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Congratulations to 47th annual Dove Gospel Music Association Award Winners!

Oct 15, 2016

The 47th Annual GMA Dove Awards were held at the Lipscomb University’s Allen Arena on the 11th of October 2016. The GMA Dove Awards celebrates music that encourages people in their faith! Between the pre-show and the actual ceremony, awards were handed out in over 44 different 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 many more. The biggest winner of the night was  Lauren Diagle who walked away with three awards, followed by Sheer Publishing’s International gospel clients, Bethel Music and Hillsong United, with two wins each,

Sheer Publishing is proud to announce award winners on the following categories!!

Song of the Year:
Good, Good Father

Gospel Artist of the Year:
Kirk Franklin

Inspirational Recorded Song of the Year:
Till I Met You – Laura Story

Southern Gospel Recorded Song of the Year:
I am Blessed – Karen Peck & New River

Bluegrass Recorded Song of the Year:
Life’s Railway To Heaven – Jimmy Fortune (with the Oak Ridge Boys)

Country Recorded Song of the Year:
Small Town Someone (Lunch) – Jeff & Sherri Easter

Contemporary Gospel / Urban Recorded Song of the Year:
The Way That You Love Me – Jonathan McReynolds

Traditional Gospel Recorded Song of the Year:
Better – Hezekiah Walker

Worship Song of the Year:
No longer Slaves – Bethel Music

Rap / Hip Hop Album of the Year:
Therapy Session – NF

Pop / Contemporary Album of the Year:
This Is Not A Test – TobyMac

Contemporary Gospel / Urban Album of the Year:
Losing My Religion – Kirk Franklin

Instrumental Album of the Year:
Without Words: Synesthesia – Bethel Music

Children’s Music Album of the Year:
Come Alive – Bethel Music Kids

Spanish Language Album of the Year:
Eterno Live – Christine D’Clario

Special Event Album of the Year (CAT 35):
We Will Stand Live (CCM UNITED) – Various

Worship Album of the Year:
Empires – Hillsong

Recorded Music Packaging of the Year:
Empires – Hillsong

 The SoundExchange Digital Award:
Chris Tomlin