2023 Dove Awards: The Complete list of Winners Announced!

Brando Lake Shines at the 54th Annual GMA Dove Awards

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Photo courtesy of Terry Wyatt

The 54th Annual GMA Dove Awards were handed out Tuesday night, October 17th, 2023, in Nashville, Tennessee to a sold-out audience. The show aired tonight, Friday, October 20th, exclusively on TBN and The TBN App and simulcast on SiriusXM The Message.

Host Tauren Wells led the all-star night of music with performances from across the community including Gospel, Latin, Worship, Pop, Southern Gospel, and a special tribute to Hip Hop. An encore performance will air on TBN and The TBN App Friday, October 27th, 2023 at 8pm and 10pm ET.

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Photo courtesy of Terry Wyatt

Brandon Lake was the big winner of the night with four total awards including Artist of the Year, Songwriter of the Year – Artist, Worship Recorded Song of the Year, and Rap/Hip Hop Recorded Song of the Year. Song of the Year went to “Goodness Of God,” honoring songwriters Ben Fielding, Ed Cash, Jason Ingram, Jenn Johnson, and Brian Johnson. Tasha Cobbs Leonard took home two awards, Gospel Worship Album of the Year and Traditional Gospel Recorded Song of the Year. New Artist of the Year went to Katy Nicole and Jesus Revolution took home Feature Film of the Year.

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Multiple guest performers surprised the audience including Jordin Sparks performing “Love Me Like I Am” with for KING + COUNTRY, Pastor Mike Jr. bringing out Ricky Dillard for “Impossible” and Tauren Wells including Davies on “Take It All Back.” One-of-a-kind collaborations ruled the night including a harmonious performance from Gospel Hall of Fame members Take 6 with Ernie Haase & Signature Sound. A special moment highlighting the impact of hip hop across the decades delighted the crowd with dynamic performances from Hulvey, Social Club Misfits, and GRITS and TobyMac taking it all the way back with a reprise of 2002’s “Ooh Aah (My Life Be Like).”

Partial list of winners:

– ARTIST OF THE YEAR: Brandon Lake


– SONG OF THE YEAR: “Goodness of God”

– WORSHIP ALBUM OF THE YEAR: LION: Live From The Loft – Elevation Worship

– RAP/HIP HOP ALBUM OF THE YEAR: Church Clothes 4 – Lecrae

– SPANISH LANGUAGE RECORDED SONG OF THE YEAR: “Coritis (En Vivo)” – Miel San Marcos, Daniel Calveti, Marcos Witt, Ingrid Rosario

– BLUEGRASS/COUNTRY/ROOTS RECORDED SONG OF THE YEAR: “Good Morning Mercy” – Jason Crabb, Dylan Scott


– GOSPEL WORSHIP ALBUM OF THE YEAR: Hymns (Live) – Tasha Cobbs Leonard

– FEATURE FILM OF THE YEAR: Jesus Revolution – (Directors) Jon Erwin, Brent McCorkle, (Producers) Kevin Downes, Andrew Erwin, Daryl Lefever, Josh Walsh

For the full list of winners, CLICK HERE.

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