More Talent Added to 48th Annual GMA Dove Awards

More Talent Added to 48th Annual GMA Dove Awards

Hillsong Worship, Matt Redman, Steven Malcolm and Tasha Cobbs Leonard Set to Perform at 48th Annual GMA Dove Awards

Awards show to be held live October 17 at Lipscomb University and will air on TBN on October 22

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (August 30, 2017) – The Gospel Music Association (GMA) announced that Hillsong Worship, Matt Redman, Steven Malcolm and Tasha Cobbs Leonard will perform at the 48th Annual GMA Dove Awards along with previously announced performers Reba McEntire, MercyMe, CeCe Winans and Zach Williams. The awards show will be held live on Tuesday, October 17 at Lipscomb University’s Allen Arena in Nashville. Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) will exclusively air the awards show on Sunday, October 22 at 8 p.m. CST. More talent announcements are forthcoming. Tickets are on sale now at the Allen Arena box office or online HERE.

The GMA Dove Awards celebrate the contributions of artists from every style of Christian/Gospel music. Top nominated artists include Zach Williams, Lauren Daigle, Chris Tomlin, Kirk Franklin and NEEDTOBREATHE. View the full list of nominees here. Nominees are determined by over 1,500 professional members, and winners will be voted on by the entire GMA membership of nearly 2,500. For more information, visit DoveAwards.com.

About GMA:
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

About the Trinity Broadcasting Network:
Trinity Broadcasting Network is the world’s largest and most watched faith-and-family broadcaster, reaching over 175 nations across the earth with inspirational and entertaining programming 24 hours a day in 14 languages and on 30 global networks. As the world’s most influential non-profit religious broadcaster, TBN has led the way in expanding the impact of faith-based television across the earth through the creation of innovative content designed to reach every viewer demographic with the life-changing message of hope and grace. To find out more about the Trinity Broadcasting Family of Networks, visit us at tbn.org.

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Reba McEntire, MercyMe, CeCe Winans & Zach Williams to Perform at 48th Annual GMA Dove Awards

Reba McEntire, MercyMe, CeCe Winans & Zach Williams to Perform at 48th Annual GMA Dove Awards

Clockwise L-R: Reba McEntire, MercyMe, Zach Williams, and CeCe Winans

Awards to be held live Tuesday, October 17 at Lipscomb University and will air on TBN on Sunday, October 22 at 8 p.m. CT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (August 24, 2017) – The Gospel Music Association (GMA) announced that Reba McEntire, MercyMe, CeCe Winans and Zach Williams will perform at the 48th Annual GMA Dove Awards on Tuesday, October 17 at Lipscomb University’s Allen Arena in Nashville. Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) will exclusively air the awards show on Sunday, October 22 at 8 p.m. CST. More talent announcements are forthcoming. Tickets are on sale now at the Allen Arena box office or online here.

“We are thrilled to announce the first round of performers and look forward to a memorable show celebrating this year’s theme, Sound the Remedy,” GMA President Jackie Patillo said. “We believe the message of Gospel and Christian music offers God’s remedy to the world, and these artists are a testament to that.”

Fans will have the opportunity to take part in the GMA Dove Awards VIP Experience that includes a “behind the scenes” viewing of rehearsal, red carpet photo opportunity, access to the pre-telecast and much more. The Choir Experience includes all VIP perks plus a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to perform with Reba McEntire during the telecast, as well as a backstage tour. Earlybird pricing ends August 31. Purchase tickets here.

“I am excited and honored to perform at this year’s show,” shared Reba McEntire, who has two Dove Awards nominations. “Recording a faith-filled album has been on my heart for many years, and to see how SING IT NOW has been embraced is really special. I’m thrilled this collection of my favorite hymns and some new songs of hope continue to touch people.”

Top nominated artists include Zach Williams, Lauren Daigle, Chris Tomlin, Kirk Franklin and NEEDTOBREATHE. View the full list of nominees here.

The GMA Dove Awards celebrate the contributions of artists from every style of Christian/Gospel music. Nominees are determined by over 1,500 professional members, and winners will be voted on by the entire GMA membership of nearly 2,500. For more information, visit DoveAwards.com

About GMA:
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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48th Annual GMA Dove Awards Nominees Announced Today

48th Annual GMA Dove Awards Nominees Announced Today

Top row L to R: Zach Williams, Lauren Daigle, Chris Tomlin. Bottom row L to R: Crowder, Kirk Franklin, NEEDTOBREATHE.

LAUREN DAIGLE AND ZACH WILLIAMS LEADING ARTIST NOMINATIONS WITH FIVE EACH

CHRIS TOMLIN, CROWDER, KIRK FRANKLIN AND NEEDTOBREATHE HONORED WITH FOUR NODS EACH

Awards to be held live Tuesday, October 17 at Lipscomb University and will air on TBN on Sunday, October 22 at 8 p.m. CT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (August 9, 2017) – The Gospel Music Association (GMA) announced today the nominees for the 48th Annual GMA Dove Awards. The awards show will take place on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at Lipscomb University’s Allen Arena in Nashville at 6:30 p.m. CST. Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) will exclusively air the awards show on Sunday, October 22, reaching over 100 million viewers in the U.S., plus global and multi-platform distribution. Voting for the final winners will run August 21 through August 28.

Zach Williams and Lauren Daigle lead artist nominations with five, followed by Chris Tomlin, Crowder, Kirk Franklin and NEEDTOBREATHE with four nods each. Top nominated writer/producer Wayne Haun scored six nods, and Bernie Herms and David Garcia have five nods each. View the full list of nominees here: http://doveawards.com/awards/2017-nominees.

“I’m thrilled to celebrate another year of Dove Awards nominations!” GMA President Jackie Patillo stated. “Our artists and creatives sacrifice year-round to share their sound with the world. Our theme this year is Sound the Remedy; we believe the message of Gospel and Christian music offers God’s remedy to the world.”

The GMA Dove Awards celebrate the contributions of artists from every style of Christian/Gospel music. Nominees are determined by over 1,500 professional members, and winners will be voted on by the entire GMA membership of nearly 2,500. For more information or to purchase tickets to the show, visit www.doveawards.com. 

The nominees in the following categories were revealed on Facebook Live today:

Artist of the Year

Chris Tomlin, sixsteprecords/Sparrow Records
for KING & COUNTRY, Word Entertainment
Hillsong United, Hillsong Music Australia/Sparrow Records
MercyMe, Fair Trade Services
TobyMac, ForeFront Records

Song Of The Year

“Chain Breaker” – (writers) Jonathan Smith, Mia Fieldes, Zach Williams
“Come Alive (Dry Bones)” – (writers) Lauren Daigle, Michael Farren
“Even If” – (writers) Bart Millard, Ben Glover, Crystal Lewis, David Garcia, Tim Timmons
“Eye Of The Storm” – (writers) Bryan Fowler, Ryan Stevenson
“Feel Invincible” – (writers) John Cooper, Seth Mosley
“Great Are You Lord” – (writers) David Leonard, Jason Ingram, Leslie Jordan
“King Of The World” – (writers) Sam Mizell, Becca Mizell, Natalie Grant
“O Come To The Altar” – (writers) Chris Brown, Mack Brock, Steven Furtick, Wade Joye
“The Lion & The Lamb” – (writers) Brenton Brown, Brian Johnson, Leeland Mooring
“Thy Will” – (writers) Bernie Herms, Emily Lynn Weisband, Hillary Scott
“What a Beautiful Name” – (writers) Ben Fielding, Brooke Ligertwood

Worship Song of the Year

“Ever Be” – (writers) Bobby Strand, Chris Greely, Gabriel Wilson, Kalley Heiligenthal
“Fierce” – (writers) Chris Quilala, Joshua Silverberg, Mia Fieldes
“O Come To The Altar” – (writers) Chris Brown, Mack Brock, Steven Furtick, Wade Joye
“The Lion & The Lamb” – (writers) Brenton Brown, Brian Johnson, Leeland Mooring
“What a Beautiful Name” – (writers) Ben Fielding, Brooke Ligertwood

Contemporary Gospel/Urban Worship Album of the Year

Let Them Fall In Love – CeCe Winans
Worship Journal Live – Fred Hammond
One Way – Tamela Mann
Secret Place – Vashawn Mitchell
Demonstrate – William Murphy

New Artist of the Year

Bri (Brianna Babineaux), Marquis Boone Enterprises/Tyscot Records
Micah Tyler, Fair Trade Services
Social Club Misfits, Capitol CMG Label Group
Steven Malcolm, Word Entertainment
Zach Williams,  Provident Label Group

Gospel Artist of The Year

CeCe Winans, Pure Springs Gospel
Kirk Franklin, Fo Yo Soul Recordings/RCA Inspiration
Tamela Mann, TillyMann Music Group
Tasha Cobbs Leonard, Motown Gospel
Travis Greene, RCA Inspiration

Bluegrass/Country/Roots Recorded Song of the Year

“Don’t Give Up On Me” – Bradley Walker
“Little White Church House” – Doug Anderson
“When Grandpa Sang Amazing Grace” – The Nelons
“Back to God” – Reba McEntire
“Rocks” – The Isaacs

Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year

The Very Next Thing – Casting Crowns
Rise – Danny Gokey
The River – Jordan Feliz
Lifer – MercyMe
Chain Breaker – Zach Williams

Inspirational Film Of The Year

“Ben Hur” – (producers) LightWorkers Media, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), Paramount Pictures, Sean Daniel Company
“The Case For Christ” – (producers) Triple Horse Studios, Pure Flix Entertainment
“I’m Not Ashamed” – (producers) Visible Pictures, Big Film Factory, Pure Flix Entertainment
“Priceless” – (producer) Roadside Attractions
“The Shack” – (producers) Netter Productions, Summit Entertainment

About GMA:
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. 

Apply here for media and publicist credentials: http://doveawards.com/press/request-credentials/
Application deadline is September 11, 2017.

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NEWS: Lauren Daigle Leads With Three Wins at 47th Annual GMA Dove Awards

NEWS: Lauren Daigle Leads With Three Wins at 47th Annual GMA Dove Awards

Pictured clockwise from Top Left: The night’s leading winner Lauren Daigle accepting “Artist of the Year” award; Hosts for KING & COUNTRY and Tye Tribbett; Chris Tomlin accepting SoundExchange Digital Radio Award; Tamela Mann performance (Photo credit: Terry Wyatt, Getty Images)

LAUREN DAIGLE WINS THREE AWARDS INCLUDING THE TOP HONOR OF “ARTIST OF THE YEAR” AT THE 47TH ANNUAL GMA DOVE AWARDS AT LIPSCOMB UNIVERSITY

BETHEL MUSIC AND HILLSONG UNITED FOLLOW WITH TWO WINS EACH

DC TALK REUNITES FOR THEIR FIRST PERFORMANCE IN 15 YEARS

TBN to exclusively air awards show on Sunday, October 16 at 7 p.m. PST/10 p.m. EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (October 11, 2016) – Tonight the 47th Annual GMA Dove Awards were held at Lipscomb University’s Allen Arena. Awards were handed out in 44 categories plus special award categories. The sold-out show was hosted by for KING & COUNTRY and Tye Tribbett and featured performances by TobyMac, Tamela Mann, Hillsong UNITED, Matthew West, Natalie Grant and more.  The show will air on TBN (Trinity Broadcasting Network) on Sunday, October 16th at 7 p.m. PST. For further information, please visit, www.doveawards.com.

After meeting for the first time today, show hosts for KING & COUNTRY and Tye Tribbett seamlessly entertained the hall with quick wit and captivating testimony. Highlights of the evening included a DC Talk reunion performance and Chris Tomlin accepting the SoundExchange Digital Radio Award.

Artist of the Year:

Lauren Daigle, Centricity Music

New Artist of the Year

Jordan Feliz, Centricity Music

Song of the Year:

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

Pop Contemporary Artist of the Year:

for KING & COUNTRY

Songwriter of the Year (Artist)

Lauren Daigle

Gospel Artist of the Year 

Kirk Franklin, Fo Yo Soul Recordings/RCA Records

Southern Gospel Recorded Song of the Year

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

Worship Song of the Year

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

Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year

This Is Not A Test – TobyMac, (producers) Christopher Stevens, Toby McKeehan, David Garcia

Traditional Gospel Album of the Year

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

Worship Album of the Year

EMPIRES – Hillsong United, (producers) Michael Guy Chislett, Joel Houston

Inspirational Film of the Year

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

See the full list of winners here.

Select quotes from the evening:


“We are all one tonight, and that is love amplified” – Tye Tribbett

“So the design of this whole thing is not celebrity…it’s to take this love story around the globe.” – for KING and COUNTRY 

“What I’m most proud of is what this recognition says about the genre of Christian music. Christian music as a whole is what is being recognized today. This signals that the church is alive and well.” – Chris Tomlin accepting SoundExchange Digital Radio Award

“In worship and with songs we are helping to declare truth” – Kari Jobe


Official images were provided by Terry Wyatt and Anna Webber of Getty Images:

47th Annual GMA Dove Awards – Pre-Show
47th Annual GMA Dove Awards – Arrivals
47th Annual GMA Dove Awards – Show

About GMA:
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.   

About the Trinity Broadcasting Network:
With thirty global networks, the Trinity Broadcasting Family of Networks is the world’s largest faith-and-family television group, airing a broad range of church and ministry programming, Christian music, family-friendly movies, children’s programming, and shows for teens and young adults 24 hours a day to every inhabited continent via 82 satellite channels and thousands of television and cable affiliates. In addition, TBN’s most popular global networks are available on computers, smart phones, and other mobile devices, and over 40,000 entertaining and inspirational On-Demand programs are accessible via TBN’s innovative online network, iTBN.org. To find out more about the Trinity Broadcasting Family of Networks, log on to www.tbn.org.      

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