The Gospel Music Association (GMA) announced yesterday, from the campus of Lipscomb University, the nominees in 41 categories for the 46th Annual GMA Dove Awards. The theme of this year’s award show is “Better Together” which focuses on the strength in unity. Nashville, Tennessee Mayor – Karl Dean, GMA Executive Director/President Jackie Patillo and artists Audio Adrenaline, Jason Crabb, Colton Dixon, Joseph Habedank, Casey J and RED were among the artist and dignitaries participating in the nominee announcements.
“This is always an exciting day for us at the GMA,” states Patillo.”We are honored to recognise the many talents of our industry and the contributions they have made. This year Gospel and Christian Music’s biggest night is going to be off the charts with unforgettable performances and special pairings.
Additionally, Patillo expanded on this year’s “Better Together” initiative. “Since 1969, the GMA Dove Awards has honored the outstanding achievement and excellence of our music community. We hope to bring much more light to our mission with this year’s “Better Together” theme as we focus on unity, diversity and creativity and come together during this exciting time in our industry,” states Patillo.
The nominees in 12 categories were revealed yesterday during the press conference and included here are five of the top categories announced today.
Artist of the Year
for KING & COUNTRY
New Artist of the Year
About A Mile
I Am They
Contemporary Christian Artist of the Year
for KING & COUNTRY
Southern Gospel Artist of the Year
Ernie Haase & Signature Sound
Gaither Vocal Band
The Collingsworth Family
Gospel Artist of the Year
Israel & New Breed
The GMA Dove Awards, Gospel music’s biggest night of the year, will feature artists from every style of Gospel/Christian music coming together to celebrate the impact of its music. Dove Award nominees are determined by over 1,500 professional members with the winners will be voted on by the entire GMA membership of nearly 2,500.
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