51st Annual GMA Dove Award Nominees Announced

The Gospel Music Association (GMA) announced today the nominations for the 51st Annual GMA Dove Awards recognizing an array of new songs and first-time nominees, as well as esteemed performers and hit songs that have been a bright light during this difficult time.

Voting for the final winners will run August 20th through August 27th. The celebration will air exclusively on TBN (Trinity Broadcasting Network) on Friday, October 30th. For further information, visit www.doveawards.com.

Zach Williams and for KING & COUNTRY lead the Artist nominations with five (5) nods, including Artist of the Year, in addition to Hillsong Worship, Kirk Franklin, and Jonathan McReynolds with four (4) nominations. In non-artist nominations, Jason Ingram leads with eight (8), along with Ed Cash, Jonathan Smith, and Jordan Sapp receiving seven (7) each. Notable first-time nominees include Kanye West (3), Gloria Gaynor (2), We The Kingdom (3), and Unspoken (2).

This year’s highly anticipated nominations were collectively presented by artists Brooke Ligertwood (Hillsong Worship), Joel Smallbone (for KING & COUNTRY), Anthony Brown, Christine D’Clario, Joseph Habedank, and Aaron Cole from their individual homes all across the country.

The program was broadcast exclusively on SiriusXM/Pandora’s “The Message,” (Channel 63), “Kirk Franklin’s Praise” (Channel 64) and “EnLighten” (Channel 65). Watch the Nominee Announcement in its entirety on the GMA Dove Awards Facebook Page and YouTube Channel.

“The GMA is honored to continue its legacy of celebrating our diverse creative community and the music that moves us and ministers to us all, especially during these trying times.”….. “We believe this year, especially, our community and our world need to show love to one another and, above all, recognize and worship our faithful Creator,” says GMA President Jackie Patillo.

Full list of nominees HERE

Due to COVID-19, in lieu of the association hosting its annual awards show on TBN live, the show will be a variety of unique pre-recorded performances and acceptance speeches. Expect more information in the coming weeks. The 51st Annual GMA Dove Awards is a production of the Gospel Music Association.

 

Tauren Wells Debuts “Millionaire (Good Like That)” Music Video Featuring Kirk Franklin

Tauren Wells has debuted the official music video for “Millionaire (Good Like That)” featuring Kirk Franklin on BET. The track was featured on Tauren’s January 2020 release Citizen of Heaven.

The song “Millionaire” stayed at #1 on beatlock radio’s FRESH TEN AT 10 for 6 weeks in a row. FRESH TEN AT 10 is a countdown show that streams every Monday at 10AM EAT and a repeat on Friday 10PM, EAT, Saturday and Sunday 10AM, EAT.

Lecrae’s ‘Restoration’ Album Release Date, Cover & Tracklisting Revealed

Lecrae about to drop his 9th studio album, Restoration, August 21st on Reach Records. The album features artists across all genres including John Legend, Kirk Franklin, YK Osiris, Jozzy, Dani Leigh, Marc E. Bassy, BJ The Chicago Kid and more.

“Restoration is coming! There is healing on this album, but you have to be willing to admit you’re broken in order to be healed,” Says Lecrae.

In support of the release, Lecrae has dropped three singles: the first “Set Me Free,” features YK Osiris (produced by GAWVI), followed by “Deep End,” (produced by Anthony Gardner). A highlight of the album is the new single, “Drown” ft. John Legend (producers Danny Majic, DJ Frank E, and Ace Harris). “I’m excited for you to hear Drown ft my brother, John Legend. We labored on this one. Even after the initial session we jumped on FaceTime to tweak it. The man is as equally talented as he is humble. His gift and passion bleed thru this song.”

Lecrae is also releasing a documentary also called “Restoration” and his second book, “I Am Restored: How I Lost My Religion, But Found My Faith”, a follow-up to his New York Times best-seller, “Unashamed”.

Tracklist:

  1. Restore Me
  2. Set Me Free ft. YK Osiri
  3. Wheels Up ft. Marc E. Bassy
  4. Over the Top
  5. Self Discovery
  6. Deep End
  7. Drown ft. John Legend
  8. Saturday Night ft. Jozzy
  9. Sunday Morning ft. Kirk Franklin
  10. Zombie
  11. Keep Going
  12. Still ft. DaniLeigh
  13. Only Human ft. BJ the Chicago Kid
  14. Nothing Left to Hide ft. Gwen Bunn

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Jonathan Traylor Adds Two New Songs to the Part Three Release of “The Unknown”

Motown Gospel/Capitol CMG emerging artist Jonathan Traylor returns with new music today, adding two new songs — “Ain’t Nobody Mad But The Devil” and “Bigger Dreams” — to his major label debut project, The Unknown.

Currently in its third release installment, The Unknown is an innovative playlist-styled album that is being continuously updated with new songs and video content over the course of the year. “Ain’t Nobody Mad But The Devil” is a gritty cut that boasts of God’s goodness and favor, while “Bigger Dreams” is a guitar-accompanied song of gratitude laced with ethereal backing vocals.

Jonathan Traylor is an emerging triple-threat singer/songwriter, producer/musician, and dancer who represents the next generation of faith-music makers. He recently joined gospel legend Kirk Franklin on a guest appearance of Franklin’s timely “Strong God” for the virtual Roots Picnic, co-hosted by Michelle Obama. Traylor has quickly become known for his passionate lyrics, catchy hooks, and dynamic stage performances that infuse the culture with the message of the Gospel.

Courtesy of Hallels.com

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