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53rd Annual GMA Dove Awards Nominees Announced

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53rd Annual GMA Dove Awards Nominees Announced

Matthew West, Maverick City Music, Anne Wilson, FOR KING + COUNTRY, Phil Wickham Lead Artist Nominations for 53rd Annual GMA Dove Awards

Nominees revealed by Chris Tomlin, Jimmie Allen, Erica Campbell and more in livestream event

The GMA Dove Awards Nashville event will be held October 18th and will air exclusively on TBN and the TBN app, Friday, October 21st, 2022 at 8:00p.m. ET and 10:00p.m. ET

The Gospel Music Association is pleased to announce nominees for the 53rd Annual GMA Dove Awards. Top nominations include songwriter and producer Jeff Pardo with nine (9) nominations, Matthew West and Maverick City Music with seven (7) nominations each, six (6) nominations for Anne Wilson, Ben Glover, FOR KING + COUNTRY, Jeff Sojka, Jonathan Smith and Phil Wickham and five (5) 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.

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 pages.

“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.”

Voting for the final winners will run August 18th through August 25th. The GMA Dove Awards are happening live and in person in Nashville, TN, October 18th, 2022. A limited number of tickets are still available. Music City Fan Experience tickets are also available – an unforgettable, multi-day Nashville get-a-way that includes tickets to the Dove Awards. This year’s broadcast will air exclusively on TBN and the TBN app, Friday, October 21st, 2022 at 8:00p.m. ET and 10:00p.m. ET, with an encore presentation on October 28th, 2022 at 8:00p.m. ET and 10:00p.m. ET.

Below is the list of nominations announced during today’s livestream. For the complete list of nominees, visit dovewards.com.

 

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

 

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

The 53rd Annual GMA Dove Awards are produced by the Gospel Music Association. Jackie Patillo and Justin Fratt serve as showrunners and executive producers, alongside Curtis Stoneberger and Paul Wright as producers. Russell E. Hall returns as director, Michael Nolan as scriptwriter, Scott Moore and Go Live Productions as production manager.

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