THE 49th Annual GMA Dove Awards were handed out this week in the Allen Arena on the campus of Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee. The awards will be televised on TBN (Trinity Broadcasting Network) on Sunday, October 21 at 9 p.m. ET/8p.m CT .
The big winner was first-time nominee, newcomer Tauren Wells, who took home four awards, including Contemporary Christian Artist of the Year and New Artist of The Year. Superstar Zach Williams took home Artist of the Year. The night was filled with many remarkable performances, including first time collaborations including Kirk Franklin and Tori Kelly, Jason Crabb and Rascal Flatts, as well as Natalie Grant and Koryn Hawthorne. See the full list of winners here.
Special performances were given by; for KING & COUNTRY, Jason Crabb, Kirk Franklin, Lauren Daigle, Natalie Grant, Newsboys, Rascal Flatts, Tauren Wells, Tori Kelly and more. Presenters also included Bart Millard, Bill Gaither, Chris Tomlin, Jasmine Murray, Tasha Cobbs Leonard and mor
The GMA Dove Awards celebrate the contributions of artists from every style of Christian/Gospel music. Top nominated artists include Tauren Wells, Zach Williams, Corey Asbury, Tasha Cobbs and TobyMac. View the full list of nominees here. For more information, visit www.doveawards.com .
Founded in 1964, the Gospel Music Association serves as the face and voice for the Gospel/Christian music community and is dedicated to exposing, promoting and celebrating the Gospel through music of all styles including Pop, Rock, Praise & Worship, Urban Gospel, R&B, Hip Hop, Southern Gospel, Bluegrass, Country, Latin and more. The GMA community includes agents, artists, church leaders, managers, promoters, radio personnel, record company executives, retailers, songwriters and other industry visionaries. The GMA produces the GMA Dove Awards and IMMERSE. For more on supporting the GMA or becoming a member, please visit www.gospelmusic.org .