The 47th GMA Dove Award Winners-Reflections

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One of the biggest events in the Christian music calendar is the Gospel Music Association Dove Awards. This was the 47th year of the awards which have been taking place since the 1970s and it was an amazing evening for those attending who were able to witness one of the biggest bands in Christian Music History on stage performing together - yes TobyMac, Michael Tait and Kevin Maxwell performed a track together as DC Talk!

With Lauren Daigle collecting 3 awards and both Bethel Music and Hillsong United collecting 2 awards each, read below for the full list of winners. Congratulations to all the winners.

  • 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
  • Songwriter of the Year Artist - Lauren Daigle
  • Songwriter of the Year Non-Artist - Jason Ingram
  • Contemporary Christian Artist of the Year - For KING AND COUNTRY, Word Entertainment
  • Southern Gospel Artist of the Year - Karen Peck & New River, Daywind Record
  • Gospel Artist of the Year - Kirk Franklin, Fo Yo Soul Recordings/RCA Records
  • Artist of the Year - Lauren Daigle, Centricity Music
  • New Artist of the Year - Jordan Feliz, Centriity Music
  • Producer of the Year - Bernie Herms
  • Rap / Hip-Hop Recorded Song of the Year - "Uncomfortable" - Andy Mineo; (writers) Gabriel Azucena, Ramon Ibanga Jr., Gabriel Lambirth, Andy Mineo, Kortney Pollard, Joseph Prielozny
  • Rock/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year - "Happiness" - NEEDTOBREATHE; (writers) Bo Rinehart, Bear Rinehart, Seth Bolt, Josh Lovelace
  • Pop/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year - "Trust In You" - Lauren Daigle; (writers) Paul Mabury, Michael Farren, Lauren Daigle
  • Inspirational Recorded Song of the Year - "Till I Met You" - Laura Story; (writers) Laura Story, Christopher Stevens, Bryan Fowler
  • Southern Gospel Recorded Song of the Year - "I Am Blessed" - Karen Peck & New River; (writers) Karen Peck Gooch, Kenna West, Michael Farren
  • Bluegrass Recorded Song of the Year - "Life’s Railway to Heaven (with the Oak Ridge Boys)" - Jimmy Fortune; (writers) Eliza R. Snow, M.E. Abbey
  • Country Recorded Song of the Year - "Small Town Someone (Lunch)" - Jeff & Sheri Easter; (writers) Sheri Easter, Kenna Turner West, Jason Cox
  • Contemporary Gospel/Urban Recorded Song of the Year - "The Way That You Love Me" - Jonathan McReynolds; (writers) Chuck Harmony, Claude Kelly
  • Traditional Gospel Recorded Song of the Year - "Better" - Hezekiah Walker; (writers) Jason Clayborn, Hezekiah Walker, Gabriel Hatcher
  • Urban Worship Recorded Song of the Year - "Worth" - Anthony Brown & group therAPy; (writers) Anthony Brown
  • Worship Song of the Year - "No Longer Slaves" - (writers) Jonathan David Hesler, Brian Johnson, Joel Case; (publisher) Bethel Music Publishing
  • Rap/Hip Hop Album of the Year - Therapy Session - NF (producers) Tommee Profitt, David Garcia, The720
  • Rock/Contemporary Album of the Year - The Wonderlands: Sunlight & Shadows - Jon Foreman (producers) Jon Foreman, Tyler Strickland, Neal Avron, Keith Tutt II, Joe Gill, Aaron Roche, Daniel James, Jeremy Lutito, Jason Morant, Jeremy Edwardson, Ryan O’Neil, Darren King, Andrew Wesson, Charlie Peacock, Seth Mosley, Eric Owyoung
  • Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year - This Is Not A Test - TobyMac; (producers) Christopher Stevens, Toby McKeehan, David Garcia
  • Inspirational Album of the Year - Brave New World - Amanda Cook (producers) Jason Ingram, Paul Mabury, Amanda Cook
  • Southern Gospel Album of the Year - Still - Booth Brothers (producers) Jason Webb, Lari Goss, Ronnie Booth, Michael Booth, Jim Brady
  • Bluegrass/Country Album of the Year - Small Town, Celebrating 30 Years of Music & Marriage - Jeff & Sheri Easter (producers) Madison Easter, Greg Cole, Jeff & Sheri Easter
  • Contemporary Gospel/Urban Album of the Year - Losing My Religion - Kirk Franklin (producer) Kirk Franklin
  • Traditional Gospel Album of the Year - Everyday Jesus - Anthony Brown & group therAPy (producers) Anthony Brown, Justin Savage
  • Urban Worship Album of the Year - Sounds Of Revival - William McDowell (producers) Clay Bogan III, William McDowell
  • Instrumental Album of the Year - Without Words: Synesthesia - Bethel Music (producers) Bobby Strand, Chris Greely
  • Children’s Music Album of the Year - Come Alive - Bethel Music Kids (producers) Jason Ingram, Paul Mabury
  • Spanish Language Album of the Year - Eterno Live - Christine D’Clario (producers) Michael Farren, Christine D’Clario
  • Special Event Album of the Year - We Will Stand Live (CCM UNITED) - Various; (producers) Michael Omartian, Dan Posthuma
  • Christmas Album of the Year - Christmas Is Here - Danny Gokey; (producer) Keith Thomas
  • Worship Album of the Year - EMPIRES - Hillsong UNITED; (producers) Michael Guy Chislett, Joel Houston
  • Musical of the Year - That's Where The Story Begins - (creators) Dave Clark, Gerald Crabb, Mike Harland
  • Youth/Children’s Musical of the Year - The Kingdom Connection - (creators) Christy Semsen, Daniel Semsen
  • Choral Collection of the Year - Southern Gospel Songs (10 New, Emerging and Classic Hits for Southern Gospel Choir) - (arranger & orchestrator) Marty Hamby
  • Recorded Music Packaging of the Year - EMPIRES - Hillsong UNITED, (art directors) Joel Houston, Jay Argaet (graphic artist) Nathan Cahyadi
  • Short Form Video of the Year - Live On Forever - The Afters, (director & producer) Nathan William
  • Long Form Video of the Year - Hymns That Are Important To Us - Joey + Rory, (director) Daniel Grace (producers) Aaron Carnahan, Joel McAfee, Bill Gaither
  • Inspirational Film of the Year - War Room - (director) Alex Kendrick (producers) Kendrick Brothers Pictures, AFFIRM Films, Provident Films

Image of DC Talk from the GMA Dove Awards website.

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