Congratulations to the 49th Annual GMA Dove Awardees

The Journal of Gospel Music congratulates all of the 49th Annual GMA Dove Awards nominees and winners!

Special congratulations to awardees who have been featured on JGM:

Southern Gospel Artist of the Year: Gaither Vocal Band

Gospel Artist of the Year: Tasha Cobbs Leonard

Contemporary Gospel/Urban Recorded Song of the Year: “Won’t He Do It” – Koryn Hawthorne and Roshon Fegan, (writers) Loren Hill, Makeba Riddick, Rich Shelton

Traditional Gospel Recorded Song of the Year: “Close” – Marvin Sapp, (writers) Aaron Lindsey, Marvin Sapp, Solomon Edwards Jr.

Urban Worship Recorded Song of the Year: “You Waited” – Travis Greene, (writer) Travis Greene

Worship Song of the Year: “So Will I (100 Billion X)” – Hillsong UNITED, (writers) Benjamin Hastings, Joel Houston, Michael Fatkin

Rap/Hip Hop Album of the Year: “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

Contemporary Gospel/Urban Album of the Year: 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

Traditional Gospel Album of the Year: One Nation Under God – Jekalyn Carr, (producer) Allen Carr

Urban Worship Album of the Year: Heart. Passion. Pursuit. – Tasha Cobbs Leonard, (producers) Kenneth Leonard Jr., Natasha Leonard

Short Form Video of the Year: “I’ll Find You” (ft. Tori Kelly) – Lecrae, (director) Mike Mihail (producers) Danny Majic, DJ Frank E

Long Form Video of the Year: “There Is More” – Hillsong Worship, (director) Sebastian Strand (producer) Ben Field

For a complete list of winners, visit the Dove Awards website:

About Bob Marovich

Bob Marovich is a gospel music historian, author, and radio host. Founder of Journal of Gospel Music blog (formally The Black Gospel Blog) and producer of the Gospel Memories Radio Show.