ASCAP And RCA Inspiration Celebrate 48th Annual GMA Dove Awards With Nominee Reception In Nashville

October 17, 2017

NASHVILLE, Oct. 17, 2017— On Monday, October 16, ASCAP and RCA Inspiration partnered to celebrate the 48th Annual GMA Dove Awards nominees with a reception at Thiel Studios & Showroom in Nashville. The room was filled with music industry executives, influencers, and media who were treated to intimate performances by Koryn Hawthorne, Tasha Page Lockhart, and The Walls Group. The 48th Annual GMA Dove Awards will air on TBN on Sunday, October 22nd at 9 PM ET/8 PM CT.

Each artist performed current songs and showcased new material from upcoming albums to an excited and engaged audience. The event toasted ASCAP’s songwriters, producers, and publishers who have received over 50 Dove Awards nominations this year for music ranging from gospel, country, pop, and bluegrass, to hip-hop, R&B and more. RCA Inspiration also celebrated receiving nine nominations this year.  

Notable names in attendance included Grammy-nominated artist, Jonathan McReynolds, host for the evening Not Karlton Banks, and singer/producer Marvin Winans Jr. 

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is a professional membership organization of songwriters, composers and music publishers of every kind of music. ASCAP's mission is to license and promote the music of its members and foreign affiliates, obtain fair compensation for the public performance of their works and to distribute the royalties that it collects based upon those performances. ASCAP members write the world's best-loved music and ASCAP has pioneered the efficient licensing of that music to hundreds of thousands of enterprises who use it to add value to their business - from bars, restaurants and retail, to radio, TV and cable, to Internet, mobile services and more. The ASCAP license offers an efficient solution for businesses to legally perform ASCAP music while respecting the right of songwriters and composers to be paid fairly. With more than 825,000 members representing more than 10 million copyrighted works, ASCAP is the worldwide leader in performance royalties, service and advocacy for songwriters and composers, and the only American performing rights organization (PRO) owned and governed by its writer and publisher members. Learn more and stay in touch at, on Twitter and Instagram @ASCAP and on Facebook.

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