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2015 GMA Dove Awards Nominees in Gospel Categories

Jackie Patillo Executive Director GMA

Here’s the list of gospel and hip hop artists who landed nominations during the 46th Annual GMA Dove Awards announcements at Lipscomb University in Nashville on yesterday, August 12.

The GMA Dove Awards show will take place on Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at Allen Arena on the campus of Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN at 6:30 p.m. CT. For the full list, visit the Dove Awards site.

GMA Dove Awards nominations were announced

CONTEMPORARY GOSPEL/URBAN SONG OF THE YEAR
“Worth Fighting For” – Brian Courtney Wilson, (writers) Brian Courtney Wilson and Aaron Lindsey
“I Luh God (ft. Big Shizz)” – Erica Campbell (writers) Warren Campbell, Erica Campbell, Lashawn Daniels
“Flaws” – Kierra Sheard, (writer) Dianne Warren
“Say Yes (ft. Beyonce & Kelly Rowland)” – Michelle Williams, (writers) Harmony Samuels, Michelle Williams, H.”Carmen Reece” Culver, Al Sherrod Lambert
“No Greater Love” – Smokie Norful, (writers) Aaron W. Lindsey and Smokie Norful

TRADITIONAL GOSPEL SONG OF THE YEAR 
“Fill Me Up” – Casey J (writer) William Reagan
“#War” – Charles Jenkins & Fellowship Chicago, (writer) Charles Jenkins
“How Awesome Is Our God (ft. Yolanda Adams)” – Israel & New Breed (writers) Israel Houghton, Nevelle Diedericks, Meleasa Houghton
“This Place” – Tamela Mann (writer) Darrell Blair
“God My God” – VaShawn Mitchell (writer) VaShawn Mitchell
“Send The Rain” – William McDowell (writer) William McDowell and William McMillan

TRADITIONAL GOSPEL 
ALBUM OF THE YEAR 
Worth Fighting For – Brian Courtney Wilson, (producer) Aaron W. Lindsey
The Truth – Casey J, (producers) Korey Bowie, Chris Carter
Any Given Sunday – Charles Jenkins & Fellowship Chicago, (producer) Charles Jenkins
Amazing – Rickey Dillard and New G, (producers) Ricky Dillard, Will Bogle, Rick Robinson
Unstoppable – VaShawn Mitchell, (producers) VaShawn Mitchell and Daniel Weatherspoon

CONTEMPORARY GOSPEL/URBAN 
ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Vintage Worship – Anita Wilson, (producers) Rick Robinson, Anita Wilson
I Will Trust – Fred Hammond, (producers) Fred Hammond, Raymond Hammond, Geo Bivins, Calvin Rodgers, Phillip Feaster, King Logan, Shuan Martin
Graceland – Kierra Sheard, (producer) J. Drew Sheard II
Journey to Freedom – Michelle Williams, (producer) Harmony Samuels
Forever Yours – Smokie Norful, (producers) Aaron Lindsey, Antonio Dixon, Derek “DOA” Allen, BlacElvis, Tre Myles

GOSPEL ARTIST OF THE YEAR 
Erica Campbell, Entertainment One
Fred Hammond, RCA Records
Israel & New Breed, RCA Records
Jonathan McReynolds, Light Records
Tamela Mann, Tillymann Music Group
Tasha Cobbs, Motown Gospel

RAP/HIP HOP ALBUM OF THE YEAR 
Empire – Derek Minor, (producers) Dirty Rice, Derek Minor, Black Knight, Jonny Grande, Anthony “AntMan Wonder” Reid, Tyshane, Bandplay, G-Roc, GAWVI, Syksense
Tomorrow We Live – KB, (producers) Swoope, Dirty Rice, Joseph Prielozny, Supe, Kevin Burgess, Mpax, 808XEliTE
Anomaly – Lecrae, (producers) Dirty Rice, Joseph Prielozny, Street Symphony, S1, J. Rhodes, 808XEliTE, GAWVI, Nate Robinson, Mashell, Derek Minor, Vohnbeatz, Lasanna “Ace” Harris, Alex Medina, Jaquebeatz
Mansion – NF, (producers) Tommee Profitt, David Garcia
Rise – Trip Lee, (producers) GAWVI, Jonatan Barahona, Alex Medina

RAP/HIP HOP SONG OF THE YEAR 
“Who You Know” – Derek Minor, (writers) Derek Johnson & Chris Mackey
“Sideways (ft. Lecrae)” – KB, (writers) Kevin Burgess, Lecrae Moore, Jamal James, Chris Mackey and Joseph Prielozny
“All I Need Is You” – Lecrae, (writers) Lecrae Moore, Dustin “Dab” Bowie, Latasha Williams, Chris Mackey and Joseph Prielozny
“Mansion” – NF, (writers) Nate Feurstein, Lauren Strahm and David Garcia
“Volcano (ft. Jonathan Thulin)” – Rapture Ruckus, (writers) Bradley Dring, Joshua Hawkins, Jonathan Thulin

 

Sarah Hearn
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Sarah Hearn is Editor-in-Chief of PositivelyGospel.com. The site was founded in 2013 to serve as a positive platform for gospel music news, to share all of the good things happening within the Gospel and Christian music industry. The site was named one of the Top 50 Gospel and Christian Music websites. An ordained minister of the Gospel, Sarah has done missions work in Kenya, India, Haiti, Nicaragua and other nations, as well as locally and throughout the United States.

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