Winners Announced for 52nd Annual GMA Dove Awards

Winners Announced for 52nd Annual GMA Dove Awards

Nashville, TN (October 22, 2021) – The 52nd Annual GMA Dove Awards were handed out Tuesday night, October 19th, 2021, in Nashville, Tennessee. The show, under the banner Stronger Together, aired tonight exclusively on TBN and was simulcast on SiriusXM The Message. CeCe Winans and Jason Ingram led the night with the 4 awards each with Winans winning Gospel Artist of the Year and Ingram winning Songwriter of the Year (Non-Artist). for KING & COUNTRY took home three awards including Artist of the Year, the top honor of the night. Chris Brown of Elevation Worship and Steven Furtick also each won three awards including Song of the Year for “The Blessing.” Dynamic performers Maverick City Music claimed New Artist of the Year with Contemporary Artist of the Year going to We The Kingdom. See the full list of winners here.

After 2020’s virtual show, the music community reunited this year with stellar live performances which included a moving ballad from Lauren Daigle, a chill-inducing moment from Co-Host Natalie Grant, and a powerful closing rendition of Worship Recorded Song of the Year, “Graves Into Gardens” by Elevation Worship. Other stand-outs included the five New Artist of the Year nominees, each bringing energetic performances bursting with joy and hope. One-of-kind collaborations also lit up the stage including KB with Matt RedmanJonathan McReynolds with Mali Music and Dante Bowe with Kelontae Gavin.

To watch the 52nd Dove Awards on demand on the TBN app: CLICK HERE

To get the full awards show audio broadcast including exclusive backstage interviews with winners, performers and presenters from SiriusXM The Message only in the SXM App: CLICK HERE

One of the night’s highlights was Chairman of the GMA Board, Roy Morgan, presenting Jackie Patillo with the first-time Dove Award for Distinguished Leadership. Morgan also announced the new Dove will be an annual award and, beginning next year, will be named The Jackie Patillo Leadership Award. Patillo was surprised and elated to be presented with this special award. “I am speechless. And so honored and so grateful. This is a calling y’all. This is a mission. This is not a job. Even though some days are hard. But, I love you. And I’m grateful. And I believe in unity in Christ. I believe we can celebrate our diversity in ways that will show the world that they’ll know we are Christians by our love. I believe in the power of God through the Word and through the message in your songs. So thank you. I’m so grateful and I’m awestruck over this.”

For official social media assets, click here. Photo highlights from the night can be found here. Logos for the 52nd Annual GMA Dove Awards are located here.

Partial list of winners:
ARTIST OF THE YEAR: for KING & COUNTRY
NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR: Maverick City Music
CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN ARTIST OF THE YEAR: We The Kingdom
SONG OF THE YEAR: “The Blessing”
WORSHIP RECORDED SONG OF THE YEAR: “Graves Into Gardens” –
Elevation Worship ft. Brandon Lake
SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR (ARTIST): Brandon Lake
SOUTHERN GOSPEL ARTIST OF THE YEAR: Ernie Haase & Signature Sound
GOSPEL ARTIST OF THE YEAR: CeCe Winans
INSPIRATIONAL FILM OF THE YEAR: A Week Away
RAP/HIP HOP ALBUM OF THE YEAR: His Glory Alone – KB
SOUTHERN GOSPEL ALBUM OF THE YEAR: Change Is Coming – Joseph Habedank
Select quotes from the 52nd Annual GMA Dove Awards

“I love this night so much. It’s like a family reunion in this place. And you see collaborations and performances you’re not gonna see anywhere else.”- Natalie Grant, Co-Host of the 52nd Annual GMA Dove Awards

“I’ve been doing music a long time. This means so much to me because I’ve seen God move in my family in miraculous ways. He is who we hope He is.” – Ed Cash from We The Kingdom, Contemporary Christian Artist of the Year Winner

“I was in a dark dark place. I took that album home. I listened to the album front to back and the eighth song was a gospel presentation. I believed on Jesus listening to that album and I’ve been walking with Him ever since. I vowed to the Lord Jesus I would spend my life trying to reproduce that moment for people all over the world.” – KB, Rap/HipHop Album of the Year Winner for His Glory Alone

“Our prayer is that every time we go out, that we don’t magnify us, that we don’t magnify celebrity or our personality or our fashion or anything. We wanna lift up Jesus.” – Maverick City Music, New Artist of the Year Winner

“I stand up here more convinced than ever that the power of music is transforming. The power of music gives life to a vocal chord.” – Luke Smallbone from for KING & COUNTRY, Artist of the Year Winner

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Performers Announced for 52nd Annual GMA Dove Awards

Performers Announced for 52nd Annual GMA Dove Awards

Dante Bowe, Cain, Hope Darst, Koryn Hawthorne ft. Donnie McClurkin,
The Isaacs, Brandon Lake, Mali, Maverick City Music,
Matt Redman, We The Kingdom and more confirmed

K-LOVE, Air-1 and Cantinas Arts Foundation
announced as this year’s Title Sponsors

In-person Nashville event will be held October 19th
and will air exclusively on TBN, Friday, October 22nd, 2021 at 8:00 p.m. ET and 10:00 p.m. ET
and simulcasting on SiriusXM The Message

Nashville, TN (October 12, 2021) – The Gospel Music Association (GMA) has announced the full roster of performers for the 52nd Annual GMA Dove Awards including all five New Artist of the Year nominees. Performers include Dante BoweCAINLauren DaigleHope DarstElevation WorshipNatalie GrantKB ft. Matt RedmanKoryn Hawthorne ft. Donnie McClurkinThe IsaacsBrandon LakeMaverick City MusicJonathan McReynolds ft. MaliWe The KingdomCeCe Winans, and Zach Williams. The GMA Dove Awards will air exclusively on TBN, Friday, October 22nd at 8:00 p.m. ET and 10:00 p.m. ET and will simulcast on SiriusXM The Message.

In addition, the GMA has also announced this year’s presenters including Chris TomlinKevin QuinnFrancesca BattistelliJekalyn Carr and more. See the full list of presenters here.

The GMA is also pleased to announce the Title Sponsors for this year’s Dove Awards, K-LOVE and Air-1, the nation’s largest contemporary Christian radio networks, and Christian non-profit Cantinas Arts Foundation, whose mission is to support artists who share their talent and faith through Arts and Media. “This year’s Title Sponsors are, like the GMA, fully committed to spreading the Gospel through music,” says GMA President, Jackie Patillo, “and we’re honored to partner with them for this year’s show.”

The in-person Nashville event will be held October 19th at the Allen Arena. A limited number of tickets and Fan Experiences are still available on doveawards.com.

Watch the teaser trailer below.

For ways to watch TBN, please visit TBN’s Channel Finder here: http://bit.ly/FIND_TBN
For the complete list of nominees, visit doveawards.com. For official social media assets, click here. Images of this year’s performers and co-hosts can be found here. Logos for the 52nd Annual GMA Dove Awards are located here.
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Co-Hosts and First Round Performers Announced for the 52nd GMA Dove Awards

Co-Hosts and First Round Performers Announced for the 52nd GMA Dove Awards

NATALIE GRANT AND JONATHAN MCREYNOLDS SET TO CO-HOST 52ND GMA DOVE AWARDS FEATURING PERFORMANCES BY LAUREN DAIGLE, ELEVATION WORSHIP, CECE WINANS AND MORE

In-person Nashville event will be held October 19th and will air exclusively on
TBN, Friday, October 22nd, 2021  at 8:00 p.m. ET and 10:00 p.m. ET

 

Nashville, TN (September 15, 2021) – The Gospel Music Association (GMA) has announced Dove Award-winning Artists Natalie Grant and Jonathan McReynolds will co-host this year’s GMA Dove Awards. Also revealed today were the first slate of nominated performers including: Lauren DaigleElevation WorshipKBCeCe Winans and Zach Williams. The 52nd GMA Dove Awards are set to air exclusively on TBN, Friday, October 22nd, 2021 at 8:00 p.m. ET and again at 10:00 p.m. ET. The event will take place live and in person in Nashville, TN, October 19th, 2021. A limited number of tickets and Fan Experiences are still available on doveawards.com.


This will be Jonathan McReynolds’s first time hosting as he joins Natalie Grant, who first hosted in 2010. Both artists are current nominees and will be performing live on the show. The theme of this year’s show is “Stronger Together” – highlighting the strength in unity and resilience among the Christian/Gospel music community over the past year.

For the complete list of nominees, visit doveawards.com. For official social media assets, click here. Images and bios of this year’s performers and co-hosts can be found here. Logos for the 52nd Annual GMA Dove Awards are located here.

About Gospel Music Association & Foundation:
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. The GMA produces the GMA Dove Awards, The GMA Hall of Fame Induction and Honors Ceremony, and the IMMERSE Conference. For more information on the GMA, visit www.gospelmusic.org and follow @gmadoveawards on Facebook, Twitter, and @gospelmusicassoc on Instagram.

About TBN:
TBN is the world’s most watched faith-and-family broadcasting network, reaching over 175 nations with inspirational programming in 14 languages and on 32 global networks. TBN, the original pioneer of faith-based television, is expanding into other marketplaces such as publishing and innovative digital content in various formats, all designed to reach every viewer demographic with the life-changing message of hope and grace. To find out more about the TBN Networks, visit us at tbn.org.

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52nd Annual GMA Dove Award Nominees Announced

52nd Annual GMA Dove Award Nominees Announced

52nd Annual GMA Dove Award Nominees Announced
in Star-Studded Livestream Event

Elevation Worship, for KING & COUNTRY, Brandon Lake,
CeCe Winans and Zach Williams Lead Nominations

The GMA Dove Awards in-person Nashville event will be held October 19th
and will air exclusively on TBN, Friday, October 22nd, 2021 8:00p.m. ET and 10:00p.m. ET

Nashville, Tenn. (August 11, 2021) – The Gospel Music Association is pleased to announce nominees for the 52nd Annual GMA Dove Awards. Top nominations include Steven Furtick with ten (10) nominations, Chris Brown with nine (9), Wayne Haun with eight (8), seven (7) nominations each for Elevation Worship and Brandon Lake, six (6) to for KING & COUNTRY and five (5) nods to CeCe Winans, Ed Cash, Tiffany Hammer (Hudson) and Zach Williams. Voted on by the GMA Professional Membership, this year’s nominees were chosen from over 4,600 submitted entries and include a wide range of creativity and artistic integrity in both artist and non-artist categories.

Nominees were announced in a star-studded livestream event featuring Alex Campos, John Cooper, Bill & Gloria Gaither, Kari Jobe, Brian & Jenn Johnson, Jonathan McReynolds, Wande and Tauren Wells. The announcement premiered on the GMA Dove Awards YouTube and Facebook pages with clips on the Dove Awards Instagram and TikTok.

“We are thrilled to welcome back an in-person Dove Awards this year and equally excited about our impressive list of nominees,” says GMA President Jackie Patillo. “As we continue to celebrate the immense creativity and diversity within our community, we’re looking forward to an awards program this year’s nominees deserve.”

Voting for the final winners will run August 19th through August 26th. The GMA Dove Awards are happening live and in person in Nashville, TN, October 19th, 2021. A limited number of tickets and Fan Experiences are still available. The broadcast will air exclusively on TBN, Friday, October 22nd, 2021 8:00p.m. ET and then again at 10:00p.m. ET.

Below is the list of nominations announced during today’s livestream. For the complete list of nominees, visit doveawards.com.

For official social media assets, click here. Images of top nominees can be found here. Logos for the 52nd Annual GMA Dove Awards are located here.

 

Song of the Year
“Another In The Fire” (Writers) Chris Davenport, Joel Houston
“Famous For (I Believe)” (Writers) Alexis Slifer, Chuck Butler, Jordan Sapp, Krissy Nordhoff, Tauren Wells
“Graves Into Gardens” (Writers) Steven Furtick, Chris Brown, Tiffany Hudson, Brandon Lake
“Speak To Me” (Writers) Donnie McClurkin, Jeremy Hicks, Johnta Austin, Troy Taylor
“Thank You For It All” (Writers) Aaron Lindsey, Christopher Thomas Leach, Jamone Davis, Marvin Sapp
“The Blessing” (Writers) Chris Brown, Cody Carnes, Kari Jobe, Steven Furtick
“The Father’s House” (Writers) Benjamin Hastings, Cory Asbury, Ethan Hulse
“There Was Jesus” (Writers) Jonathan Smith, Casey Beathard, Zach Williams
“TOGETHER” (Writers) Joel Smallbone, Josh Kerr, Kirk Franklin, Luke Smallbone, Ran Jackson, Ricky Jackson
“Truth Be Told” (Writers) AJ Pruis, Matthew West

Artist of the Year
Elevation Worship
for KING & COUNTRY
Lauren Daigle
Phil Wickham
Zach Williams

New Artist of the Year
Brandon Lake
CAIN
Dante Bowe
Hope Darst
Maverick City Music

Gospel Artist of the Year
CeCe Winans
Jonathan McReynolds
Kirk Franklin
Tasha Cobbs Leonard
Travis Greene

Southern Gospel Artist of the Year
Ernie Haase & Signature Sound
Gaither Vocal Band
Jason Crabb
Joseph Habedank
Triumphant Quartet

Pop/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year
“Famous For (I Believe)” – Tauren Wells
“Good God Almighty” – Crowder
“Hold On To Me” – Lauren Daigle
“There Was Jesus” – Zach Williams, ft. Dolly Parton
“TOGETHER” – for KING & COUNTRY, ft. Kirk Franklin & Tori Kelly

Southern Gospel Recorded Song of the Year
“First Church of Mercy” – The Sound
“I Just Feel Like Something Good Is About to Happen” – Gaither Vocal Band
“My King is Known By Love” – Crabb Family
“Religion Isn’t Working” – Joseph Habedank
“Wake Up” – Ernie Haase & Signature Sound

Contemporary Gospel Recorded Song of the Year
“I Got It” – Pastor Mike Jr.
“joyful” – Dante Bowe
“Never Lost” – CeCe Winans
“Speak To Me” – Koryn Hawthorne
“Touch from You” – Tamela Mann

Worship Recorded Song of the Year
“Battle Belongs” – Phil Wickham
“God So Loved” – We The Kingdom
“Graves Into Gardens” – Elevation Worship, ft. Brandon Lake
“Jireh” – Elevation Worship / Maverick City Music, ft. Chandler Moore & Naomi Raine
“Peace Be Still” – Hope Darst

Rap/Hip Hop Album of the Year
3:34 – Zauntee
Feared By Hell – Social Club Misfits
His Glory Alone – KB
Restoration – Lecrae
The Divine Storm – Ty Brasel

Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year
Chris Tomlin & Friends – Chris Tomlin
Holy Water – We The Kingdom
Inhale (exhale) – MercyMe
No Stranger – Natalie Grant
To Love A Fool – Cory Asbury

Bluegrass/Country/Roots Album of the Year
Alone With My Faith – Harry Connick, Jr.
Little More Love – Jordan Family Band
My Savior – Carrie Underwood
Peace At Last – Nelons
Songs of the Times – Isaacs

Spanish Language Album of the Year
Desesperado (Spanish) – Evan Craft
Mil Generaciones – Miel San Marcos, Essential Worship
Renovada – EP – Blanca
Todos Mis Mejores Amigos – Hillsong Young & Free, Hillsong En Español
Uno – Alex Zurdo – Redimi2 – Funky

Worship Album of the Year
Graves Into Gardens – Elevation Worship
Old Church Basement – Elevation Worship / Maverick City Music
Revival’s In The Air – Bethel Music
The Blessing (Live) – Kari Jobe
The People Tour: Live from Madison Square Garden – Hillsong UNITED

Inspirational Film of the Year
A Week Away
Fatima
Mahalia
My Brother’s Keeper
QUEEN ESTHER

 

About Gospel Music Association & Foundation:
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. The GMA produces the GMA Dove Awards, The GMA Hall of Fame Induction and Honors Ceremony, and the IMMERSE Conference. For more information on the GMA, visit www.gospelmusic.org and follow @gmadoveawards on Facebook, Twitter, and @gospelmusicassoc on Instagram.

About TBN:
TBN is the world’s most watched faith-and-family broadcasting network, reaching over 175 nations with inspirational programming in 14 languages and on 32 global networks. TBN, the original pioneer of faith-based television, is expanding into other marketplaces such as publishing and innovative digital content in various formats, all designed to reach every viewer demographic with the life-changing message of hope and grace. To find out more about the TBN Networks, visit us at tbn.org.

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51st ANNUAL GMA DOVE AWARD WINNERS REVEALED IN EXCLUSIVE WORLDWIDE BROADCAST

51st ANNUAL GMA DOVE AWARD WINNERS REVEALED IN EXCLUSIVE WORLDWIDE BROADCAST

NASHVILLE, Tenn (October 30, 2020) – The 51st Annual GMA Dove Award winners were announced tonight via worldwide broadcast, which aired exclusively on TBN. Under the banner of “Carry The Change”, the show celebrated Gospel Music’s diversity and promoted unity through dynamic performances and testimonials. The night’s biggest awards went to for KING & COUNTRY for “Artist of the Year”, We The Kingdom for “New Artist of the Year”, Tasha Cobbs Leonard for “Gospel Artist of the Year” (presented by SoundExchange), and Joseph Habedank for “Southern Gospel Artist of the Year”.

Re-imagined to accommodate the absence of a live audience, this year’s Dove Awards featured numerous one-of-a-kind collaborations including a historic performance by “Contemporary Christian Artist of the Year” winner Tauren Wells featuring Christine D’Clario, Jenn Johnson and Jekalyn Carr. More special moments included heartfelt stories from fans about songs that have impacted their lives as well as insights from favorite artists like Zach Williams, Natalie Grant, and Jonathan McReynolds talking about this year’s pandemic pause and the things they’ve experienced through it.

For the full list of winners, click here.

For photos from the the 51st Annual Dove Awards, click here.

The majority of this year’s GMA Dove Award winners were announced during a special Facebook stream of the Pre-Telecast Awards Presentation, which aired October 29th.

To view the Pre-Telecast in it’s entirety, click here.

In partnership with Love Justice International and SoundExchange, the GMA Dove Awards is proud to present extended interviews not included in the TBN broadcast. Watch the interviews here.

A partial list of winners:

ARTIST OF THE YEAR: for KING & COUNTRY

CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN ARTIST OF THE YEAR: Tauren Wells

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR: We The Kingdom

SONG OF THE YEAR: “Way Maker” – (Writer) Osinachi Kalu Okoro Egbu, (Publisher) Integrity Music Europe

WORSHIP RECORDED SONG OF THE YEAR: “The Blessing (Live)” – Kari Jobe, Cody Carnes, Elevation Worship, (Writers) Kari Jobe Carnes, Cody Carnes, Chris Brown, Steven Furtick

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR (ARTIST): Zach Williams

SOUTHERN GOSPEL ARTIST OF THE YEAR: Joseph Habedank

GOSPEL ARTIST OF THE YEAR: Tasha Cobbs Leonard

INSPIRATIONAL FILM OF THE YEAR: I Still Believe (Directors) Andrew Erwin, Jon Erwin, (Producers) Kevin Downes, Andrew Erwin, Jon Erwin

CONTEMPORARY GOSPEL RECORDED SONG OF THE YEAR: “People” – Jonathan McReynolds

GOSPEL WORSHIP ALBUM OF THE YEAR: Broken Record – Travis Greene, (Producers) Travis Greene, Brunes Charles

RAP/HIP HOP ALBUM OF THE YEAR: MOOD // DOOM – Social Club Misfits, (Producers) Young Sidechain, Dirty Rice, Cardec, Ben Lopez, Colby Wedgeworth, Tedd Tjornhom, Martin Santiago, Dave James, Rey King, Jordan Sapp

RAP/HIP HOP RECORDED SONG OF THE YEAR: “Follow God” – Kanye West

SPANISH LANGUAGE ALBUM OF THE YEAR: “Aleluya (En La Tierra)” – Elevation Worship, (Producers) Chris Brown, Steven Furtick

Select quotes from artists about the 51st Annual GMA Dove Awards:

“I think with the Dove Awards, the uniqueness of it, is that they take all the walls down, take all the divides out and come together to celebrate each other.”- Danny Gokey

“The Dove Awards, from the beginning, said two great things to me – excellence and diversity. To see all the different representations and expressions of Gospel Music, of Christian music, of Jesus music was so beautiful to me.”- Jonathan McReynolds

“It shows all the different styles that make us one, yet that common theme, which is the hope of Jesus, the love of Jesus.”- Natalie Grant

Watch the full show by downloading the TBN app (available on Apple and Android devices) or on YouTube or Facebook.