Integrity Music celebrates 12 GMA Dove Award nominations, which were announced yesterday for the 53rd Annual GMA Dove Awards. The award show, carrying the theme “Sound of Heaven” will be held on October 18th at Lipscomb University in Nashville and will air exclusively on TBN on October 21st.
The band Citizens received nominations for “Rock/Contemporary Album of The Year” as well as “Rock/Contemporary Song of The Year”. Multicultural collective Village Lights were nominated for “Short Form Music Video (Performance)”. Songwriters Mitch Wong, Kyle Lee and Dwan Hill were nominated for “Song of The Year” with CeCe Winans’ ‘Believe For It’. Selah are up for “Inspirational Album of The Year” while Phil Thompson received two nominations for “Gospel Worship Song of The Year” and “Gospel Worship Album of The Year”. The female collective FAITHFUL were nominated for “Inspirational Song of The Year”. Slugs And Bugs are up for “Children’s Album of The Year”, and songwriters Dustin Smith, Abby Benton, Kristen Dutton, Raina Pratt, Carlene Prince and Jesse Reeves were nominated for “Worship Recorded Song of The Year” with ‘I Speak Jesus’ by Charity Gayle. Lastly, writers Daniel Calveti, Becky Collazos, Christine D’Clario, Travy Joe, Josh Morales, Jacobo Ramos were nominated for Gateway Worship Español’s ‘Danzando’ for “Spanish Language Recorded Song of The Year”.
*Bolded names are Integrity Music Artists and/or Writers
Nominees were announced in an artist-hosted livestream event featuring Jimmie Allen, Erica Campbell, Evan Craft, Sonya Isaacs, Brandon Lake, Trip Lee, Chris Tomlin, and Tye Tribbett. The announcement premiered live on the GMA Dove Awards YouTube and Facebook
“Congratulations to this year’s impressive list of Dove Awards nominees,” says GMA President, Jackie Patillo. “For the past few years, we’ve chosen a theme for each show that represents our community and why we celebrate. Today we announced this year’s theme, Sound of Heaven. Although our musical styles may be different, our mission is the same. Together we lift one voice – the sound of heaven.”