Jekalyn Carr Captures First GMA Dove Award for Traditional Gospel Album of the Year, One Nation Under God

Jekalyn Carr Captures First GMA Dove Award for Traditional Gospel Album of the Year, One Nation Under God

We at SMG are thrilled to celebrate Evangelist Jekalyn Carr’s first GMA Dove Award. She has worked immensely hard to reach this point in her still very young career and we know that there is still much more to come! Earlier this year, I shared his experience with Carr at the release of her book “You Will Win” and album “One Nation Under God” in an episode of “On the Record“and on the SP Radio blog. The album is phenomenal and we enjoyed listening to it, over and over again! 

In fact, it’s still heavy in our office rotation! We didn’t review the album officially, but we have never stopped praising the album and the stretch beyond the release of ballads, Evangelist Carr has been known for. If you listen to gospel radio now, you know her latest single “It’s Yours” is burning up the charts! This is not new for Carr, but new for casual listeners who may only know her by her radio singles! Again, we’re so thrilled to have this particular body of work of hers be recognized. “The Life Project” was also amazing, and “One Nation Under God” which featured duets with Steve Hare and Donald Lawrence is truly her best work, to date! 

We had a celebratory piece in the works but have instead opted to share the press release regarding her win with you, instead! I have had a number of experiences with Evangelist Carr and always enjoys the company of her and her father when they meet. They met again in Orlando, Florida just a few weeks ago at the LEAP! Summit and the pleasantry and fellowship continued. We are so excited for Evangelist Carr and are prayerful that many more doors are opened wide to welcome her worldwide ministry!



Read the press release below, provided to us from our friends at Conduit Media Solutions:

Evangelist, entrepreneur, and Grammy® nominated gospel recording artist, Jekalyn Carr, took home her first GMA Dove Award for Traditional Gospel Album of the Year – One Nation Under God. Jekalyn garnered three nominations including: Gospel Artist of the Year, Traditional Gospel Album of the Year– One Nation Under God, and Traditional Gospel Recorded Song of the Year– “Stay with Me.” 

The 49th Annual GMA Dove Awards ceremony was held at Lipscomb University’s Allen Arena on Tuesday, October 16, 2018. The awards will televised on TBN on Sunday, October 21, 2018, at 9 PM ET.

“I am blessed to receive my first Dove Award,” says Carr. “It is such an honor to have your work recognized and given an award. I want to thank everyone who has supported and continues to support my ministry and the One Nation Under God album. A special thanks to Jackie Patillo and the GMA Team.” 

Gospel Powerhouse Ignites Crowd with Performance of “You Will Win”

Later during the evening, Carr ignited the entire arena in praise with her soaring vocals, causing the crowd to rise to their feet during a powerful performance of her latest hit single, “You Will Win.”

Independent artist, Carr, has taken the industry by storm with her rising success. Since her break-out single in 2016, “You’re Bigger,” she has gone on to create two top producing gospel albums, One Nation Under God and The Life Project. Most recently, Carr has added author to already impressive résumé with book, You Will Win. Jekalyn’s music is available on iTunes, Google Play, and Amazon. For more information and a complete list of upcoming events, visit http://www.myjekalyncarr.net.

Jekalyn Carr “On the Record” talking her new book and album

https://open.spotify.com/episode/23wKW5yqwhUPT4SKr9FkLV

ABOUT JEKALYN CARR
Grammy® and Dove Award nominated artist, Jekalyn Carr, is soaring to success since the beginning of her career at the tender age of 15. As an independent artist, Carr has garnered both national and international reach with a Billboard No. 1 Top Gospel Album, The Life Project, as well as No. 1 on Billboard Gospel Airplay chart and No. 1 on Gospel Digital Song chart for single, “You’re Bigger.” The song also peaked at No. 33 on the Adult R&B Radio Airplay chart. Jekalyn’s achievements have landed her collaborations with gospel legends Shirley Caesar and Dorothy Norwood and performances on GMA’s Dove Awards, OWN’s Greenleaf, BET’s “Joyful Noise,” Black Music Honors and The Triumph Awards. In addition, she was featured in a documentary, Rejoice and Shout alongside legends such as: Smokey Robinson, Andrae Crouch, and Kirk Franklin. As compelling as she is as a vocalist, she is equally as dynamic as an evangelist. This emerging artist’s national acclaim is evinced by the distinct honor of being named Jet Magazine’s Top Ten Faces You Need to Know and Ebony’s Power 100 list. Jekalyn’s heartfelt ministry and songs touch all genres, young and old. Her message is, “you can be successful if you believe, pursue the vision, and most of all trust God.”

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Big Winners in Music City Revealed from the 49th Annual GMA Dove Awards

Big Winners in Music City Revealed from the 49th Annual GMA Dove Awards

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

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

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 filled 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. View the photo gallery of the night, HERE


“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

See the full list of winners here.

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

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

“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

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.

“The performances were second to none and offered glory and revenant love to our father and his kingdom. ”  


GMA President and Executive Director Jackie Patillo

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.

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

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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Gospel Music Association, Wortman Works

eOne Celebrates Six GMA Dove Award Nominations

eOne Celebrates Six GMA Dove Award Nominations

Inspirational Music Leader Entertainment One Celebrates Six GMA Dove Award Nominations

The 49th Annual GMA Dove Award nominations were recently announced, and Entertainment One (eOne) is proud to celebrate its six nominations in multiple categories.

With a diverse roster representing a kaleidoscope of “kingdom sounds”, eOne consistently releases innovative music that inspires, uplifts, motivates and cultivates a robust lifestyle of faith. The nominations are a testament to the label’s strong presence in the marketplace, which is powered by the dynamic music and creative vision of its artists.

Entertainment One’s Dove Award nominees are:

  • Jonathan McReynolds
  • Contemporary Gospel/Urban Recorded Song of the Year“Not Lucky, I’m Loved”
  • Contemporary Gospel/Urban Album of The Year Make Room         
  • Ricky Dillard & New G
  • Traditional Gospel Recorded Song of the Year“I Survived It” 
  • Traditional Gospel Album of the Year10 
  • Todd Dulaney
  • Urban Worship Recorded Song of the Year “Your Great Name” 
  • Urban Worship Album of the YearYour Great Name 

The Dove Awards 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.

About Entertainment One
Entertainment One Ltd.
 (LSE:ETO) is a global independent studio that specialises in the development, acquisition, production, financing, distribution and sales of entertainment content. The Company’s diversified expertise spans across film, television and music production and sales, family programming, merchandising and licensing, and digital content. Through its global reach and expansive scale, powered by deep local market knowledge, the Company delivers the best content to the world.

Entertainment One’s robust network includes newly-launched MAKEREADY with Brad Weston; content creation venture Amblin Partners with Steven Spielberg, DreamWorks Studios, Participant Media, and Reliance Entertainment; leading feature film production and global sales company Sierra Pictures; unscripted television production company Renegade 83; world-class music labels Dualtone Music Group and Last Gang; and award-winning digital agency Secret Location.

The Company’s rights library is exploited across all media formats and includes more than 80,000 hours of film and television content and approximately 40,000 music tracks.

GMA Announces Nominees for 49th Annual GMA Dove Awards, October 16 in Nashville

GMA Announces Nominees for 49th Annual GMA Dove Awards, October 16 in Nashville

THE 49TH ANNUAL GMA DOVE AWARDS NOMINEES ANNOUNCED TODAY WITH TAUREN WELLS LEADING ARTIST NOMINATIONS WITH SEVEN 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

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 seven, 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.


“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” – Crowder, (writers) David Crowder, Ed Cash
O’Lord”– Lauren Daigle, (writers) JoeWilliams, 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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