Faith, Media & Culture

Faith, Media & Culture


44th Annual GMA Dove Awards, hosted by Amy Grant & Kirk Franklin, airs tonight on UP TV

posted by John W. Kennedy

Here’s today’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith, media and culture.

YouTube Preview Image

Good music. Tonight (10/21) at 8 PM ET, UP TV presents the 44th annual Dove Awards hosted by Amy Grant and Kirk Franklin. The Gospel Music Association event, broadcast live from Nashville’s Lipscomb University, will celebrate the year’s best in inspirational Gospel and Christian music.

This year’s show features performances by NEEDTOBREATHE, The Gaither Vocal Band, Jason Crabb, Michael W. Smith, Newsboys, Tamela Mann and TobyMac. Capital Kings, Colton Dixon, for King & Country, Passion Band featuring Kristian Stanfill and Brian & Jenn Johnson, Rhett Walker Band, Tasha Cobbs, Britt Nicole, Trip Lee, KB, Andy Mineo, Ernie Haase & Signature Sound, The Isaacs and Karen Peck will also perform. Presenters will include Candace Cameron Bure, Rusty & Julie Bulloch (from UP’s recently-renewed Bulloch Family Ranch), Pastor Rick Warren, Joyce Meyer, Brandon Heath, Chonda Pierce, David Mann, Isaac Carree, Jaci Velasquez, Lecrae, Bart Millard, Mandisa, Montell Jordan, Jon Foreman, Mark Lowry and Bone Hampton.

This is the fifth year that UP (fka GMC TV) has telecast the awards program. Charles Humbard, the network’s founder and CEO, says “This year’s event promises to be spectacularly entertaining and inspiring as all the biggest names in Christian and Gospel music come together to celebrate all the various styles of this genre. There is no other network dedicated to showcase this prestigious musical celebration than UP. We promise an exhilarating evening of can’t-miss performances, laughs, surprises and entertainment the entire family will enjoy.”

Awards will be given out in 42 categories voted on by the GMA membership. Nominations go to recordings released during the eligibility period of Nov. 1, 2011 through April 30, 2013. This year, for the first time, the GMA has added a feature film category. The move comes in response to the rise in prominence and impact of inspirational films within the entertainment community.

To see the complete list of Dove Award nominees click here.

Encourage one another and build each other up – 1 Thessalonians 5:11



Previous Posts

Comparing "Heaven is for Real" with "God's Not Dead" + an interview with "Heaven" writer/director Randall Wallace
Here’s today’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith, media and culture. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vccGj7kM0FY[/youtube] Heaven is for Real arrives. the highly-anticipated based on the New York Time #1 bestselling book by Todd Burpo and Lynn Vincent opens in theaters nationwi

posted 1:30:03pm Apr. 16, 2014 | read full post »

Fantastic voyage: Colton Burpo talks about seeing his awesome experience portrayed on film in "Heaven is for Real"
Here’s today’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith, media and culture. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-ewaCVARtM[/youtube] To Heaven and back. Yesterday, I posted my conversation with Todd Burpo, the Nebraska pastor whose book Heaven is for Real chronicling his son Colton's app

posted 12:52:07pm Apr. 15, 2014 | read full post »

"Heaven is for Real" dad tells his story
Here’s today’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith, media and culture. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-ewaCVARtM[/youtube] A family's journey of faith. As pastor of Crossroads Wesleyan Church in Imperial, Nebraska (Population: 1,762), it's not surprising that Todd Burpo believe

posted 6:36:33am Apr. 14, 2014 | read full post »

Gretchen Carslon acts in faith-based political thriller + other items from the crossroads
Here’s today’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith, media and culture. Ripped from tomorrow's headlines? Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson is set to make her in the faith-based political thriller Persecuted. She'll play (guess what?) a TV journalist in the film which stars James Remar (X-Men

posted 12:11:28pm Apr. 11, 2014 | read full post »

Magic Johnson's ASPiRE TV network unveils 2014-2015 programming
Here’s today’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith, media and culture. ASPiRE aims high. ASPiRE, a partnership of UP TV and basketball legend-turned-entrepreneur Earvin "Magic" Johnson, has unveiled its programming slate for the second half of 2014 into 2015. The ambitious development roste

posted 2:02:38pm Apr. 10, 2014 | read full post »




Report as Inappropriate

You are reporting this content because it violates the Terms of Service.

All reported content is logged for investigation.