The Gospel Music Association announced winners in several categories ahead of tonight’s 51st annual GMA Dove Awards ceremony. Early winners were revealed Thursday evening (Oct. 29) via a pre-telecast awards presentation on the Dove Awards official Facebook page.
Kirk Franklin‘s Long Live Love earned Contemporary Gospel Album of the Year, while Kierra Sheard‘s “Something Has To Break (Live),” featuring Tasha Cobbs Leonard was named Gospel Worship Recorded Song of the Year.
Tauren Wells‘s Citizen of Heaven was named Pop Contemporary Album of the Year, while Lauren Daigle‘s “Rescue” was named Pop Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year. Hillsong Worship‘s Awake took home Worship Album of the Year. Selah took home Inspirational Album of the Year for Firm Foundation, as well as Inspirational Recorded Song of the Year for “Yet Not I But Through Christ In Me.” for King & Country earned Short-form Video of the Year for their “God Only Knows” clip, featuring Dolly Parton.
Production team Ed Cash & Steven V. Taylor were named Producer of the Year. Zach Williams earned Songwriter of the Year-Artist, while Jason Ingram earned Songwriter of the Year, Non-Artist.
Tonight’s ceremony will air beginning at 7 p.m. CT on TBN. For a full list of early Dove Awards winners, visit doveawards.com.
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