48th Annual GMA Dove Awards Nominees Announced

The Gospel Music Association (GMA) announced today the nominees for the 48th Annual GMA Dove Awards. The awards show will take place on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at Lipscomb University’s Allen Arena in Nashville at 6:30 p.m. CST. Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) will exclusively air the awards show on Sunday, October 22, reaching over 100 million viewers in the U.S., plus global and multi-platform distribution. Voting for the final winners will run August 21 through August 28.

Zach Williams and Lauren Daigle lead artist nominations with five, followed by Chris Tomlin, Crowder, Kirk Franklin and NEEDTOBREATHE with four nods each. Top nominated writer/producer Wayne Haun scored six nods, and Bernie Herms and David Garcia have five nods each.

Nominees in the following categories were revealed

Artist of the Year

Chris Tomlin, sixsteprecords/Sparrow Records

for KING & COUNTRY, Word Entertainment

Hillsong United, Hillsong Music Australia/Sparrow Records

MercyMe, Fair Trade Services

TobyMac, ForeFront Records

Song Of The Year

“Chain Breaker” – (writers) Jonathan Smith, Mia Fieldes, Zach Williams
“Come Alive (Dry Bones)” – (writers) Lauren Daigle, Michael Farren
“Even If” – (writers) Bart Millard, Ben Glover, Crystal Lewis, David Garcia, Tim Timmons
“Eye Of The Storm” – (writers) Bryan Fowler, Ryan Stevenson
“Feel Invincible” – (writers) John Cooper, Seth Mosley
“Great Are You Lord” – (writers) David Leonard, Jason Ingram, Leslie Jordan
“King Of The World” – (writers) Sam Mizell, Becca Mizell, Natalie Grant
“O Come To The Altar” – (writers) Chris Brown, Mack Brock, Steven Furtick, Wade Joye
“The Lion & The Lamb” – (writers) Brenton Brown, Brian Johnson, Leeland Mooring
Thy Will” – (writers) Bernie Herms, Emily Lynn Weisband, Hillary Scott
What a Beautiful Name” – (writers) Ben Fielding, Brooke Ligertwood

Worship Song of the Year

“Ever Be” – (writers) Bobby Strand, Chris Greely, Gabriel Wilson, Kalley Heiligenthal
“Fierce” – (writers) Chris Quilala, Joshua Silverberg, Mia Fieldes
“O Come To The Altar” – (writers) Chris Brown, Mack Brock, Steven Furtick, Wade Joye
“The Lion & The Lamb” – (writers) Brenton Brown, Brian Johnson, Leeland Mooring
“What a Beautiful Name” – (writers) Ben Fielding, Brooke Ligertwood

Contemporary Gospel/Urban Worship Album of the Year

Let Them Fall In Love – CeCe Winans
Worship Journal Live – Fred Hammond
One Way – Tamela Mann
Secret Place – Vashawn Mitchell
Demonstrate – William Murphy

New Artist of the Year

Bri (Brianna Babineaux), Marquis Boone Enterprises/Tyscot Records
Micah Tyler, Fair Trade Services
Social Club Misfits, Capitol CMG Label Group
Steven Malcolm, Word Entertainment
Zach Williams,  Provident Label Group

Gospel Artist of The Year

CeCe Winans, Pure Springs Gospel
Kirk Franklin, Fo Yo Soul Recordings/RCA Inspiration
Tamela Mann, TillyMann Music Group
Tasha Cobbs Leonard, Motown Gospel
Travis Greene, RCA Inspiration

Bluegrass/Country/Roots Recorded Song of the Year

“Don’t Give Up On Me” – Bradley Walker
“Little White Church House” – Doug Anderson
“When Grandpa Sang Amazing Grace” – The Nelons
“Back to God” – Reba McEntire
“Rocks” – The Isaacs

Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year

The Very Next Thing – Casting Crowns
Rise – Danny Gokey
The River – Jordan Feliz
Lifer – MercyMe
Chain Breaker – Zach Williams

RAP/HIP HOP ALBUM OF THE YEAR 

The Misadventures Of Fern and Marty – Social Club Misfits, (producers) Elvin “Wit” Shahbazian, 42 North, Tommy Revenge, Ruslan Odnoralov, Black Knight, Raymond Castro, Social Club Misfits

Steven Malcolm – Steven Malcolm, (producer) Joseph Prielozny

The Waiting Room – Trip Lee, (producer) Gabriel Azucena, James Foye III, Chris Macley, John McNeil, Joel McNeil , Alex Medina, Allen Swoope, Almondo Cresso, Chris Macley, Joseph Prielozny, Tyshane Thompson

RAP/HIP HOP RECORDED SONG OF THE YEAR

“Oh Lord” – NF, (writers) Nate Feuerstein, David Garcia

“Party In The Hills (feat. Andy Mineo & Hollyn)” – Steven Malcolm, (writers) Steven Malcolm, Scootie, Andy Mineo

“Billion Years” – Trip Lee(writers) 

CONTEMPORARY GOSPEL/URBAN ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Let Them Fall In Love – CeCe Winans, (producers) Alvin Love III, Tommy Sims

Worship Journal Live – Fred Hammond, (producers) Fred Hammond, Calvin Rogers, Phillip Feaster,

One Way – Tamela Mann, (producers) Myron Butler, Tamela Mann, Kirk Franklin, Timbaland, Eric Dawkins, King Logan, Shaun Martin, David Mann

Secret Place – VaShawn Mitchell, (producers) VaShawn Mitchell, Thomas Hardin Jr.

Demonstrate – William Murphy, (producer) Aaron Lindsey

CONTEMPORARY GOSPEL/URBAN RECORDED SONG OF THE YEAR 

“Trust In You” – Anthony Brown & Group therAPy, (writer) Anthony Brown

“Never Have To Be Alone” – CeCe Winans, (writers) Alvin Love III, Dwan Hill

“Father Jesus Spirit” – Fred Hammond, (writers) Fred Hammond, Derek “DC” Clark, Shelton Summons

“My World Needs You” – Kirk Franklin, (writer) Kirk Franklin

“Work It Out” – Tye Tribbett, (writers) Tye Tribbett, Jevon Hill

SHORT FORM VIDEO OF THE YEAR 

Jesus – Chris Tomlin(director) Sean Hagwell (producer) Kirsten Raye

Run Devil Run – Crowder, (director) Nate Corrona (producers) Leighton Ching & Shelley Giglio

Prada – Jimi Cravity(director) Sean Hagwell (producer) Kirsten Raye

Trouble – New Respects(director) Ry Cox (producer) Loren Hughes

Bring On The Holidays – TobyMac(director) Allan Rosenow (producer) Nicole Rosenow

LONG FORM VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Let There Be Light – Hillsong Worship(directors) Sebastian Strand, Neal Johnson (producer) Ben Field

Of Dirt & Grace – Hillsong United, (directors) Joel Houston, Davie Rubie (producer) Jason Strong

Overflow – Planetshakers, (director) Mike Pilmer (producers) Sam Evans, Joth Hunt, Mike Pilmer

Hits Deep Live – TobyMac(director) Eric Welch (producer) Ben J. Stansbury

INSPIRATIONAL FILM OF THE YEAR 

Ben-Hur, (director) Timur Bekmambetov (producers) LightWorkers Media, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), Paramount Pictures, Sean Daniel Company

I’m Not Ashamed, (director) Brian Baugh (producers) Visible Pictures, Big Film Factory, Pure Flix Entertainment

Priceless, (director) Ben Smallbone (producer) Roadside Attractions

The Case For Christ, (director) Jon Gunn (producers) Triple Horse Studios, Pure Flix Entertainment

The Shack, (directors) Stuart Hazeldine (producers) Netter Productions, Summit Entertainment

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