GMA Awards To Air At Last

PAX picks up April event.

In a case of "better late than never," the GMA Music Awards, previously known as the Dove Awards, are scheduled to air Dec. 27 on PAX TV. The Gospel Music Assn.'s annual awards show, which was held April 28 in Nashville, was originally to have aired that month on UPN, but when third-party financing fell through, the broadcast was nixed.

Hosted by Yolanda Adams and Deion Sanders, the show includes appearances by Amy Grant, Casting Crowns, CeCe Winans, Destiny's Child member Michelle Williams, Hezekiah Walker, Jars of Clay, Kirk Franklin, MercyMe, Michael W. Smith, Newsboys, Nicole C. Mullen, Randy Travis, Smokey Robinson, Smokie Norful, Steven Curtis Chapman, Switchfoot, Third Day and tobyMac.