51st Annual GMA Dove Awards Nominees Announced

51st Annual GMA Dove Awards Nominees Announced

Zach Williams and for KING & COUNTRY Lead
with Five Nominations Each

Hillsong Worship, Kirk Franklin and Jonathan McReynolds
Honored with Four Nominations

This Year’s GMA Dove Awards “Carry The Change” Broadcast Only Celebration
To Air Friday, October 30th on TBN

SiriusXM/Pandora presented the nomination special on
“The Message”, “Kirk Franklin’s Praise” and “EnLighten” channels

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (August 13, 2020) – The Gospel Music Association (GMA) announced today the nominations for the 51st Annual GMA Dove Awards recognizing an array of new songs and first-time nominees, as well as esteemed performers and hit songs that have been a bright light during this difficult time.

To watch the announcements, please visit

GMA Facebook HERE:

GMA YOUTUBE HERE

Voting for the final winners will run August 20th through August 27th.  The celebration will air exclusively on TBN (Trinity Broadcasting Network) on Friday, October 30th. For further information, please visit www.doveawards.com.

Zach Williams and for KING & COUNTRY lead the Artist nominations with five (5) nods, including Artist of the Year, in addition to Hillsong Worship, Kirk Franklin, and Jonathan McReynolds with four (4) nominations.  In non-artist nominations, Jason Ingram leads with eight (8), along with Ed Cash, Jonathan Smith, and Jordan Sapp receiving seven (7) each. Notable first-time nominees include Kanye West (3), Gloria Gaynor (2), We The Kingdom (3), and Unspoken (2).

This year’s highly anticipated nominations were collectively presented by artists Brooke Ligertwood (Hillsong Worship), Joel Smallbone (for KING & COUNTRY), Anthony Brown, Christine D’Clario, Joseph Habedank, and Aaron Cole from their individual homes all across the country.

The program was broadcast exclusively on SiriusXM/Pandora’s “The Message,” (Channel 63), “Kirk Franklin’s Praise” (Channel 64) and “EnLighten” (Channel 65). Watch the Nominee Announcement in its entirety on the GMA Dove Awards Facebook Page and YouTube Channel.

“The GMA is honored to continue its legacy of celebrating our diverse creative community and the music that moves us and ministers to us all, especially during these trying times,” GMA President Jackie Patillo says. “We believe this year, especially, our community and our world need to show love to one another and, above all, recognize and worship our faithful Creator.”

The following nominations were announced live today:

 

ARTIST OF THE YEAR:

for KING & COUNTRY

Hillsong Worship

Lauren Daigle

Tasha Cobbs Leonard

Zach Williams

 

SONG OF THE YEAR:

“Almost Home” (songwriters) Barry Graul, Bart Millard, Ben Glover, Mike Scheuchzer, Nathan Cochran (publishers) 9t One Songs, Ariose Music, So Sappy Music, Tunes of Mercyme

“Burn The Ships” (songwriters) Joel Smallbone, Luke Smallbone, Matt Hales, Seth Mosley (publishers) CentricSongs, Kilns Music, Method of the Madness, Shankle Songs, Shaun Shaenkle Pub Designee, Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp., WC Music Group

“Deliver Me (This Is My Exodus) (songwriters) Desmond Davis, Donald Lawrence, Marshon Lewis, Robert Woolridge (publishing) QW Publishing, Williams Stokes Publishing House and Primary Wave Bears, Shonnamacmusic, ROB BASS INC, Desmond Davis Designee

Dead Man Walking” (songwriters) Emily Weisband, Jeremy Camp, Jordan Sapp (publishers) Capitol CMG Paragon, Only In You Publishing, Songs By J Sapp

“Holy Water” (songwriters) Andrew Bergthold, Ed Cash, Franni Cash, Marin Cash, Scott Cash (publishers) Andrew Bergthold Designee, Capitol CMG Genesis, We The Kingdom ASCAP Designee, We The Kingdom Music

“King of Kings” (songwriters) Brooke Ligertwood, Jason Ingram, Scott Ligertwood (publishers) Fellow Ships Music, Hillsong Music Publishing Australia, So Essential Tunes

“Love Theory” (songwriter) Kirk Franklin, (publisher) Aunt Gertrude Music Publishing LLC

“Nobody” (songwriters) Bernie Herms, Mark Hall, Matthew West (publishers) Be Essential Songs, Highly Combustible Music, House of Story Music Publishing, My Refuge Music, One77 Songs

“Rescue” (songwriters) Jason Ingram, Lauren Daigle, Paul Mabury (publishers) CentricSongs, Fellow Ships Music, Flychild Publishing, See You At The Pub, So Essential Tunes

“Rescue Story” (songwriter) Andrew Ripp, Ethan Hulse, Jonathan Smith, Zach Williams (publishers) Anthems of Hope, Be Essential Songs, Cashagamble Jet Music, EGH Music Publishing, Songs By Fishbone, Wisteria Drive

“See A Victory” (songwriters) Ben Fielding, Chris Brown, Jason Ingram, Steven Furtick (publishers) Fellow Ships Music, Music By Elevation Worship Publishing, SHOUT! Music Publishing Australia, So Essential Tunes

“The God Who Stays” (songwriters) AJ Pruis, Jonathan Smith, Matthew West (publishers) Be Essential Songs, Cashagamble Jet Music, Combustion Five, Highly Combustible Music, O77 Songs, Two Story House Music

“Way Maker” (songwriters) Osinachi Kalu Okoro Egbu (publisher) Integrity Music Europe

 

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR:

Chris Renzema

Cochren & Co.

Elle Limebear

Switch

We The Kingdom

 

GOSPEL ARTIST OF THE YEAR: 

Jekalyn Carr

Jonathan McReynolds

Kirk Franklin

Tasha Cobbs Leonard

Travis Greene

 

POP/CONTEMPORARY RECORDED SONG OF THE YEAR:

“NOBODY” – Casting Crowns (feat. Matthew West) – (songwriters) Bernie Herms, Matthew West, Mark Hall

“Burn The Ships” – for KING & COUNTRY– (songwriters) Joel Smallbone, Luke Smallbone, Seth Mosley, Matt Hales

“Dead Man Walking” – Jeremy Camp – (songwriters) Jeremy Camp, Emily Weisband, Jordan Sapp

“Rescue” – Lauren Daigle – (songwriters) Jason Ingram, Lauren Daigle, Paul Mabury

“Holy Water” – We The Kingdom – (songwriters) Andrew Bergthold, Ed Cash, Franni Cash, Martin Cash, Scott Cash

 

SOUTHERN GOSPEL RECORDED SONG OF THE YEAR: 

“This Is The Place” – Gaither Vocal Band – (songwriters) – Gloria Gaither, Williams J. Gaither, Gordan Mote

“The God I Serve” – Karen Peck & New River – (songwriters) Rebecca Bowman, Sonya Yeary, Karen Peck Gooch, Jimmy Yeary

“What Kind Of Man” – Legacy Five – (songwriters) Kenna Turner West, Jason Cox, Sue Smith

“The Power Of An Empty Tomb” – The Erwins – (songwriter) Joel Lindsey

“Can I Get A Witness” – The Sound – (songwriters) Kenna Turner West, Brent Baxter, Jason Cox

 

CONTEMPORARY GOSPEL RECORDED SONG OF THE YEAR: 

“Blessings on Blessings” – Anthony Brown & group therAPy – (songwriter) Anthony Brown

“Won’t Be Moved” – Gene Moore – (songwriters) – Bryan Sledge, Cedric Smith, Demeon Reeves

“People” – Jonathan McReynolds – (songwriter) Jonathan McReynolds

“B!g” – Pastor Mike Jr. – (songwriters) Michael McClure, Curtiss Glenn, Rodney Turner

“Truly Amazing God” – Travis Greene – (songwriter) Travis Greene

 

GOSPEL WORSHIP RECORDED SONG OF THE YEAR: 

“Miracle Worker” – JJ Hairston – (songwriter) Rich Tolbert Jr.

“Something Has To Break” (Live) – Kierra Sheard, featuring Tasha Cobbs Leonard – (songwriters) J. Drew Sheard, Kierra Valencia Sheard, Mia Fieldes, Jonathan Smith

“Promises” – Maverick City Music – (songwriters) Aaron Moses, Lemuel Marin, Carrington Gaines, Dante Bowe, Joe L. Barnes, Keila Alvarado

“Proverbs 3” – Todd Dulaney – (songwriters) Todd Dulaney, Jaylen Moore, Isaac Tarver

“Only You Can Satisfy” (Live) – William McDowell and Chris Lawson (songwriters) William McDowell, Chandler Moore

 

WORSHIP RECORDED SONG OF THE YEAR:

“King of Kings” (Live at Qudos Band Arena, Sydney, AU/2019) – Hillsong Worship – (songwriters) Brooke Ligertwood, Scott Ligertwood, Jason Ingram

“Goodness of God” – Jenn Johnson – (songwriters) Ben Fielding, Brian Johnson, Jenn Johnson, Ed Cash, Jason Ingram

“The Blessing” (Live) – Kari Jobe, Cody Carnes, Elevation Worship – (songwriters) Kari Jobe, Cody Carnes, Chris Brown, Steven Furtick

“Way Maker” – Leeland – (songwriter) Osinachi Okoro

“Great Things” – Phil Wickham – (songwriter) Phil Wickham, Jonas Myrin

 

RAP/HIP HOP ALBUM OF THE YEAR: 

Not By Chance – Aaron Cole

Work in Progress – Andy Mineo

HEATHEN – GAWVI

Jesus Is King – Kanye West

MOOD // DOOM – Social Club Misfits

 

ROCK/CONTEMPORARY ALBUM OF THE YEAR: 

Out of Body – Apollo LTD

War – Demon Hunter

Love Letter – Disciple

Declaration – Red

Victorious – Skillet

 

POP/CONTEMPORARY ALBUM OF THE YEAR: 

THE STORY’S NOT OVER – Jeremy Camp

Citizens of Heaven – Tauren Wells

Reason – Unspoken

Live At The Wheelhouse – We The Kingdom

Rescue Story – Zach Williams

 

SPANISH LANGUAGE ALBUM OF THE YEAR: 

Soldados – Alex Campos

Shekinah (Live) – Barak

Aleluya (En La Tierra) – Elevation Worship

Origen y Esencia – Jesus Adrian Romero

Sinergia – Un Corazon y LEAD

 

Full list of nominees HERE:

 

Hi-Res Photos: HERE

 

Due to COVID-19, in lieu of the association hosting its annual awards show on TBN live, the show will be a variety of unique pre-recorded performances and acceptance speeches.  Expect more information in the coming weeks.  The 51st Annual GMA Dove Awards is a production of the Gospel Music Association.

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GMA Announces Complete Talent Lineup and Partnership with SiriusXM for 50th Annual GMA Dove Awards, October 15

GMA Announces Complete Talent Lineup and Partnership with SiriusXM for 50th Annual GMA Dove Awards, October 15

NASHVILLE, Tenn.  – The Gospel Music Association (GMA) announced the final round of performers and presenters for the 50th Annual GMA Dove AwardsCasting CrownsMatthew WestGAWVITedashiiJekalyn CarrJonathan McReynoldsShirley CaesarDorinda Clark-ColeLedgerKaren Peck and New RiverJoseph Habedank and Triumphant Quartet are set to perform. Anthony BrownChonda PierceDanny GokeyDonald LawrenceDr. Bobby Jonesfor KING & COUNTRY, Francesca BattistelliJeremy CampJosh TurnerKari JobeKathie Lee GiffordKoryn HawthorneNatalie GrantPastor Brian HoustonPat BarrettTauren Wells, Travis Greene and Pat Boone will join the show as presenters.

The GMA is also pleased to announce that SiriusXM will br broadcasting the Dove Awards Telecast ‘live’ Tuesday, October 15 at 7:30 p.m. ET on SiriusXM’s The Message (ch. 63). There will also be a pre-show special from the red carpet at 6:30 p.m. ET. To listen to this ‘live’ broadcast from the 50th Annual GMA Dove Awards, start your free trial and tune in at www.SiriusXM.com/doveawards. SiriusXM subscribers are able to listen to The Message (ch. 63) on SiriusXM radios, and those with streaming access can listen online, on-the-go with SiriusXM mobile app and at home on a wide variety of connected devices including smart TVs, Amazon Alexa devices, Apple TV, PlayStation, Roku, Sonos speakers and more. Go to www.SiriusXM.com/streaming to learn more.

“The GMA is excited to partner with SiriusXM for our 50th Anniversary Dove Award celebration.  This first-ever ‘live’ airing of the Dove Awards on the SiriusXM platform allow us to fullfill our mission to reach even more people with this life changing music,” said President and Executive Director of the Gospel Music Association, Jackie Patillo.

SiriusXM’s Senior Director of Music Programming, Al Skop added, “SiriusXM is thrilled to be the first radio broadcaster ever to bring the Dove Awards to a ‘live’ nationwide audience. Especially on such a momentous year for the 50th annual event, we’re looking forward to listeners of The Message coming together in celebration and song!”

In celebration of the historical 50th anniversary, Gospel Music will be featured in iconic venues around Nashville on Sunday, October 13:

  • Ryman Auditorium – Music City Celebration featuring David Phelps, Point of Grace, Travis Cottrell, TaRanda Greene and Cana’s Voice.
  • Bluebird Cafe – Writer’s Night at The Bluebird Cafe with performances by Steven Curtis Chapman, Travis Greene, Mia Fieldes and Matt Maher.
  • Tennessee State University –  Homecoming Gospel Concert featuring Kirk Franklin, Koryn Hawthorn, James Fortune and JJ Hairston and more.

The awards show will be held ‘live’ on October 15 in Nashville, Tennessee and will air exclusively on TBN October 20 at 8 p.m. EST/5 p.m. PST.  Previously announced performers include Bill GaitherGaither Vocal BandMatt MaherMark LowryBart MillardMichael EnglishRuss TaffDavid PhelpsRiley ClemmonsAaron ColeAustin FrenchJosh BaldwinKelontae GavinMercyMeLecraePhil WickhamBrian Johnson and the Bethel Music BandSteven Curtis ChapmanAmy GrantMichael W. SmithCece WinansTobyMacHillsong Worship and Kirk FranklinLauren Daigle leads artist nominations with six, followed by for KING & COUNTRY and Kirk Franklin with five nods each. Top nominated writer/producer Wayne Haun scored 10 nominations. View the full list of nominees here.

The 50th celebration will be a powerful evening paying tribute to 50 years of special appearances and sensational stage highlights over the decades. Performances representing Modern Rock, Rap/Hip Hop, Pop/Contemporary, Inspirational, Southern Gospel, Bluegrass, Country, Worship and more will make up an evening praising the rich musical diversity from the past, present and future of Gospel and Christian music. Nominees are determined by GMA’s professional members, and winners will be voted on by the entire GMA membership. For more information on the GMA Dove Awards, visit www.doveawards.com.

Viewers can locate this year’s Dove Awards broadcast on TBN by locating it on the network’s channel finder.   Watch TBN on their livestream HERE or download the all-new app to view TBN on your Apple or Android devices.

Lauren Daigle, John Crist, Tasha Cobbs Leonard, Zach Williams and More Added to 50th Annual GMA Dove Awards, October 15

Lauren Daigle, John Crist, Tasha Cobbs Leonard, Zach Williams and More Added to 50th Annual GMA Dove Awards, October 15

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Gospel Music Association (GMA) announced another round of performances for the 50th Annual GMA Dove Awards, including a tribute celebrating Bill and Gloria GaitherBill Gaither along with the Gaither Vocal Band, Matt Maher, Mark Lowry, Bart MillardMichael English, Russ Taff, and David Phelps will collaborate for this special segment. In addition, there will be performances throughout the evening from all New Artist of the Year nominees, including Riley ClemmonsAaron ColeAustin FrenchJosh Baldwin and Kelontae Gavin.

GMA also announced the first round of their star-studded presenter lineup, including Lauren DaigleJohn CristTasha Cobbs LeonardZach WilliamsBlancaBrown BannisterDon MoenEvan CraftGloria GaitherNicole C. MullenPoint of GraceShirley Caesar and William McDowell.

The awards show will be held ‘live’ on October 15 in Nashville, Tennessee and will air exclusively on TBN October 20 at 8 p.m. EST/5 p.m. PST.  Previously announced performers include MercyMeLecraePhil WickhamBrian Johnson and the Bethel Music BandSteven Curtis ChapmanAmy GrantMichael W. SmithCece WinansTobyMacHillsong Worship and Kirk Franklin. More peformer and presenter announcements are forthcoming. Lauren Daigle leads artist nominations with six, followed by for KING & COUNTRY and Kirk Franklin with five nods each. Top nominated writer/producer Wayne Haun scored 10 nominations. View the full list of nominees here.

The 50th Annual GMA Dove Awards announced its continued partnership with CCLI to present the Worship Song of the Year Award. “For over 30 years CCLI has been empowering worship by providing affordable and legal content, resources and media in partnership with publishers, artists, songwriters and the church.  The Gospel Music Association is at the core of that mission and we are proud to support the work of the GMA,” said President/CEO Christian Copyright Licensing International, Malcolm Hawker.

The 50th celebration will be a powerful evening paying tribute to 50 years of special appearances and sensational stage highlights over the decades. Performances representing Modern Rock, Rap/Hip Hop, Pop/Contemporary, Inspirational, Southern Gospel, Bluegrass, Country, Worship and more will make up an evening praising the rich musical diversity from the past, present and future of Gospel and Christian music. Nominees are determined by GMA’s professional members, and winners will be voted on by the entire GMA membership. For more information on the GMA Dove Awards, visit www.doveawards.com.

Viewers can locate this year’s Dove Awards broadcast on TBN by locating it on the network’s channel finder.   Watch TBN on their livestream HERE or download the all-new app to view TBN on your Apple or Android devices.

MercyMe, Lecrae, Phil Wickham, Brian Johnson And The Bethel Music Band Set To Perform At Historic 50th Annual Gma Dove Awards

MercyMe, Lecrae, Phil Wickham, Brian Johnson And The Bethel Music Band Set To Perform At Historic 50th Annual Gma Dove Awards

DOVE NOMINATED MERCYME, LECRAE, PHIL WICKHAM, BRIAN JOHNSON AND THE BETHEL MUSIC BAND SET TO PERFORM AT HISTORIC 50TH ANNUAL GMA DOVE AWARDS

SPECIAL ICON PERFORMANCE TO FEATURE AMY GRANT, MICHAEL W. SMITH, CECE WINANS AND STEVEN CURTIS CHAPMAN

Awards to be held ‘live’ Tuesday, October 15 in Nashville, Tennessee and will air on TBN on Sunday, October 20, 8 p.m. EST / 5 p.m. PST
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Sept. 5, 2019) – The Gospel Music Association (GMA) announced another round of all-star performances for the 50th Annual GMA Dove Awards including nominated artistsMercyMeLecrae and a collaborative worship moment with Phil WickhamBrian Johnson and the Bethel Music Band.  Christian and Gospel legends Amy GrantMichael W. SmithCece Winansand Steven Curtis Chapman will join together for a special icon performance.

The awards show will be held live on October 15 in Nashville, Tennessee and will air exclusively on TBN October 20 at 8 p.m. EST/5 p.m. PST.  Previously announced performers include TobyMac,Hillsong Worship and Kirk FranklinMore talent announcements are forthcoming. Lauren Daigleleads artist nominations with six, followed by for KING & COUNTRY and Kirk Franklin with five nods each. Top nominated writer/producer Wayne Haun scored 10 nominations. View the full list of nominees here.

“We pride ourselves on using the Dove Awards stage to showcase the diversity of our genre and this year is no exception! It’s going to be a memorable night and we can’t wait to reveal the rest of the line-up,” GMA President Jackie Patillo said.

The 50th celebration will be a powerful evening paying tribute to 50 years of special appearances and sensational stage highlights over the decades. Performances representing modern Rock, Rap/Hip Hop, Pop/Contemporary, Inspirational, Southern Gospel, Bluegrass, Country, Worship and more will make up an evening praising the rich musical diversity from the past, present and future of Gospel and Christian music. Nominees are determined by GMA’s professional members, and winners will be voted on by the entire GMA membership. For more information on the GMA Dove Awards, visit www.doveawards.com.

Viewers can locate this year’s Dove Awards broadcast on TBN by locating it on the network’schannel finder.   Watch TBN on their livestream HERE, or download the all-new app to view TBN on your Apple or Android devices.

TobyMac, Hillsong Worship and Kirk Franklin Set to Perform at 50th Annual GMA Dove Awards

TobyMac, Hillsong Worship and Kirk Franklin Set to Perform at 50th Annual GMA Dove Awards

Nature Nate’s Honey Co. and Christian Healthcare Ministries
to Sponsor Dove’s Golden Milestone

Awards to be held ‘live’ Tuesday, October 15 in Nashville, Tennessee and will air on TBN on Sunday, October 20, 8 p.m. EST / 5 p.m. PST

 

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (August 22, 2019) – The Gospel Music Association (GMA) announced the first round of all-star performers for the historic 50th Annual GMA Dove Awards, set for October 15 at Lipscomb University’s Allen Arena in Nashville. The landmark event will feature performances by Contemporary Christian Music trailblazer TobyMac, chart-topping modern worship group Hillsong Worship and award-winning Gospel legend, Kirk Franklin. In conjunction with the performer announcement, GMA recognizes Nature’s Nate Honey Co. and Christian Healthcare Ministries as premier sponsors of the 50th anniversary. The Dove Awards will air on TBN on Sunday, October 20, 8 p.m. EST/5 p.m. PST. Find your TBN local listings here.
“At Nature Nate’s Honey Co., we are passionate about stewarding the resources God has entrusted to us. We believe that everyone’s life can be a little sweeter with music and a message of hope,” said Nature Nate’s Honey Co. President and CEO, Nathan Sheets. “Our Honey Gives Hope initiative impacts programs that support music, ministry and community. With that spirit in mind, we are honored to be a Premier Sponsor of the 50th Annual GMA Dove Awards.
Lauren Daigle leads artist nominations with six, followed by for KING & COUNTRY and Kirk Franklin with five nods each. Top nominated writer/producer Wayne Haun scored 10 nominations. View the full list of nominees here.
The 50th celebration will be a powerful evening of high-energy and unforgettable vocal events paying tribute to 50 years of special appearances and sensational stage highlights over the decades. Performances representing modern Rock, Rap/Hip Hop, Pop/Contemporary, Inspirational, Southern Gospel, Bluegrass, Country, Worship and more will make up an evening praising the rich musical diversity from the past, present and future of Gospel and Christian music. Nominees are determined by GMA’s professional members, and winners will be voted on by the entire GMA membership. For more information or to purchase tickets to the show, visit www.doveawards.com.
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