The 47th Annual GMA Dove Awards were held at Lipscomb University’s Allen Arena. Awards were handed out in 44 categories plus special awardcategories. The sold-out show was hosted by for KING & COUNTRY and Tye Tribbett and featured performances by TobyMac, Hillsong UNITED, Matthew West, Natalie Grant, Anthony Brown &group theAPy and more.
Tamela Mann opened the show with her single, “One Way.”
Lauren Diagle led the awards with three awards, including grabbing top honor as Artist of the Year. Bethel Music, Hillsong United and Anthony Brown & group therAPy walked away with two awards each.
Highlights of the evening included a DC Talk reunion performance after 15 years and Chris Tomlin accepting the SoundExchange Digital Radio Award for a billin streams, the first for a CCM artist.
Here are some of the top winners:
Artist of the Year:
Lauren Daigle, Centricity Music
New Artist of the Year
Jordan Feliz, Centricity Music
Song of the Year:
“Good, Good Father” (writers) Pat Barrett, Tony Brown (publishers) Vamos Publishing, Capitol CMG Parago, Common Hymnal Publishing, Housefires Sounds, Tony Brown Publishing Designee,worshiptogether.com songs, sixsteps Music
Pop Contemporary Artist of the Year:
for KING & COUNTRY
Songwriter of the Year(Artist)
Gospel Artist of the Year (Non-Artist)
Kirk Franklin , Fo Yo Soul Recordings/RCA Records
Southern Gospel Recorded Song of the Year
“I Am Blessed” – Karen Peck & New River, (writers) Karen Peck Gooch, Kenna West, Michael Farren
Worship Song of the Year
“No Longer Slaves” (writers) Jonathan David Hesler, Brian Johnson, Joel Case (publisher) Bethel Music Publishing
Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year
This Is Not A Test – TobyMac, (producers) Christopher Stevens, Toby McKeehan, David Garcia
Traditional Gospel Album of the Year
Everyday Jesus – Anthony Brown & group therAPy, (producers) Anthony Brown, Justin Savage
Worship Album of the Year
Empires – Hillsong United, (producers) Michael Guy Chislett, Joel Houston
Inspirational Film of the Year
War Room, (director) Alex Kendrick (producers) Kendrick Brothers Pictures, AFFIRM Films, Provident Films
For the full list of winners, click here.
The 47th Annual GMA Dove Awards will air on TBN (Trinity Broadcasting Network) on Sunday, October 16th at 7 p.m. PST. For further information, please visit, www.doveawards.com.