Bernie Herms won Producer of the Year and Songwriter of the Year - Non Artist at the 48th Annual GMA Dove Awards on Monday night. Herms now has a career total of 10 GMA Dove Awards, including back to back wins in the Producer of the Year category. These wins capped off a record year for the multi-genre hitmaker, who also received the BMI Christian Music Songwriter of the Year Award and won a GRAMMY for Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song earlier this year.
"I'm honored and humbled to be recognized by my peers in this way," Herms said. "It's a privilege to be a part of the Christian music community, which honestly is a lot less industry, and a whole lot more family. It's a gift I'm very grateful for."
Bernie Herms is an award-winning composer, songwriter, and producer, who has worked with artists such as Josh Groban, Andrea Bocelli, Selena Gomez, Kelly Clarkson, Hillary Scott (of Lady Antebellum), Barbra Streisand, Natalie Grant, Casting Crowns, Danny Gokey, David Foster, Brad Paisley, Steven Curtis Chapman, Amy Grant, and many more.
His stratospheric production and songwriting career includes highlights such as 30 #1s in the U.S. and many multinational #1 hits. He won a 2017 GRAMMY for Hillary Scott’s “Thy Will.” He has won 10 GMA Dove Awards, including Producer of the Year (2009, 2016, 2017) and Song of the Year. He was named the 2017 BMI Christian 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 GRAMMY nominated album, “Stages,” Bernie is back in the studio working on Groban’s next project.