Nashville, TN (September 23, 2020)
Grammy-nominated and Dove Award winning worship leader, pastor and author, William McDowell, has received his first Billboard Music Award nomination today for Top Gospel Album for his live album, The Cry. This album earned McDowell’s fifth No. 1 debut album in his storied career on the Billboard Top Gospel Albums Chart. The 2020 Billboard Music Awards will broadcast live from The Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Oct. 14 at 8 p.m. ET on NBC. Billboard Music Awards nominees and winners are based on key fan interactions with music, including album and digital song sales, streaming, radio airplay, touring and social engagement, tracked by Billboard and its data partners, including MRC Data/Nielsen Music.

McDowell’s album has also been nominated for a 2020 GMA Dove Award for Gospel Worship Album of the Year, and the song from the album, “Only You Can Satisfy (Live),” for Gospel Recorded Song of the Year. The Dove Awards will air on TBN on Friday, October 30th.

The Cry was recorded at Redemption to the Nations Church in Chattanooga, TN and featured special guest artists Nathaniel Bassey, Travis Greene, Yolanda Adams, David & Nicole Binion, Tasha Cobbs Leonard and Trinity Anderson (worship leader of McDowell’s Deeper Fellowship church).


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