NASHVILLE, Tenn., Aug. 19, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Gospel Music Association (GMA) has announced the nominees for the 46th Annual GMA Dove Awards, and once again Trinity Broadcasting Network, the world's largest Christian broadcaster and America's favorite faith-and-family channel, will serve as the exclusive broadcast partner for the prestigious Gospel and Christian music honors.
The 46th Annual GMA Dove Awards will take place at 6:30 p.m. (Central Time) Tuesday, October 13th, at Allen Arena on the campus of Lipscomb University in Nashville. TBN will air the awards and music show Sunday, October 18th, at 7 p.m. Pacific (9 p.m. Central, 10 p.m. Eastern), reaching over 100 million homes in the U.S., in addition to global and multi-platform distribution.
Jackie Patillo, President and Executive Director of the Gospel Music Association, said that the GMA is honored "to recognize the many talents of our industry and the contributions they have made. This year Gospel and Christian Music's biggest night is going to be off the charts with unforgettable performances and special pairings."
She added that the GMA is pleased to partner with TBN to broadcast the Dove Awards to millions of homes and viewers worldwide. "Our theme for this year's GMA Dove Awards is 'Better Together,'" she said. "Gospel and Christian music has the power to bring people and diverse communities together in harmony like no other musical genre. We're excited to partner with TBN to get this powerful music with a message out to an ever-increasing fan base around the world."
TBN Vice President Matthew Crouch said the network is excited to serve as the exclusive broadcast partner for the GMA Dove Awards. "The Dove Awards represent the gold standard for Gospel and Christian singers, songwriters, and music professionals," he said. "And TBN is privileged once again to share this special evening of honors, excitement, and life-changing music with our viewers around the world."
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About the Trinity Broadcasting Family of Networks
With 28 networks and growing worldwide, the Trinity Broadcasting Family of Networks is the world's largest faith-and-family television group, airing a broad range of church and ministry programming, Christian music, family-friendly movies, children's programming, and shows for teens and young adults 24 hours a day to every inhabited continent via 86 satellite channels and thousands of television and cable affiliates. In addition, TBN's most popular global networks are available on computers, smart phones, and other mobile devices, and over 33,000 hours of entertaining and inspiring On-Demand programming is accessible via TBN's innovative online network, iTBN.org. To find out more about the Trinity Broadcasting Family of Networks, log on to www.tbn.org.
About the Gospel Music Association
Founded in 1964, the Gospel Music Association serves as the face and voice for the Gospel/Christian music community and is dedicated to exposing, promoting, and celebrating the Gospel through music of all styles including Pop, Rock, Praise & Worship, Urban Gospel, R&B, Hip Hop, Southern Gospel, Bluegrass, Country, and more. The GMA community includes agents, artists, church leaders, managers, promoters, radio personnel, record company executives, retailers, songwriters, and other industry visionaries. The GMA produces the GMA Dove Awards, GMA Honors, and IMMERSE. For more on supporting the GMA or becoming a member, please visit www.gospelmusic.org or contact the GMA directly at 615-277-1376.
SOURCE Trinity Broadcasting Network