"The View's" Sherri Shepherd Tapped As Host of 42nd Annual GMA Dove Awards in Atlanta
gmc to Air Awards Show Easter Sunday, April 24 at 7 & 9 PM EST
NASHVILLE, TN (February 4, 2011) – The Gospel Music Association and gmc announced that Daytime® Emmy Award-winner and co-host of the popular ABC talk show “The View,” Sherri Shepherd, will host the 42nd Annual GMA Dove Awards live from the Fox Theatre in Atlanta on Wednesday, April 20. The Dove Awards will be handed out in forty-plus categories in a star-studded evening of music and celebration. The awards will air at 7 & 9 PM ET on gmc, Easter Sunday, April 24.
Ed Leonard, GMA board chairman says, “We could not be more thrilled to announce Sherri as this year’s host of the Dove Awards. Her talent and magnetic personality coupled with her love of music is a perfect fit for the show. We look forward to Sherri’s brand of entertainment. She’s a gem.”
Sherri Shepherd states, “Hosting the Dove Awards in Atlanta means a hot night of Godly music and comedy!”
The GMA Dove Awards is Christian music’s biggest night honoring the successes in music over the past year.
***Credential Requests for the 42nd Annual Dove Awards can be submitted by filling out and sending the form located HERE. Please note that all submissions will be reviewed and responded to by February 28th.
***Tickets are available at www.ticketmaster.com or at the Fox Theatre Box Office.
About Sherri Shepherd
Whether on stage or screen, Daytime® Emmy Award-winner Sherri Shepherd’s magnetic personality and hilarious sense of humor never fails to delight audiences. Aside from co-hosting “The View” on ABC, Shepherd is currently the host of “The Newlywed Game” on the GSN Network, and a frequent guest star as Tracy Morgan’s wife, Angie Jordan, on the Emmy award-winning series “30 Rock.” Along with numerous television and film rolls, Shepherd was featured in the award-winning film “Precious based on the novel Push by Sapphire” and will soon be seen in the upcoming feature “One for the Money.” Shepherd is the author of a humorous autobiography, Permission Slips: Every Woman’s Guide to Giving Yourself a Break (Grand Central Publishing). As a celebrity spokesperson for March of Dimes, Shepherd kicked off 2010’s “March for Babies” by ringing the opening bell of the New York Stock Exchange. She is also the national spokesperson for the YAI National Institute. Shepherd was awarded the 2010 Superstar Award at The Dusable Museum of African American History in Chicago and the 2010 BraveHeart Women Authenticity Award from BraveHeart Women Global Community recognizing her work as a trailblazer who inspires women and helping to create change in the world.
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