Congratulations to All the Dove Award Nominees

 

The Gospel Music Association (GMA) announced the nominees for the 50th Annual GMA Dove Awards exclusively on Facebook 'Live' with the help of Jekalyn Carr, Natalie Grant and Karen Peck. This historic celebration will take place on Tuesday, October 15 in Nashville, Tennessee. Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) will exclusively air the show on Sunday, October 20th.

Kirk Franklin leads the nominations in the Gospel category with 5 nominations.

"Congratulations to this year’s Dove Award nominees!” GMA President Jackie Patillo said. "This year, to commemorate our golden anniversary, we will celebrate some iconic Dove Awards moments from the last 50 years. This milestone reminds us all of the extraordinary people whose shoulders we are standing on today and how the sound has evolved over the years!”

The 50th celebration will be a powerful evening of high-energy and unforgettable vocal events 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. Voting for the final winners will run August 21 through August 28.

GOSPEL ARTIST OF THE YEAR – CAT 7

Jekalyn Carr,Lunjeal Music Group

Kirk Franklin,Fo Yo Soul Recordings / RCA Records

Koryn Hawthorne,RCA Inspiration

Tasha Cobbs Leonard,Motown Gospel

Travis Greene,RCA Inspiration

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR – CAT 9

Aaron Cole, Gotee Records

Austin French, Fair Trade

Josh Baldwin, Bethel Music

Kelontae Gavin, MBE / Tyscot

Riley Clemmons, Sparrow Records / Capitol CMG

CONTEMPORARY GOSPEL/URBAN RECORDED SONG OF THE YEAR – CAT 17

“Blessings On Blessings”Anthony Brown & group therAPy, (writer) Anthony Brown

“Make Room”Jonathan McReynolds, (writer)Jonathan McReynolds

“Love Theory”Kirk Franklin, (writer) Kirk Franklin

“Unstoppable”Koryn Hawthorne, (writers) Kid Class, Makeba Riddick, Robert D. Reese

“My God (feat. Mr. Talkbox)”Nashville Life Music, (writer) Dwan Hill

TRADITIONAL GOSPEL RECORDED SONG OF THE YEAR – CAT 18

“Deliver Me (This is My Exodus) (feat. Le’Andria Johnson)”Donald Lawrence, The Tri-City Singers, (writers) Desmond Davis, Donald Lawrence, Marshon Lewis, Robert Woolridge Jr., William James Stokes

“I See Miracles”Jekalyn Carr, (writer) Allen Carr

“I Made It Out”John P. Kee, (writer) John P. Kee

“I’m All In”Maranda Curtis, (writers) Asaph Ward, Dana Sorey, Maranda Curtis

“Kind God”Marvin Sapp, (writer) Kirk Franklin

GOSPEL WORSHIP RECORDED SONG OF THE YEAR – CAT 19

“If God / Nothing But the Blood”Casey J, (writers) Casey J, Natalie Sims, Jon Webb Jr.

“My Worship”Phil Thompson, (writer) Phil Thompson

“This Is A Move (Live)”Tasha Cobbs Leonard, (writers) Brandon Lake, Nate Moore, Tasha Cobbs Leonard, Tony Brown

“You’re Doing It All Again”Todd Dulaney, (writers) Nicole Harris, Todd Dulaney

“Settle Here (Part 1)”William Murphy, (writer) William Murphy

CONTEMPORARY GOSPEL ALBUM OF THE YEAR – CAT 28

Road to DeMaskUsIsrael Houghton, (producers) Israel Houghton, Matt Edwards

The AnswerJason Nelson, (producers) Aaron Nelson, Dana Sorey, Eric Dawkins, Jason Nelson, Jonathan Nelson, Kenny Shelton

DeclarationsJonathan Nelson, (producers) Kenneth Shelton, Jonathan Nelson

UnstoppableKoryn Hawthorne, (producers) Bernie Herms, Joaquin Bynum, Johnta Austin, Kc Knight, Kid Class, Makeba Riddick-Woods, One Up Entertainment, Robert Reese, Troy Taylor, Vaughan Phoenix, Warryn Campbell, Xeryus Gittens, 

Hiding PlaceTori Kelly, (producers) Kirk Franklin, Max Stark, Rickey “Slikk Musik” Offord, Ronald Hill, Scooter Braun, Tori Kelly

TRADITIONAL GOSPEL ALBUM OF THE YEAR – CAT 29

Jesus Love LegacyBishop Leonard Scott, (producers) Phillip Feaster, Tiffany McGhee

Open Your Mouth and Say SomethingBrent Jones, (producers) Brent Jones, Eddie Brown, Professor James Roberson

GoshenDonald Lawrence, The Tri-City Singers, (producers) Donald Lawrence, Sir The Baptist, Troy Taylor, 

This Song Is For YouEarl Bynum, (producer)Earl Bynum

Stand ThereThe Wardlaw Brothers, (producer) Martin Luther Wardlaw

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GOSPEL WORSHIP ALBUM OF THE YEAR – CAT 30

Heart. Passion. Pursuit. (Live)Tasha Cobbs Leonard, (producers) Kenneth Leonard Jr, Monica Coates

To Africa With LoveTodd Dulaney, (producer)Todd Dulaney

Settle HereWilliam Murphy, (producers) Kenneth Leonard, Tasha Cobbs Leonard

INSPIRATIONAL FILM OF THE YEAR – CAT 42

Breakthrough,(director) Roxann Dawson (producers) DeVon Franklin, Jessica Dunn

Indivisible,(director) David G. Evans, (producers) Darren Moorman, David G. Evans, Esther Evans

Run The Race,(director) Chris Dowling, (producers) Darren Moorman, Jake McEntire, Ken Carpenter

Unbroken: Path to Redemption,(director) Harold Cronk, (producers) Matt Baer, Mike Elliot

Unplanned,(directors) Chuck Konzelman, Cary Solomon, (producers) Cary Solomon, Chris Jones, Chuck Konzelman, Daryl C. Lefever, Fabiano Altamura, Jason Stafford, Joe Knopp, Mark Cheatwood, Megan Harrington, Sheila Hart

For more information or to purchase tickets to the show, visit www.DoveAwards.com.

See the full list of nominees HERE.

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