GMA Dove Awards nominations revealed: Lauren Daigle leads with six nominations

RCA Inspiration score fifteen Dove Award nominations overall

The 50th Annual GMA Dove Award Nominations were announced exclusively via Facebook ‘Live.” this morning. Here’s a look at some of the nominees:

Centricity Music and Centricity Publishing were honored with 12 nominations for this year’s golden anniversary awards.  Lauren Daigle led the industry with six nominations including the coveted Artist of the Year, Songwriter of the Year and Song of the Year. Andrew Peterson received double nominations as artist and songwriter for “Is He Worthy?” for Inspirational Recorded Song of the Year. Centricity Publishing’s Seth Mosley received three nods for his work this year in the Song of the Year, Producer of the Year and Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year categories.

Lauren Daigle

Phil Wickham is celebrating four Gospel Music Association (GMA) Dove Award Nominations for his
August 2018 release, Living Hope. With the LP receiving a nomination for Worship Album of the Year, the title track was also nominated for Song of the Year, Worship Song of the Year and Worship Recorded Song of the Year.

Phil Wickham nominated for Dove Award
Phil Wickham

RCA Inspiration celebrates fifteen Dove Award nominations this year, with the full list of nominees just unveiled for the upcoming 50th Annual GMA Dove Awards, taking place in October. Nine artists are nominated, with hit makers Kirk Franklin, Travis Greene, Koryn Hawthorne, Israel Houghton, Le’Andria Johnson, Donald Lawrence, William Murphy, Jason Nelson, and Marvin Sapp hailed in nine categories for their acclaimed releases over the preceding year.

Koryn Hawthorne nominated for Dove Award
Koryn Hawthorne

Garnering four nods in the top categories of Song of the Year and Gospel Artist of the Year, the remaining eleven Dove Award nominations span all the Gospel categories: Contemporary Gospel Recorded Song of the Year, Traditional Gospel Recorded Song of the Year (with a separate writer’s nod for Franklin), Gospel Worship Recorded Song of the Year, Contemporary Gospel Album of the Year, Traditional Gospel Album of the Year, Gospel Worship Album of the Year, as well as Short Form Video of the Year. Additionally, Franklin received a nod in the category of Contemporary Gospel Album of the Year, as a producer on Tori Kelly’s album, Hiding Place.

Kirk Franklin gets Dove Award nomination
Kirk Franklin

Gospel Music Association’s (GMA) Dove Awards ,marks a milestone 50th anniversary this year celebrating the excellent artistry and successes across all varieties of Christian and Gospel music in the world, including Pop/Contemporary, Rap/Hip Hop, Traditional and Contemporary Gospel, Spanish Language, Worship, Bluegrass/Country/Roots, and more.

The 50th Annual GMA Dove Awards will take place on Tuesday, October 15 in Nashville, Tennessee. Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) will exclusively air the show on Sunday, October 20, 8 p.m. EST / 5 p.m. PST. Voting for the final winners will run August 21 through August 28.

For a complete list of this year’s Dove nominees, visit

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