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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49th Annual GMA Dove Awards Winners Revealed Tuesday Night in Nashville

49th Annual GMA Dove Awards Winners Revealed Tuesday Night in Nashville

Gospel and Christian Music’s Biggest Night Shines the Light
With Groundbreaking Performances and an Array of Winners
Live From Allen Arena on the Lipscomb University Campus

Tauren Wells Garners 4 First Time Doves Including
Contemporary Christian Artist of the Year, New Artist of the Year,
Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year and Rap/Hip Hop Recorded Song of the Year

Cory Asbury and Songwriter Colby Wedgeworth Take Home Three Each
at the 49th Annual GMA Dove Awards

Tune in to TBN (Trinity Broadcasting Network)
Sunday, October 21 at 9 p.m. ET

Tauren Wells took home four awards at the 49th Annual GMA Dove Awards in Nashville on October 16. 2018. Photo: Jamie Gilliam

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (October 16, 2018) — THE 49th Annual GMA Dove Awards were handed out tonight in the Allen Arena on the campus of Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee. The awards will be televised on TBN (Trinity Broadcasting Network) on Sunday, October 21 at 9 p.m. ET. The big winner was first-time nominee, newcomer Tauren Wells, who took home four awards, including Contemporary Christian Artist of the Year and New Artist of The Year. Superstar Zach Williams took home Artist of the Year. The night was fiiled with many remarkable performances, including first time collaborations including Kirk Franklin and Tori Kelly, Jason Crabb and Rascal Flatts, as well as Natalie Grant and Koryn Hawthorne. See the full list of winners here.

Tori Kelly and Kirk Franklin performing at the 49th Annual GMA Dove Awards in Nashville on October 16, 2018. Photo: Jamie Gilliam

Partial list of winners: 

ARTIST OF THE YEAR:  Zach Williams

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR:  Tauren Wells

SONG OF THE YEAR:    “Reckless Love”  – writers Caleb Culver, Cory Asbury, Ran Jackson, (publishers) Bethel Music Publishing, Richmond Park Publishing, Watershed Music Publishing

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR (ARTIST): Matthew West

SOUTHERN GOSPEL ARTIST OF THE YEAR:  Gaither Vocal Band

GOSPEL ARTIST OF THE YEAR: Tasha Cobbs Leonard

INSPIRATIONAL FILM OF THE YEAR:  I CAN ONLY IMAGINE (directors) The Erwin Brothers, (producers) Kevin Downes and Cindy Bond

Lauren Daigle performing at the 49th Annual GMA Dove Awards in Nashville on October 16, 2018. Photo: Jamie Gilliam

Select quotes from the 49th Annal GMA Doves Awards:

“I was literally in the back with my pants undone changing… then I heard my name and ran. ‘What award is this? ..New Artist of the Year?’ I am so thankful for this privilege. Thank You!” – Tauren Wells on accepting New Artist of the Year

“What a privilege this is. Isn’t it just like the Lord to take our failures and our overall jacked-up mess and turn it into something beautiful. He takes our disappointments and turns them into a dance floor. He allows us to be kids again.” – Cory Asbury, co-writer of Song of the Year “Reckless Love”

“When you’re a little kid in Alabama singin’ gospel songs….you never think someday you’ll win an award for doing what you love.”  Bradley Walker – winner for Bluegrass/Country Roots Album

“I was at the first Dove Awards as a child. I remember being in those bleachers wishing I could be Stryper. You know you are old when a kid says you like the man from the UP movie.”  Mark Lowry

“The performances were second to none and offered glory and revenant love to our father and his kingdom, ” says GMA President and Executive Director Jackie Patillo.

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 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 32 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 TBN Networks, visit us at tbn.org.

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GMA Rounds Out Talent Lineup for the 49th Annual GMA Dove Awards

GMA Rounds Out Talent Lineup for the 49th Annual GMA Dove Awards

LifeWay and CCLI added as presenting sponsors

Awards to be held live Tuesday, October 16,
in Nashville, Tennessee and will air exclusively on TBN
on Sunday, October 21 at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT

 

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Gospel Music Association (GMA) announced the final round of performers and presenters for the 49th Annual GMA Dove Awards. KB is set to perform as well as Anthony Brown & Group TherAPy with 1K Phew. Brian Courtney Wilson, Brian and Jenn Johnson, Chonda Pierce, Erwin Brothers, Israel Houghton, Joel Houston, Jonathan McReynolds, Jordan Feliz, Joseph Habedank, Rebecca St. James, Trace Adkins and The Walls Group will join the show as presenters. The GMA is also pleased to announce the addition of LifeWay and CCLI as presenting sponsors.

The awards show will be held live on October 16 in Nashville, Tennessee and will air exclusively on TBN October 21 at 8 p.m. CT.  Previously announced performers include Big Daddy Weave, Cory Asbury, Jekalyn Carr, for KING & COUNTRY, Kirk Franklin, Koryn Hawthorne, Lauren Daigle, Natalie Grant, Newsboys, Social Club Misfits, Tauren Wells, Tori Kelly, Zach Williams and Jason Crabb with Rascal Flatts.

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. 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.

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.

About LifeWay:
LifeWay Christian Resources is one of the world’s largest providers of Christian resources, including Bibles, books, Bible studies, digital services, church music and supplies, as well as camps and events for all ages. The company owns and operates more than 170 LifeWay Christian Stores across the nation, as well as Ridgecrest Conference Center in North Carolina.

About CCLI:
CCLI is honored to partner with the GMA to present the “Worship Song of the Year” award. CCLI empowers worship by providing affordable and legal content, resources and media, enabling songwriters and churches to create powerful moments of worship.

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 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 32 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 TBN Networks, visit us at tbn.org.

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GMA announces presenters for 49th Annual GMA Dove Awards, October 16

GMA announces presenters for 49th Annual GMA Dove Awards, October 16

GMA ANNOUNCES ALL-STAR PRESENTERS FOR 49TH ANNUAL GMA DOVE AWARDS

Awards to be held live Tuesday, October 16, in Nashville, Tennessee and will air exclusively on TBN on Sunday, October 21 at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (September 28, 2018) – The Gospel Music Association (GMA) announced all-star presenters for the 49th Annual GMA Dove Awards, including Bart Millard, Bill Gaither, Dr. Bobby Jones, Chris Tomlin, Deborah Joy Winans, Devon Franklin, Jasmine Murray, Mark Lowry, Marvin Sapp, Matt Maher, Matthew WestPat Barrett, Ricky Dillard, Russ Taff and Tasha Cobbs Leonard.

The awards show will be held live on October 16 in Nashville, Tennessee and will air exclusively on TBN October 21 at 8 p.m. CT.  Previously announced performers include Big Daddy Weave, Cory Asbury, Jekalyn Carr, for KING & COUNTRY, Kirk Franklin, Koryn Hawthorne, Lauren Daigle, Natalie Grant, Newsboys, Social Club Misfits, Tauren Wells, Tori Kelly, Zach Williams and Jason Crabb with Rascal Flatts. Tickets are on sale now at www.doveawards.com.

The Dove Awards also offers music lovers unique access through its Fan Experiences with new perks being added all the time. All Fan Experience ticket holders will receive free admission to the Dove Awards Songwriters Showcase on Monday, October 16, featuring Jason Gray, Tim Timmons, Michael Farren, Andy Gullahom and more. In addition, the Fan Experience ticket holders will receive free admission to The Bible Tour anywhere in the country. Only 50 Red Carpet Experience tickets remain. For complete details, visit www.doveawards.com/fan-experience.

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. 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.

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.

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