Washington, D.C., April 16, 2008 – XM will offer exclusive coverage of the upcoming Gospel Music Association (GMA) Dove Awards on Wednesday, April 23, providing fans with front-row access to gospel music’s biggest night of the year. XM’s Christian pop channel, “The Message�? (XM 32), will broadcast the 39th Annual Dove Awards live and direct from The Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, featuring a diverse mix of gospel and Christian music artists.
Casting Crowns, The Clark Sisters, Michael W. Smith, Amy Grant, Marvin Sapp, Switchfoot, Steven Curtis Chapman, Chris Tomlin, Trin-i-tee 5:7, David Crowder*Band, Israel Houghton, Point Of Grace with Cindy Morgan, 19 Recordings/Jive Recording Artist Jordin Sparks, Natalie Grant and country icon Wynonna are among the artists scheduled to appear.
This year’s Dove Awards will also feature “Opry at the Doves,�? a special performance showcasing Ricky Skaggs and The Whites, Charlie Daniels with Third Day’s Mac Powell, The Isaacs, Angella Christie, The Hoppers, Jeff and Sheri Easter and Karen Peck and New River.
XM’s broadcast of the 39th Annual Dove Awards will air live on XM 32 from 8-10 p.m. ET on Wednesday, April 23.
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