Brandon Lake was the big winner of the night at the 54th Annual GMA Dove Awards in Nashville last week, taking home trophies for Artist of the Year, Songwriter of the Year – Artist, Worship Recorded Song of the Year and Rap/Hip Hop Recorded Song of the Year.
Song of the Year honors went to “Goodness Of God,” from songwriters Ben Fielding, Ed Cash, Jason Ingram, Jenn Johnson and Brian Johnson. Tasha Cobbs Leonard received both Gospel Worship Album of the Year and Traditional Gospel Recorded Song of the Year, while New Artist of the Year went to Katy Nicole. Jason Crabb and Dylan Scott took home Bluegrass/Country/Roots Recorded Song of the Year honors for their song “Good Morning Mercy,” and the movie Jesus Revolution was named Feature Film of the Year at the celebration, which was hosted by Tauren Wells.
A variety of guest performers surprised the audience during the star-studded show, including Jordin Sparks performing “Love Me Like I Am” with For King + Country, Pastor Mike Jr. and Ricky Dillard joining forces on “Impossible” and Tauren Wells including Davies on “Take It All Back.”
Gospel Hall of Fame members Take 6 joined forces with Ernie Haase & Signature Sound for a one-of-a-kind collaboration. The show also included a special moment highlighting the impact of hip-hop across the decades featured performances from Hulvey, Social Club Misfits Grits and TobyMac taking it all the way back with a reprise of 2002’s “Ooh Aah (My Life Be Like).”
Composer, recording artist and choir director Dr. Bobby Jones was honored with the Jackie Patillo Leadership Award. Jones is among the foremost pioneers in bringing Gospel music to the masses, and many of today’s best known artists look to their appearances on the Dr. Bobby Jones Show as foundational to their widespread acclaim. A fixture in the industry since 1976, he is also a member of the Gospel Music Hall of Fame. A full list of winners can be found here.
The show aired on Oct. 20 on TBN and The TBN App and simulcast on SiriusXM The Message. An encore performance will air on TBN and The TBN App on Oct. 27 at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. ET.
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