Erica Campbell and Chris Tomlin will host the 53rd Annual GMA Dove Awards. billboard have learned.
The GMA Dove Awards ceremony will be held in person on October 18th in Nashville and will be broadcast on TBN on October 21st. This year’s top nominees include King & Country, Maverick City Music, CeCe Winans, Anne Wilson and more.
A 27-time GMA Dove Award winner, Tomlin has earned 10 No. 1s billboard Christian Airplay Hits and has eight albums on the top billboard‘s chart of the best Christian albums. On September 9th he will release his latest album, Always. In addition to the radio single title track, the album also includes “I See You” featuring Brandon Lake and “Yahweh” featuring Elevation Worship.
Campbell is best known as a multi-platinum artist, half of the gospel duo Mary Mary, a television personality, and the host of the nationally syndicated radio show Stand up! Mornings with Erica Campbell. She has also received five Grammys and 13 GMA Dove Awards, as well as her 2014 album Help climbed into the top 10 on the all-genre Billboard 200.
“The GMA Dove Awards have showcased the very best in Christian and gospel music for over five decades! So it’s a great honor for me to be co-hosting this year’s awards with Chris Tomlin!” Campbell recounts billboard about a statement. “I really look forward to it and pray that the show will provide healing, inspiration and encouragement that we all need!”
“I am so honored that the Dove Awards are inviting me to be a part of such an important and influential night,” said Tomlin billboard about a statement. “When I take a step back and look at history, it’s incredible to see the positive impact church music has had not only on our industry but on popular music as a whole. I’ve heard they say, “What isn’t celebrated is lost,” and I’m delighted that we’re taking a moment to celebrate the artists who paved the way, the artists of today, and hopefully more help inspire and launch the next generation. ”
The GMA Dove Awards show will air October 21 at 8:00 p.m. ET and 10:00 p.m. ET on TBN and the TBN App, with encores for October 28 at 8:00 p.m. ET and 10:00 p.m ET.
The 53rd Annual GMA Dove Awards is produced by the Gospel Music Association, with Jackie Patillo and Justin Fratt serving as showrunners and executive producers, and Curtis Stoneberger and Paul Wright as producers. Russell E. Hall will serve as director, Michael Nolan as screenwriter, while Scott Moore and Go Live Productions will serve as executive producers.