April 11, 2016—Charles Dorris Re-elected to Chairman of GMA Foundation Board—
Industry leaders oversee the legacy and educational aspects of Gospel and Christianmusic
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 11, 2016) – The GMA Foundation is proud to announce its 2016-17 Board of Directors. The GMA Foundation’s mission is to continue to educate, preserve and invest in the Gospel and Christian music industry.
GMA Foundation President Jackie Patillo states, “The GMA Foundation serves our community by focusing on our history and legacy as well as investing in education for our future creative leaders. These two pieces are so important to the growth and long-term success of our industry. I’m grateful to have this diverse group of men and women at the helm and leading the charge. Great things are ahead.”
GMA Foundation Board 2016-17:
Barry Jennings, Gaither Music Group
Brian Mason, The Brian Mason Show
Cedric Dent, Middle TN State University
Charles Dorris (Chairman), Charles Dorris & Associates
Cheryl Moore, Thirty Tigers
Ed Harper, The Harper Agency
Jody Mainello, Lone Oak Entertainment
Loren Mulraine, Bone McAllester Norton PLLC
Mike Atkins, Mike Atkins Entertainment
Susan Riley, Amplify Entertainment
Tina Morris, Jason Crabb Ministries
Walt Leaver, Lipscomb University
About the GMA Foundation:
The GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame is a not-for-profit educational institution (501c3) working in connection with the Gospel Music Association (GMA). The GMAF is dedicated to fostering an appreciation of the historical development of gospel music and its impact on our culture by collecting, preserving, exhibiting and interpreting its collections for a global audience, as well as honoring those who have made outstanding contributions to gospel music.
CARMAN is #1 Most Searched Artist On

The second most visited website in Christian music,, has reported that their #1 most searched for artist for 2014 was CARMAN…

iTickets is the #1 seller of tickets in the Christian touring realm and was the first major online ticketing service in the industry.  iTickets handles ticketing for many of the biggest names in Christian and Gospel music.


Andy Fry of iTickets stated, “That’s pretty amazing when you think about all the artists folks could search for like Hillsong, Jesus Culture, Switchfoot, Bethel Music Etc.  So many major events we have on sale but with Carman, there’s truly staying power, momentum and he has the most loyal fanbase! ”

iTickets is the exclusive ticketing service utilized by CARMAN and tour promoter DR Artist Management, LLC.

Carman Tour 2015 Launches With Sellouts

The second leg of the “NO PLAN B TOUR” with CARMAN kicked off in February with a string of sellouts.  The first 11 concerts included 9 sellouts.  The sellouts were in Largo, FL, Winterhaven, FL, Naples, FL, Naples, FL, Jacksonville, FL, North Port, FL, Crystal River, FL, Ft. Smith, AR, Tulsa, OK and Oklahoma City, OK.

The tour began mid-year in 2014 touring 52 cities before taking Dec-Jan off.  CARMAN’S latest release (his first in 12 years) “NO PLAN B” hit the stores May 27, 2014.

The tour features 6 digital screens that offer stunning visuals throughout the entire set.  CARMAN sings selections from “NO PLAN B” along with many of his iconic hits from the past.

The tour is exclusively promoted by Charles Dorris and Gerald Roy through their company, DR Artist Management, LLC.  The tour is sponsored by Child Fund International and will continue through fall 2015.


After a 14 year hiatus CARMAN performed 52 concerts in 2014 and continues his NEW TOUR into 2015.

We are looking for a few more host churches that will allow us to promote CARMAN in your community at NO CHARGE to the church.

Each night is full of ministry and music and CARMAN extends an ALTER CALL each night.

Tickets are ONLY $10 with 18 and under FREE.  (VIP and Gold tickets are also available)

This is a great opportunity for your church to have a top Christian singer with no financial risk.  You provide the facility and some help the day of the show and we will pay for advertising and promotion.  Let us know ASAP if you are interested.