The Gospel Music Association (GMA) has revealed the nominees for the 54th annual GMA Dove Awards.
The top male nominees include Brandon Lake, Jeff Pardo, Jason Ingram and Kirk Franklin. The top female nominees are Katy Nichole, Lauren Daigle, Naomi Raine and Tasha Cobbs Leonard. Country stars Dylan Scott, Tyler Childers and Walker Hayes each earned first-time nominations.
Jason Crabb, Jordan Feliz, Danny Gokey, Natalie Grant and JJ Hairston announced the nominees today (Aug. 9) via YouTube live stream.
GMA’s Professional Membership chose this year’s nominees from over 2,046 submitted entries. The final round of voting will run from Aug. 17 to Aug. 24. The GMA Dove Awards event will take place live in Nashville on Oct. 17, before airing exclusively on TBN and the TBN app on Oct. 20 at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. CT.
“I want to congratulate this year’s wonderful list of Dove Awards nominees,” says Jackie Patillo, GMA President. “Each year, we choose a theme to represent our community and why we celebrate. Today we announced this year’s theme, Joyful Echo. Like it says in Isaiah 42:12 from The Message, ‘Make God’s glory resound, echo His praises from coast to coast.’ We expect and believe this year’s show will be a joyful echo of the love of Jesus.”
For the complete list of nominees, click here.
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