When the top artists in Christian and gospel music take the stage Tuesday night (Oct.15) at the 50th annual GMA Dove Awards, they will be continuing a decades old tradition of combining music and ministry to create a memorable night showcasing the many genres that make up their unique community. Held at Lipscomb University’s Allen Arena in Nashville, this year’s sold-out show will include performances by Casting Crowns, Steven Curtis Chapman, Amy Grant, Bill Gaither, Jekalyn Carr, MercyMe, Karen Peck and New River, Michael W. Smith, Cece Winans, TobyMac, Hillsong Worship and Kirk Franklin.
Lauren Daigle leads artist nominations this year with six, including nods in the artist and song of the year categories. Other top contenders include For King & Country and Kirk Franklin, who received five nominations each. Veteran songwriter/producer Wayne Haun received an astounding 10 nominations.
SiriusXM will broadcast the Dove Awards live at 7:30 pm EST on SiriusXM's The Message (Ch. 63) and the show will be televised exclusively on TBN Oct. 20 at 8:00 p.m. EST.