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  • No single artist dominated 2018 Dove Awards

    by Diana Chandler, posted Thursday, October 18, 2018 (2 months ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Cory Asbury's "Reckless Love" ballad garnered the worship pastor three wins at the 2018 Gospel Music Association Dove Awards, but no single artist dominated the night that recognizes work in 40 categories.

    Reckless Love was named Song of the Year, Worship Song of the Year and Worship Album of the Year at the 49th annual event in Nashville Oct. 16.

    "Isn't it just like the Lord to take our failures and our overall jacked-upness and ... Read More

  • MercyMe, Williams, Winans have big night at GMA Dove Awards

    by Staff, posted Wednesday, October 18, 2017 (one year ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Gospel music veterans MercyMe were named Artist of the Year at the 48th annual Gospel Music Association (GMA) Dove Awards Oct. 17 in Lipscomb University's Allen Arena in Nashville.

    The band's frontman, Bart Millard, who wrote the monster hit "I Can Only Imagine" and the more recent chart-topper "Even If," took home the award for Artist Songwriter of the Year. According to the Tennessean, Millard told the crowd, "We've been a band for 23 years ... yay for old people!" Read More

  • Daigle again tops list of Dove Award nominees

    by Staff, posted Friday, August 11, 2017 (one year ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Lauren Daigle again tops the list of artist nominees at this year's GMA Dove Awards with five nominations. Daigle was named last year's Artist of the Year and 2015's New Artist of the Year, after topping the charts with her song "How Can It Be." She is nominated for this year's Song of the Year for "Come Alive (Dry Bones)" and four other awards.

    Daigle is joined in the top nominee spot by newcomer Zach Williams, whose first solo single "Chain Breaker" reached No. 1 on the Hot Christian Songs chart earlier this year and is nominated for Song of the Year. Williams also received five nods, including a nomination in the New Artist category along with Bri, Micah Tyler, Social Club Misfits and Steven Malcolm. Read More

  • Daigle tops list of Dove nominees

    by Staff, posted Thursday, August 11, 2016 (2 years ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Lauren Daigle, named New Artist of the Year at last year's Dove Awards, tops the list of this year's artist nominees with six nominations. Worship artists Hillsong UNITED and Chris Tomlin each received five.

    The Dove Awards are sponsored by the Gospel Music Association to honor the best in all genres of Christian music, and winners are determined by the votes of GMA members. This year's awards show will be Oct. 11 at Lipscomb University's Allen Arena in Nashville. Read More

  • Lecrae's latest accolade: Artist of the Year

    by Art Toalston, posted Wednesday, October 14, 2015 (3 years ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Lecrae, called "one of the leading lights in the gospel-rap movement" by Billboard, was named Artist of the Year at the 46th annual Dove Awards, Oct. 12 in Nashville.

    It marks the first time the top award has gone to "a rapper," according to The Tennessean, though the newspaper added a qualification: "rap-pop artist" TobyMac was named Artist of the Year in 2008. Read More

  • Hillsong big winner at 45th Dove Awards

    by Staff, posted Wednesday, October 08, 2014 (4 years ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Hillsong UNITED, a worship band at Australia's Hillsong Church, was the big winner at the Gospel Music Association's 45th annual Dove Awards Oct. 7.

    The band was named Artist of the Year and their song "Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)" received awards for Song of the Year, Contemporary Christian Performance of the Year, Pop/Contemporary Song of the Year and Worship Song of the Year. The song has been at or near the top of the Christian charts for more than a year. Read More

  • Tomlin is top Dove winner; Chapman gets 50th career award

    by Laura Erlanson, posted Thursday, April 06, 2006 (12 years ago)

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    Kirk Franklin and his musical entourage added a soul/urban sound to the 37th GMA Music Awards April 6 at Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry House. Photo by Morris Abernathy
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--Well-known worship leader Chris Tomlin took home five Dove Awards at the 37th GMA Music Awards, four of them in top categories. In accepting Male Vocalist of the Year honors, Tomlin recounted how he auditioned for a singing group when he was younger and they rejected him, telling him he’d never be a singer.

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    Rebecca St. James, with backup vocals by BarlowGirl, took to the stage during the Dove Awards April 6 in Nashville. Photo by Morris Abernathy

          “So this is pretty cool,” he said to laughter.

          Tomlin’s “How Great Is Our God,” which he co-wrote with Jesse Reeves and Ed Cash, was named Song of the Year and Worship Song of the Year. Cash received the Producer of the Year award for the second year in a row.

          Tomlin also received the coveted Artist of the Year award. For his acceptance speech, he said he wanted to read something from the greatest artist of all-time before reading from Psalm 96.

          Tomlin’s fifth award came from his work on the Special Event Album of the Year, a compilation titled, “Music Inspired by the Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe.” Read More

  • Chris Tomlin tallies most Dove Award nominations

    by Staff, posted Thursday, February 02, 2006 (12 years ago)

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--Chris Tomlin led all artists with nine nominations for Dove Awards when nominees for Christian music’s top honors were announced Feb. 1 in Nashville, Tenn. Read More

  • Casting Crowns among most rewarded at GMA Music Awards

    by Erin Curry, posted Thursday, April 14, 2005 (13 years ago)

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    Full house for Doves

    The historic Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, Tenn., was filled for the 36th annual GMA Music Awards April 13. Switchfoot, The Crabb Family and Casting Crowns were among the night's top winners. Photo by Morris Abernathy

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--Mainstream breakthrough band Switchfoot and the quickly rising Casting Crowns were among Christian music's most recognized artists April 13 during the 36th annual GMA Music Awards at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, Tenn.

          Switchfoot won four Doves, including one for Artist of the Year, while Casting Crowns won three, including a Dove Award for Group of the Year. Casting Crowns' lead singer, Mark Hall, picked up honors for Songwriter of the Year and Song of the Year for "Who Am I."

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    Big band entertainers

    Denver & the Mile High Orchestra was the house band for the 36th annual GMA Music Awards in Nashville, Tenn., April 13. The group opened the show with its big band sounds and then provided accompaniment as artists made their way to the stage upon winning awards. Photo by Morris Abernathy

    "Songs come and go and styles come and go, but the church will always be there," Hall, a youth pastor at Eagles Landing First Baptist Church in McDonough, Ga., said backstage. "I believe the church is where our talents belong."

    The Crabb Family earned Doves in three different song categories, demonstrating their growing reputation as a genre-busting group that is drawing a younger generation of fans to southern gospel music. Read More