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And the Winners for the 2018 DOVE AWARDS Are? VIEW FULL LIST!



[Tauren Wells took home four awards at the 49th Annual GMA Dove Awards in Nashville on October 16. 2018. Photo: Jamie Gilliam]

THE 49th Annual GMA Dove Awards were handed out tonight in the Allen Arena on the campus of Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee. The awards will be televised on TBN (Trinity Broadcasting Network) on Sunday, October 21 at 9 p.m. ET.

[Tori Kelly and Kirk Franklin performing at the 49th Annual GMA Dove Awards in Nashville on October 16, 2018. Photo: Jamie Gilliam]

The big winner was first-time nominee, newcomer Tauren Wells, who took home four awards, including Contemporary Christian Artist of the Year and New Artist of The Year. Superstar Zach Williams took home Artist of the Year.

[Lauren Daigle performing at the 49th Annual GMA Dove Awards in Nashville on October 16, 2018. Photo: Jamie Gilliam]

The night was fiiled with many remarkable performances, including first time collaborations including Kirk Franklin and Tori Kelly, Jason Crabb and Rascal Flatts, as well as Natalie Grant and Koryn Hawthorne. See the full list of winners below.

Select quotes from the 2018 Doves Awards:

“I was literally in the back with my pants undone changing…then i heard my name and ran. ‘What award is this? ..New Artist of the Year?’ I am so thankful for this privilege. Thank You!” – Tauren Wells on accepting New Artist of the Year

“What a privilege this is. Isn’t it just like the Lord to take our failures and our overall jacked-up mess and turn it into someothing beautiful. He takes our disappointments and turns them into a dance floor. He allows us to be kids again.” –Cory Asbury, co-writer of Song of the Year “Reckless Love”

“When you’re a little kid in Alabama singin’ gospel songs….you never think someday you’ll win an award for doing what you love.” -Bradley Walker – winner for Bluegrass/Country Roots Album

“I was at the first Dove Awards as a child. I remember being in those bleachers wishing I could be Stryper. You know you are old when a kid says you look like the man from the UP movie.” –Mark Lowry

“The performances were second to none and offered glory and revenant love to our father and his kingdom, ” says GMA President and Executive Director Jackie Patillo.

2018 WINNERS: 

YEAR CATEGORY TITLE WINNER(S)
2018 Song of the Year (Category 1) “Reckless Love” (writers) Caleb Culver, Cory Asbury, Ran Jackson
2018 Worship Song of the Year (Category 2) “Reckless Love” (writers) Caleb Culver, Cory Asbury, Ran Jackson
2018 Songwriter of the Year -Artist (Category 3) Matthew West
2018 Songwriter of the Year – Non-Artist (Category 4) Colby Wedgeworth
2018 Contemporary Christian Artist of the Year (Category 5) Tauren Wells
2018 Southern Gospel Artist of the Year (Category 6) Gaither Vocal Band
2018 Gospel Artist of the Year (Category 7) Tasha Cobbs Leonard
2018 Artist of the Year (Category 8) Zach Williams
2018 New Artist of the Year (Category 9) Tauren Wells
2018 Producer of the Year (Category 10) Jason Ingram and Paul Mabury
2018 Rap / Hip Hop Recorded Song of the Year (Category 11) “War Cry (ft. Tauren Wells)” Social Club Misfits, (writers) Andrew Wells, David Frank, Fernando Miranda, John Thomas Roach, Martin Santiago, Tommee Profitt
2018 Rock / Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year (Category 12) “Walking On Water” NEEDTOBREATHE, (writers) Bear Rinehart, Bo Rinehart, Matt Maher
2018 Pop / Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year (Category 13) “Old Church Choir” Zach Williams, (writers) Colby Wedgeworth, Ethan Hulse, Zach Williams
2018 Southern Gospel Recorded Song of the Year (Category 14) “Washed By The Water” Jason Crabb, (writers) Dave Barnes, Jason Crabb, Jordan Reynolds
2018 Bluegrass / Country / Roots Recorded Song of the Year (Category 15) “Dinner on the Ground (ft. the Oak Ridge Boys)” Little Roy & Lizzy Show, (writers) Jeff Bumgardner, Joel Lindsey, Wayne Haun
2018 Contemporary Gospel / Urban Recorded Song of the Year (Category 16) “Won’t He Do It” Koryn Hawthorne and Roshon Fegan, (writers) Loren Hill, Makeba Riddick, Rich Shelton
2018 Traditional Gospel Recorded Song of the Year (Category 17) “Close” Marvin Sapp, (writers) Aaron Lindsey, Marvin Sapp, Solomon Edwards Jr
2018 Urban Worship Recorded Song of the Year (Category 18) “You Waited” Travis Greene, (writer) Travis Greene
2018 Spanish Language Recorded Song of the Year (Category 19) “Sin Ti” Alex Zurdo, (writer) Alexis Velez
2018 Worship Song of the Year (Category 20) “So Will I (100 Billion X)” Hillsong UNITED, (writers) Benjamin Hastings, Joel Houston, Michael Fatkin
2018 Rap / Hip Hop Album of the Year (Category 21) Today We Rebel KB, (producers) Benjamin Backus, Blair Andre “Supe” Atkinson, Chris “Dirty Rice” Mackey, Clinton Lightfoot, D. Hood, David L. Baker, Dominique Hubbard, Deon On The Track, G Roc, Halo Kitz, Howard Reeves, Jacob Cardec, Joseph Prielozny, Juice Bangers, Mykallife, Natalie Sims, Scootie, William Josiah
2018 Rock / Contemporary Album of the Year (Category 22) Unleashed Beyond Skillet, (producers) Brian Howes, Death Tiger, Jerricho Scroggins, Kane Churko, Kevin Churko, Mike X O’Connor, Seth Mosley, Solomon Olds
2018 Pop / Contemporary Album of the Year (Category 23) Hills and Valleys Tauren Wells, (producers) Bernie Herms, Brent Milligan, Casey Brown, Chuck Butler, Colby Wedgeworth, Jordan Sapp
2018 Southern Gospel Album of the Year (Category 24) What’s Not To Love? Mark Lowry, (producer) Dony McGuire
2018 Bluegrass / Country / Roots Album of the Year (Category 25) Blessed, Hymns and Songs of Faith Bradley Walker, (producer) Ben Isaacs
2018 Contemporary Gospel / Urban Album of the Year (Category 26) A Long Way From Sunday Anthony Brown & group therapy, (producers) Adam Blackstone, Anthony Brown, Dana Sorey, Darryl Woodson Jr., Justin Savage, Warryn Campbell, Wow Jones
2018 Traditional Gospel Album of the Year (Category 27) One Nation Under God Jekalyn Carr, (producer) Allen Carr
2018 Urban Worship Album of the Year (Category 28) Heart. Passion. Pursuit. Tasha Cobbs Leonard, (producers) Kenneth Leonard Jr., Natasha Leonard
2018 Spanish Language Album of the Year (Category 29) Pentecostés Miel San Marcos, (producers) Josue Morales, Luis Morales Jr., Samy Morales, Chris Rocha
2018 Worship Album of the Year (Category 30) Reckless Love Cory Asbury, (producers) Jason Ingram, Paul Mabury
2018 Instrumental Album of the Year (Category 31) A Thankful Heart Craig Duncan, (producer) Craig Duncan
2018 Children’s Music Album of the Year (category 32) Bright Ones Bright Ones, (producers) Jacob Sooter, James G. Morales, Lael, Mike X O’Connor, Rick Seibold, Seth Mosley
2018 Christmas / Special Event Album of the Year (Category 33) Christmas | Live In Phoenix for KING & COUNTRY, (producer) for KING & COUNTRY
2018 Musical of the Year (Category 34) How to Have the Best Christmas Ever (creators) Daniel Semsen, Heidi Petak, Jeff Bumgardner, Joel Lindsey
2018 Youth / Children’s Musical of the Year – (Category 35) Angels Say What?! (creators) Alisen Wells, Anna Clark, Nick Robertson
2018 Choral Collection of the Year (Category 36) Your Word (creators) Cliff Duren, Jeff Bumgardner
2018 Recorded Music Packaging of the Year (Category 37) Decade The Halls, Vol I Tenth Avenue North, (art director) Tim Parker (Photographer) Eric Brown
2018 Short Form Video of the Year (Category 38) I’ll Find You (ft. Tori Kelly) Lecrae, (director) Mike Mihail (producers) Danny Majic, DJ Frank E
2018 Long Form Video of the Year (Category 39) There Is More Hillsong Worship, (director) Sebastian Strand (producer) Ben Field
2018 Inspirational Film of the Year (Category 40) I Can Only Imagine (directors) The Erwin Brothers (producers) Kevin Downes and Cindy Bond




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