CCM Magazine interviews Anthony Brown on the Red Carpet at the 47th annual Dove Awards ceremony in Nashville, TN. (Courtesy of CCM Magazine).
CCM Magazine interviews Danny Gokey on the Red Carpet at the 46th annual Dove Awards ceremony in Nashville, TN. (Courtesy of CCM Magazine).
Multi-Dove Award winner Anthony Brown, sits down with GMA Executive Director, Jackie Patillo to discuss his life, ministry, and musical journey from this year’s GMA IMMERSE conference in Nashville, TN.
Season 8 American Idol 3rd place finalist and Dove Award winner Danny Gokey, sits down with Sam Collier to discuss his music and ministry from this year’s GMA IMMERSE conference in Nashville, TN.
Photo credit: Grant Exline & Jamie Gilliam
Reba McEntire Takes Home her First Dove Award and Closes out the Evening with a Powerful Performance
Tune in to TBN on Sunday, October 22 at 8 p.m. CST to see this year’s awards
The legendary Pat Boone recognized with SoundExchange’s Fair Play Award
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (October 17, 2017) – Tonight, the Gospel Music Association (GMA) handed out honors in 39 categories at the 48th Annual GMA Dove Awards plus special industry recognitions at Lipscomb University’s Allen Arena in Nashville. Kari Jobe and Tasha Cobb Leonard hosted the sold-out show and Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) will exclusively air the awards show on October 22 at 8 p.m. CST. Visit DoveAwards.com for more information.
MercyMe was named Artist of the Year and Zach Williams took home New Artist of the Year. Gospel music legend Pat Boone received the SoundExchange Fair Play Award. From first-time nominees to legends, the all-star lineup came together for one of Gospel and Christian music’s most memorable nights.
Artist of the Year:
MercyMe, Fair Trade Services
New Artist of the Year:
Zach Williams, Provident Label Group
Song of the Year:
“What A Beautiful Name” (writers) Ben Fielding, Brooke Ligertwood, (publisher) Hillsong Music Publishing
Contemporary Christian Artist of the Year:
Casting Crowns, Provident Label Group
Gospel Artist of the Year:
CeCe Winans, Pure Springs Gospel
Songwriter of the Year (Artist):
Bluegrass/Country/Roots Album of the Year:
Sing It Now: Songs of Faith and Hope: Reba McEntire (producer) Reba McEntire, Jay DeMarcus, Doug Sisemore
Rap/Hip Hop Album of the Year:
The Waiting Room: Trip Lee, (producers) Gabriel Azucena, James Foye III, John McNeil, Joel McNeil, Alex Median, Allen Swoope, Almondo Cresso, Chris Mackey, Joseph Prielozny, Tyshane Thompson
Rock/Contemporary Album of the Year:
HARDLOVE – NEEDTOBREATHE, (producers) NEEDTOBREATHE, Joe Levine, Dave Tozer, Ed Cash, Ido Zmishlany
Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year:
Lifer – MercyMe (producers) Ben Glover, David Garcia
Southern Gospel Album of the Year:
Resurrection – Joseph Habedank, (producer) Wayne Haun
Contemporary Gospel/Urban Album of the Year:
Let Them Fall In Love – CeCe Winans, (producers) Alvin Love III, Tommy Sims
Worship Album of the Year:
Never Lose Sight – Chris Tomlin, (producers) Ross Copperman, Jeremy Edwardson, Ed Cash
Producer of the Year:
Inspirational Film of the Year:
The Shack – (directors) Stuart Hazeldine (producers) Netter Productions, Summit Entertainment
Select quotes from the evening:
“I want to just say that of all the names that get honored tonight, there is a name that is more powerful and more beautiful, and it is the name of Jesus.” – Hillsong Worship
“Something I’ve come to realize in my life in the last few years is that worship is more about seeing than singing. It’s having your eyes open to the grace of God, the mercy of God, the goodness of God and the holiness of God. I always thought that I just helped people sing with my songs, but I realized that they were really trying to help people see the goodness of God.” – Chris Tomlin
“Christian music saved my life and it means the world to us, means the world to me.” – Bart Millard
“I am so happy to be doing what I’m doing for the Kingdom.” – Tamela Mann
Official images were provided by Jamie Gilliam and Grant Exline for Lipscomb University:
48th Annual GMA Dove Awards – Pre Tel, Red Carpet Arrivals, Show
Founded in 1964, the Gospel Music Association serves as the face and voice for the Gospel/Christian music community and is dedicated to exposing, promoting and celebrating the Gospel through music of all styles including Pop, Rock, Praise & Worship, Urban Gospel, R&B, Hip Hop, Southern Gospel, Bluegrass, Country, Latin and more. The GMA community includes agents, artists, church leaders, managers, promoters, radio personnel, record company executives, retailers, songwriters and other industry visionaries. The GMA produces the GMA Dove Awards and IMMERSE. For more on supporting the GMA or becoming a member, please visit www.gospelmusic.org.
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