Hillsong UNITED Earns Five Dove Awards

By Bob Marovich

Hillsong UNITED was a big winner at the 45th Annual Dove Awards, held in Nashville, Tennessee, yesterday evening.

The group took home Artist of the Year and its song, “Oceans (Where Feet May Fall),” scored four Dove Awards, including Song of the Year and Worship Song of the Year.

Tamela Mann took home the Gospel Performance of the Year for her cover of MercyMe’s “I Can Only Imagine.” Hezekiah Walker scored Contemporary Gospel/Urban Song of the year for “Every Praise,” and Tye Tribbett’s Greater Than received Contemporary Gospel/Urban Album of the Year.

Erica Campbell’s “A Little More Jesus” was named Traditional Gospel Song of the Year. It is likely the first time Campbell, one-half of gospel’s most contemporary group, Mary Mary, has won accolades in the traditional category of sacred song. Similarly, Donnie McClurkin’s Duets received Traditional Gospel Album of the Year.

For more information about the winners in each of the Dove Awards’ 42 categories, visit www.doveawards.com.

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.