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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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.

The 49th Annual GMA Dove Awards Nominees Announced Today with Tauren Wells Leading Artist Nominations with Eight and Zach Williams with Six

The 49th Annual GMA Dove Awards Nominees Announced Today with Tauren Wells Leading Artist Nominations with Eight and Zach Williams with Six

Cory Asbury, Tasha Cobbs Leonard and Tobymac Honored
with Five Nods Each

Awards to be held live Tuesday, October 16, at Lipscomb University
and will air on TBN on Sunday, October 21

 

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (August 8, 2018– The Gospel Music Association (GMA) announced today the nominees for the 49th Annual GMA Dove Awards, revealed exclusively on Facebook Live with the help of Travis Greene and Francesca Battistelli. The awards show will take place on Tuesday, October 16, at Lipscomb University. Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) will exclusively air the show on Sunday, October 21. Voting for the final winners will run August 20 through August 27.

Tauren Wells leads artist nominations with eight, followed by Zach Williams with six and Cory Asbury, Tasha Cobbs Leonard and TobyMac with five nods each. Top nominated writer/producer Colby Wedgeworth scored eight nominations. View the full list of nominees here: http://bit.ly/DoveNominees2018.

“Congratulations to this year’s Dove Award nominees!” GMA President Jackie Patillo said. “God is doing amazing things through our artists and their music. This year’s theme Reverent Wonder celebrates the greatness of God and acknowledges His powerful message of hope for the world.”

The GMA Dove Awards celebrate the contributions of artists from every style of Christian/Gospel 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.

Artist of the Year

Hillsong UNITED, Hillsong Music Australia / Capital CMG
MercyMe, Fair Trade Services
NEEDTOBREATHE, Atlantic Records
Tasha Cobbs Leonard, Motown Gospel

Zach Williams, Provident Label Group

Song of the Year

“All My Hope” – (writers) David Crowder, Ed Cash
“Blessings” – (writers) Allen Swoope, Asheton Hogan, Lecrae Moore, Maurice Simmonds, Tyrone Williams Griffin, Jr.
“Broken Things” – (writers) Andrew Jacob Pruis, Jason Houser, Matthew West
“Control (Somehow You Want Me)” – (writers) Jason Ingram, Matt Bronleewe, Mike Donehey
“Different” – (writers) Kyle Lee, Micah Tyler
“Hills and Valleys” – (writers) Chuck Butler, Jonathan Smith, Tauren Wells
“I just need U.” – (writers) Blake NeeSmith, Bryan Fowler, Kevin McKeehan
“I’ll Find You” – (writers) Danny Majic, John Mitchell, Justin Franks, Lecrae Moore, Natalie Sims, Sasha Sloan, Victoria Kelly
“O’Lord” – (writers) Joe Williams, Paul Mabury 
“Old Church Choir” – (writers) Colby Wedgeworth, Ethan Hulse, Zach Williams
“Reckless Love” – (writers) Caleb Culver, Cory Asbury, Ran Jackson
“So Will I (100 Billion X)” (writers) Benjamin Hastings, Joel Houston, Michael Fatkin

“Unfinished” – (writers) Ben Glover, Colby Wedgeworth

New Artist of the Year

Cory Asbury, Bethel Music
Koryn Hawthorne, RCA Inspiration
Mosaic MSC, Essential Worship
Pat Barrett, Capitol CMG

Tauren Wells, Provident Label Group

Gospel Artist of the Year

CeCe Winans, Puresprings Gospel / Thirty Tigers
Jekalyn Carr, Lunjeal Music Group
Kirk Franklin, RCA Inspiration
Tasha Cobbs Leonard, Motown Gospel

Travis Greene, RCA Inspiration

Worship Song of the Year

“Do It Again” – (writers) Chris Brown, Mack Brock, Matt Redman, Steven Furtick
“Reckless Love” – (writers) Caleb Culver, Cory Asbury, Ran Jackson
“So Will I (100 Billion X)” – (writers) Benjamin Hastings, Joel Houston, Michael Fatkin
“Spirit of the Living God” – (writers) Jacob Sooter, Mia Fieldes

“Tremble” – (writers) Andres Figueroa, Hank Bentley, Mariah McManus, Mia Fieldes

Pop/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year

“All My Hope (feat. Tauren Wells)” – Crowder, (writers) David Crowder, Ed Cash
“O’Lord”– Lauren Daigle, (writers) Joe Williams, Paul Mabury
“When We Pray” – Tauren Wells, (writers) Colby Wedgeworth, Ethan Hulse, Tauren Wells
“I just need U.” – TobyMac, (writers) Blake NeeSmith, Bryan Fowler, Toby McKeehan

“Old Church Choir” – Zach Williams, (writers) Colby Wedgeworth, Ethan Hulse, Zach Williams

Rap/Hip Hop Recorded Song of the Year

“Not Today Satan (ft. Andy Mineo) ” – KB, (writers) Andrew Mineo, Chris Mackey, Jacob Cardec, Joseph Prielozny, Kevin Burgess
“War Cry (ft. Tauren Wells)” – Social Club Misfits, (writers) Andrew Wells, David Frank, Fernando Miranda, John Thomas Roach, Martin Santiago, Tommee Profitt
“SMILE” – Tedashii, (writers) Lasanna Harris, Marquis Rachad, Philip Green, Shama Joseph, Tedashii Anderson
“Forever” – Trip Lee, (writers) Jacob Cardec, William Barfield

“Praying Hands (ft. Trip Lee)” – Ty Brasel, (writers) Kenneth Christian Mackey, Ty Brasel

Contemporary Gospel/Urban Recorded Song of the Year

“I Got That” – Anthony Brown & group therAPy, (writer) Anthony Brown
“A Great Work” – Brian Courtney Wilson, (writers) Aaron W. Lindsey, Alvin Richardson, Brian Courtney Wilson
“Not Lucky, I’m Loved” – Jonathan McReynolds, (writers) Jonathan McReynolds, Terrell Demetrius Wilson
“Won’t He Do It” – Koryn Hawthorne and Roshon Fegan, (writers) Loren Hill, Makeba Riddick, Rich Shelton

“You (ft. Tye Tribbett)” – Snoop Dogg, (writers) Jovan J. Dawkins, Jevon Hill, Stanley Green Jr, Timothy Tyrone Bush Jr, Tye Tribbett

Southern Gospel Recorded Song of the Year

“He Can Take It” – Brian Free & Assurance, (writers) Jeff Bumgardner, Kenna Turner West, Sue C. Smith
“Clear Skies” – Ernie Haase & Signature Sound, (writers) Ernie Haase, Joel Lindsey, Wayne Haun
“Hallelujah Band” – Gaither Vocal Band, (writers) Becca Mizell, Sam Mizell
“Washed By The Water” – Jason Crabb, (writers) Dave Barnes, Jason Crabb, Jordan Reynolds

“Just When You Thought” – Joseph Habedank, (writers) Joseph Habedank, Michael Farren, Wayne Haun

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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