2017 48th Annual GMA Dove Awards Nominees

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Since 1970 the GMA Dove Awards has honored outstanding achievements and excellence in Christian Music. The show celebrates our rich musical diversity. Awards are presented to individuals representing modern Rock, Rap/Hip Hop, Pop/Contemporary, Inspirational, Southern Gospel, Urban, Bluegrass, Country, Worship and more!

The 48th Annual GMA Dove Awards Nominees By Category:

SONG OF THE YEAR:
“Chain Breaker”- Zach Williams
“Come Alive (Dry Bones)”- Lauren Daigle
“Even If”- MercyMe
“Eye Of The Storm”- Ryan Stevenson
“Feel Invincible”- Skillet
“Great Are You Lord”- All Sons & Daughters
“King Of The World”- Natalie Grant
“O Come to The Altar”- Elevation Worship
“The Lion And The Lamb”- Big Daddy Weave
“Thy Will”- Hillary Scott
“What A Beautiful Name”- Hillsong

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR:
Bart Millard
Chris Tomlin
Hillary Scott
Kirk Franklin
Lauren Daigle

ARTIST OF THE YEAR- CCM:
Casting Crowns
Danny Gokey
Kari Jobe
NEEDTOBREATHE
Zach Williams

ARTIST OF THE YEAR- SOUTHERN GOSPEL:
Joey + Rory
David Phelps
Ernie Haase & Signature Sound
Gaither Vocal Band
Karen Peck & New River

ARTIST OF THE YEAR- GOSPEL:
Kirk Franklin
CeCe Winans
Tamela Mann
Travis Greene
Tasha Cobbs

ARTIST OF THE YEAR:
Chris Tomlin
for KING & COUNTRY
Hillsong UNITED
MercyMe
TobyMac

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR:
Bri (Briana Babineaux)
Micah Tyler
Social Club Mistifts
Steven Malcolm
Zach Williams

RAP & HIP HOP SONG OF THE YEAR:
“Party In The Hills”- Steven Malcolm ft. Andy Mineo & Hollyn
“Oh Lord” – NF
“Billion Years”- Trip Lee

ROCK/CONTEMPORARY SONG OF THE YEAR:
“Run Devil Run” – Crowder
“HARD LOVE (feat. Lauren Daigle)” – NEEDTOBREATHE
“Feel Invincible” – Skillet

POP/CONTEMPORARY SONG OF THE YEAR:
“Come Alive (Dry Bones)”- Lauren Daigle
“Priceless” – for KING & COUNTRY
“Even If” – MercyMe
“Eye of the Storm (feat. GabeReal)” – Ryan Stevenson
“Chain Breaker” – Zach Williams

SOUTHERN GOSPEL SONG OF THE YEAR:
“”The Right Hand of Fellowship” – Bradley Walker
“Better Together” – Gaither Vocal Band
“Here He Comes” – Joseph Habedank
“I Choose Christ” – Karen Peck & New River
“Never Forsaken” – Tribute Quartet

BLUEGRASS/COUNTRY/ROOTS SONG OF THE YEAR:
“Don’t Give Up On Me” – Bradley Walker
“Little White Church House” – Doug Anderson
“When Grandpa Sang Amazing Grace” – Nelons
“Back to God” – Reba McEntire
“Rocks” – The Isaacs

CONTEMPORARY GOSPEL/URBAN SONG OF THE YEAR:
“Trust In You” – Anthony Brown & Group therAPy
“Never Have To Be Alone” – CeCe Winans
“Father Jesus Spirit” – Fred Hammond
“My World Needs You” – Kirk Franklin
“Work It Out” – Tye Tribbett

TRADITIONAL GOSPEL SONG OF THE YEAR:
“You’re Bigger” – Jekalyn Carr
“Change Me” – Tamela Mann
“Fix Me” – Tim Bowman Jr.

URBAN WORSHIP SONG OF THE YEAR:
“Victory Belongs To Jesus” – Todd Dulaney
“Joy” – VaShawn Mitchell
“Everlasting God” – William Murphy

WORSHIP SONG OF THE YEAR:
“Ever Be” – Bethel Music
“The Lion And The Lamb”- Big Daddy Weave
“O Come To The Altar” – Elevation Worship
“What A Beautiful Name”- Hillsong
“Fierce”- Jesus Culture

RAP & HIP HOP ALBUM OF THE YEAR:
The Misadventures Of Fern and Marty – Social Club Misfits
Steven Malcolm – Steven Malcolm
The Waiting Room – Trip Lee

ROCK/CONTEMPORARY ALBUM OF THE YEAR:
American Prodigal – Crowder
H A R D L O V E – NEEDTOBREATHE
Unleashed – Skillet

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

SOUTHERN GOSPEL ALBUM OF THE YEAR:
Better Together – Gaither Vocal Band
Classics – Guy Penrod
Resurrection – Joseph Habedank
Lift Him Up – The Guardians
Here for You – Tribute Quartet

BLUEGRASS/COUNTRY/ROOTS ALBUM OF THE YEAR:
Call Me Old-Fashioned – Bradley Walker
Sing It Now: Songs Of Faith And Hope – Reba McEntire
Nature’s Symphony in 432 – The Isaacs

CONTEMPORARY GOSPEL/URBAN 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

TRADITIONAL GOSPEL ALBUM OF THE YEAR:
The Journey LIVE – Donnie McClurkin
Azusa The Next Generation 2: Better – Hezekiah Walker
You Deserve It – J.J. Hairston Youthful Praise

SPANISH LANGUAGE ALBUM OF THE YEAR:
Confío – Jaci Velasquez
Sé Quién Eres Tú (feat. Su Presencia) – Planetshakers
Besos En La Frente – Jesús Adrián Romero
El Encuentro – Marco Barrientos
Sesiones Orgánicas – Coalo Zamorano

CHRISTMAS/SPECIAL EVENT ALBUM OF THE YEAR:
Tennessee Christmas – Amy Grant
Behold – Lauren Daigle
These Christmas Lights – Matt Redman
Beatitudes – Stu Garrard
The Shack Soundtrack- Various

WORSHIP ALBUM OF THE YEAR:
Never Lose Sight – Chris Tomlin
There Is a Cloud – Elevation Worship
Let There Be Light – Hillsong Worship
The Garden – Kari Jobe
Frontiers – Vertical Worship

LONG FORM VIDEO OF THE YEAR:
Let There Be Light – Hillsong Worship
Of Dirt & Grace – Hillsong United
Overflow – Planetshakers
Hits Deep Live – TobyMac

INSPIRATIONAL FILM OF THE YEAR:
Ben-Hur
I’m Not Ashamed
Priceless
The Case For Christ
The Shack

The Gospel Music Association (GMA) announced that award-winning singer-songwriter Kari Jobe and Gospel powerhouse Tasha Cobbs Leonard will team up to host the 48th Annual GMA Dove Awards. Also joining the all-star lineup are performers Bri (Briana Babineaux), Danny Gokey, Gaither Vocal Band, Ryan Stevenson, and Travis Greene. They join previously announced performers CeCe Winans, Hillsong Worship, Matt Redman, MercyMe, Reba McEntire, Steven Malcolm, and Zach Williams and presenters Anthony Brown, Chris Tomlin, David and Tamela Mann, for KING & Country, and Matt Maher.

The awards show will take place on Tuesday, October 17th at Lipscomb University’s Allen Arena in Nashville, TN. Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) will exclusively air the awards show on Sunday, October 22nd at 8pm CST.

(Information courtesy of doveawards.com)