Song of the Year – Cat 1

(writers) Bear Rinehart, Bo Rinehart
(publishers) NeedToBreathe Music, Bear Lee Breathing Music

(writers) Hank Bentley, Jason Ingram, Lauren Daigle, Mia Fieldes, Paul Mabury
(publishers) All Essential Music, CentricSongs, Open Hands Music, Upside Down Under, Flychild Publishing, Be Essential Songs, So Essential Tunes, Bentley Street Songs

(writers) Barry Graul, Bart Millard, Ben Glover, David Garcia, Mike Scheuchzer, Nathan Cochran, Robby Shaffer, Solomon Olds
(publishers) Soul Glow Activator Music, 9t One Songs, Universal Music – Brentwood Benson Publishing, D Soul Music, MercyMe Music, Wet As A Fish Music, Ariose Music

“Good, Good Father”
(writers) Pat Barrett, Tony Brown
(publishers) Vamos Publishing, Capitol CMG Parago, Common Hymnal Publishing, Housefires Sounds, Tony Brown Publishing Designee, songs, sixsteps Music

“Just Be Held”
(writers) Bernie Herms, Mark Hall, Matthew West
(publishers) My Refuge Music, Atlas Holdings, Highly Combustible Music, House of Story Music Publishing, Be Essential Songs

“No Longer Slaves”
(writers) Jonathan David Hesler, Brian Johnson, Joel Case
(publishers) Bethel Music Publishing

“The River”
(writers) Colby Wedgeworth, Jordan Feliz, Joshua Silverberg
(publishers) CentricSongs, Colby Wedgeworth Music, Capitol CMG Amplifier, Red Red Pop, Fair Trade Music Publishing

“Touch The Sky”
(writers) Joel Houston, Dylan Thomas, Michael Guy Chislett
(publishers) Hillsong Music Publishing

“Trust In You”
(writers) Lauren Daigle, Michael Farren, Paul Mabury
(publishers) CentricSongs, Farren Love And War Publishing, Flychild Publishing, So Essential Tunes, Integrity’s Alleluia! Music

(writers) Anthony Brown
(publishers) Tyscot Music, Key Of A Music

Songwriter of the Year – Cat 2

Chris Tomlin
Joel Houston
Lauren Daigle
Matt Redman
Matthew West

Songwriter of the Year (Non-Artist) - Cat 3

Bernie Herms
David Garcia
Jason Ingram
Michael Farren
Paul Mabury

Contemporary Christian Artist of the Year – Cat 4

Casting Crowns, Reunion Records

Danny Gokey, BMG Rights Management

for KING & COUNTRY, Word Entertainment

Lauren Daigle, Centricity Music

TobyMac, Forefront Records

Southern Gospel Artist of the Year – Cat 5

Ernie Haase & Signature Sound, StowTown Records

Gaither Vocal Band,Gaither Music Group

Greater Vision, Daywind Records

Karen Peck & New River, Daywind Records

The Perrys, StowTown Records

Gospel Artist of the Year – Cat 6

Anthony Brown & group therAPy, Tyscot Records

Hezekiah Walker, Entertainment One

Jonathan McReynolds, Entertainment One

Kirk Franklin, Fo Yo Soul Recordings/RCA Records

Tasha Cobbs, Motown Gospel

Artist of the Year – Cat 7

for KING & COUNTRY, Word Entertainment

Hillsong UNITED, Hillsong Music Australia/Sparrow Records

Lauren Daigle, Centricity Music

Lecrae, Reach Records

TobyMac, ForeFront Records

New Artist of the Year – Cat 8

Hollyn, Gotee Records

Jordan Feliz, Centricity Music

Stars Go Dim, Word Entertainment

Travis Greene, RCA Inspiration

We Are Messengers, Word Entertainment

Producer of the Year – Cat 9

Bernie Herms

David Garcia

Kirk Franklin

Wayne Haun

Seth Mosley & Michael “X” O’Connor (Team)

Rap/Hip Hop Recorded Song of the Year – Cat 10

“Uncomfortable”Andy Mineo, (writers) Gabriel Azucena, Alex Hitchins, Ramon Ibanga Jr., Gabriel Lambirth, Andy Mineo, Kortney Pollard, Joseph Prielozny

“No Quit”Derek Minor, (writer) Derek Johnson

“Can’t Do You”Lecrae(writers) Lecrae Moore, Drew Allen, Antonio Smith, Christopher Thornton, Diondria Thornton, Brandon Peavy

“I Just Wanna Know”NF, (writers) Nate Feuerstein, Tommee Profitt

“Jumped Out The Whip”Tedashii, (writers) Tedashii Anderson, Gabriel “Gawvi” Azucena

Rock/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year – Cat 12

“God is On The Move” – 7eventh Time Down (writers), Mikey Howard, Cliff Williams, Ian Eskelin, Tony Wood

“Move”Audio Adrenaline, (writers) Adam Agee, Seth Mosley

“Happiness”NEEDTOBREATHE, (writers) Bo Rinehart, Bear Rinehart, Seth Bolt, Josh Lovelace

“Take Me Over”Red, (writers) Joh nny Andrews, Anthony Armstrong, Randy Armstrong, Josh Baker, Michael Barnes, Rob Graves, Jason McArthur

“Live On Forever”The Afters, (writers) Jordan Mohilowski, Dan Ostebo, Matt Fuqua, Josh Havens, Jason Ingram

Pop/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year – Cat 13

“My Story”Big Daddy Weave, (writers) Mike Weaver, Jason Ingram

“Just Be Held” – Casting Crowns, (writers) Mark Hall, Bernie Herms, Matthew West

“Good Good Father” Chris Tomlin, (writers) Pat Barrett, Tony Brown

“Tell Your Heart To Beat Again”Danny Gokey, (writers) Bernie Herms, Randy Phillips, Matthew West

“The River”Jordan Feliz, (writers) Jordan Feliz, Colby Wedgeworth, Joshua Silverberg

“Trust In You”Lauren Daigle, (writers) Paul Mabury, Michael Farren, Lauren Daigle

Inspirational Recorded Song of the Year – Cat 14

“Pieces”Amanda Cook, (writers) Amanda Cook, Steffany Gretzinger

“Let It Be Jesus”Christy Nockels, (writers) Chris Tomlin, Jonas Myrin, Matt Redman

“Heaven’s Shore”David Phelps, (writer) David Phelps

“O Praise the Name (Anastasis)”Hillsong Worship (writers) Marty Sampson, Benjamin Hastings, Dean Ussher

“Till I Met You”Laura Story, (writers) Laura Story, Christopher Stevens, Bryan Fowler

Southern Gospel Recorded Song of the Year – Cat 15

“Jesus Changed Everything”Ernie Haase & Signature Sound, (writers) Ernie Haase, Wayne Haun, Joel Lindsey

“Jesus Gave Me Water”Gaither Vocal Band, (writer) Lucie E. Campbell

“I Am Blessed”Karen Peck & New River, (writers) Karen Peck Gooch, Kenna West, Michael Farren

“Keep On”Perrys, (writers) Wayne Haun, Joel Lindsey

“Jesus, The One” – The Hoppers, (writer) Paula Stefanovich

Bluegrass Recorded Song of the Year – Cat 16

“He’s In Control”Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, (writer) Steve Watts

“In The Heat of the Fire”Flatt Lonesome , (writer) Kelsi Harrigill

“Life’s Railway to Heaven (feat. The Oak Ridge Boys)” Jimmy Fortune, (writers) Eliza R. Snow, M.E. Abbey

“I’ll Fly Away”Joey + Rory, (writer) Albert E. Brumley

“Leave It All on the Altar” – The Isaacs, (writers) Gloria Gaither, William J. Gaither, Buddy Greene

Country Recorded Song of the Year – Cat 17

“Love Covered My Sin”Doug Anderson (writers) Wayne Haun, Randall Garland, Val Dacus

“Small Town Someone (Lunch)”Jeff & Sheri Easter (writers) Sheri Easter, Kenna Turner West, Jason Cox

“I Believe (feat. The Whites)”Jimmy Fortune (writer) Jimmy Fortune

“He Touched Me”Joey + Rory (writer) William J. Gaither

“Seconds Count (feat. Karen Peck)”Shenandoah (writers) Coy Fulmer, Doc Walley

Contemporary Gospel/Urban Recorded Song of the Year – Cat 18

“Wait On You”Janice Gaines, (writers) Janice Gaines, LaShawn Daniels, Jerren Spruill, Jesse Francois, Jenay Daniels

“The Way That You Love Me”Jonathan McReynolds, (writers) Chuck Harmony, Claude Kelly

“Wanna Be Happy?”Kirk Franklin, (writer) Kirk Franklin

“One Way”Tamela Mann, (writer) Eric Dawkins

“I’m Good”Tim Bowman Jr., (writers) Tim Bowman Jr., Rodney Jerkins, Johna Austin, Marvin Winans Jr., Leon Ware, Authur Ross

Traditional Gospel Recorded Song of the Year – Cat 19

“Thank You, Thank You Jesus”Chicago Mass Choir, (writer) Percy Gray, Jr.

“Better” Hezekiah Walker, (writers) Jason Clayborn, Hezekiah Walker, Gabriel Hatcher

“Level Next”John P. Kee , (writer) John P. Kee

“It’s Alright, It’s OK (feat. Anthony Hamilton)”Shirley Caesar , (writers) Courtney Rumble, Stanley Brown

“Put A Praise On It” – Tasha Cobbs , (writer) Tasha Cobbs

Urban Worship Recorded Song of the Year – Cat 20

“Worth”Anthony Brown & group therAPy, (writer) Anthony Brown

“Fill Me Up”Tasha Cobbs, (writer) William Reagan

“The Anthem”Todd Dulaney, (writers) Henry Seeley, Joth Hunt, Liz Webber

“Intentional”Travis Greene, (writer) Travis Greene

“Spirit Break Out”William McDowell, (writers) Ben Bryant, Luke Hellebronth, Myles Dhillon, Tim Hughes

Worship Song of the Year – Cat 21

“No Longer Slaves” (writers) Jonathan David Helser, Brian Johnson, Joel Case (publisher) Bethel Music Publishing

“Good Good Father” (writers)Pat Barrett, Tony Brown (publishers) Vamos Publishing, Capitol CMG Parago, Common Hymnal Publishing, Housefires Sounds, Tony Brown Publishing Designee, songs, sixsteps Music

“Touch the Sky” (writers) Joel Houston, Dylan Thomas, Michael Guy Chislett (publisher) Hillsong Music Publishing

“We Believe” writers) Travis Ryan, Richie Fike, Matt Hooper
(publishers) Integrity Worship Music, Integrity’s Praise! Music, Life Worship, Travis Ryan Music

“Even So Come” – (writers) Jess Cates, Jason Ingram, Chris Tomlin
(publishers) S. D. G. Publishing, Sixsteps Songs, Worship Together Music, Open Hands Music, So Essential Tunes, Lily Makes Music

Rap/Hip Hop Album of the Year – Cat 22

UncomfortableAndy Mineo, (producers) 42 North, Alex Medina, Black Knight, Daniel Steele, Dirty Rice, Elhae, Gabriel Lambirth, GAWVI, Illmind, Jon Bellion

Therapy SessionNF, (producers) Tommee Profitt, David Garcia, The720

Church Clothes 3Lecrae, (producers) Black Knight, Epikh Pro, GAWVI, JaVohn Griffin (VohnBeatz), M. Manuel Jr. (Shindo), Mykalife, Ryan Righteous, S1

This Time AroundTedashii, (producers) Gabriel Azucena, Jamaal “Elhae” Jones, Crystal “Crystal Nicole” JohnsonPompey, John “The Kracken” Williams

ForwardFlame, (producers) SPEC, Courtney Orlando, G. Roc

Rock/Contemporary Album of the Year – Cat 24

Cities – Live In New York CityAnberlin, (producer) Aaron Sprinkle

Sound Of The SaintsAudio Adrenaline, (producers) Seth Mosley, Joshua Silverberg, Nick Baumhardt

Dead Man WalkingJohn Tibbs, (producer) Ben Shive

The Wonderlands: Sunlight & ShadowsJon Foreman(producers) Jon Foreman, Tyler Strickland, Neal Avron, Keith Tutt II, Joe Gill, Aaron Roche, Daniel James, Jeremy Lutito, Jason Morant, Jeremy Edwardson, Ryan O’Neil, Darren King, Andrew Wesson, Charlie Peacock, Seth Mosley, Eric Owyoung

SurrenderKutless, (producers) Aaron Sprinkle

Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year – Cat 25

Beautiful OfferingsBig Daddy Weave, (producer) Jeremy Redmon

EmpiresHillsong UNITED, (producers) Michael Guy Chislett, Joel Houston

Be OneNatalie Grant, (producer) Bernie Herms

Love RiotNewsboys, (producers) Mark Needham, Zach Hall, Seth Mosley, Mike “X” O’Connor

This Is Not A TestTobyMac, (producers) Christopher Stevens, Toby McKeehan, David Garcia

Inspirational Album of the Year – Cat 26

Brave New World Amanda Cook, (producers) Jason Ingram, Paul Mabury, Amanda Cook

The Burning Edge of Dawn Andrew Peterson, (producers) Gabe Scott, Ben Shive, Joe Causey

Walls Gateway Worship, (producers) Walker Beach, Josh Alltop, Miguel Noyolla

OPEN HEAVEN / River Wild Hillsong Worship, (producer) Michael Guy Chislett

Hymns II: Shine On Us Michael W. Smith, (producers) Kyle Lee, Jim Daneker, Michael W. Smith

Southern Gospel 
Album of the Year – Cat 27

Still Booth Brothers, (producers) Jason Webb, Lari Goss, Ronnie Booth, Michael Booth, Jim Brady

That Day Is Coming Collingsworth Family, (producer) Wayne Haun

Happy People Ernie Haase & Signature Sound, (producers) Ernie Haase, Wayne Haun, Todd Collins

How We Love Mark Lowry,, (producers) Mark Lowry, Kevin Williams

Moments Like These The Bowling Family,, (producer) Mike Bowling

Album of the Year – Cat 28

Small Town, Celebrating 30 Years of Music & MarriageJeff & Sheri Easter, (producers) Madison
Easter, Greg Cole, Jeff & Sheri Easter

Hits & HymnsJimmy Fortune (producer) Ben Isaacs

Hymns That Are Important To UsJoey + Rory, (producers) Rory Lee Feek, Joe West

Good News Travels FastShenandoah, (producers) Bud McGuire, Mike McGuire

ShouldersWilburn & Wilburn, (producers) Ben Issacs, Jonathan Wilburn, Jordan Wilburn

Contemporary Gospel/Urban 
Album of the Year – Cat 29

Masterpiece Deitrick Haddon, (producers) Marcus Hodge, Chris Blakk, Deitrick Haddon, Siege Monstracity, Christopher Daniels, Tubbyoung, David “Dae Dae” Haddon, Calvin Frazier, BlaqSmurph, Jairus Mozee

Life Music: Stage TwoJonathan McReynolds, (producers) Warryn Campbell, Darhyl “DJ” Camper Jr., Chuck Harmony, Israel Houghton, Darryl “Lil Man” Howell, India.Arie, Claude Kelly, Aaron Lindsay,
Jonathan McReynolds, PJ Morton, Shannon Sanders

FearlessJonathan Nelson, (producers) Jonathan Nelson for JToons Music Entertainment, Kenneth Shelton for KenHe Music Productions

Losing My ReligionKirk Franklin, (producer) Kirk Franklin

You Shall LiveMarvin Sapp, (producer) Aaron W. Lindsey

Traditional Gospel 
Album of the Year – Cat 30

Everyday Jesus Anthony Brown & group therAPy, (producers) Anthony Brown, Justin Savage

We Give You Praise Chicago Mass Choir, (producers) Percy Gray, Jr., Demetrius Banks, Cornelius
Doles, Felica Welch, Dr. Feranda Williamson

WAP New Era James Hall Worship & Praise, (producers) James Hall, Troy Chambers, Dr. Kevin Bond

Powerful Japan Mass Choir, (producer) Jett Edwards

Level Next John P. Kee, (producer) John P. Kee

Urban Worship Album of the Year – Cat 31

Keys To My Heart Bri (Briana Babineaux), (producer) Korey Bowie

Covered: Alive in AsiaIsrael Houghton & New Breed, (producers) Israel Houghton, Kevin Camp, Aaron Lindsey, Chris Baker

One Place LiveTasha Cobbs (producers) VaShawn Mitchell, Tasha Cobbs

The Hill Travis Greene, (producers) Victor Navejar, Travis Greene

Sounds of RevivalWilliam McDowell, (producers) Clay Bogan III, William McDowell

Instrumental Album of the Year – Cat 32

Full Tank 2.0Ben Tankard, (producer) Ben Tankard

Without Words: Synesthesia Bethel Music, (producers) Bobby Strand, Chris Greely

Piano Lullabies (Vol. 1)Hillsong Kids Jr., (producer) David Andrew

Unchanging GraceLucid Collection, (producer) Steve Wingfield

SoakNew Life Worship, (producer) Jonathan Moos

Children’s Music Album of the Year – Cat 33

Who’s Got Their Armor On?Bear Hug Band, (producers) Neil Godding, Landon Bailey

Come AliveBethel Music Kids, (producers) Jason Ingram, Paul Mabury

Sing The Bible with Slugs & Bugs, Vol. 2Randall Goodgame, (producer) Ben Shive

Sweet DreamsSandi Patty, (producer) Steve Wingfield

Fun Size, Vol. 1Scripture Snacks Kids, (producer) Jack Shocklee

Spanish Language Album of the Year – Cat 34

Derroche De AmorAlex Campos, (producers) Juan David Botello, Alex Campos, Javier Sorano

Eterno LiveChristine D’Clario, (producers) Michael Farren, Christine D’Clario

Principio Y FinEvan Craft, (producer) Sean Cook

En Esto CreoHillsong en Espanol, (producer) Toni Romero

Sigues Siendo Dios En Vivo Desde ArgentinaMarcos Witt, (producer) Marcos Witt

Dios Me AmaThalles Roberto, (producers) Aaron Lindsey, Thalles Roberto, Fabio Aposan

Special Event Album of the Year – Cat 35

Blessed Assurance: The New Hymns of Fanny CrosbyVarious, (producers) Bobby Blazier, John Hartley

Let the Glory Come DownBill & Gloria Gaither and Friends, (producers) Geron Davis, Bradley Knight

Salvation’s Tide Is RisingPassion, (producers) David Crowder, Gabe Scott, Ed Cash, David Garcia, Ross Copperman, Seth Mosley, Nathan Nockels, Shama “Sake Pase” Joseph, Maurice “Jimi Cravity” Willis, Solomon Olds

The Passion: New OrleansVarious/The Passion Cast, (producers) Adam Anders, Peer Astrom

We Will StandVarious, (producers) Michael Omartian, Dan Posthuma

Christmas Album of the Year – Cat 36

Adore: Christmas Songs of Worship (Live)Chris Tomlin, (producer) Ed Cash

Christmas Is HereDanny Gokey, (producer) Keith Thomas

God With UsLaura Story, (producers) Brown Bannister, Cliff Duren, Andrew Osenga

O Come Emmanuel – Lindsay McCaul, Ron Block of Alison Krauss & Union Station, Leigh Cappillino of Point of Grace, Andrew Greer, (producers) Andrew Greer, Kyle Buchanan, Travis Patton

It’s Christmas!MercyMe, (producers) Brown Bannister, Ben Shive

Worship Album of the Year – Cat 37

Have It AllBethel Music, (producers) Chris Greely, Bobby Strand

A Live Worship ExperienceCasting Crowns, (producer) Mark A. Miller

Here As In HeavenElevation Worship, (producers) Mack Brock, Aaron Robertson

EmpiresHillsong UNITED, (producers) Michael Guy Chislett, Joel Houston

Let It EchoJesus Culture, (producer) Jeremy Edwardson

Musical of the Year – Cat 38

Bethlehem Morning, (creators) Russell Mauldin, Sue C. Smith

Jesus, Only Jesus, (creators) Travis Cottrell, Sue C. Smith and David Moffitt/Brentwood Benson

That’s Where The Story Begins, (creators) Dave Clark, Gerald Crabb, Mike Harland

This Changes Everything, (creators) Marty Funderbunrk, Joseph Habedank

Under a Starry Sky (A Dramatic Musical for Christmas), (creators) Joel Lindsey, Jeff Bumgardner, Daniel Semsen

Youth/Children’s Musical of the Year – Cat 39

Christmas in Black & White, (creators) Jeff Slaughter, Jeff Anderson

Christmas in Kid City, (creators) Dave Clark, Emily Mingledorff

Legends at Camp Garner Creek, (creators) Dave Clark, Emily Mingledorff

The Kingdom Connection, (creators) Christy Semsen and Daniel Semsen

UNITED – The Modern Youth Choir, – (arranger) Cliff Duren

Choral Collection of the Year – Cat 40

Burning Lights – Choral Collection, (arranger) Cliff Duren

Fantasia Noel (Songs of the Season for Choir and Orchestra), (arranger & orchestrator) Joshua Spacht

My Hope (Songs & Message of Billy Graham), (arranger) Travis Cottrell

Southern Gospel Songs (10 New, Emerging and Classic Hits for Southern Gospel Choir), (arranger & orchestrator) Marty Hamby

Timeless (Ageless and Enduring Songs of Worship), – (arrangers) David Wise, David Shipps (orchestrator) David Shipps

Recorded Music Packaging of the Year – Cat 41

Have It AllBethel Music, (art director) Kiley Goodpasture (graphic artist & photographer) Stephen Hart

Come AliveBethel Music Kids, (art director) Kiley Goodpasture (graphic artist & photographer) Stephen Hart (photographer) Justin Posey

EmpiresHillsong UNITED, (art directors) Joel Houston, Jay Argaet (graphic artist) Nathan Cahyadi

Youth RevivalHillsong Y&F, (art directors) Jay Argaet, Nathan Cahyadi, Nathaniel Redekop

O Come EmmanuelVarious, (graphic artist) Kevin Watson

Short Form Video of the Year – Cat 42

Tell Your Heart To Beat AgainDanny Gokey, (director & producer) Kristen Barlowe

Be Like JesusDeitrick Haddon, (director) Yolande Geralds (producer) Don Le

The Way You Love MeJonathan McReynolds, (director & producer) Derek Blanks

Mr. RobotoRapture Ruckus, (director & producer) Kyle Dettman

Live On ForeverThe Afters, (director & producer) Nathan William

Long Form Video of the Year – Cat 43

Come AliveBethel Music Kids, (director) David Noroña (producer) Kiley Goodpasture

Neon Porch Extravaganza LIVECrowder, (director) Nathan Corrona (producers) Shelley Giglio, Mike McCloskey

Youth RevivalHillsong Y&F, (director) Jamin Tasker (producer) Ben Field

Hymns That Are Important To UsJoey+Rory, (director) Daniel Grace (producer) Aaron Carnahan, Joel McAfee, Bill Gaither

#LetsGoPlanetshakers, (director) Pete Seamons, Peter John (producer) Russell Evans, Mike Pilmer, Joth Hunt, Josh Brown

CCM UnitedVarious, (director) Russ Hall (producer) Stephen Yake, Jentry Yake

Inspirational Film of the Year – Cat 44

God’s Not Dead 2, (director) Harold Cronk (producer) Pure Flix Productions

Miracles From Heaven, (director) Patricia Riggen (producer) TriStar Pictures in association with AFFIRM Films

Risen, (director) Kevin Reynolds (producers) LD Entertainment, AFFIRM Films

War Room, (director) Alex Kendrick (producers) Kendrick Brothers Pictures, AFFIRM Films, Provident Films

Woodlawn, (directors) Andrew Erwin, Jon Erwin (producer) Erwin Brothers Entertainment, Provident Films, Pure Flix Productions