The 47th Annual GMA Dove Awards were held at Lipscomb University’s Allen Arena. Awards were handed out in 44 categories plus special award categories. The sold-out show was hosted by for KING & COUNTRY and Tye Tribbett and featured performances by TobyMac, Tamela Mann, Hillsong UNITED, Matthew West, Natalie Grant and more.  The show will air on TBN (Trinity Broadcasting Network) on Sunday, October 16th at 7 p.m. PST. For further information, please visit,

After meeting for the first time today, show hosts for KING & COUNTRY  and Tye Tribbett seamlessly entertained the hall with quick wit and captivating testimony. Highlights of the evening included a DC Talk reunion performance and Chris Tomlin accepting the SoundExchange Digital Radio Award.

Artist of the Year:

Lauren Daigle, Centricity Music?

New Artist of the Year

Jordan Feliz, Centricity Music?

Song of the Year:

“Good, Good Father” (writers) Pat Barrett, Tony Brown (publishers) Vamos Publishing, Capitol CMG Parago, Common Hymnal Publishing, Housefires Sounds, Tony Brown Publishing Designee, songs, sixsteps Music

Pop Contemporary Artist of the Year:


Songwriter of the Year(Artist)

Lauren Daigle

Gospel Artist of the Year (Non-Artist)

Kirk Franklin , Fo Yo Soul Recordings/RCA Records

Southern Gospel Recorded Song of the Year

“I Am Blessed” – Karen Peck & New River, (writers) Karen Peck Gooch, Kenna West, Michael Farren

Worship Song of the Year

“No Longer Slaves” (writers) Jonathan David Hesler, Brian Johnson, Joel Case (publisher) Bethel Music Publishing?

Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year

This Is Not A Test – TobyMac, (producers) Christopher Stevens, Toby McKeehan, David Garcia

Traditional Gospel Album of the Year

Everyday Jesus – Anthony Brown & group therAPy, (producers) Anthony Brown, Justin Savage?

Worship Album of the Year

Empires – Hillsong United, (producers) Michael Guy Chislett, Joel Houston?

Inspirational Film of the Year

War Room, (director) Alex Kendrick (producers) Kendrick Brothers Pictures, AFFIRM Films, Provident Films


source: Yap

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