The Gospel Music Awards 2013

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The Gospel Music Awards 2013 was held last night and it was a great event! Here are the winners and some highlights from the show.


The Gospel Music Awards are an annual awards show that honor the best in gospel music. The awards are presented by the Gospel Music Association (GMA). The show was first held in 1969 and has been held annually since 1971.

The Gospel Music Awards 2013 will be held on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee. The show will be hosted by Kirk Franklin and Marvin Sapp.

History of the Gospel Music Awards

The Gospel Music Association (GMA) Dove Awards began in 1969, when the GMA honored outstanding achievement in Christian music for the first time. Originally called “The GMA Gospel Music Awards,” the award show became popularly known as the “Dove Awards” after the emblem of peace was introduced as its official logo in 1973. The name was officially changed to “The GMA Dove Awards” in 1987.

In addition to recognizing individual artists and groups, the GMA Dove Awards also honors producers, promoters, publishers, songwriters, and retailers who have contributed to the success of Christian and gospel music. Award recipients are selected by members of the GMA community, including artists, songwriters, producers, promoters, radio personnel, and retail store owners.

Previous Winners

Best Gospel Album

2013: Albertina Walker – The Chosen Gospel nerve
2012: James Fortune & FIYA – Live Through It
2011: Kirk Franklin – Hello Fear
2010: Marvin Sapp – Here I Am

This Year’s Nominees

The Gospel Music Awards 2013 will be held on April 9, 2013, at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia. The event will be hosted by Tyler Perry.

This year’s nominees for the prestigious Gospel Music Award are:
– Kirk Franklin
– Marvin Sapp
– Mary Mary
– James Fortune & FIYAH
– Heidi Newfield

The Awards Show

The Awards Show will be a 2-hour live entertainment spectacular honoring the best in Gospel music from the past year. The show will feature performances by some of Gospel music’s biggest superstars, as well as special appearances by celebrities from film, television, and music. The Awards Show will also include tributes to this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award recipients.


The Gospel Music Awards is an American music awards show that honors artists of faith for their work in the gospel music industry.

The show was founded in 2009 by Don Jackson and David Bashaw, and is produced by the Grammys’ parent organization, the Recording Academy.

The Gospel Music Awards are held annually, typically in March or April. The 2013 edition took place on April 9, 2013, at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia.

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