Gospel Singer ‘Kirk Franklin, Tasha Cobbs, Travis & Many More Were Nominated.
The show will air Oct. 22 on Trinity Broadcasting Network. Voting for the final winners will run from Aug. 21-28.
Songwriter of the Year
Gospel Artist of the Year
CeCe Winans, Pure Springs Gospel
Kirk Franklin, Fo Yo Soul Recordings/RCA Records
Tamela Mann, TillyMann Music Group
Tasha Cobbs, Motown Gospel
Travis Greene, RCA Inspiration
New Artist of the Year
Bri (Briana Babineaux), Marquis Boone Enterprises/Tyscot Records
Contemporary Gospel/Urban Recorded Song of the Year
“Trust In You” – Anthony Brown & Group therAPy, (writer) Anthony Brown
“Never Have To Be Alone” – CeCe Winans, (writers) Alvin Love III, Dwan Hill
“Father Jesus Spirit” – Fred Hammond, (writers) Fred Hammond, Derek “DC” Clark, Shelton Summons
“My World Needs You” – Kirk Franklin, (writer) Kirk Franklin
“Work It Out” – Tye Tribbett, (writers) Tye Tribbett, Jevon Hill
Traditional Gospel Recorded Song of the Year
“You’re Bigger” – Jekalyn Carr, (writer) Allundria Carr
“Change Me” – Tamela Mann, (writer) Thomas Clay
“Fix Me” – Tim Bowman Jr., (writers) Aaron W. Lindsey, Israel Houghton, Tim Bowman Jr.
Urban Worship Recorded Song of the Year
“Victory Belongs To Jesus” – Todd Dulaney, (writer)
“Joy” – VaShawn Mitchell, (writers) Pat Barrett, Tony Brown
“Everlasting God” – William Murphy, (writer) Fellowship Church
Contemporary Gospel/Urban Album of the Year
Let Them Fall In Love – CeCe Winans, (producers) Alvin Love III, Tommy Sims
Worship Journal Live – Fred Hammond, (producers) Fred Hammond, Calvin Rogers, Phillip Feaster,
One Way – Tamela Mann, (producers) Myron Butler, Tamela Mann, Kirk Franklin, Timbaland, Eric Dawkins, King Logan, Shaun Martin, David Mann
Secret Place – VaShawn Mitchell, (producers) VaShawn Mitchell, Thomas Hardin Jr.
Demonstrate – William Murphy, (producer) Aaron Lindsey
Traditional Gospel Album of the Year
The Journey LIVE – Donnie McClurkin, (producers) Donnie McClurkin, Trent Phillips, Tre’ Corley
Azusa The Next Generation 2: Better – Hezekiah Walker, (producers) Donald Lawrence, Hezekiah Walker
You Deserve It – J.J. Hairston Youthful Praise, (producer) J.J. Hairston
1970 the GMA Dove Awards has honored outstanding achievements and
excellence in Christian Music. The show celebrates musical diversity and
are presented to individuals representing modern Rock, Rap/Hip Hop,
Pop/Contemporary, Inspirational, Southern Gospel, Urban, Bluegrass,
Country, Worship and more.