Tune in to TBN on Sunday, October 22 at 8 p.m. CST to see this year’s awards
Zach Williams (pictured), Casting Crowns, Kirk Franklin, Tamela Mann, Chris Tomlin, Gaither Vocal Band, Kari Jobe, Crowder, NEEDTOBREATHE, Ryan Stevenson, Lauren Daigle, Hillsong UNITED and more! If you think the list sounds like a Who's Who of artists promoted by Premier Productions and the sister organization Premier Festivals, you'd be just about right.
The 2017 Winners at the 48th Annual Gospel Music Association's Dove Awards were announced last weekend at the event in Nashville, TN. Many of them are artists that have been on tours, events, concerts and festivals promoted or produced by Premier Productions and Premier Festivals. Premier Festivals is promoting WinterFest, the New Year's celebration at Liberty University! Zach Williams will be a featured artist at WinterFest.
Since 1970 the GMA Dove Awards event has honored outstanding achievements and excellence in Christian Music. The show celebrates our rich musical diversity. Awards are presented to individuals representing modern Rock, Rap/Hip Hop, Pop/Contemporary, Inspirational, Southern Gospel, Urban, Bluegrass, Country, Worship and more!
A few of the evening's winning highlights were:
Zach Williams for New Artist of the Year
A tie for Pop/Contemporary Record Song of the Year: Ryan Stevenon for "Eye of the Storm," and Zach Williams for "Chain Breaker"
Kirk Franklin for Contemporary Gospel/Urban Recorded Song of the Year for "My World Needs You"
Tamela Mann and Thomas Clay for Traditional Gospel Recorded Song of the Year for "Change Me"
Chris Tomlin with Worship Album of the Year - "Never Lose Sight"
Gaither Vocal Band for Southern Gospel Artist of the Year and Southern Gospel Recorded Song of the Year for "Better Together"
NEEDTOBREATHE with Rock/Contemporary Album of the Year, "HardLove" and Rock/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year for "HardLove," featuring Lauren Daigle
Crowder for Short Form Video of the Year with his song "Run Devil Run" along with Nate Corrona, Leighton Ching and Shelley Giglio
Kari Jobe for Recorded Music Packaging of the Year for "The Garden" along with Ezra & Jillian Cohen, Lindsey Pruitt and Cameron Powell
Hillsong UNITED for Long Form Video of the Year for "Of Dirt & Grace" along with Joel Houston, Davie Rubie and Jason Strong
Congratulations to all the Dove Awards winners in all the categories! For the full list and more info. go to www.doveawards.com
Select quotes from the evening:
“I want to just say that of all the names that get honored tonight, there is a name that is more powerful and more beautiful, and it is the name of Jesus.” – Hillsong Worship
“Something I’ve come to realize in my life in the last few years is that worship is more about seeing than singing. It’s having your eyes open to the grace of God, the mercy of God, the goodness of God and the holiness of God. I always thought that I just helped people sing with my songs, but I realized that they were really trying to help people see the goodness of God.” – Chris Tomlin
“Christian music saved my life and it means the world to us, means the world to me.” – Bart Millard
“I am so happy to be doing what I’m doing for the Kingdom.” – Tamela Mann