By Ginny McCabe, Special to ASSIST News Service
NASHVILLE, TN (ANS – August 27, 2015) — The Gospel Music Association (GMA) announced on Mon., Aug. 24 that multi-Dove Award winning artist Erica Campbell, a five time Grammy winner and WEtv star of the hit show “Mary Mary,” and New York Times best-selling author Sadie Robertson will serve as co-hosts for the 46th Annual GMA Dove Awards (www.doveawards.com).
“I am elated to announce that Sadie Robertson and Erica Campbell will be hosting this year’s Dove Awards,” said GMA President and Executive Director Jackie Patillo in a Monday morning press release. “Sadie is faithfully using her voice and celebrity to share how you can lead a positive and wholesome life, while enjoying your youth. Erica Campbell is a master at commanding the stage and we know she will have all of us in the palm of her hand on October 13.”
“I’m super excited to be co-hosting the 46th Annual GMA Dove Awards this year,” said Erica Campbell in the press announcement. “It’s going to be an amazing night especially since I get to stand next to the lovely Sadie Robertson as co-host! I truly believe we are better together! I believe God smiles when we stand united for His Glory!”
“I’m so excited to host this year’s Dove Awards,” added Sadie Robertson. “It is a true honor to be able to share the stage with Erica Campbell, and it’s going to be a great night. I am really looking forward to it!”
GMA also announced the Song and Songwriter of the Year categories on Monday:
Songwriter of the Year (Artist)
Songwriter of the Year (Non-Artist)
David Arthur Garcia
Song of the Year (additional information may be found at http://doveawards.com/nominees)
“Come As You Are” – Crowder (writers) Ben Glover, David Crowder, Matt Maher
“Greater” – MercyMe (writers) Barry Graul, Bart Millard, Ben Glover, David Garcia, Mike Scheuchzer, Nathan Cochran, Robby Shaffer
“He Knows My Name” – Francesca Battistelli (writers) Francesca Battistelli, Mia Fieldes, Seth Mosley
“Hope In Front Of Me” – Danny Gokey (writers) Bernie Herms, Brett James, Danny Gokey
“How Can It Be” – Lauren Daigle (writers) Jason Ingram, Jeff Johnson, Paul Mabury
“Multiplied” – NEEDTOBREATHE (writers) Bear Rinehart, Bo Rinehart
“Overwhelmed” – Big Daddy Weave (writers) Michael Weaver, Phil Wickham
“This Is Amazing Grace” – Phil Wickham (writers) Jeremy Riddle, Josh Farro, Phil Wickham
“Thrive” – Casting Crowns (writers) Mark Hall, Matthew West
“We Believe” – Newsboys (writers) Matthew Hooper, Richie Fike, Travis Ryan
Additionally, GMA recently announced the nominees for the 46th Annual GMA Dove Awards at a press conference in Nashville, Tennessee on Wed., Aug. 12. Lecrae leads the list of nominees with 9 nominations, followed by for KING & COUNTRY with 7 and Crowder and Matt Maher, who each received 6 nominations. Nominees were announced in 12 categories. Nominees in the top five categories include:
Artist of the Year
for KING & COUNTRY
New Artist of the Year
About A Mile
I Am They
Contemporary Christian Artist of the Year
for KING & COUNTRY
Southern Gospel Artist of the Year
Ernie Haase & Signature Sound
Gaither Vocal Band
The Collingsworth Family
Gospel Artist of the Year
Israel & New Breed
A full list of nominees can be found here: http://doveawards.com/nominees.
The Dove Awards will be held on Tuesday, October 13th, live from Allen Arena at Lipscomb University in Nashville. The show will air exclusively on the Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) on Sunday, October 18th at 9 p.m. (CST). Tickets to the 46th Annual GMA Dove Awards are now on sale at www.doveawards.com . Ticket prices range from $35 to $200.
Photo captions: 1) Chris Tomlin. 2) Lauren Daigle. 3) Ginny McCabe.
About the writer: Ginny McCabe, as a well-respected and experienced author and journalist, has authored five books. Her bestselling and award-winning title with Dr. Jill Hubbard, Secrets Young Women Keep is available from Thomas Nelson (www.Thomasnelson.com.) Other titles include: Some Kind of Journey: On the Road with Audio Adrenaline, Living A Gold Medal Life: Inspirations from Female Athletes, and Changed: True Stories of Finding God Through Christian Music. Additionally, McCabe is a news, feature and entertainment writer/reporter who has penned thousands of diverse articles for daily newspapers, weekly newspapers, magazines and Web sites for national and international audiences. She can be contacted by e-mail at email@example.com
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