Dove Award Announces Nominations and Show Changes

NASHVILLE (BP) — Zach Williams and For KING & COUNTRY led the way in nominations for the 51st annual GMA Dove Awards, which were announced Thursday (August 12). Each had five. Hillsong Worship, Kirk Franklin and Jonathan McReynolds were nominated in four categories.

Williams, For KING & COUNTRY and Hillsong were nominated for “Artist of the Year,” along with Lauren Daigle and Tash Cobbs Leonard. Chris Renzema, Cochren & Co., Elle Limebear, Switch and We The Kingdom were nominated for “New artist of the Year.”

“Promises” by Maverick City Music, “Miracle Worker,” by JJ Hairston, “Proverbs 3,” by Todd Dulaney, “Something Has To Break,” by Kierra Sheard, and “Only You Can Satisfy,” by William McDowell and Chris Lawson were nominated for for “Gospel Worship Recorded Song of the Year.”

Gospel Music Association (GMA) Director Jackie Patillo spoke to this year’s theme, “Carry The Change,” saying the COVID-19 pandemic has brought about change for everyone, including those involved in gospel music’s biggest night. There will be no live audience for this year’s Dove Award show, which will be prerecorded and will air on TBN Friday, Oct. 30 at 7 p.m. Central.

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Source: Baptist Press