GMA Dove Awards returning to Nashville in October

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44th Dove AwardsThe GMA Dove Awards is returning to Nashville!

The 44th annual event will be taking place for the first time in their history in the fall. Taping date is Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at Allen Arena on the campus of Nashville’s historic Lipscomb University. It will be nationally televised for airing on GMC TV.

In response to the rise and impact of inspirational films, GMA will be adding a feature film category to the nominations. The Dove Foundation, known for their Dove Seal of approval for filmed entertainment, has been asked to participate in the development of the new category.

Final nominees will be announced on August 22nd. Only GMA members are eligible to vote. Tickets will go on sale to the public on June 7th. Visit for more information.

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The bold move from spring to fall was an intentional shift by the Gospel Music Association to make this year’s esteemed event an unforgettable celebration of the message and artistry that defines the Gospel/Christian genre leading into the industry’s most significant retail sales season.

“The GMA Dove Awards has a tradition of bringing our music community together to celebrate God’s goodness as a family and raising awareness for Christian and Gospel music. The memorable evening will celebrate the impact Gospel music is making in the lives of countless listeners around the world through story and song.

This year we will not only pay tribute to the music and its makers, but we will shine a light on those who have experienced the music as a lifeline.”-GMA Executive Director Jackie Patillo



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