Gospel Music Association Dove Awards, Nashville

The Opportunity

Held at Lipscomb University’s Allen Arena in Nashville, the GMA Dove Awards annually honors Christian artists and industry figures working in a wide range of genres including rock, country, hip-hop and more. Unlike conventional televised events, every performance across the show’s three-hour run time included a live band performing onstage. Accommodating this format required a flexible audio solution that adapted to every performer’s instrumentation and style, as well as translated to audiences both in-person and at home.

The Solution

For their eleventh consecutive year as the Dove Awards’ live production partners, CTS knew JBL was the natural choice to accommodate the show’s eclectic lineup and multifaceted production. Specifically, JBL VTX Series speakers provided the dexterity, high performance and ease-of-use needed for a large-scale live event like the Dove Awards. The resulting audio rig included JBL VTX V25-II-CS three-way line arrays, VTX S28 suspendable subwoofers, and VTX F12 front fills, all of which are equipped with Differential Drive technology, D2 Dual Drivers and a unique compression suspension system among other industry-defining features.

The Impact

With CTS’ expertise in high-production live events and JBL’s breakthrough audio solutions working in tandem, the Dove Awards was a successful celebration of Christian music and the artists whose work resonates with millions of people.