"The View's" Sherri Shepherd Tapped As Host of 42nd Annual GMA Dove Awards in Atlanta

By Jenny Bennett | managing editor, www.watchgmctv.com
Posted: Fri, 02/04/2011 - 14:26

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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I cannot believe all the rude comments about the host that has been chosen for this years Dove Awards. Has anyone forgotten that we are not suppose to judge anyone else. Her views are hers, not yours. She is the one that has to deal with God about her beliefs, not you. None of us are above another & we should not think that we are. You need to let God take care of her needs & pray a little harder about your own. Christians love the Lord but none of us are perfect & that's what we need to be thinking about & praying about. We don't need to be judging anyone else unless we have walked in their shoes. No one is beneath us no matter what their situation might be. I love Our Lord & I have heard her say the same thing on numerous occasions. Her beliefs are none of our business. That is between her & God. Please pray about your words before you pen them on paper.

Posted: 42 weeks 5 days ago

What does her loving Obama have to do with anything? And you say you are a Christian? We are suppose to love everyone. Now don't get it twisted, you don't have to like what a person stands for but how can you send a message about God helping GMC? You should ask him to help you with your shortcomings as well because your messge is so contradictory! We ALL fall short here and there thoughtout our lives and you don't know how God is working thru Ms. Sherry. This could be his way of getting her to become what he wants her to be. If she isn't saved at the moment, how about he is putting her in a situation that might change her. You don't know. But I guess that's why its an opinion, huh....

Posted: 46 weeks 5 hours ago

You have got to be kidding me! Sherri Shepherd who is a left wing pro abortion, pro homosexual Obama loving radical is hosting a "supposed" Christian awards show! What! was Joy or Whoopi not available! It just goes to show how true the Bible is when it says that in the last days people turn from the faith & do what is right in their own eyes! This has turned what was once a show that was true to Christian Principles & now has become a Compromising Joke! God Help GMC!!!

Posted: 46 weeks 9 hours ago

YOU have got to be kidding me. How can you completely ignore what God has made so clear to us in the bible. Christ has taught us to LOVE people, not for what they do, but for the fact that they are people just like you!! Would Christ post a comment like this? I mean really.. think about it! Religion has caused enough damage over the years. MANY are refusing to come to Christ because people that say things like you just did are in the way. What is so wrong about her loving Obama? I love and respect Obama, even though I completely disagree with almost everything he is for. I pray that God helps you see LOVE is His best! It is not your job to point out right or wrong in someone else's life BUT IN YOUR OWN. It IS your job though to love others with the love Christ has loved you with! God's love changes how you feel, how you act, and how you see things. So why not let them experience God's love for themselves and LET HIM change their views. Please RETHINK and ask yourself WWJD. Jesus would LOVE. Ignorance in the church has caused enough damage and made a huge mess that WE are left to clean it up.

Posted: 45 weeks 6 days ago