Lauren Daigle and Chris Tomlin Leading In The Dove Awards 2016 Nominations

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It’s all eye’s on Lauren Daigle at this year’s GM Dove Awards with 6 nominations including ‘Artist of the year’. But she isn’t the only one to have cleaned up on nominations in what is to be the 47th Annual Dove awards.

Big guns such as  Hillsong UNITED and Chris Tomlin garnered five. Anthony Brown, Jonathan McReynolds, Kirk Franklin,  Tasha Cobbs tally four nods each. whilst songwriter Jason Ingram scores seven nods, including “Song of the Year.” To see the full list of nominees, visit the Dove Awards website here.

It’s great to see Travis Greene in the category for “New Artist of the Year” as he had a phenomenal 2015. The hip hop category looks almost predictable with a artists who we would consider giants in the game. Would probably have liked to have seen William McDowell feature in the Worship album of the year with his live recorded album – ‘Sounds of Revival’ but hey, there are still other categories to be released so let’s watch this space.

Here are a few of the released categories that we thought you might be interested in.

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

TRADITIONAL GOSPEL ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Everyday Jesus – Anthony Brown & group therAPy, (producers) Anthony Brown, Justin Savage
We Give You Praise – Chicago Mass Choir, (producers) Percy Gray, Jr., Demetrius Banks, Cornelius Doles, Felica Welch, Dr. Feranda Williamson
WAP New Era – James Hall Worship & Praise, (producers) James Hall, Troy Chambers, Dr. Kevin Bond
Powerful – Japan Mass Choir, (producer) DA Johnson
Level Next– John P. Kee, (producer) John P. Kee

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

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, worshiptogether.com 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

The GMA Dove Awards celebrate the contributions of artists from every style of Christian/Gospel music. Nominees are determined by over 1,500 professional members, and winners will be voted on by the entire GMA membership of nearly 2,500. 

TV channel TBN will exclusively air the awards show on Sunday, October 16th so watch out for that.

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