When the 45th annual Dove Awards kicks off on October 7, it will be with Bart Millard from MercyMe and Lecrae sharing hosting duties. Thus far, only four presenters and four performers have been announced but based on what we've got so far, it looks like the night will be as star studded as it gets!
Capital Kings, Scott Hamilton, Karen Kingsbury and Bill Gaither have all signed on to be presenters and Erica Campbell, Hezekiah Walker, Matthew West and Natalie Grant will all be performing!
Erica is up for Contemporary/Gospel Urban Album of the Year with her debut solo project, Help with the title track also being in the running for Gospel Performance of the Year and Contemporary Gospel/Urban Song of the Year. She's also a nominee for Traditional Gospel Song of the Year for her song "A Little More Jesus."
Hezekiah is also up for Gospel Performance of the Year and Contemporary Gospel/Urban Song of the Year for "Every Praise." The song is off of Azusa: The Next Generation, which is going head to head with Erica's Help for Contemporary/Gospel Urban Album of the Year.
Matthew West is a nominee for Song of the Year for "Hello My Name Is." Natalie is in the same category for "Hurricane," which is also up for Contemporary Christian Performance of the Year and Pop/Contemporary Song of the Year. Crossing into the Gospel realm, her song "I Love the Lord" is also up for Gospel Performance of the Year.