, senior editor, watchgmctv.com With the faithful fans' eyes poised on the 43rd Annual GMA Dove Awards, chances are the enduring ceremony has brought back a cavalcade of memories. While it's easy to hit rewind on the DVR (or maybe even the VCR), gmc stirs up a slew of colorful stories that we know for a fact you’ve never heard before. Read more
By Andy Argyrakis, senior editor, watchgmctv.com While you're waiting for this year's Doves to take flight – April 19th at Atlanta's Fox Theatre and April 24th at 8 pm et on gmc – why not test your trivia skills? gmc went into the vault to uncover some surprising twists and turns throughout the event's history. To find out how much you know, click here.
By Christa Banister, senior editor, watchgmctv.com Back in 1969, when Michael W. Smith was still dreaming of playing professional baseball (he was 12), Peggy Lee was everyone’s favorite female vocalist, and the free love of Woodstock was still in full bloom, Christian music artists finally got a little public recognition, too, with the first-ever Dove Awards ceremony. While only 11 awards were handed out that night, it was the beginning of a time-honored tradition. Check out some of the best moments in event's 40-year history. Read more
About the Show
Music legend Yolanda Adams, nominated for Contemporary Gospel Album of the Year for Becoming, will perform at Gospel Music Association's 43rd Annual GMA Dove Awards, along with nominated artists The Tenors and Lecrae, April 19 at Atlanta's Fabulous Fox Theatre.
These accomplished artists join the powerhouse talent already announced as performers for the awards show, including Natalie Grant, Donnie McClurkin, Jason Crabb, Jamie-Grace, Kari Jobe, Danny Gokey, Ruben Studdard, Mandisa and The Isaacs.
The GMA released the news today that the presenters for the event will include GRAMMY nominated R&B artist and worship leader Montell Jordan. He is known to millions for his iconic songs "This is How We Do It" and "Let’s Ride" and the soundtracks to The Nutty Professor, 8 Mile, Save the Last Dance and The Fighting Temptations. Jordan has served as the Worship Leader at Victory World Church in Atlanta since 2010.
Actress and music artist Tamela Mann, of Meet the Browns and Madea fame, is set to present at the ceremony. She is acclaimed for her soulful soundtracks on Meet the Browns and Diary of a Mad Black Woman.
Aaron Lindsey is the Gospel music industry's top-selling producer. His most recent work Love God, Love People which he co-produced with longtime collaborator Israel Houghton and industry legend Tommy Sims was awarded a GRAMMY for Best Pop/Contemporary Album. He produced the RIAA Gold-Certified Thirsty for Pastor Marvin Sapp which charted in the Billboard Top 10 for an unprecedented 105 weeks. Lindsey also produced Pastor Sapp's Here I Am which set a record for Highest Charting Gospel Album in Billboard history.
The 43rd Annual GMA Dove Awards will take place on April 19 at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta. The award show is produced by the Gospel Music Association (GMA) to offer the most comprehensive platform celebrating Christian and Gospel music. The awards ceremony will be nationally televised on gmc on April 24 at 8 PM and 10 PM ET.
Armed with an abundance of unpretentious Southern charm and laser sharp wit, Chonda Pierce has been entertaining audiences from coast to coast for more than a decade. An in-demand stand up comic, television hostess and author, Pierce has parlayed...
Ingeniously funny and extraordinarily talented are understatements when it comes to the multifaceted actor and 2011 NAACP Award winner for Outstanding Actor In A Comedy Series (Meet The Browns, “Mr. Brown”), David Mann. A native of...