Award-winning singer/songwriter and best-selling author Ellie Holcomb received her fourth GMA Dove Award at the 54th annual awards. Her Christmas song “Sounding Joy” was named “Children’s Recorded Song of the Year.” She was also nominated for Christmas/Special Event Album of the Year for her Christmas album, which included the winning song.
“I was overjoyed, honored, and delighted to win the Dove for Children’s Recorded Song of the Year,” shares Ellie Holcomb. “One of my favorite things is writing music that helps little hearts carry around big truths. My prayer is that every kid from 1 to 92 will repeat the sounding joy of the good news of the Christmas story! Grateful to work with incredible producers like my dad, Brown Bannister, and Nathan Dugger, who produced this record so beautifully. And honored to be in the company of the other nominees, my fellow brothers and sisters, making beautiful music about the most beautiful story I know.”
Sing: Christmas Songs was Holcomb’s first Christmas EP and was featured on HuffPost’s “New Christmas Music” list. The nominated project and song were released alongside her latest children’s book, Sounding Joy, which landed at No. 4 on ECPA’s Christian juvenile best-sellers, Christmas 2022 list and was a Top 10 Amazon Best Seller for Children’s books. She also won the GMA Dove Award for “Children’s Album of the Year” in 2020 for her album, Sing: Remembering Songs.
The GMA Dove Awards were held last week in Nashville and aired exclusively on TBN and the TBN app on Friday, October 20th.