53rd Annual GMA Dove Award Nominations

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The Gospel Music Association has announced nominees for the 53rd Annual GMA Dove Awards. Top nominations include songwriter and producer Jeff Pardo with nine nominations, Matthew West and Maverick City Music with seven nominations each, six nominations for Anne Wilson, Ben Glover, For King + Country, Jeff Sojka, Jonathan Smith and Phil Wickham and five for Brandon Lake, CeCe Winans, Chandler Moore, Chris Brown, Jonathan Jay, and Steven Furtick. Voted on by the GMA Professional Membership, this year’s nominees were chosen from over 2,087 submitted entries.

Since 1969 the GMA Dove Awards has honored outstanding achievements and excellence in Christian and Gospel Music. The show celebrates our rich musical diversity. Awards are presented to individuals representing modern Rock, Rap/Hip Hop, Pop/Contemporary, Inspirational, Southern Gospel, Urban, Bluegrass, Country, Worship, and more!

The GMA Dove Awards are happening live and in person in Nashville, TN, October 18th. This year’s broadcast will air exclusively on TBN and the TBN app, Friday, October 21st at 8 pm ET and 10 pm ET, with an encore presentation on October 28th at 8 pm ET and 10 pm ET.

Here are the 53rd Annual GMA Dove Award Nominees”

Song of the Year

“Be Alright” (Writers) Sean Cook, Evan Craft, Willy Gonzalez
“Believe For It” (Writers) Dwan Hill, Kyle Lee, CeCe Winans, Mitch Wong
“Come What May” (Writers) Darren Mulligan, Jeff Pardo
“Good God Almighty” (Writers) David Crowder, Ben Glover, Jeff Sojka
“Hold On To Me” (Writers) Lauren Daigle, Paul Duncan, Paul Mabury
“House Of The Lord” (Writers) Jonathan Smith, Phil Wickham
“Jireh” (Writers) Chris Brown, Steven Furtick, Chandler Moore, Naomi Raine
“Look What You’ve Done” (Writers) Tasha Layton, AJ Pruis, Keith Everette Smith, Matthew West
“My Jesus” (Writers) Jeff Pardo, Matthew West, Anne Wilson
“Promises” (Writers) Keila Alvarado, Joe L. Barnes, Dante Bowe, Phillip Carrington Gaines, Lemuel Marin, Aaron Moses
“Rattle!” (Writers) Chris Brown, Steven Furtick, Brandon Lake

Artist of the Year

CeCe Winans
For King + Country
Maverick City Music
We The Kingdom
Zach Wiliams

New Artist of the Year – Presented by Cantinas Arts

Anne Wilson
Blessing Offor
DOE
Jordan St. Cyr
Ryan Ellis

Rap/Hip Hop Album of the Year

No Church In A While – Lecrae, 1K Phew
The End. – Trip Lee
TWO UP TWO DOWN – Aaron Cole
Unstoppable (United We Can) – Angie Rose
UPPERHAND – indie tribe

Pop/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year

“House of the Lord” – Phil Wickham
“In Jesus Name (God Of Possible)” – Katy Nichole
“My Jesus” – Anne Wilson
“RELATE” – FOR KING + COUNTRY
“Scars In Heaven” – Casting Crowns

Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year

Healer – Casting Crowns
Milk & Honey – Crowder
My Jesus – Anne Wilson
Rise Up – CAIN
What Are We Waiting For? – FOR KING + COUNTRY

Bluegrass/Country/Roots Recorded Song of the Year

“All Is Well” – Carrie Underwood
“God Is Real” – The Sound
“Grace And Goodness” – Sunday Drive
“In The Sweet By And By” – Dolly Parton, ft. Larry Cordle, Carl Jackson, Jerry Salley, Bradley Walker
“Mamas” – Anne Wilson, ft. Hillary Scott

Southern Gospel Album of the Year

2:22 – Karen Peck & New River
Just Sing! – The Collingsworth Family
Keeping On – Ernie Haase & Signature Sound
More To The Story – The Kingsmen
Something New – Legacy Five

Southern Gospel Recorded Song of the Year

“Answer Is Jesus” – Karen Peck & New River (Lee Black, Karen Peck Gooch, Kenna West)
“Child of the King” – Joseph Habedank (Dave Clark, Joseph Habedank, Don Koch)
“My Feet Are On The Rock” – Gaither Vocal Band (Josh Bronleewe, Matthew Hein, Abbie Parker, Lindsey Sweat)
“Not One Word” – The Collingsworth Family (John Mathis Jr., Brad Steele, Jeff Steele)
“Overcome” – Ernie Haase & Signature Sound (Jeff Bumgardner, Jason Davidson, Aaron Stewart)

Contemporary Gospel Recorded Song of the Year

“Adulting – Live” – Jonathan McReynolds, Mali Music
“Believe For It” – CeCe Winans, ft. Lauren Daigle
“Gotta Believe” – Tasha Cobbs Leonard
“Sunday” – Koryn Hawthorne
“When I Pray” – DOE

Contemporary Gospel Album of the Year

Clarity – DOE
Jonny X Mail: Live in LA (Stereo) – Jonathan McReynolds & Mali Music
Jubilee: Juneteenth Edition – Maverick City Music
Oil + Water – Travis Greene
One Touch – Jabari Johnson

Gospel Worship Recorded Song of the Year

“Breathe” – Maverick City Music, ft. DOE, Jonathan McReynolds, Chandler Moore
“Goodness of God – Live” – CeCe Winans
“Jesus “ – Phil Thompson
“Lazarus” – Maranda Curtis
“Love Song” – Travis Greene, ft. Madison Binion

Worship Recorded Song of the Year – Presented by CCLI

“God, Turn It Around” – Jon Reddick
“Hymn of Heaven” – Phil Wickham
“I Speak Jesus” – Charity Gayle
“Jireh (Radio Version)” – Maverick City Music ft. Chandler Moore, Naomi Raine
“Know You Will” – Hillsong UNITED

Worship Album of the Year

Are We There Yet? – Hillsong UNITED
Homecoming (Live) – Bethel Music
Hymn of Heaven – Phil Wickham
LION – Elevation Worship
SEVEN (Live) – Brooke Ligertwood

Spanish Language Recorded Song of the Year

“A Ceigas” – Indieomar, Musiko
“Color de Alegria” – Andy Alemany, TWICE, Samuel ASH
“Danzando” – Gateway Worship Español, ft. Daniel Calveti, Becky Collazos, Christine D’Clario, Travy Joe, Josh Morales
“Júbilo” – Maverick City Música, Miel San Marcos
“Mi Salvador” – Mosaic Msc

Inspirational Film/Series of the Year

American Underdog
Blue Miracle
Redeeming Love
The Chosen
The Jesus Music