Lauren Daigle, Hillsong UNITED Lead Dove Awards Winners

Lauren Daigle receives Artist of the Year award onstage during the 2016 Dove Awards at Allen Arena, Lipscomb University on October 11, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Terry Wyatt/Getty Images for Dove Awards)

Lauren Daigle receives the Artist of the Year award at the 2016 Dove Awards. Photo: Terry Wyatt/Getty Images for Dove Awards

Just one year after winning a GMA Dove Award for Best New Artist, Lauren Daigle earned the ceremony’s top award, Artist of the Year, on Tuesday night (Oct. 11) in Nashville. The Centricity Music artist also took home honors for Songwriter of the Year-Artist, and Pop/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year, for “Trust In You.” Daigle co-wrote the song with Paul Mabury and Michael Farren.

Hillsong UNITED earned two honors during the evening, including Worship Album of the Year and Recorded Music Packaging of the Year (both for Empires).

The 47th annual Dove Awards were held at Lipscomb University’s Allen Arena.

 

SoundExchange CEO and President Michael Huppe presents Chris Tomlin with an award for having his songs played more than one billion times on digital radio services during the 2016 Dove Awards at Allen Arena, Lipscomb University on Oct. 11, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. Photo: Terry Wyatt/Getty Images for Dove Awards

SoundExchange CEO and President Michael Huppe presents Chris Tomlin with an award for having his songs played more than one billion times on digital radio services. Photo: Terry Wyatt/Getty Images for Dove Awards

Chris Tomlin accepted the SoundExchange Digital Radio Award. His single, “Good, Good Father” earned the Song of the Year honor, and was penned by Tony Brown and Pat Barrett.

The evening included a reunion performance from DC Talk.

The ceremony was co-hosted by For King & Country and Tye Tribbett, and included additional performances from TobyMac, Tamela Mann, Hillsong UNITED, Matthew West, Natalie Grant and more. The show will air on TBN (Trinity Broadcasting Network) on Sunday, Oct. 16 at 7 p.m. PST.

Pictured (L-R): Kevin Max, Toby McKeehan and Michael Tait. Members of DC Talk reunite during TobyMac's performance during the 2016 Dove Awards at Allen Arena, Lipscomb University on October 11, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. Photo: Terry Wyatt/Getty Images for Dove Awards

Pictured (L-R): Kevin Max, Toby McKeehan and Michael Tait. Members of DC Talk reunite during TobyMac’s performance at the 2016 Dove Awards. Photo: Terry Wyatt/Getty Images for Dove Awards

Winners in top categories included:

Artist of the Year:
Lauren Daigle, Centricity Music

New Artist of the Year
Jordan Feliz, Centricity Music

Song of the Year:
“Good, Good Father” (writers) Pat Barrett, Tony Brown (publishers) Vamos Publishing, Capitol CMG Parago, Common Hymnal Publishing, Housefires Sounds, Tony Brown Publishing Designee, worshiptogether.com songs, sixsteps Music

Pop Contemporary Artist of the Year:
for KING & COUNTRY

Songwriter of the Year (Artist)
Lauren Daigle

Gospel Artist of the Year (Non-Artist)
Kirk Franklin , Fo Yo Soul Recordings/RCA Records

Southern Gospel Recorded Song of the Year
“I Am Blessed” – Karen Peck & New River, (writers) Karen Peck Gooch, Kenna West, Michael Farren

Worship Song of the Year
“No Longer Slaves” (writers) Jonathan David Hesler, Brian Johnson, Joel Case (publisher) Bethel Music Publishing

Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year
This Is Not A Test – TobyMac, (producers) Christopher Stevens, Toby McKeehan, David Garcia

Traditional Gospel Album of the Year
Everyday Jesus – Anthony Brown & group therAPy, (producers) Anthony Brown, Justin Savage

Worship Album of the Year
Empires – Hillsong United, (producers) Michael Guy Chislett, Joel Houston

Inspirational Film of the Year
War Room, (director) Alex Kendrick (producers) Kendrick Brothers Pictures, AFFIRM Films, Provident Films

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