Lecrae Wins Big at 46th Annual GMA Dove Awards

LecraeBy Bob Marovich

Lecrae was among the top awardees at the 46th annual GMA Dove Awards celebration, held yesterday evening at Allen Arena on the campus of Nashville’s Lipscomb University.

The Billboard-topping Christian hip hop artist took home three honors: Artist of the Year, Rap/Hip Hop Album of the Year (Anomaly), and Rap/Hip Hop Song of the Year (“All I Need is You”).

Producer-Songwriter Seth Mosley led with four Dove Awards, while Lauren Daigle and Matt Maher took home three statuettes each. Daigle was named New Artist of the Year and received Pop/Contemporary Song of the Year and Song of the Year honors for her single, “How Can It Be.”

Other awardees included Brian Courtney Wilson, whose Worth Fighting For took top honors as Traditional Gospel Album of the Year. Smokie Norful’s Forever Yours was named Contemporary/Urban Gospel Album of the Year, while Erica Campbell’s “I Luh God” (ft. Big Shizz) received Contemporary Gospel/Urban Song of the Year, and Israel & New Breed’s “How Awesome Is Our God,” featuring Yolanda Adams, was named Traditional Gospel Song of the Year.  Tasha Cobbs was named Gospel Artist of the Year.

NASHVILLE, TN - OCTOBER 13: Tasha Cobbs speaks onstage during the 46th Annual GMA Dove Awards at Allen Arena, Lipscomb University on October 13, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images for Dove Awards)

NASHVILLE, TN – OCTOBER 13: Tasha Cobbs speaks onstage during the 46th Annual GMA Dove Awards at Allen Arena, Lipscomb University on October 13, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images for Dove Awards)

The awards show will broadcast exclusively on Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) on Sunday, October 18, at 9:00 p.m. CST.

The membership of the GMA (Gospel Music Association) determines the winners in each category.  For a list of all 2015 winners, visit GMA’s website: http://doveawards.com/awards/2015-winners/

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.

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