Leading up to he 45th Annual Dove Awards, The Gospel Music Association (GMA) has announced that Contemporary Christian Pop Artist Bart Millard of MercyMe and Christian Hip Hop/Rap artist Lecrae will be co-hosting the show.
The Dove Awards will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 7 at Allen Arena on the campus of Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN and will air on the Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN).
Confirmed performers include Hezekiah Walker, Erica Campbell, Natalie Grant, Hezekiah Walker, Matthew West and Erica Campbell.
Dove nominees, Jonathan McReynolds and Meredith Andrews will host the GMA Dove Awards Pre-show which will be streaming live on www.hearitfirst.com/live on Oct 7 at 2:00pm CT.
“I can’t wait to be a part of what I believe will be a historic evening,” said Holy Hip Hop artist Lecrae. “Co-hosting with a great friend and talented artist makes it even better. Be careful though, who knows what will happen when Bart and I get together.”
Millard said, “I’m so excited to be part of this year’s Dove Awards. The Doves are unique because they bring all styles of Gospel music together. Lecrae and I are just a small example of how different and yet unified this community is in sharing a message of love and hope through music.”
He jokingly added, “To prove how unified we are, I will be freestylin’ my fresh rhymes while Lecrae sings the chorus to ‘I Can Only Imagine” over and over!”
Tickets are available now at www.doveawards.com. For a complete list of nominees visit here