Families|September 18, 2014 12:03 EDT
Dove Awards 2014 Performances: Kari Jobe and Newsboys Confirmed; Hillsong to Receive Lifetime Achievement
The 2014 Dove Awards have just confirmed the Newsboys, Kari Jobe, and the Outcome to perform at the biggest event in Christian music. In addition Amy Grant and Tye Tribbett were announced as presenters.
Hillsong will also be receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award this year for their impact on the gospel and Christian music industry. SiriusXM will be given an Outstanding Mainstream Contribution to Gospel Music Award. Lastly Eddie DeGarmo will get an Impact Award and Akintunde will receive the Grady Nutt Humor Award.
"All of our special awards recipients have made an indelible mark on our industry and we are thrilled to be honoring their contributions and highlighting their legacy," said GMA President and Executive Director Jackie Patillo in a press release.
These awards will all be given out during the Dove Awards pre-show.
Other performers on the night include King & Country, Ellie Holcomb, 1 Girl Nation, Tedashii, Natalie Grant, Hezekiah Walker, Matthew West, and Erica Campbell. There will also be Southern Gospel medley featuring Brian Free & Assurance, Karen Peck & New River, Wayne Haun and Ernie Haase.
Aside from the newly announced presenters, these people will be giving out awards as well: Capital Kings, Olympic Gold Medalist Scott Hamilton, author Karen Kingsbury, and Bill Gaither, David and Tamela Mann, Al and Lisa Robertson of 'Duck Dynasty', Pat Boone, Mandisa, Danny Gokey, Dr. Bobby Jones, and Sandi Patty.
The night will be hosted by Christian rapper Lecrae and MercyMe frontman Bart Millard.
"I can't wait to be a part of what I believe will be a historic evening," said Lecrae in a press release, "Co-hosting with a great friend and talented artist makes it even better. Be careful though, who knows what will happen when Bart and I get together."
"I'm so excited to be part of this year's Dove Awards. The Doves are unique because they bring all styles of Gospel music together. Lecrae and I are just a small example of how different and yet unified this community is in sharing a message of love and hope through music," Millard said before joking, "To prove how unified we are, I will be freestylin' my fresh rhymes while Lecrae sings the chorus to 'I Can Only Imagine" over and over!"
This year's award show will be on October 7 at the Allen Arena in Nashville, Tennessee and will be exclusively aired on TBN October 12.