Posts Tagged ‘Dove Awards’

GMA Dove Awards Set to Return to Nashville

Thursday, March 21st, 2013

540884_414529261929811_729033018_aThe Gospel Music Association has announced that the GMA Dove Awards will return to one of its original homes, Nashville, TN.  Over the last few years the show has traveled, with Atlanta being its most recent home. The award show will take place for the first time in the fall of the year on October 15, 2013 and will be televised on GMC from the Lipscomb University Allen Arena. Mayor Karl Dean of Nashville states, “The Christian and Gospel music industry plays an important role in the energy of our city’s music scene, and, as Music City, we are proud to welcome the Dove Awards back to Nashville.”  The Association has also added a feature film category to the awards, with inspirational films being on the rise in the industry. To assist in these efforts, The Dove Foundation has partnered with the GMA Association with the development and credibility of the award.

Mississippi Mass Choir, Mosie Burks and Chad Johnson

Monday, November 12th, 2012

In 1988, Frank Williams, member of the Jackson Southernaires and executive for Malaco Records set out to form a choir using Mississippi singers and musicians.  The auditions resulted in over 100 singers coming from across the state and after hours of intensive rehearsals, The Mississippi Mass Choir recorded their first album and video on October 29, 1988.  The project hit #1 on the Billboard charts within 5 weeks of its release  in 1989 and rode the charts for 45 weeks, garnering the choir top honors at GMWA and the Stellar Awards as well as Soul Train and Dove Award nominations.  (more…)

Trin-i-tee 5:7 Splits With Record Label

Saturday, August 18th, 2012

Angel Tayor and Chanelle Hayes of Trin-i-tee 5:7The trailblazing, fashion-forward, gospel girl group Trin-i-tee 5:7 has parted ways with their label Music World Gospel. (more…)

DOVE Award Nominations

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

Award Season Continues as the 42nd Annual GMA Dove Awards Nominees were announced. Congratulations to the following Gospel artist nominated in the following categories along with some of today’s Top Contemporary Christian Acts:

Male Vocalist Of The Year:

Israel Houghton

Marvin Sapp

Artist Of The Year:

Marvin Sapp

New Artist of The Year:

Forever Jones

Rap/ Hip Hop Recorded Song Of The Year:

“Background”- LeCrae

Urban Recorded Song of the Year:
“All I Need” from ” Just Love Deluxe”- Brian Courtney Wilson, Stan Jones
“Finally” from “Finally”- Lowell Pye, Asaph A. Ward
“He Knows” from  “All In One”-Karen Clark Sheard, Kendall Hunter, James L. Moss, Paul D. AllenTraditional Gospel

Recorded Song of the Year:
“Favor”; A City Called Heaven; Shirley Caesar; David Frazier; Light Records, Shu-Bel Records
“The Greatest Name”; Smokie Norful Presents; Victory Cathedral Choir; Smokie Norful; EMI Gospel, TreMyles Music
“The Master Plan”; The Master Plan; Tamela Mann; Tamela Mann, Myron Butler; Tillymann Music Group

Contemporary Gospel Recorded Song of the Year
“He Wants It All”; Get Ready; forever JONES; Dominique’ Jones
“I Choose to Worship”; Under an Open Heaven; Wess Morgan; Wess Morgan, Joseph Morgan
“Nobody Greater”; Triumphant; VaShawn Mitchell, Darius Paulk
“The Best In Me”; Here I Am; Marvin Sapp; Marvin Sapp, Aaron Lindsey
“You Hold My World”; Love God, Love People; Israel Houghton; Aaron Lindsey, Israel Houghton, Tommy Sims

The Dove Awards will be taped live in Atlanta at the  Fabulous Fox Theater on April 20th and will Air on GMC (Gospel Music Channel) on April 24th at 8:00 p.m. EST. Sherri Shepherd from ABC’s, “The View” will serve as host of this year’s awards.

The Dove’s Have A New Home…

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

The Gospel Music Association recently announced that the 2011 Dove Awards will be held on April 20, 2011 but not in Nashville, TN. The 2011 Dove Awards will be held in Atlanta, GA at the Fabulous Fox Theater. This is an interesting change as the award ceremony had been held at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville for the past few years.  GMC formerly known as Gospel Music Channel which is headquartered in Atlanta, recently renewed its partnership with GMA and plans to broadcast the ceremony with the help of the city of Atlanta.