Today, the nominees for the 47th Annual GMA Dove Awards were announced. Jackie Patillo, Executive Director of the Gospel Music Association, opened the festivities in front of a contingency of media at Lipscomb University‘s Shamblin Theatre—the 2016 awards event, themes “Love Amplified,” will be held at Lipscomb’s Allen Arena in Nashville, Tennessee on October 11. Building 429 front man Jason Roy and gospel music legend CeCe Winans, both recipients of the New Artist Of The Year award in prior Dove Awards, were then introduced by Patillo to give the nominee announcement.
A few artists receiving multiple nominations of note: Lauren Daigle is nominated for two awards, Song Of The Year (“Trust In You” and “First”) and Artist Of The Year. Chris Tomlin‘s “Good Good Father” (songwriters Pat Barrett, Tony Brown) is nominated for three awards, Worship Song Of The Year, Pop/Contemporary Recorded Song Of The Year, and Song Of The Year. In addition to New Artist Of The Year, Jordan Feliz‘s single, “The River,” is nominated for Pop/Contemporary Recorded Song Of The Year and Song Of The Year.
The official nominees in featured categories are as follows (go to page “3” for link to full listing):
Traditional Gospel Album of The Year:
Everyday Jesus / Anthony Brown & Group Therapy
We Give You Praise / Chicago Mass Choir
WAP New Era / James Hall Worship & Praise
Powerful / Japan Mass Choir
Level Next / John P. Kee
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