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Capitol Christian Music Group Honored With 98 GMA Dove Award Nominations

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Capitol Christian Music Group (Capitol CMG) earned 98 nominations for the 54TH Annual GMA Dove Awards, representing honorees in 32 different categories. Top nominees include Tasha Cobbs Leonard, Blessing Offor, Pastor Mike Jr., TobyMac, Kirk Franklin, Jeff Pardo, Ben Glover and Jeff Sojka. Nominees represent all of Capitol CMG’s entities including Capitol CMG Label Group, Motown Gospel, Commercial Partnerships, & Capitol CMG Publishing.

“It’s truly an honor to partner with our talented artists and writers, and we are proud to see them recognized by the Gospel Music Association and their industry peers. Congratulations to each of them on their nominations,” said Capitol Christian Music Group Co-President Brad O’Donnell.

“We’re thrilled to see our artists’ and writers’ creative efforts celebrated with these Dove nominations. We’re proud of their accomplishments, and join the rest of the industry in congratulating them,” echoed O’Donnell’s Co-President, Hudson Plachy.

The GMA Dove Awards Nashville event will be held October 17th, 2023, and will air exclusively on TBN and the TBN app, Friday, October 20th, 2023 8:00p.m. ET and 10:00p.m. ET.

Capitol Christian Music Group GMA Dove Award nominations:

Song of the Year

Fear Is Not My Future (writer: Kirk Franklin) – Publishing
Build A Boat  – Publishing
God Really Loves Us (writers: Crowder, Ben Glover, Jeff Sojka) – Label Group & Publishing
Goodness Of God (writers: Ben Fielding, Ed Cash) – Publishing
Gratitude (writer: Ben Hastings) – Publishing
In Jesus Name (God Of Possible) (writers: Jeff Pardo, Katy Nichole) – Publishing
Same God (writer: Pat Barrett) – Publishing
Songwriter of the Year (Artist)
Kirk Franklin – Publishing
Songwriter of the Year (Non-Artist)
Ben Glover – Publishing
Jeff Pardo – Publishing
New Artist of the Year
Katy Nichole – Publishing
Artist of the Year
Lauren Daigle – Publishing
Producer of the Year
Jeff Pardo – Publishing
Kenneth Leonard – Publishing
Team: Ben Glover and Jeff Sojka – Publishing
Rock/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year
Brother Jack,” Gable Price and Friends – Label Group & Publishing
Pop/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year
“Brighter Days,” Blessing Offor (writer: Blessing Offor) – Label Group & Publishing
“Thank God I Do,” Lauren Daigle – Publishing
“God Is In This Story,” Katy Nichole, ft. Big Daddy Weave (producer: Jeff Pardo) – Publishing
Contemporary Gospel Recorded Song of the Year
“Miracles,” Kierra Sheard, ft. Pastor Mike Jr. – Label Group
“Get Up,” Tye Tribbett – Label Group
“Bless Me,” Kirk Franklin – Publishing
Gospel Worship Recorded Song Of The Year 
“Impossible,” Pastor Mike Jr., ft. James Fortune – Label Group
“The Moment (Live),” Tasha Cobbs Leonard – Label Group & Publishing
Traditional Gospel Recorded Song Of The Year
“It Is Well,” Tasha Cobbs Leonard – Label Group & Publishing
Children’s Recorded Song of the Year
“Sounding Joy,” Ellie Holcomb – Label Group & Publishing
“The Fruit of the Spirit,” Worship Together Kids, Terryl Padilla, John Roberts – Label Group & Publishing
Inspirational Recorded Song of the Year
“Jesus What A Lovely Name,” Gaither Vocal Band – Publishing & Commercial Partnerships
“Christ Our Hope in Life and Death,” Keith & Kristyn Getty, Michael W. Smith – Commercial Partnerships
Southern Gospel Recorded Song of the Year
“There Is a Mountain,” Gaither Vocal Band – Publishing & Commercial Partnerships
“One Name,” Jeff & Sheri Easter, ft. The Sound – Commercial Partnerships
Worship Recorded Song of the Year
“Honey In The Rock (Live),” Brooke Ligertwood, Brandon Lake – Label Group & Publishing
“Holy Forever,” Chris Tomlin – Label Group & Publishing
“Fear Is Not My Future (Radio Version),”  Maverick City Music ft. Brandon Lake and Chandler Moore – Publishing
“Gratitude,” Brandon Lake – Publishing
“This Is Our God,” Phil Wickham – Publishing
Rap/Hip Hop Album of the Year
“Everyone Loves A Comeback Story,” Social Club Misfits – Label Group & Publishing
Rock/Contemporary Album of the Year
“The Consequence of Being Alive,” Gable Price and Friends – Label Group & Publishing
“Dominion: Day of Destiny,” Skillet – Publishing
Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year
“My Tribe,” Blessing Offor – Label Group & Publishing
“Jesus Changed My Life,” Katy Nichole – Publishing
“Life After Death,”  TobyMac – Label Group & Publishing
“Always Only Jesus,”  MercyMe – Publishing
“A Hundred Highways,”  Zach Williams – Publishing
Contemporary Gospel Album of the Year 
“Impossible,” Pastor Mike Jr. – Label Group
“All Things New,” Tye Tribbett – Label Group
“Kingdom Book One (Deluxe),” Maverick City Music, Kirk Franklin – Publishing

Inspirational Album of the Year
“Christ Our Hope in Life and Death,”  Keith & Kristyn Getty – Commercial Partnerships
Southern Gospel Album of the Year
“Believe,” The Hoppers – Commercial Partnerships
Bluegrass/Country/Roots Album of the Year
“Treasure,” Jeff & Sheri Easter – Commercial Partnerships
Traditional Gospel Album of the Year
“Transitions (Live),” Brian Courtney Wilson – Label Group & Publishing
“I Go To The Rock,” Whitney Houston – Commercial Partnerships
Worship Album of the Year
“God Is Good! (Live),” Cody Carnes – Label Group & Publishing
“Lion: Live From The Loft,” Elevation Worship – Publishing
“Lamb Of God,” Matt Redman – Publishing
Gospel Worship Album of the Year
“Closer Than You Think,” Jonathan Traylor – Label Group & Publishing
“Hymns (Live),” Tasha Cobbs Leonard – Label Group & Publishing
Children’s Album of the Year
“I Am Not My Own,” The Getty Girls – Commercial Partnerships
Christmas/Special Event Album of the Year
“The Manger,” Anne Wilson – Label Group & Publishing
“Milk & Cookies: A Merry Crowder Christmas,” Crowder – Label Group & Publishing
“Sing: Christmas Songs,” Ellie Holcomb – Label Group & Publishing
Recorded Music Packaging of the Year
“TAYA,” TAYA – Label Group & Publishing
Short Form Video (Performance)
“The Goodness,” TobyMac, Blessing Offor – Label Group & Publishing
“Holy Forever,” Jenn Johnson – Publishing
Short Form Video of the Year (Concept)
“Cornerstone,” TobyMac, ft. Zach Williams – Label Group & Publishing
“Thank God I Do,” Lauren Daigle – Publishing
Long form Video of the Year
“God Is Good! (Live),” Cody Carnes – Label Group & Publishing
“I’ve Witnessed It (Live),” Passion – Label Group & Publishing
“The Way,” Kathie Lee Gifford – Commercial Partnerships
“Come Up Here,”  Bethel Music – Publishing
Feature Film of the Year
Jesus Revolution – Commercial Partnerships

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