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The Gospel Music Association (GMA) announced today the nominees for the 48th Annual GMA Dove Awards. The awards show will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017 at Lipscomb University's Allen Arena in Nashville at 6:30 p.m. CST. Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) will exclusively air the awards show on Sunday, Oct. 22, reaching over 100 million viewers in the U.S., plus global and multi-platform distribution. Voting for the final winners will run Aug. 21 through Aug. 28.
Zach Williams and Lauren Daigle lead artist nominations with five, followed by Chris Tomlin, Crowder, Kirk Franklin and NEEDTOBREATHE with four nods each. Top nominated writer/producer Wayne Haun scored six nods, and Bernie Herms and David Garciahave five nods each. View the full list of nominees here.
"I'm thrilled to celebrate another year of Dove Awards nominations!" GMA President Jackie Patillo stated. "Our artists and creatives sacrifice year-round to share their sound with the world. Our theme this year is Sound the Remedy; we believe the message of gospel and Christian music offers God's remedy to the world."
The GMA Dove Awards celebrates 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. For more information or to purchase tickets to the show, visit www.doveawards.com.
The nominees in the following categories were revealed on Facebook Live today:
Artist of the Year
Chris Tomlin, sixsteprecords/Sparrow Records
for KING & COUNTRY, Word Entertainment
Hillsong United, Hillsong Music Australia/Sparrow Records
MercyMe, Fair Trade Services
tobyMac, ForeFront Records
Song of the Year
"Chain Breaker" – (writers) Jonathan Smith, Mia Fieldes, Zach Williams
"Come Alive (Dry Bones)" – (writers) Lauren Daigle, Michael Farren
"Even If" – (writers) Bart Millard, Ben Glover, Crystal Lewis, David Garcia, Tim Timmons
"Eye of The Storm" – (writers) Bryan Fowler, Ryan Stevenson
"Feel Invincible" – (writers) John Cooper, Seth Mosley
"Great Are You Lord" – (writers) David Leonard, Jason Ingram, Leslie Jordan
"King of The World" – (writers) Sam Mizell, Becca Mizell, Natalie Grant
"O Come to the Altar" – (writers) Chris Brown, Mack Brock, Steven Furtick, Wade Joye
"The Lion & the Lamb" – (writers) Brenton Brown, Brian Johnson, Leeland Mooring