The Gospel Music Association celebrated the Dove Awards’ 50th birthday in a big way last night (Oct. 15) in front of a sold-out crowd in Nashville. Jason Ingram and Lauren Daigle were the big winners of the night, with Ingram taking home four Dove Awards and Daigle receiving three.
Daigle won awards for “Song of the Year,” “Artist of the Year” and “Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year.” Composer Wayne Haun along with producer Paul Mabury also won three awards, while gospel singer Kirk Franklin, Tasha Cobbs Leonard and Lecrae received two. First-time winners of the night included Aaron Cole (“New Artist of the Year”), Phil Wickham (“Worship Recorded Song of the Year”), and Keith and Kristyn Getty (“Inspirational Album of the Year”). A full list of the winners is available here.
Tribute performances during the special evening included an iconic on-stage collaboration featuring Steven Curtis Chapman, Amy Grant, CeCe Winans, and Michael W. Smith, as well as a Bill and Gloria Gaither tribute. Performers for the celebration included Casting Crowns, Matthew West, Hillsong Worship, Jekalyn Carr, MercyMe, TobyMac, Kelontae Gavin, and many more.
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