Dove Awards to return to Atlanta

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The GMA Board of Directors and the Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau recently announced that the 43rd Annual GMA Dove Awards will again take place in Atlanta, Georgia. Airing will be in April 2012 on gmc.

The 42nd GMA Dove Awards this past April had over 1.5 million viewers. It was hosted by Sherri Shepherd and featured artists such as Francesca Battistelli, Chris August, Third Day, Casting Crowns, Natalie Grant, Chris Tomlin, Mary Mary, Kirk Franklin, and Kenny Rogers.

“We’re excited for the Dove Awards to return to Atlanta,” says William Pete, Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau CEO.  “There was a buzz throughout the city surrounding the show and the excitement was contagious.  We look forward to making the 43rd Annual Dove Awards another success.”

Mitchell Solarek, chairman of the GMA board states, “Our experience this past year in Atlanta exceeded our expectations. How exciting to have the Governor of Georgia personally there to welcome our artists, and guests of the show. The City of Atlanta made us feel so welcomed from the city and state leaders to the multitude of local and international media that covered the awards.  We are thrilled with the results of the 42nd Annual GMA Dove Awards and are looking forward to another amazing outcome in 2012.”

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