50th Annual GMA Dove Awards Winners Revealed Tuesday Night in Nashville

50th Annual GMA Dove Awards Winners Revealed Tuesday Night in Nashville

STARS SHINE BRIGHTLY AT THE 50TH ANNUAL GMA DOVE AWARDS TONIGHT LIVE FROM NASHVILLE

GOSPEL AND CHRISTIAN MUSIC’S BIGGEST NIGHT DELIVERS ICONIC SHOW-STOPPING PERFORMANCES THAT REPRESENT THE PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE

LAUREN DAIGLE TAKES HOME THREE DOVES INCLUDING THE TOP AWARD “ARTIST OF THE YEAR”

 KIRK FRANKLIN, TASHA COBBS LEONARD AND LECRAE TAKE TWO

Watch the Dove Awards exclusively on TBN Sunday, October 20 at 8 p.m. EST/ 5 p.m. PST

The Gaither Vocal Band accepts their award at the 50th GMA Dove Awards

 The Gospel Music Association celebrated the 50th Annual Dove Awards with a sold out crowd in Nashville, TN. The special evening shined a light on Christian and Gospel music’s rich and diverse history and showcased the future of exceptional artistry. The awards will be televised on TBN (Trinity Broadcasting Network) on Sunday, October 20 at 8 p.m. EST / 5 p.m. PST. The big winners of the night were songwriter Jason Ingram with four Dove Awards and superstar Lauren Daigle, who took home three awards. Daigle won awards for “Song of the Year,” “Artist of the Year” and “Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year.” Composer Wayne Haun along with producer Paul Mabury also won three awards while Gospel singer Kirk Franklin, Tasha Cobbs Leonard and Lecrae took two. First-time winners of the night included Aaron Cole, “New Artist of the Year,” Phil Wickham, “Worship Recorded Song of the Year,” and Keith and Kristyn Getty, “Inspirational Album of the Year.”

Tribute performances included an iconic on-stage collaboration featuring Steven Curtis Chapman, Amy Grant, CeCe Winans, and Michael W. Smith as well as a Bill and Gloria Gaither tribute. Performers included artists both familiar and new: Casting Crowns, Matthew West, Hillsong Worship, Jekalyn Carr, MercyMe, TobyMac, Kelontae Gavin and many more lit up the stage for the evening. See the full list of winners here.

“This is an honor for many reasons but one, to see the support of so many people- it’s overwhelming.” – Lauren Daigle, “Artist of the Year,” “Song of the Year” and “Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year”
“It’s an extreme honor to be in the same category as Jekalyn, Travis, Tasha, Koryn. You young artists are breathing so much life in this genre. It is an honor to be able to hold open the door and let you run in. You young artists are gonna do greater things than we’ve ever done. It’s an honor to be in this room with all these incredible men and women. I’m not as tall as y’all…but I am a super fan of all of you guys!” – Kirk Franklin, “Contemporary Gospel Recorded Song of the Year” and “Gospel Artist of the Year”
“There’s richness in diversity, and I’m seeing it tonight. It’s something we have to take into this world. We are required to share this love with the world. We are beautiful when we are together.” – TobyMac, “Contemporary Christian Artist of the Year”
“There is a move of God happening… the world doesn’t know it but the kingdom is rumbling. We don’t serve a God who used to do miracles… we serve a God who does miracles right now!” – Tasha Cobbs Leonard, “Gospel Worship Recorded Song of the Year” and “Gospel Worship Album of the Year

Partial list of winners:

ARTIST OF THE YEAR: Lauren Daigle
NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR: Aaron Cole
SONG OF THE YEAR: “You Say” – writers Jason Ingram, Paul Mabury, Lauren Daigle, (publishers) CentricSongs, Fellow Ships Music, Flychild Publishing, So Essential Tunes
SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR (ARTIST): Bart Millard
SOUTHERN GOSPEL ARTIST OF THE YEAR: Gaither Vocal Band
GOSPEL ARTIST OF THE YEAR: Kirk Franklin
INSPIRATIONAL FILM OF THE YEAR: Breakthrough (director) Roxann Dawson (producers) DeVon Franklin and Jessica Dunn

Hillsong Worship performs at the 50th GMA Dove Awards

For the first time ever, SiriusXM covered the GMA Dove Awards live on Channel 63 “The Message,” broadcasting the telecast and a pre-show special from the red carpet. Watch the telecast of the GMA Dove Awards on Sunday, Oct. 20 at 8 p.m. EST / 5 p.m. EST. 

for KING & COUNTRY accept their award at the 50th GMA Dove Awards

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 on supporting the GMA or becoming a member, please visit www.gospelmusic.org.

About SiriusXM:
Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: SIRI) is the world’s largest audio entertainment company, and the premier programmer and platform for subscription- and advertising-supported audio products. With the recent addition of Pandora, the largest streaming music provider in the U.S., SiriusXM reaches more than 100 million people with its audio products. For more about the new SiriusXM, please go to: SiriusXM.com.

About the Trinity Broadcasting Network:
TBN 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.

SOURCE:
Gospel Music Association, Wortman Works

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.

Our recap of the 48th Annual GMA Dove Awards

Our recap of the 48th Annual GMA Dove Awards

On last week, our correspondents descended upon the campus of Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee for the 48th Annual Gospel Music Association Dove Awards. The night celebrated every genre and sub-genre within the Christian and Gospel music communities.

Full 2017 Dove Awards recap

Continuing its trend toward diversity, the award show made sure to not only award but showcase the various genres throughout the show and pre-show.

Believing that though the genres and musical styles differ, the message of Jesus is what they all have in common. This year’s theme was “Sound the Remedy” and GMA President and Executive Director Jackie Patillo said of this year’s event:  “We believe that Jesus is the remedy. This is an opportunity for us to come together as a united front and proclaim the name of Jesus. We’re celebrating our Christian soldiers on the front line.”

Congratulations to all the nominees and winners. You can watch the telecast and re-broadcast on TBN.

For a detailed report, visit our radio division which was on hand for the night’s festivities. 

More talent added to 48th Annual GMA Dove Awards; Kari Jobe & Tasha Cobbs Leonard to host

More talent added to 48th Annual GMA Dove Awards; Kari Jobe & Tasha Cobbs Leonard to host

KARI JOBE AND TASHA COBBS LEONARD TO HOST THE 48TH ANNUAL GMA DOVE AWARDS
Bri (Briana Babineaux), Danny Gokey, Gaither Vocal Band, Ryan Stevenson and Travis Greene set to perform
 GMA announces partnership with Lifeway’s Christian Standard Bible
The Gospel Music Association (GMA) announced that award-winning singer-songwriter Kari Jobe and Gospel powerhouse Tasha Cobbs Leonard will team up to host the 48th Annual GMA Dove Awards. Also joining theall-star lineup are performers Bri (Briana Babineaux)Danny GokeyGaither Vocal BandRyan Stevenson and Travis Greene
They join previously announced performers CeCe Winans, Hillsong Worship, Matt Redman, MercyMe, Reba McEntire, Steven Malcolm and Zach Williams and presenters Anthony Brown, Chris Tomlin, David and Tamela Mann, for KING & Country and Matt Maher.
The awards show will take place on October 17 at Lipscomb University’s Allen Arena in Nashville. Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) will exclusively air the awards show on October 22 at 8 p.m. CST. Purchase tickets here. 
GMA also announced the addition of Lifeway’s Christian Standard Bible as a partner for this year’s awards show. “We share the belief with Christian musicians everywhere that the word of God has the power to change lives,” Lifeway Christian Resources VP Eric Geiger said. “That’s why the Christian Standard Bible is honored to partner with GMA in taking the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the world! Congratulations to GMA and all the nominees at this year’s Dove Awards! Sound the Remedy!”
The GMA Dove Awards celebrate the contributions of artists from every style of Christian/Gospel music. Top nominated artists include Zach Williams, Lauren Daigle, Chris Tomlin, Kirk Franklin and NEEDTOBREATHE. View the full list of nominees here. Nominees are determined by over 1,500 professional members, and winners are voted on by theentire GMA membership of nearly 2,500. For more information, visit www.doveawards.com

About Lifeway’s Christian Standard Bible:
The Christian Standard Bible aims to draw readers into a deeper, more meaningful relationship with God. By translating Scripture into the clearest possible modern English, theCSB allows readers to experience God’s Word at its fullest. Developed by 100 scholars from 17 denominations, the Christian Standard Bible faithfully and accurately captures theBible’s original meaning without compromising readability. The CSB is a trustworthy text for both sermon preparation and serious study, translated straight from the biblical languages by scholars who love God’s Word. For more information, visit www.csbible.com.
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 the 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 30 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 Trinity Broadcasting Family of Networks, visit us at tbn.org.
SOURCE:
The SMG Report