Full list of Nominees for GMA Dove Awards 2023: Brandon Lake Leads

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After heightened anticipation, the Gospel Music Association has announced the full list of nominees for the 54th annual GMA Dove Awards with Maverick City Music’s Brandon Lake leading the with 11 nods including ‘Artist of the Year’ and ‘Song of the Year’.

Other top nominees include songwriter Jeff Pardo with eight (8) nominations, and Jason Ingram and Kirk Franklin receiving six (6) nominations each. Katy Nichole, Lauren Daigle, and Naomi Raine also bagged four (4) nominations. 

Nominees were announced in an artist-hosted livestream event featuring Jason Crabb, Jordan Feliz, Danny Gokey, Natalie Grant, and JJ HairstonThe announcement premiered live on the GMA Dove Awards YouTube.

Established in 1969, the Dove Awards is an initiative of the Gospel Music Association (GMA) of the United States saddled with the responsibility of recognizing outstanding achievement in the Christian music industry. The GMA Dove Awards is scheduled to hold on October 17, 2023, at the Allen Arena,  Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee.

See the Full List Below!

Song of the Year

  • “Build A Boat” (Writers) Colton Dixon, Seth Mosley, Johan Lindbrandt, Sandro Cavazza, Mikey Gormley
  • “Fear Is Not My Future” (Writers) Kirk Franklin, Brandon Lake, Jonathan Jay, Hannah Shackleford, Nicole Hannel
  • “God Really Loves Us” (Writers) David Crowder, Ben Glover, Jeff Sojka, Dante Bowe
  • “Goodness Of God” (Writers) Ben Fielding, Ed Cash, Jason Ingram, Jenn Johnson, Brian Johnson
  • “Gratitude” (Writers) Brandon Lake, Ben Hastings, Dante Bowe
  • “In Jesus Name (God Of Possible)” (Writers) Ethan Hulse, Katy Nichole, David Andrew Spencer, Jeff Pardo
  • “Love Me Like I Am” (Writers) Joel Smallbone, Luke Smallbone, Michael Pollack, Josh Kerr
  • “Perfectly Loved” (Writers) Rachael Lampa, Andrew Ripp, Ethan Hulse
  • “Same God” (Writers) Brandon Lake, Steven Furtick, Chris Brown, Pat Barrett
  • “Then Christ Came” (Writers) Bart Millard, Phil Wickham, Jason Ingram, David Leonard

Artist of the Year

  • Brandon Lake
  • CeCe Winans
  • for KING + COUNTRY
  • Lauren Daigle
  • Phil Wickham

New Artist of the Year

  • Ben Fuller
  • Hulvey
  • Jon Reddick
  • Katy Nichole
  • Naomi Raine

Pop/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year

  • “Brighter Days” – Blessing Offor
  • “I’m So Blessed (Best Day Remix)” – CAIN
  • “Love Me Like I Am” – for KING + COUNTRY ft. Jordin Sparks
  • “God Is In This Story” – Katy Nichole ft. Big Daddy Weave
  • “Thank God I Do” – Lauren Daigle

Worship Recorded Song of the Year

  • “Gratitude (Radio Version)” – Brandon Lake
  • “Honey In The Rock” – Brooke Ligertwood, Brandon Lake
  • “Holy Forever” – Chris Tomlin
  • “Fear Is Not My Future (Radio Version)” – Maverick CIty Music ft. Brandon Lake, Chandler Moore
  • “This Is Our God” – Phil Wickham

Bluegrass/Country/Roots Recorded Song of the Year

  • “Jordan” – Darin & Brooke Aldridge, ft. Ricky Skaggs, Mo Pitney, Mark Fain
  • “Good Morning Mercy” – Jason Crabb, Dylan Scott
  • “Matchless” – Tiffany Coburn, ft. Point of Grace
  • “Way of the Triune God (Hallelujah Version)” – Tyler Childers
  • “Jesus’ Fault” – Zach Williams, ft. Walker Hayes

 Spanish Language Recorded Song of the Year

  • “Guarda Tu Corazón” – Alex Zurdo
  • “So Good (Cuán Bueno)” – DOE, ft. Lilly Goodman
  • “Nubes” – Indiomar, ft. Blanca
  • “Coritos (En Vivo)” – Miel San Marcos, Daniel Calveti, Marcos Witt, Ingrid Rosario
  • “Suelto” – Sarai Rivera

Gospel Worship Recorded Song of the Year

  • “One Name (Jesus) [Live]” – Naomi Raine
  • “Impossible” – Pastor Mike Jr., ft. Jame Fortune
  • “I Still Have You” – Smokie Norful
  • “The Moment (Live)” – Tasha Cobbs Leonard
  • “You’ve Been Good To Me” – Zacardi Cortez

 Contemporary Gospel Recorded Song of the Year

  • “New Day” – Blanca, ft. Jekalyn Carr
  • “Your World” – Jonathan McReynolds
  • “Miracles” – Kierra Sheard, ft. Pastor Mike Jr.
  • “Bless Me” – Maverick City Music, Kirk Franklin
  • “Get Up” – Tye Tribbett

Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year

  • My Tribe – Blessing Offor
  • Jesus Changed My Life – Katy Nichole
  • Always Only Jesus – MercyMe
  • Life After Death – TobyMac
  • A Hundred Highways – Zach Williams

 Worship Album of the Year

  • Come Up Here – Bethel Music
  • Honest Offering (Live) – CAIN
  • God Is Good! (Live) – Cody Carnes
  • LION: Live From The Loft – Elevation Worship
  • Lamb Of God – Matt Redman

Southern Gospel Album of the Year

  • Think About There – Greater Vision
  • Come On In – Guardians Quartet
  • John 3:16 – Perrys
  • Believe – The Hoppers
  • Hymns & Worship – Triumphant Quartet

Contemporary Gospel Album of the Year

  • My Truth – Jonathan McReynolds
  • Kingdom Book One (Deluxe) – Maverick City Music, Kirk Franklin
  • Impossible – Pastor Mike Jr.
  • Overcomer (Deluxe) – Tamela Mann
  • All Things New – Tye Tribbett

Rap/Hip Hop Album of the Year

  • Church Clothes 4 – Lecrae
  • Sunday in Lagos – Limoblaze
  • Everyone Loves A Comeback Story – Social Club Misfits
  • Tree – Steven Malcolm 

Feature Film of the Year

  • Big George Foreman
  • Family Camp
  • I Heard The Bells
  • Jesus Revolution
  • Remember Me: The Mahalia Jackson Story 

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