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46th Annual GMA Dove Awards - Full Nomination List Announced

Since 1970 the GMA Dove Awards has honored outstanding achievements and excellence in Christian Music. The Gospel Music Association (GMA) announced today, from on the campus of Lipscomb University, the nominees in 41 categories for the 46th Annual GMA Dove Awards. The theme of this year’s award show is “Better Together” which focuses on the strength in unity. The conference was also streamed live on CMM MAGAZINE and YES Lord Radio.

The awards show will take place on Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at Allen Arena on the campus of Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN at 6:30pm CT. Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) will exclusively air the awards show on Sunday, October 18 on the network’s global stage reaching over 100 million homes in the US, plus global and multi-platform distribution. Voting for the final winners will run August 20th through August 27. The “Song of the Year” and “Songwriter of the Year” categories will be made in a special announcement in the coming weeks.

Lecrae leads all nominations with 7, followed by for KING & COUNTRY with 5. Crowder, Matt Maher and Chris Tomlin tally 4 nods each.

The nominees in 12 categories were revealed today during the press conference and included here are five of the top categories announced today.

Artist of the Year

Francesca Battistelli
Kari Jobe
Mercy Me

New Artist of the Year

About A Mile
Danny Gokey
I Am They
Lauren Daigle

Contemporary Christian Artist of the Year

Chris Tomlin
Hillsong UNITED

Southern Gospel Artist of the Year

Booth Brothers
Ernie Haase & Signature Sound
Gaither Vocal Band
The Collingsworth Family
The Isaacs

Gospel Artist of the Year

Erica Campbell
Fred Hammond
Israel & New Breed
Jonathan McReynolds
Tamela Mann
Tasha Cobbs

The GMA Dove Awards, Gospel music’s biggest night of the year, will feature artists from every style of Gospel/Christian music coming together to celebrate the impact of its music. Dove Award nominees are determined by over 1,500 professional members with the winners will be voted on by the entire GMA membership of nearly 2,500. The awards are produced by the GMA.

CCM Magazine will live stream the red carpet, pre-telecast and other non-broadcast show activities, including never before seen backstage access.

Tickets to the 46th Annual GMA Dove Awards are now on sale at the Allen Arena box office in Nashville or at Ticket prices range from $35.00 to $200.00.

The full list of nominees can be found here: FULL LIST OF 46th ANNUAL GMA DOVE AWARD NOMINEES



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