Redding, CA (August 12, 2021)
GRAMMY nominated, internationally renowned artist collective Bethel Music has garnered 16 GMA DOVE Award nominations, breaking their previous record of most nominations in a single year. The nominations span 12 categories, including the coveted New Artist of the Year and Song of the Year. The 52nd GMA Dove Awards will take place on October 19, 2021, and will air October 22nd on TBN.
Joe Taylor, CEO & Co-Founder of Bethel Music shares: “It has been both humbling and thrilling to see how God has taken the music we’ve been privileged to create and breathed on it in ways we could never have imagined. We are so proud of our artists, our writers, our producers, and our entire label team. Bethel Music has the hardest working team members in the industry, so to see their efforts recognized in this way is so exciting. Our heartbeat is worship . . . period . . . but seeing how our music is impacting the Church and the world fuels us to keep pressing in and stewarding well the songs the Lord continues to give us.”
Leading the nominations is Brandon Lake with seven nominations: Songwriter of the Year (artist), New Artist of the Year, Rock/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year for “I Need a Ghost,” and Long Form Video for House of Miracles (Live) as well as Song of the Year and Worship Recorded Song of the Year for his participation in the Elevation Worship song “Graves Into Gardens.” Lake is also nominated for Spanish Language Recorded Song of the Year for “Tumbas A Jardines” with Elevation Worship. Following is Dante Bowe with three solo nominations: New Artist of the Year, Contemporary Gospel Recorded Song of the Year for ‘joyful,’ and Gospel Worship Recorded Song of the Year for “Voice of God.” He is also nominated as part of Maverick City Music for Worship Recorded Song of the Year with “Jireh,” a collaboration with Elevation Worship. Cory Asbury earned two nominations: Song of the Year for “The Father’s House” and Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year for To Love A Fool and Brian Johnson is nominated for Worship Recorded Song of the Year for “Battle Belongs,” which was co-written with Phil Wickham. Bethel Music’s Revival’s In The Air is also nominated for Worship Album of the Year and Recorded Music Packaging of the Year.