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And the Nominees for 48th Annual Dove Awards are…

Ballets have been filled, votes have been casted and artists are ready to take center stage because this Wednesday, the Gospel Music Association (GMA) announced the nominees for the 48th Annual GMA Dove Awards.

 “I’m thrilled to celebrate another year of Dove Awards nominations! Our artists and creatives sacrifice year-round to share their sound with the world,” said Jackie Patillo, president of theGospel Music Association.  “Our theme this year is Sound the Remedy; we believe the message of Gospel and Christian music offers God’s remedy to the world.”

The awards show will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 17, at Lipscomb University’s Allen Arena in Nashville at 6:30 p.m. CST. 

Check out a few of the categories and nominees below:

Artist of the Year

Chris Tomlin, sixsteprecords/Sparrow Records
for KING & COUNTRY, Word Entertainment
Hillsong United, Hillsong Music Australia/Sparrow Records
MercyMe, Fair Trade Services
TobyMac, ForeFront Records

Song Of The Year

“Chain Breaker” – (writers) Jonathan Smith, Mia Fieldes, Zach Williams
“Come Alive (Dry Bones)” – (writers) Lauren Daigle, Michael Farren
“Even If” – (writers) Bart Millard, Ben Glover, Crystal Lewis, David Garcia, Tim Timmons
“Eye Of The Storm” – (writers) Bryan Fowler, Ryan Stevenson
“Feel Invincible” – (writers) John Cooper, Seth Mosley
“Great Are You Lord” – (writers) David Leonard, Jason Ingram, Leslie Jordan
“King Of The World” – (writers) Sam Mizell, Becca Mizell, Natalie Grant
“O Come To The Altar” – (writers) Chris Brown, Mack Brock, Steven Furtick, Wade Joye
“The Lion & The Lamb” – (writers) Brenton Brown, Brian Johnson, Leeland Mooring
“Thy Will” – (writers) Bernie Herms, Emily Lynn Weisband, Hillary Scott
“What a Beautiful Name” – (writers) Ben Fielding, Brooke Ligertwood

Worship Song of the Year

“Ever Be” – (writers) Bobby Strand, Chris Greely, Gabriel Wilson, Kalley Heiligenthal
“Fierce” – (writers) Chris Quilala, Joshua Silverberg, Mia Fieldes
“O Come To The Altar” – (writers) Chris Brown, Mack Brock, Steven Furtick, Wade Joye
“The Lion & The Lamb” – (writers) Brenton Brown, Brian Johnson, Leeland Mooring
“What a Beautiful Name” – (writers) Ben Fielding, Brooke Ligertwood

New Artist of the Year

Bri (Brianna Babineaux), Marquis Boone Enterprises/Tyscot Records
Micah Tyler, Fair Trade Services
Social Club Misfits, Capitol CMG Label Group
Steven Malcolm, Word Entertainment
Zach Williams,  Provident Label Group

Gospel Artist of The Year

CeCe Winans, Pure Springs Gospel
Kirk Franklin, Fo Yo Soul Recordings/RCA Inspiration
Tamela Mann, TillyMann Music Group
Tasha Cobbs Leonard, Motown Gospel
Travis Greene, RCA Inspiration

Inspirational Film Of The Year

“Ben Hur” – (producers) LightWorkers Media, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), Paramount Pictures, Sean Daniel Company
“The Case For Christ” – (producers) Triple Horse Studios, Pure Flix Entertainment
“I’m Not Ashamed” – (producers) Visible Pictures, Big Film Factory, Pure Flix Entertainment
“Priceless” – (producer) Roadside Attractions
“The Shack” – (producers) Netter Productions, Summit Entertainment

View the full list of nominees here: http://doveawards.com/awards/2017-nominees.

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