GMA Unveils Winners For 47th Annual Dove Awards

Tonight the 47th Annual GMA Dove Awards were held at Lipscomb University’s Allen Arena. Awards were handed out in 44 categories plus special award categories. The sold-out show was hosted by for KING & COUNTRY and Tye Tribbett and featured performances by TobyMac, Tamela Mann, Hillsong UNITED, Matthew West, Natalie Grant and more. The show will air on TBN (Trinity Broadcasting Network) on Sunday, October 16th at 7 p.m. PST.  After meeting for the first time today, show hosts for KING & COUNTRY and Tye Tribbett seamlessly entertained the hall with quick wit and captivating testimony. Highlights of the evening included a DC Talk reunion performance and Chris Tomlin accepting the SoundExchange Digital Radio Award.

Winners of the major categories will be listed below. For a complete winners list in all categories, please visit

Artist of the Year
for KING & COUNTRY, Word Entertainment
Hillsong UNITED, Hillsong Music Australia/Sparrow Records 
Lauren Daigle, Centricity Music 
Lecrae, Reach Records
TobyMac, ForeFront Records

New Artist of the Year
Hollyn, Gotee Records 
Jordan Feliz, Centricity Music
Stars Go Dim, Word Entertainment 
Travis Greene, RCA Inspiration
We Are Messengers, Word Entertainment

Rap/Hip Hop Album of the Year 
Uncomfortable – Andy Mineo, (producers) 42 North, Alex Medina, Black Knight, Daniel Steele, Dirty Rice, Elhae, Gabriel Lambirth, Gawvi, Illmind, Jon Bellion 
Therapy Session – NF, (producers) Tommee Profitt, David Garcia, The720 
Church Clothes 3 – Lecrae, (producers) Black Knight, Epikh Pro, GAWVI, Mykalife, Ryan Righteous, S1
This Time Around – Tedashii, (producers) Gabriel Azucena, Jamaal “Elhae” Jones, Crystal “Crystal Nicole” Johnson-Pompey, John “The Kracken” Williams
Forward – Flame, (producers) SPEC, Courtney Orlando, G. Roc

Rock/Contemporary Album of the Year 
Cities – Live In New York City – Anberlin, (producer) Aaron Sprinkle
Sound Of The Saints – Audio Adrenaline, (producers) Seth Mosley, Joshua Silverberg, Nick Baumhardt 
Dead Man Walking – John Tibbs, (producer) Ben Shive
The Wonderlands: Sunlight & Shadows – Jon Foreman, (producers) Tyler Strickland, Anton Patzner, Neal Avron, Keith Tutt, Aaron Roche, Dan Brigham, Jeremy Lutito, Jason Morant 
Surrender – Kutless, (producer) Aaron Sprinkle

Pop/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year 
“My Story” – Big Daddy Weave, (writers) Mike Weaver, Jason Ingram
“Just Be Held” – Casting Crowns, (writers), Mark Hall, Bernie Herms, Matthew West
“Good Good Father” – Chris Tomlin, (writers) Pat Barrett, Tony Brown 
“Tell Your Heart To Beat Again” – Danny Gokey, (writers) Bernie Herms, Randy Phillips, Matthew West
“The River” – Jordan Feliz, (writers) Jordan Feliz, Colby Wedgeworth, Joshua Silverberg
“Trust In You” – Lauren Daigle, (writers), Paul Mabury, Michael Farren, Lauren Daigle

Worship Song of the Year
“No Longer Slaves” - (writers) Jonathan David Hesler, Brian Johnson, Joel Case (publisher) Bethel Music Publishing
“Good Good Father” - (writers) Pat Barrett, Anthony Brown (publishers) Vamos Publishing, Capitol CMG Parago, Common Hymnal Publishing, Housefires Sounds, Tony Brown Publishing Designee, songs, sixsteps Music 
“Touch the Sky” – (writers) Joel Houston, Dylan Thomas, Michael Guy Chislett (publisher) Hillsong Music Publishing
“We Believe” – (writers) Travis Ryan, Richie Fike, Matt Hooper (publishers) Integrity Worship Music, Integrity's Praise! Music, Life Worship, Travis Ryan Music 
“Even So Come” - (writers) Jess Cates, Jason Ingram, Chris Tomlin (publisher) S. D. G. Publishing, Sixsteps Songs, Worship Together Music, Open Hands Music, So Essential Tunes, Lily Makes Music

Christmas Album Of The Year
Adore: Christmas Songs of Worship (Live) – Chris Tomlin, (producer) Ed Cash
Christmas Is Here – Danny Gokey, (producer) Keith Thomas
God With Us – Laura Story, (producers) Brown Bannister, Cliff Duren, Andrew Osenga
O Come Emmanuel – Lindsay McCaul, Ron Block of Alison Krauss & Union Station, Leigh Cappillino of Point of Grace, Andrew Greer, (producers) Andrew Greer, Kyle Buchanan, Travis Patton
It’s Christmas! – MercyMe, (producers) Brown Bannister, Ben Shiv

Rock/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year
“God is On The Move” – 7eventh Time Down (writers), Mikey Howard, Cliff Williams, Ian Eskelin, Tony Wood
“Move” – Audio Adrenaline, (writers) Adam Agee, Seth Mosley
“Happiness” – NEEDTOBREATHE, (writers) Bo Rinehart, Bear Rinehart, Seth Bolt, Josh Lovelace
“Take Me Over” – Red, (writers) Joh nny Andrews, Anthony Armstrong, Randy Armstrong, Josh Baker, Michael Barnes, Rob Graves, Jason McArthur
“Live On Forever” – The Afters, (writers) Jordan Mohilowski, Dan Ostebo, Matt Fuqua, Josh Havens, Jason Ingram

Inspirational Album Of The Year
Brave New World – Amanda Cook, (producers) Jason Ingram, Paul Mabury, Amanda Cook
The Burning Edge of Dawn – Andrew Peterson, (producers) Gabe Scott, Ben Shive, Joe Causey
Walls – Gateway Worship, (producers) Walker Beach, Josh Alltop, Miguel Noyolla
OPEN HEAVEN / River Wild – Hillsong Worship, (producer) Michael Guy Chislett
Hymns II: Shine On Us – Michael W. Smith, (producers) Kyle Lee, Jim Daneker, Michael W. Smith

Inspirational Recorded Song Of The Year
“Pieces” – Amanda Cook, (writers) Amanda Cook, Steffany Gretzinger
“Let It Be Jesus” – Christy Nockels, (writers) Chris Tomlin, Jonas Myrin, Matt Redman
“Heaven’s Shore” – David Phelps, (writer) David Phelps
“O Praise the Name (Anastasis)” – Hillsong Worship (writers) Marty Sampson, Benjamin Hastings, Dean Ussher
“Till I Met You” – Laura Story, (writers) Laura Story, Christopher Stevens, Bryan Fowler

Instrumental Album Of The Year
Full Tank 2.0 – Ben Tankard, (producer) Ben Tankard
Without Words: Synesthesia – Bethel Music, (producers) Bobby Strand, Chris Greely
Piano Lullabies (Vol. 1) – Hillsong Kids Jr., (producer) David Andrew
Unchanging Grace – Lucid Collection, (producer) Steve Wingfield Soak – New Life Worship, (producer) Jonathan Moos

Rap/Hip Hop Recorded Song Of The Year
“Uncomfortable” – Andy Mineo, (writers) Gabriel Azucena, Alex Hitchins, Ramon Ibanga Jr., Gabriel Lambirth, Andy Mineo, Kortney Pollard, Joseph Prielozny
“No Quit” – Derek Minor, (writer) Derek Johnson
“Can’t Do You” – Lecrae, (writers) Lecrae Moore, Drew Allen, Antonio Smith, Christopher Thornton, Diondria Thornton, Brandon Peavy
“I Just Wanna Know” – NF, (writers) Nate Feuerstein, Tommee Profitt
“Jumped Out The Whip” – Tedashii, (writers) Tedashii Anderson, Gabriel “Gawvi” Azucena

Songwriter Of The Year (Artist)
Chris Tomlin
Joel Houston
Lauren Daigle
Matt Redman
Matthew West

Songwriter Of The Year (Non-Artist)
Bernie Herms
David Garcia
Jason Ingram
Michael Farren
Paul Mabury

Contemporary Christian Artist Of The Year
Casting Crowns, Reunion Records
Danny Gokey, BMG Rights Management
for KING & COUNTRY, Word Entertainment
Lauren Daigle, Centricity Music
TobyMac, Forefront Records

Producer Of The Year
Bernie Herms
David Garcia
Kirk Franklin
Wayne Haun
Seth Mosley & Michael “X” O’Connor (Team)

Song Of The Year
“Brother” (writers) Bear Rinehart, Bo Rinehart (publishers) NeedToBreathe Music, Bear Lee Breathing Music
“First” (writers) Hank Bentley, Jason Ingram, Lauren Daigle, Mia Fieldes, Paul Mabury (publishers) All Essential Music, CentricSongs, Open Hands Music, Upside Down Under, Flychild Publishing, Be Essential Songs, So Essential Tunes, Bentley Street Songs
“Flawless” (writers) Barry Graul, Bart Millard, Ben Glover, David Garcia, Mike Scheuchzer, Nathan Cochran, Robby Shaffer, Solomon Olds (publishers) Soul Glow Activator Music, 9t One Songs, Universal Music – Brentwood Benson Publishing, D Soul Music, MercyMe Music, Wet As A Fish Music, Ariose Music
“Good, Good Father” (writers) Pat Barrett, Tony Brown (publishers) Vamos Publishing, Capitol CMG Parago, Common Hymnal Publishing, Housefires Sounds, Tony Brown Publishing Designee, songs, sixsteps Music
“Just Be Held” (writers) Bernie Herms, Mark Hall, Matthew West (publishers) My Refuge Music, Atlas Holdings, Highly Combustible Music, House of Story Music Publishing, Be Essential Songs
“No Longer Slaves” (writers) Jonathan David Hesler, Brian Johnson, Joel Case (publishers) Bethel Music Publishing
“The River” (writers) Colby Wedgeworth, Jordan Feliz, Joshua Silverberg (publishers) CentricSongs, Colby Wedgeworth Music, Capitol CMG Amplifier, Red Red Pop, Fair Trade Music Publishing
“Touch The Sky” (writers) Joel Houston, Dylan Thomas, Michael Guy Chislett (publishers) Hillsong Music Publishing
“Trust In You” (writers) Lauren Daigle, Michael Farren, Paul Mabury (publishers) CentricSongs, Farren Love And War Publishing, Flychild Publishing, So Essential Tunes, Integrity’s Alleluia! Music
“Worth” (writers) Anthony Brown (publishers) Tyscot Music, Key Of A Music

Pop/Contemporary Album Of The Year
Beautiful Offerings – Big Daddy Weave, (producer) Jeremy Redmon
Empires – Hillsong UNITED, (producers) Michael Guy Chislett, Joel Houston
Be One – Natalie Grant, (producer) Bernie Herms
Love Riot – Newsboys, (producers) Mark Needham, Zach Hall, Seth Mosley, Mike “X” O’Connor
This Is Not A Test – TobyMac, (producers) Christopher Stevens, Toby McKeehan, David Garcia

Worship Album Of The Year
Have It All – Bethel Music, (producers) Chris Greely, Bobby Strand
A Live Worship Experience – Casting Crowns, (producer) Mark A. Miller
Here As In Heaven – Elevation Worship, (producers) Mack Brock, Aaron Robertson
Empires – Hillsong UNITED, (producers) Michael Guy Chislett, Joel Houston
Let It Echo – Jesus Culture, (producer) Jeremy Edwardson

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