Acclaimed producer and songwriter Bernie Herms received GMA Dove Awards nominations in five categories, making him one of the top-nominated among artists and creatives. He is nominated for Song of the Year for “Thy Will,” Songwriter of the Year (Non-Artist), Producer of the Year, Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year for Danny Gokey’s Rise and Christmas/Special Event Album of the Year for Matt Redman’s These Christmas Lights.
“Wow, what an honor to hear about my nominations for the Dove Awards!" Herms said. "I'm humbled to be recognized by our music community! Congratulations to all the nominees. I'm looking forward to a great show this year!"
Originally from Canada and currently residing in Nashville, Bernie Herms is an award-winning producer and songwriter who has worked with artists such as Josh Groban, Andrea Bocelli, Selena Gomez, Kelly Clarkson, Natalie Grant, Casting Crowns, Hillary Scott (of Lady Antebellum), Barbra Streisand, Danny Gokey, David Foster, Brad Paisley, Steven Curtis Chapman, Amy Grant, Jeremy Camp, Matt Redman and many more.
His stratospheric production and songwriting career includes highlights such as 30 #1s in the U.S. and many multinational #1 hits, 8 GMA Dove Awards, including Producer of the Year (2009 & 2016), and Song of the Year. He won the 2017 GRAMMY for Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song for Hillary Scott’s “Thy Will,” and he was recently named BMI Christian Music Songwriter of the Year.
Some of his recent projects include Hillary Scott's GRAMMY winning #1 single, "Thy Will" (14 consecutive weeks at #1), Barbra Streisand's GRAMMY nominated and #1 debuting album, Partners, Natalie Grant's #1 debuting album, Be One, and Danny Gokey's #1 debuting album, Rise. After the success of producing Josh Groban's Gold-certified GRAMMY nominated album, Stages, Bernie is back in the studio working on Groban’s next project.
The winners will be revealed at the 48th Annual GMA Dove Awards on October 17, 2017 in Nashville.