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DOVE AWARDS Announce 2016 Winners [FULL LIST]

DOVE AWARDS Announce 2016 Winners [FULL LIST]The 47th Annual GMA Dove Awards were held at Lipscomb University’s Allen Arena. Awards were handed out in 44 categories plus special award categories.

The sold-out show was hosted by for KING & COUNTRY and Tye Tribbett and featured performances by TobyMac, Tamela Mann, Hillsong UNITED, Matthew West, Natalie Grant and more.

The show will air on TBN (Trinity Broadcasting Network) on Sunday, October 16th at 7 p.m. PST.

After meeting for the first time today, show hosts for KING & COUNTRY and Tye Tribbett seamlessly entertained the hall with quick wit and captivating testimony. Highlights of the evening included a DC Talk reunion performance and Chris Tomlin accepting the SoundExchange Digital Radio Award.


2016 Song of the Year (Category 1) “Good, Good Father” (writers) Pat Barrett, Tony Brown; (publishers) Vamos Publishing, Capitol CMG Parago, Common Hymnal Publishing, Housefires Sounds, Tony Brown Publishing Designee, worshiptogether.com songs, sixsteps Music
2016 Songwriter of the Year – Artist (Category 2) Lauren Daigle
2016 Songwriter of the Year – Non-Artist (Category 3) Jason Ingram
2016 Contemporary Christian Artist of the Year (Category 4) for KING & COUNTRY, Word Entertainment
2016 Southern Gospel Artist of the Year (Category 5) Karen Peck & New River, Daywind Record
2016 Gospel Artist of the Year (Category 6) Kirk Franklin, Fo Yo Soul Recordings/RCA Records
2016 Artist of the Year (Category 7) Lauren Daigle, Centricity Music
2016 New Artist of the Year (Category 8) Jordan Feliz, Centricity Music
2016 Producer of the Year (Category 9) Bernie Herms
2016 Rap/Hip Hop Recorded Song of the Year (Category 10) “Uncomfortable” Andy Mineo; (writers) Gabriel Azucena, Ramon Ibanga Jr., Gabriel Lambirth, Andy Mineo, Kortney Pollard, Joseph Prielozny
2016 Rock/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year (Category 12) “Happiness” NEEDTOBREATHE; (writers) Bo Rinehart, Bear Rinehart, Seth Bolt, Josh Lovelace
2016 Pop/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year (Category 13) “Trust In You” Lauren Daigle; (writers) Paul Mabury, Michael Farren, Lauren Daigle
2016 Inspirational Recorded Song of the Year (Category 14) “Till I Met You” Laura Story; (writers) Laura Story, Christopher Stevens, Bryan Fowler
2016 Southern Gospel Recorded Song of the Year (Category 15) “I Am Blessed” Karen Peck & New River; (writers) Karen Peck Gooch, Kenna West, Michael Farren
2016 Bluegrass Recorded Song of the Year (Category 16) “Life’s Railway to Heaven (with the Oak Ridge Boys)” Jimmy Fortune; (writers) Eliza R. Snow, M.E. Abbey
2016 Country Recorded Song of the Year (Category 17) “Small Town Someone (Lunch)” Jeff & Sheri Easter; (writers) Sheri Easter, Kenna Turner West, Jason Cox
2016 Contemporary Gospel/Urban Recorded Song of the Year (Category 18) “The Way That You Love Me” Jonathan McReynolds; (writers) Chuck Harmony, Claude Kelly
2016 Traditional Gospel Recorded Song of the Year (Category 19) “Better” Hezekiah Walker; (writers) Jason Clayborn, Hezekiah Walker, Gabriel Hatcher
2016 Urban Worship Recorded Song of the Year (Category 20) “Worth” Anthony Brown & group therAPy; (writers) Anthony Brown
2016 Worship Song of the Year (Category 21) “No Longer Slaves” (writers) Jonathan David Hesler, Brian Johnson, Joel Case; (publisher) Bethel Music Publishing
2016 Rap/Hip Hop Album of the Year (Category 22) Therapy Session NF (producers) Tommee Profitt, David Garcia, The720
2016 Rock/Contemporary Album of the Year (Category 24) The Wonderlands: Sunlight & Shadows Jon Foreman (producers) Jon Foreman, Tyler Strickland, Neal Avron, Keith Tutt II, Joe Gill, Aaron Roche, Daniel James, Jeremy Lutito, Jason Morant, Jeremy Edwardson, Ryan O’Neil, Darren King, Andrew Wesson, Charlie Peacock, Seth Mosley, Eric Owyoung
2016 Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year (Category 25) This Is Not A Test TobyMac; (producers) Christopher Stevens, Toby McKeehan, David Garcia
2016 Inspirational Album of the Year (Category 26) Brave New World Amanda Cook (producers) Jason Ingram, Paul Mabury, Amanda Cook
2016 Southern Gospel Album of the Year (Category 27) Still Booth Brothers (producers) Jason Webb, Lari Goss, Ronnie Booth, Michael Booth, Jim Brady
2016 Bluegrass/Country Album of the Year (Category 28) Small Town, Celebrating 30 Years of Music & Marriage Jeff & Sheri Easter (producers) Madison Easter, Greg Cole, Jeff & Sheri Easter
2016 Contemporary Gospel/Urban Album of the Year (Category 29) Losing My Religion Kirk Franklin (producer) Kirk Franklin
2016 Traditional Gospel Album of the Year (Category 30) Everyday Jesus Anthony Brown & group therAPy (producers) Anthony Brown, Justin Savage
2016 Urban Worship Album of the Year (Category 31) Sounds of Revival William McDowell (producers) Clay Bogan III, William McDowell
2016 Instrumental Album of the Year (Category 32) Without Words: Synesthesia Bethel Music (producers) Bobby Strand, Chris Greely
2016 Children’s Music Album of the Year (Category 33) Come Alive Bethel Music Kids (producers) Jason Ingram, Paul Mabury
2016 Spanish Language Album of the Year (Category 34) Eterno Live Christine D’Clario (producers) Michael Farren, Christine D’Clario
2016 Special Event Album of the Year (Category 35) We Will Stand Live (CCM UNITED) Various; (producers) Michael Omartian, Dan Posthuma
2016 Christmas Album of the Year (Category 36) Christmas Is Here Danny Gokey; (producer) Keith Thomas
2016 Worship Album of the Year (Category 37) EMPIRES Hillsong UNITED; (producers) Michael Guy Chislett, Joel Houston
2016 Musical of the Year (Category 38) That’s Where The Story Begins (creators) Dave Clark, Gerald Crabb, Mike Harland
2016 Youth/Children’s Musical of the Year (Category 39) The Kingdom Connection (creators) Christy Semsen, Daniel Semsen
2016 Choral Collection of the Year (Category 40) Southern Gospel Songs (10 New, Emerging and Classic Hits for Southern Gospel Choir) (arranger & orchestrator) Marty Hamby
2016 Recorded Music Packaging of the Year (Category 41) EMPIRES Hillsong UNITED, (art directors) Joel Houston, Jay Argaet (graphic artist) Nathan Cahyadi
2016 Short Form Video of the Year (Category 42) Live On Forever The Afters, (director & producer) Nathan William
2016 Long Form Video of the Year (Category 43) Hymns That Are Important To Us Joey + Rory, (director) Daniel Grace (producers) Aaron Carnahan, Joel McAfee, Bill Gaither
2016 Inspirational Film of the Year (Category 44) War Room (director) Alex Kendrick (producers) Kendrick Brothers Pictures, AFFIRM Films, Provident Films

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