Here Are the Winners fo the 2019 Dove Awards
Last night some of the biggest names in Christian and Gospel music gathered in Nashville, Tenn. to celebrate the 50th Annual Gospel Music Association’s Dove Awards. The show will air exclusively on TBN on October 20 at 8 pm EST/5 pm PST. But you don’t have to wait until then to find out who won. Here is the list of the winners.
CCM artist Lauren Daigle had the most nominations coming into the night, and left with the top award of “Artist of the Year.” She also secured the win for Pop / Contemporary Album of the Year and Song of the Year for “You Say,” which recently broke the record for the longest No. 1 song on the Billboard Hot Christian Songs.
Christian hip hop artist Aaron Cole surprised many, including himself, when he won for New Artist of the Year.
” I just wanna thank God, bro … It’s a lot of hard work, you feel me? This is a lot of doing rap shows, chicken dinners … sleeping on couches. Any artist out there that got a dream, if a boy from Bristol, Virginia — y’all don’t even know where that’s from — can do this, you can do this,” Cole said during his acceptance speech.
Gospel powerhouse Tasha Cobbs-Leonard, who received four nominations, won two awards for Gospel Worship Recorded Song of the Year for her hit “This Is A Move (Live),” and Gospel Worship Album of the Year. Music producer Kirk Franklin was crowned the Gospel Artist of the Year, and his song “Love Theory” brought home the award for Contemporary Gospel Recorded Song of the Year.
Bill Gaither, the gospel legend who won one of the first Dove Awards back in 1969, is still winning fifty years later. Last night he was named Southern Gospel Artist of the Year. The 83-year-old accepted the award after performing two songs with the Gaither Vocal Band.
Other winners include for King & Country, Donald Lawrence, Crowder, Danny Gokey, Lecrae, and the movie Breakthrough. You can check out the complete list of winners below.
Artist of the Year: Lauren Daigle
New Artist of the Year: Aaron Cole
Worship Song of the Year: “Who You Say I Am” (writers) Ben Fielding, Reuben Morgan, (publisher) Hillsong Music Publishing
Contemporary Christian Artist of the Year: TobyMac, Forefront / Capitol CMG
Gospel Artist of the Year: Kirk Franklin, Fo Yo Soul Recordings / RCA Records
Song of the Year: “You Say” (writers) Jason Ingram, Paul Mabury, Lauren Daigle, (publishers) CentricSongs, Fellow Ships Music, Flychild Publishing, So Essential Tunes
Southern Gospel Artist of the Year: Gaither Vocal Band, Gaither Music Group
Pop / Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year: “God Only Knows” – for KING & COUNTRY, (writers) Joel Smallbone, Jordan Reynolds, Josh Kerr, Luke Smallbone, Tedd Tjornhom
Gospel Worship Recorded Song of the Year: “This Is A Move (Live)” – Tasha Cobbs Leonard, (writers) Brandon Lake, Nate Moore, Tasha Cobbs Leonard, Tony Brown
Songwriter of the Year (Artist): Bart Millard
Songwriter of the Year (Non-Artist): Jason Ingram
Producer of the Year (TEAM): Jason Ingram and Paul Mabury
Rock / Contemporary Album of the Year: Native Tongue – Switchfoot, (producers) Brent Kutzle, Jon Foreman, Tim Foreman, Tyler Chester, Tyler Spry
Bluegrass / Country / Roots Recorded Song of the Year: “I Saw the Light (feat. Sonya Isaacs)” – Josh Turner, (writer) Hank Williams Sr.
Bluegrass / Country / Roots Album of the Year: Deeper Roots: Where the Bluegrass Grows – Steven Curtis Chapman, (producers) Brent Milligan, Steven Curtis Chapman
Southern Gospel Recorded Song of the Year: “I Know I’ll Be There” – Karen Peck & New River, (writers) Dave Clark, Karen Peck Gooch, Wayne Haun
Instrumental Album of the Year: Christmas – Paul Cardall, (producer) Jim Daneker
Rock / Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year: “Wildfire” – Crowder, (writers) David Crowder, Rebecca Lauren Olds, Solomon Olds
Traditional Gospel Recorded Song of the Year: “Deliver Me (This is My Exodus) (feat. Le’Andria Johnson)” – Donald Lawrence, The Tri-City Singers, (writers) Desmond Davis, Donald Lawrence, Marshon Lewis, Robert Woolridge Jr., William James Stokes
Contemporary Gospel Recorded Song of the Year: “Love Theory” – Kirk Franklin, (writer) Kirk Franklin
Christmas / Special Event Album of the Year: The Advent of Christmas – Matt Maher, (producers) Matt Maher, Mitch Parks
Gospel Worship Album of the Year: Heart. Passion. Pursuit. (Live) – Tasha Cobbs Leonard, (producers) Kenneth Leonard Jr., Monica Coates
Children’s Music Album of the Year: Bright Ones (Soundtrack) – Bright Ones, (producers) Jacob Sooter, James Morales, Jeff Schneeweis, Mike “X” O’ Connor, Rick Seibold, Seth Mosley
Long Form Video of the Year: Only Jesus Visual Album – Casting Crowns, (director) Ashley Lollis, (producer) Kyle Lollis
Short Form Video of the Year: Haven’t Seen It Yet – Danny Gokey, (director) Ry Cox, (producer) Joel Hartz
Inspirational Film of the Year: Breakthrough, (director) Roxann Dawson, (producers) DeVon Franklin, Jessica Dunn
Spanish Language Recorded Song of the Year: “Tus Cuerdas De Amor (feat. Lowsan Melgar)” – Julio Melgar, (writer) Julio Melgar
Rap / Hip Hop Album of the Year: Let the Trap Say Amen – Lecrae & Zaytoven, (producer) Zaytoven
Pop / Contemporary Album of the Year: Look Up Child – Lauren Daigle, (producers) Jason Ingram, Paul Mabury
Spanish Language Album of the Year: ¿Quién contra nosotros? – Alex Zurdo, (producer) Angel “Xerran” L. Serrano
Rap / Hip Hop Recorded Song of the Year: “Fight for Me” – GAWVI, (writers) Gabriel Azuenca, JRaul Garcia, Matt Cohen, Lecrae Moore
Worship Recorded Song of the Year: “Living Hope” – Phil Wickham, (writers) Brian Johnson, Phil Wickham
Traditional Gospel Album of the Year: Goshen – Donald Lawrence, The Tri-City Singers, (producers) Donald Lawrence, Sir The Baptist, Troy Taylor
Recorded Music Packaging of the Year: The Wait – David Leonard, (art directors) David Leonard, Jason B. Jones, (graphic designer) Jordan Rubino, (photographer) Elliot Eicheldinger
Youth / Children’s Musical of the Year: Straight Outta Bethlehem – (creator) Christy Semsen, (arranger) Daniel Semsen
Choral Collection of the Year: The Great American Church Songbook – (arranger & orchestrator) Cliff Duren
Musical of the Year: Welcome to Bethlehem – (creators) Joel Lindsey, Jeff Bumgardner, Heidi Petak, (arranger & orchestrator) Daniel Semsen
Inspirational Recorded Song of the Year: “When The Healing Comes” – TaRanda Greene, (writers) Geron Davis, Joel Lindsey, TaRanda Beene, Wayne Haun
Southern Gospel Album of the Year: Yes – Triumphant Quartet, (producers) Gordon Mote, Wayne Haun
Inspirational Album of the Year: The North Coast Sessions – Keith & Kristyn Getty, (producers) Fionán de Barra, Keith Getty, Kristyn Getty
(Lauren Daigle Photo by Terry Wyatt/Getty Images for Dove Awards; Aaron Cole Photo by Anna Webber/Getty Images for Dove Awards)