Congrats to All of the Dove Award Nominees

posted by Sherry Mackey - 

The Gospel Music Association (GMA) announced 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. 

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


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

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 

TRADITIONAL GOSPEL RECORDED SONG OF THE YEAR 

“Stay With Me” Jekalyn Carr, (writer) Jekalyn Carr

“Close”Marvin Sapp, (writers) Aaron Lindsey, Marvin Sapp, Solomon Edwards Jr

“I Survived It”Ricky Dillard & New G, (writers) Jason Clayborn, Ricky Dillard

“And You Don’t Stop”– The Walls Group, (writers) Affion Crockett, Ahjah Walls, Alic Walls, Eric Dawkins, Warryn Campbell

“He Got Up (ft. Dorinda Clark-Cole)” Vashawn Mitchell, (writer) VaShawn Mitchell

URBAN WORSHIP RECORDED SONG OF THE YEAR 

“The Name Of Our God”Tasha Cobbs Leonard, (writers) Jonas Myrin, Matt Redman, Natasha Leonard

“Your Great Name”Todd Dulaney, (writers) Dontaniel Jamel Kimbrough, Todd Dulaney

“You Waited”Travis Greene, (writer) Travis Greene

CONTEMPORARY GOSPEL/URBAN ALBUM OF THE YEAR 

A Long Way From Sunday Anthony Brown & group therAPy, (producers) Adam Blackstone, Anthony Brown, Dana Sorey, Darryl Woodson Jr., Justin Savage, Warryn Campbell, Wow Jones

A Great Work Brian Courtney Wilson, (producers) Aaron Lindsey, Luther “Mano” Hanes, Shuan Martin, Warryn Campbell

Make Room Jonathan McReynolds, (producers) Darryl “Lil’ Man” Howell, Jonathan McReynolds

Snoop Dogg Presents Bible of Love Snoop Dogg, (producer) B. Slade, Chris Johnson, Demetrius Sims, Derrick John, DJ Battlecat, Elvis “Blac Elvis” Williams, J Drew Sheard II, Jeremy Eudovique, Jevon Hill, John P Kee, Jovan Dawkins, KJ Conteh, Koshine, Lt Hutton, Lue, Scrapdolla, Soopafly, Stanley Green Jr, The B Wagon, Tony Russel, Tyrell Urquhart, Uncle Chucc, Warryn Campbell

The Bloody Win Tye Tribbett, (producers) Jevon Hill, Tye Tribbett

TRADITIONAL GOSPEL ALBUM OF THE YEAR

One Nation Under God Jekalyn Carr, (producer) Allen Carr

10 Ricky Dillard & New G, (producers) Ricky Dillard, Michael Taylor, Will Bogle

The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir I Am Reminded, (producers) Carol Cymbala, Bradley Knight

URBAN WORSHIP ALBUM OF THE YEAR 

Heart. Passion. Pursuit.Tasha Cobbs Leonard, (producers) Kenneth Leonard Jr., Natasha Leonard

Your Great Name Todd Dulaney, (producers) Todd Dulaney, Dontaniel Jamel Kimbrough

Crossover: Live From Music City Travis Greene, (producers) Jevon Hill, Travis Greene

INSPIRATIONAL FILM OF THE YEAR 

God’s Not Dead: A Light in Darkness, (director) Michael Mason (producer) Pure Flix Productions

I Can Only Imagine, (directors) The Erwin Brothers (producers) City on a Hill Productions, Imagine Rights, Kevin Downes Productions, LD Entertainment, Mission Pictures International, Toy Gun Films

Paul, Apostle of Christ, (director) Andrew Hyatt (producers) Affirm Films, ODB Films

Same Kind of Different As Me, (director) Michael Carney (producers) Disruption Entertainment, One October Films, Paramount Pictures, Reserve Entertainment, Skodam Films

The Star, (director) Timothy Reckart (producers) Affirm Films, Columbia Pictures Corporation, Franklin Entertainment, Sony Pictures Animation, The Jim Henson Company, Walden Media


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 visit www.doveawards.com.

View the full list of nominees here: http://bit.ly/DoveNominees2018. 

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