Ok get ready people because the 42nd Annual GMA Dove Awards will take place next week at the Fox Theatre, here in Atlanta, Georgia, on Wednesday, April 20 and the line up of stars participating is growing daily.
The event will be hosted by Sherri Shepherd, one of the co-host of The View and televised on GMC, on Easter Sunday, April 24, 2011 at 7 p.m. ET.
Super Bowl and Green Bay Packer standout Greg Jennings, actresses Kim Fields and Yvette Nicole Brown, comedienne Chonda Pierce, actor Kevin Sorbo, singers Mandisa and Ruben Studdard, Leigh Anne Tuohy and Collins Tuohy are listed as presenters for the evening.
There will also be a pre-show event which will be hosted by multi-Dove Award nominee Jason Crabb, of the Crabb Family. Brian Courtney Wilson and Guy Penrod will also perform at the pre-show.
Previously announced performers and appearances during the televised show include LeCrae, Mary Mary, Audrey Assad, Francesca Battistelli, Natalie Grant, Ernie Haase and Signature Sound, Deitrick Haddon, Kirk Franklin, Britt Nicole, Chonda Pierce, Point of Grace, Kerrie Roberts, Kenny Rogers, Smokie Norful, Marvin Sapp, Chris Tomlin, Laura Story, and Tenth Avenue North.
If you want a ticket you need to purchase it right away because the ticket sales are already exceeding 60% over the past years shows. You can purchase them at the Fox Theatre box office.
In addition to the already announced appearances, the GMA launched a very successful campaign inviting churches to submit video of them performing a praise and worship hymn. With nearly 100 entries to date, the winners will be part of this year’s telecast and awards show.
Many events will be taking place throughout the week in Atlanta surrounding the awards. The nominee luncheon will be held on Tuesday, April 19. Various record labels will host special events and the annual Holy Hip-Hop Awards will be given out.
For more information on the awards, please visit www.doveawards.com