NASHVILLE, Tenn. (August 14, 2019) — The Gospel Music Association (GMA) announced today the nominees for the 50th Annual GMA Dove Awards, revealed exclusively on Facebook ‘Live’ with the help of Natalie Grant, Jekalyn Carr and Karen Peck.
This historic celebration will take place on Tuesday, October 15 in Nashville, Tennessee. Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) will exclusively air the show on Sunday, October 20, 8 p.m. EST / 5 p.m. PST.
The most nominated individual this year is writer/producer Wayne Haun, who scored an amazing 10 nominations. On the artist side, Contemporary artist Lauren Daigle leads with six nominations, followed by for KING & COUNTRY and Kirk Franklin with five each.
Following are some categories that include one or more nominees from the Southern Gospel genre. The complete list of this year’s GMA Dove Awards nominees can be viewed here.
SOUTHERN GOSPEL ARTIST OF THE YEAR:
Ernie Haase & Signature Sound, Stowtown
Gaither Vocal Band, Gaither Music Group
Jason Crabb, Daywind Records
Joseph Habedank, Daywind Records
Karen Peck & New River, Daywind Records
SOUTHERN GOSPEL ALBUM OF THE YEAR:
Mercy & Love – Collingsworth Family, (producers) David Clydesdale, Wayne Haun
Life Is A Song – Greater Vision, (producer) Gerald Wolfe
Ready For Revival – Guardians, (producers) John Daril Rowsey, Wayne Haun
Deeper Oceans – Joseph Habedank, (producer) Wayne Haun
Yes – Triumphant Quartet, (producers) Gordon Mote, Wayne Haun
SOUTHERN GOSPEL RECORDED SONG OF THE YEAR:
“Longing For Home” – Ernie Haase & Signature Sound, (writers) Ernie Haase, Joel Lindsey, Wayne
“We Are All God’s Children” – Gaither Vocal Band, (writers) Benjamin Gaither, Sara Beth Terry, Todd
“How Great Thou Art (feat. Sonya Isaacs)” – Josh Turner, (writer) Stuart K. Hine
“I Know I’ll Be There” – Karen Peck & New River, (writers) Dave Clark, Karen Peck Gooch, Wayne
“Even Me” – Triumphant Quartet, (writers) Jason Cox, Jeff Bumgardner, Kenna Turner West
BLUEGRASS/COUNTRY/ROOTS ALBUM OF THE YEAR:
I Serve a Savior – Josh Turner, (producer) Kenny Greenberg
Deeper Roots: Where the Bluegrass Grows – Steven Curtis Chapman, (producers) Brent Milligan,
Steven Curtis Chapman
Favorites: Revisited by Request – The Isaacs, (producers) Ben Isaacs, The Isaacs
BLUEGRASS/COUNTRY/ROOTS RECORDED SONG OF THE YEAR:
“Beside The Cross” – Lizzy Long, Rhonda Vincent, & Sally Berry, (writers) Fanny Crosby, Jeff
Bumgardner, Joel Lindsey, Wayne Haun
“Wayfaring Stranger” – Jeff & Sheri Easter, (writer) Traditional
“Shame On Me” – Joseph Habedank, (writers) Jason Cox, Joseph Habedank, Michael Boggs
“I Saw the Light (feat. Sonya Isaacs)” – Josh Turner, (writer) Hank Williams Sr.
“Dive (feat. Ricky Skaggs)” – Steven Curtis Chapman, (writer) Steven Curtis Chapman
INSPIRATIONAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR:
The North Coast Sessions – Keith & Kristyn Getty, (producers) Fionán de Barra, Keith Getty, Kristyn
Follow – Mark Schultz, (producer) Chris Bevins
The Healing – TaRanda Greene, (producers) Jason Webb, TaRanda Beene, Virgil Stratford, Wayne
INSPIRATIONAL RECORDED SONG OF THE YEAR:
“Is He Worthy?” – Andrew Peterson, (writers) Andrew Peterson, Ben Shive
“Fall on Your Knees (feat. Charlotte Ritchie)” – David Phelps, (writer) David Phelps
“The God Who Sees” – Nicole C. Mullen, Kathie Lee Gifford, (writers) Kathie Lee Gifford, Nicole C.
“Glory to Glory” – Riley Harrison Clark, (writers) Jeff Bumgardner, Joel Lindsey, Riley Harrison Clark
“When The Healing Comes” – TaRanda Greene, (writers) Geron Davis, Joel Lindsey, TaRanda Beene,
“Congratulations to this year’s Dove Award nominees!” said GMA President Jackie Patillo. “This year, to commemorate our golden anniversary, we will celebrate some iconic Dove Awards moments from the last 50 years. This milestone reminds us all of the extraordinary people whose shoulders we are standing on today and how the sound has evolved over the years!”
The 50th celebration will be a powerful evening of high-energy and unforgettable vocal events paying tribute to 50 years of special appearances and sensational stage highlights over the decades. Nominees are determined by GMA’s professional members, and winners will be voted on by the entire GMA membership. For more information or to purchase tickets to the show, visit www.doveawards.com.