April 23 will be a big day in the history of the Dove Awards. The 39th Annual Dove Awards not only will be airing live in Nashville at the Grand Ole Opry House on the Gospel Music Channel, but the impressive line-up of performing artists are continuing to add up. And the type of diversity is something that should be documented - ultimately proving that the Doves is bound to be the biggest night in Gospel music this year.
American Idol finalists Chris Sligh, Mandisa and Phil Stacey have all been added to the extended line-up, along with American Idol winner and Jive Recording Artist Jordin Sparks. Country legend Wynonna Judd, Ricky Skaggs and the Whites, Point of Grace, Natalie Grant, 33 Miles and DeWayne Woods are also set to rock the stage.
In a special tribute to Michael W. Smith, the American Idol stars along with Amy Grant will pay tribute to the CCM legend with a special medley.
The Clark Sisters and Marvin Sapp are also expected to perform, along with Casting Crowns, Switchfoot, Trin-i-tee 5:7, Israel Houghton, Angella Christie and the David Crowder Band.
As announced before, the show will not have a host, but will be led by musical performances and the award announcements.
Gospel Music Channel is the exclusive television home for the GMA Dove Awards. GMC is the fastest growing television network in America and can be seen in 40 million homes across the country on DIRECTV channel 338, cable systems including Comcast, Time Warner, Cox, Charter, and Knology as well as on Verizon FiOS. In addition to the live telecast - set to air April 23 from 8-10 p.m. (ET), GMC will present back-to-back encore broadcasts that night and additional re-airings following.
Tickets for the 39th Annual GMA Dove Awards are currently available at TicketMaster or www.doveawards.com
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