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As we previously reported, the 43rd annual Dove Awards will return to Atlanta’s Fox Theatre this Thursday, April 19.

Actor David Mann from Tyler Perry’s “Meet the Browns” and Emmy-nominated comedian Chonda Pierce will host the event. The Dove Awards will be televised on GMC TV April 24 at 8p.m. EST.

Performers include Lecrae, Yolanda Adams, Natalie Grant, Donnie McClurkin, Jason Crabb, Jamie-Grace, Kim Burrell, Kari Jobe, Danny Gokey, Ruben Studdard, Mandisa, Jason Castro and The Isaacs.

“The GMA Dove Awards represent Gospel and Christian music’s biggest night of the year and there is no better place for the broadcast of this event than GMC TV, America’s home for the best in uplifting music and entertainment,” said Charles Humbard, President and CEO of GMC. “We are proud to host this celebration at the Fox Theatre, one of America’s premiere venues here in our hometown, Atlanta.”

Tickets are available to the live taping and can be purchased at www.ticketmaster.com. For more information and the complete list of nominated artists, please visit www.doveawards.com.

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