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2022 GMA Dove Awards Nominees Announced

The full list of Nominees for the 53rd GMA Dove Awards hosted by the Gospel Music Association (GMA) has been released. The list includes numerous great music artists in the gospel music industry to win awards in different categories. The Executive Director of the Gospel Music Association, Jackie Patillo made this announcement of the event. The theme of the event is Sound of Heaven, and will hold on Tuesday, 18th October 2022 in Nashville, Tennese, on the campus of Lipscomb University. Winners are selected by the Gospel Music Association’s professional membership and will be announced publicly when the show airs exclusively on the Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) Friday, Oct. 21, 2022 at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. ET. The 53rd annual GMA Dove Awards is going to be happening this year with an all-new ticketed Music City Fan Experience taking place in the days leading up to the in-person event from 16th to 19th October. Visit doveawards.com/fan-experience for more info. A limited number of tickets are still available for the main event with prices ranging from $59 to $200. TheMusic City Fan Experience tickets are also available

Top nominations for this year’s Dove Awards include songwriter and producer Jeff Pardo with nine (9) nominations, Matthew West and Maverick City Music with seven (7) nominations each, six (6) nominations for Anne Wilson, Ben Glover, FOR KING + COUNTRY, Jeff Sojka, Jonathan Smith and Phil Wickham and five (5) for Brandon Lake, CeCe Winans, Chandler Moore, Chris Brown, Jonathan Jay, and Steven Furtick. This year’s nominees were chosen from over 2,087 submitted entries and the winners are voted on by the GMA Professional Membership. The Nominees were announced in an artist-hosted livestream event featuring Jimmie Allen, Erica Campbell, Evan Craft, Sonya Isaacs, Brandon Lake, Trip Lee, Chris Tomlin, and Tye Tribbett. The announcement premiered live on the GMA Dove Awards YouTube and Facebook pages.


53rd Annual GMA Dove Award Nominees

Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year

Healer, Casting Crowns
Milk & Honey, Crowder
My Jesus, Anne Wilson
Rise Up, CAIN
What Are We Waiting For?, for KING & COUNTRY

New Artist of the Year

Anne Wilson
Blessing Offor
Jordan St. Cyr
Ryan Ellis

Pop/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year

“House of the Lord,” Phil Wickham
“In Jesus Name (God of Possible),” Katy Nichole
“My Jesus,” Anne Wilson
“Scars in Heaven,” Casting Crowns

Worship Album of the Year

Are We There Yet?, UNITED
Homecoming (Live), Bethel Music
Hymn of Heaven, Phil Wickham
LION, Elevation Worship
SEVEN (Live), Brooke Ligertwood

Worship Recorded Song of the Year

“God, Turn It Around,” Jon Reddick
“Hymn of Heaven,” Phil Wickham
“I Speak Jesus,” Charity Gayle
“Jireh (Radio Version),” Maverick City Music (feat. Chandler David Moore & Naomi Raine)
“Know You Will,” Hillsong UNITED

Bluegrass/country/roots recorded song of the year

“All Is Well” – Carrie Underwood
“God Is Real” – The Sound
“Grace And Goodness” – Sunday Drive
“In The Sweet By And By” – Dolly Parton, ft. Larry Cordle, Carl Jackson, Jerry Salley, Bradley Walker
“Mamas” – Anne Wilson, ft. Hillary Scott

Southern gospel album of the year

2:22 – Karen Peck & New River
Just Sing! – The Collingsworth Family
Keeping On – Ernie Haase & Signature Sound
More to the Story – The Kingsmen
Something New – Legacy Five

Contemporary gospel album of the year

Clarity – DOE
Jonny X Mail: Live in LA (Stereo) – Jonathan McReynolds & Mali Music
Jubilee: Juneteenth Edition – Maverick City Music
Oil + Water – Travis Greene
One Touch – Jabari Johnson

Rap/hip hop album of the year

No Church In A While – Lecrae, 1K Phew
The End. – Trip Lee
TWO UP TWO DOWN – Aaron Cole
Unstoppable (United We Can) – Angie Rose
UPPERHAND – indie tribe

Spanish language recorded song of the year

“A Ceigas” – Indieomar, Musiko
“Color de Alegria” – Andy Alemany, TWICE, Samuel ASH
“Danzando” – Gateway Worship Español, ft. Daniel Calveti, Becky Collazos, Christine D’Clario, Travy Joe, Josh Morales
“Júbilo” – Maverick City Música, Miel San Marcos
“Mi Salvador” – Mosaic Msc

Christmas/Special Event Album of the Year

A Family Christmas, We The Kingdom
A Very Maverick Christmas, Maverick City Music
Emmanuel: Christmas Songs of Worship (Live), Chris Tomlin
We Need Christmas, Matthew West
Wonderful, CAIN

Gospel worship recorded song of the year

“Breathe” – Maverick City Music, ft. DOE, Jonathan McReynolds, Chandler Moore
“Goodness of God – Live” – CeCe Winans
“Jesus “ – Phil Thompson
“Lazarus” – Maranda Curtis
“Love Song” – Travis Greene, ft. Madison Binion

Inspirational Film/Series of the Year

American Underdog
Blue Miracle
Redeeming Love
The Chosen
The Jesus Music

Contemporary gospel recorded song of the year

“Adulting – Live” – Jonathan McReynolds, Mali Music
“Believe for It” – CeCe Winans, ft. Lauren Daigle
“Gotta Believe” – Tasha Cobbs Leonard
“Sunday” – Koryn Hawthorne
“When I Pray” – DOE

Artist of the Year

CeCe Winans
Maverick City Music
We The Kingdom
Zach Wiliams

Producer of the Year

Dana Sorey
Jeff Pardo
Jonathan Smith
Wayne Haun
Tony Brown & Jonathan Jay

Song of the Year

“Be Alright,” recorded by Evan Craft (feat. Danny Gokey and Redimi2)
“Believe For It,” recorded by CeCe Winans
“Come What May,” recorded by We Are Messengers
“Good God Almighty,” recorded by Crowder
“Hold On To Me,” recorded by Lauren Daigle
“House of the Lord,” recorded by Phil Wickham
“Jireh,” recorded by Maverick City Music
“Look What You’ve Done,” recorded by Tasha Layton
“My Jesus,” recorded by Anne Wilson
“Promises,” recorded by Maverick City Music
“RATTLE!,” recorded by Elevation Worship

For a full list of nominees, visit doveawards.com/2022-nominees.


Since 1969 the GMA Dove Awards has honoured outstanding achievements and excellence in Christian and Gospel Music. The show celebrates our rich musical diversity. Awards are presented to individuals representing modern Rock, Rap/Hip Hop, Pop/Contemporary, Inspirational, Southern Gospel, Urban, Bluegrass, Country, Worship, and more! The event is always a glorious one which is aimed at glorifying God, uniting his people and honouring those who share His message around the world.


About Gospel Music Association & Foundation:

Since 1964, the Gospel Music Association’s mission has been to expose, promote and celebrate the Gospel through music. As a trade organization, the GMA serves creatives and professionals within the Christian and Gospel music industry. It supports this richly diverse community by providing for basic needs through the GMA Foundation, preserving the legacies of the genre’s trailblazers through the GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame, and celebrating the work of today’s artists through events like the GMA Dove Awards – which reaches millions of people around the world annually.

For more information about the Gospel Music Association, visit www.gospelmusic.org. Join the GMA social communities on FacebookInstagramTikTokTwitterYouTube and LinkedIn.




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