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THE 45th ANNUAL GMA DOVE AWARDS ANNOUNCE MORE PERFORMERS AND PRESENTERS

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Reigning New Artist of the Year for King & Country, Ellie Holcomb, 1 Girl Nation and Tedashii set to perform
 
David and Tamela Mann, Al and Lisa Robertson of Duck Dynasty and Sandi Patty added as presenters

 Ben Glover, David Garcia, Chris Tomlin, Chris Stevens and Jessie Reeves announced as nominees for Songwriter of the Year

The 45th Annual GMA Dove Awards to air on Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN)

Nominee luncheon to be held Monday, October 6th at The Schermerhorn Symphony Center sponsored by the Cantinas Foundation

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (September 2, 2014) – The Gospel Music Association (GMA) announces more presenters and performers to appear at the 45th Annual GMA Doves Awards (www.doveawards.com).  Current nominees set to appear are for King & Country, 1 Girl Nation, Ellie Holcomb, Tedashii, David and Tamela Mann, Al and Lisa Robertson of Duck Dynasty and Sandi Patty. The Dove Awards will take place on Tuesday, October 7 at Allen Arena on the campus of Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tenn.; set to air on the Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) on October 12, 2014.  For Dove updates and breaking news, please visit the Gospel Music Association’s social networks.
 
These top artists will join the recently announced co-hosts Bart Millard of Mercy Me and Lecrae, as well as Natalie Grant, Hezekiah Walker, Erica Campbell, Capital Kings, Olympic Gold Medalist Scott Hamilton, author Karen Kingsbury and Bill Gaither as participants on the show.  The pre show hosts include Dove nominees Jonathan McReynolds and Meredith Andrews.

In addition, nominees for Songwriter of the Year have been announced as:
Songwriter of the Year
Ben Glover
David Garcia
Chris Tomlin   
Chris Stevens  
Jessie Reeves

GMA Executive Director notes, “Our 45th awards season is a milestone and testament to the industry, the artists and the fans and we continue to recognize excellence in our marketplace. Our mission is to be the face of the industry enhancing the word of God through music. The GMA is celebrating 50 years of service and look forward to 50 more. With the amazing talents representing our mission through song, we are more than elated to see them receive such recognition for their work on this, Gospel and Christian Music’s Biggest Night.”
   
Once again, the nominee luncheon will be sponsored by the Cantinas Foundation and will be held at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center in downtown Nashville. “Congratulations to all of this year’s Dove nominees.  On behalf of the Cantinas Foundation, we want to thank you and bless you for that you are doing for the kingdom.  May the Lord send you a fresh wino of His spirit as you continue and to inspire and touch other through your music,” says Wendy M. Hughes, Director, Cantinas Foundation.
 
The 45th Annual GMA Dove Awards will take place on Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at Allen Arena in Nashville, Tennessee at 6:30pm CT.  The show will air exclusively on the Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN), America’s most watched faith channel on October 12, 2014.  The pre show, red carpet and behind-the-scenes will be airing on www.hearitfirst.com.  Tickets are available now at www.doveawards.com.  For a complete list of nominees, please visit www.doveawards.com/nominees.
 
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, GMA Honors and IMMERSE. For more on supporting the GMA or becoming a member, please visit www.gospelmusic.org.
 
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.
 
Cantinas Foundation
The Cantinas Foundation looks to transform our modern day culture through opportunities where God can be magnified through the Arts. Our motivation is to raise up the leadership and talent within the art community, which will inspire a new generation to fall in love with our Lord. Our leaders will be equipped with the expertise, training, and Christian spiritual development to impact the world for Jesus Christ. We aim to provide opportunities for Christian leaders to be change agents that can touch lives through concerts, music festivals, community service outreaches, cutting edge technology, and the non-profit funding of music, theatre, art, dance, and media that the entire family can enjoy. The Cantinas Foundation endeavors to orchestrate programs of excellence that will glorify God and send a fresh wind of His Spirit.