- Associated Press - Monday, February 7, 2011

NASHVILLE, TENN. (AP) - “The View” co-host Sherri Shepherd has answered a call from a higher power _ The Gospel Music Association.

Shepherd will host The Dove Awards and she says fans can expect “a hot night of Godly music and comedy” at Christian Music’s annual celebration of voices raised in faith.

The comedian and actress is a Daytime Emmy winner for her work on “The View” and the host of “The Newlywed Game,” and has a recurring role on the sitcom “30 Rock.”

The 42nd annual Doves have been moved to Atlanta’s Fox Theatre this year from its traditional home of Nashville and will be taped on April 20 and aired on GMC on April 24, which is Easter Sunday.

Nominations will be announced Feb. 16 in Atlanta.

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