The Gospel Music Association (GMA) announced the performers for the 34th Annual
Dove Awards, which will be hosted by CeCe Winans and Steven Curtis Chapman on Thursday, April 10 in Nashville, Tenn.
The performers include Amy Grant and Vince Gill, Yolanda Adams, Donnie McClurkin, Sixpence None the Richer and
Blind Boys of Alabama. Audio Adrenaline, The Crabb Family, Mark Schultz, Bebo Norman, Nichole
Nordeman, Joy Williams and The Katinas are also scheduled to perform. All six New Artist nominees Big Daddy
Weave, The Rock N’ Roll Worship Circus, Daily Planet, Paul Colman Trio and Jeff Deyo are lined up for
the show. Winans is also slated to perform.
Michael W. Smith will be joined by Point of Grace, Michael Tait, Anointed, Avalon and others to perform a
tribute to Smith?s signature song “Friends” which celebrates its 20th Anniversary in 2003. The song is also a bonus track on the
just released Dove Hits 2003.
PAX TV will air the 34th Annual Dove Awards on Saturday, April 19 from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. ET/PT. The Trinity Broadcasting
Network (TBN) will televise the show twice, on Friday, April 25 at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT and Saturday, April 26 at 5 p.m.
ET/2 p.m. PT.
The Dove Awards will be available live on radio and via the Internet. StarOne Networks will produce the live pay-per-view
Webcast sponsored by LifeWay Christian Stores. “Dove Awards Live” will feature live award-to-award coverage including the
pre-telecast presentation and “Behind the Scenes” footage. Information about the Webcast can be found atwww.DoveAwardsLive.com. Nashville-based Huntsman Entertainment will produce the 34th annual Dove Awards broadcast
nationwide, hosted by national radio personalities Jon and Sherry Rivers. The radio show will feature the live awards show as
well as exclusive radio content during spot breaks and post-event coverage.
The opening ceremonies for the 34th Annual Dove Awards, during which most of the awards will be presented, will feature the
Gospel Music Hall of Fame induction of Amy Grant, Blind Boys of Alabama and Pat Boone. The pre-show starts at 5:30
p.m. CT and will be hosted by Rebecca St. James, and features Smokie Norful, Sheri Easter, Karen Peck, Joyce
Martin and others.
Feed the Children (www.feedthechildren.org), the third largest U.S. charity involved in global aid, will be the official charity for
the awards show for the third straight year.