The Gospel Music Association Dove Awards returned Tuesday night (OCT 15, 2019) to Lipscomb University’s Allen Arena in Nashville, for her 50th Annual Award Ceremony.
Platinum-selling artist Lauren Daigle lead the way with three (3) major trophies including “Artist of the Year” at the ceremony. She also bagged the “Song of the Year” award for her global hit “You Say” and “Pop Album of the Year” for her 2018’s “Look Up Child”.
The Legendary Kirk Franklin was named “Gospel Artist of the Year” at the ceremony, bagging two (2) trophies in total with the “Contemporary Gospel Recorded Song of the Year” for his chart-topping ‘Love Theory‘.
Acclaimed Rapper, Lecrae added another Gospel Music Association (GMA) Dove Award to his long list of accolades, garnering the “Rap / Hip Hop Album of the Year” award for his collaborative project with Zaytoven, Let the Trap Say Amen.
TobyMac also added another (GMA) Dove Award to his collection tonight, taking home the “Contemporary Christian Artist of the Year” award. He also opened the 50th Annual Show with an energetic and explosive performance of his reinvented version of “The Elements” with guest vocalist LEDGER.
2019 Dove Award Winners;
New Artist of the Year: Aaron Cole
Worship Song of the Year: “Who You Say I Am”
(writers) Ben Fielding, Reuben Morgan (publisher) Hillsong Music Publishing
Contemporary Christian Artist of the Year: TobyMac, Forefront / Capitol CMG
Gospel Artist of the Year: Kirk Franklin, Fo Yo Soul Recordings / RCA Records
Song of the Year: “You Say” – Lauren Daigle
(writers) Jason Ingram, Paul Mabury, Lauren Daigle, (publishers) CentricSongs, Fellow Ships Music, Flychild Publishing, So Essential Tunes
Pop / Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year: “God Only Knows” – for KING & COUNTRY
(writers) Joel Smallbone, Jordan Reynolds, Josh Kerr, Luke Smallbone, Tedd Tjornhom
Gospel Worship Recorded Song of the Year: “This Is A Move (Live)” – Tasha Cobbs Leonard
(writers) Brandon Lake, Nate Moore, Tasha Cobbs Leonard, Tony Brown
Songwriter of the Year (Artist): Bart Millard
Songwriter of the Year (Non-Artist): Jason Ingram
Producer of the Year (TEAM): Jason Ingram and Paul Mabury
Rock / Contemporary Album of the Year: Native Tongue – Switchfoot
(producers) Brent Kutzle, Jon Foreman, Tim Foreman, Tyler Chester, Tyler Spry
Contemporary Gospel Album of the Year: Unstoppable – Koryn Hawthorne
(producers) Bernie Herms, Joaquin Bynum, Johnta Austin, Kc Knight, Kid Class, Makeba Riddick-Woods, One Up Entertainment, Robert Reese, Troy Taylor, Vaughan Phoenix, Warryn Campbell, Xeryus Gittens
Worship Album of the Year: PEOPLE – Hillsong UNITED
(producers) Michael Guy Chislett, Joel Houston
Instrumental Album of the Year: Christmas – Paul Cardall
(producer) Jim Daneker
Rock / Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year: “Wildfire” – Crowder
(writers) David Crowder, Rebecca Lauren Olds, Solomon Olds
Traditional Gospel Recorded Song of the Year: “Deliver Me (This is My Exodus) (feat. Le’Andria Johnson)” – Donald Lawrence, The Tri-City Singers
(writers) Desmond Davis, Donald Lawrence, Marshon Lewis, Robert Woolridge Jr., William James Stokes
Contemporary Gospel Recorded Song of the Year: “Love Theory” – Kirk Franklin
(writer) Kirk Franklin
Gospel Worship Album of the Year: Heart. Passion. Pursuit. (Live) – Tasha Cobbs Leonard
(producers) Kenneth Leonard Jr., Monica Coates
Rap / Hip Hop Album of the Year: Let the Trap Say Amen – Lecrae & Zaytoven
Pop / Contemporary Album of the Year: Look Up Child – Lauren Daigle
(producers) Jason Ingram, Paul Mabury
Rap / Hip Hop Recorded Song of the Year: “Fight for Me” – GAWVI
(writers) Gabriel Azuenca, JRaul Garcia, Matt Cohen, Lecrae Moore
Worship Recorded Song of the Year: “Living Hope” – Phil Wickham
(writers) Brian Johnson, Phil Wickham
Traditional Gospel Album of the Year: Goshen – Donald Lawrence, The Tri-City Singers
(producers) Donald Lawrence, Sir The Baptist, Troy Taylor
See Full List of Winners Here
The GMA Dove Awards airs Sunday at 7 p.m. CST on TBN.
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