GOSPEL MUSIC HAPPENINGS
The Gospel Music Association announced the 50th Annual GMA Dove Awards will include a tribute celebrating Bill and Gloria Gaither. Bill Gaither along with the Gaither Vocal Band, Matt Maher, Mark Lowry, Bart Millard, Michael English, Russ Taff, and David Phelps will collaborate for this special segment. The awards show will be held on October 15 in Nashville, Tennessee and will air exclusively on Trinity Broadcasting Network October 20 at 8:00 PM EST/5:00 PM PST.
The GMA also released a list of presenters for the 50th Annual GMA Dove Awards. These include: Lauren Daigle, John Crist, Tasha Cobbs Leonard, Zach Williams, Blanca, Brown Bannister, Don Moen, Evan Craft,Gloria Gaither, Nicole C. Mullen, Point of Grace, Shirley Caesar, and William McDowell. Previously announced performers include MercyMe, Lecrae, Phil Wickham, Brian Johnson and the Bethel Music Band, Steven Curtis Chapman, Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith, Cece Winans, TobyMac, Hillsong Worship, and Kirk Franklin. More peformer and presenter announcements are forthcoming.
The International Bluegrass Music Association presented their annual awards on Thursday, September 26. Click HERE to view the complete list of winners.
Please keep French Lick, Indiana disc jockey (WFLQ) Randall Hamm in your prayers. Hamm recently suffered a heart attack which will require bypass surgery in the coming weeks. He is being treated for the infection which needs to clear up before the surgery can happen.
Please let us know if any significant upcoming releases are missing from this list. Note, the dates listed here are distribution dates when music will officially be available through retail and/or large online outlets. Some titles may be available sooner direct from the artists.
October ?? – High Road – Album Title TBA (CD)
November ?? – Karen Peck & New River – Lift His Name (CD)
Early 2020 – The Nelons – Peace At Last (CD)
Release Date TBA – The Sound – Album Title TBA (CD)