NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Gospel Music Association (GMA) announced the final round of performers and presenters for the 50th Annual GMA Dove Awards. Casting Crowns, Matthew West, GAWVI, Tedashii, Jekalyn Carr, Jonathan McReynolds, Shirley Caesar, Dorinda Clark-Cole, Ledger, Karen Peck and New River, Joseph Habedank and Triumphant Quartet are set to perform. Anthony Brown, Chonda Pierce, Danny Gokey, Donald Lawrence, Dr. Bobby Jones, for KING & COUNTRY, Francesca Battistelli, Jeremy Camp, Josh Turner, Kari Jobe, Kathie Lee Gifford, Koryn Hawthorne, Natalie Grant, Pastor Brian Houston, Pat Barrett, Tauren 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:
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 Gaither, Gaither Vocal Band, Matt Maher, Mark Lowry, Bart Millard, Michael English, Russ Taff, David Phelps, Riley Clemmons, Aaron Cole, Austin French, Josh Baldwin, Kelontae Gavin, MercyMe, Lecrae, Phil Wickham, Brian Johnson and the Bethel Music Band, Steven Curtis Chapman, Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith, Cece Winans, TobyMac, Hillsong Worship and Kirk Franklin. 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 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.
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
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.