The Dove Awards 2021

The 52nd annual GMA Dove Awards took place last week (yes, I’m a little late with the update, but I’ve been busy, forgive me!).

For those that don’t know, the Dove Awards is an award ceremony presented by the Gospel Music Association (GMA) to recognise and honour those in the Christian Music Industry. The Christian music industry has a plethora of gifted songwriters, Grammy Award-winning singers, good bands and great music.

From the night…

Red Carpet Looks

Everyone showed up in style, so it was hard to choose favourites, but here are just a few:

Look Up Child: Lauren Daigle wows in this fun and quirky dress.

Together: Contemporary Christian Music favourites, for King & Country looked dapper alongside their wives, one of whom – Moriah Peters (right) – is also famous in the Christian music scene, and one of my favourite singer-songwriters too.

For The One: Jenn Johnson, one of the biggest names in the industry, walked the red carpet in a simple and elegant teal dress.

No Stranger: Gospel music royalty, Natalie Grant, looking wonderful in white, alongside her co-host for the evening, fellow singer-songwriter, Jonathan McReynolds.

The Winners

Song of the Year – The Blessing by Chris Brown, Cody Carnes, Kari Jobe, Steven Furtick

Songwriter of the Year (Artist) – Brandon Lake

Songwriter of the Year (Non-Artist) – Jason Ingram

Contemporary Christian Artist of the Year – We The Kingdom

Gospel Artist of the Year – Ernie Haase & Signature Sound

Gospel Artist of the Year – CeCe Winans

Artist of the Year – for KING & COUNTRY

New Artist of the Year – Maverick City Music

Producer of the Year – Jordan Sapp

Rap/Hip Hop Recorded Song of the Year – Deep End by Lecrae Moore, Anthony MrWriteNow Gardner

Rock/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year – Who Am I by NEEDTOBREATHE, written by Bear Rinehart, Thomas Rhett, Jordan Reynolds, Cason Cooley, Jeremy Lutito

Pop/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year – Famous For (I Believe) by Tauren Wells, written by Alexis Slifer, Chuck Butler, Jordan Sapp, Krissy Nordhoff, Tauren Wells

Inspirational Recorded Song of the Year – Great is Thy Faithfulness by Carrie Underwood, ft. Cece Winans, written by Thomas Obadiah Chisholm, William M. Runyan

Southern Gospel Recorded Song of the Year – My King is Known By Love by Jason Cox, Jeff Bumgardner, Kenna West

Bluegrass/Country/Roots Recorded Song of the Year – If God Pulled Back the Curtain by Jason Cox, Kenna Turner West, Michael Boggs

Contemporary Gospel Recorded Song of the Year – joyful by Dante Bowe, Ben Schofield

Traditional Gospel Recorded Song of the Year – Changing Your Story by Jekalyn Carr

Gospel Worship Recorded Song of the Year – Believe For It by CeCe Winans, Kyle Lee, Mitch Wong, Dwan Hill

Spanish Language Recorded Song of the Year – Donde Está El Espíritu De Dios by Christine D’Clario, Chris Tomlin, Jason Ingram, Ben Fielding, Seth Mosley

Worship Recorded Song of the Year – Graves Into Gardens by Steven Furtick, Chris Brown, Tiffany Hudson, Brandon Lake

Rap/Hip Hop Album of the Year – His Glory Alone by KB, written by Quinten Coblentz, Wes Writer, Jacob Cardec, Mashell Leroy, DJ Pez, Tee-Wyla Swoope, Kevin Elijah Burgess

Rock/Contemporary Album of the Year – Out Of Body by NEEDTOBREATHE

Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year – Holy Water by We The Kingdom

Inspirational Album of the Year – Step Into My Story by Selah

Southern Gospel Album of the Year – Change Is Coming by Joseph Habedank

Bluegrass/Country/Roots Album of the Year – For the Times by Isaacs Songs

Contemporary Gospel Album of the Year – I AM by Koryn Hawthorne

Traditional Gospel Album of the Year – Chosen Vessel by Marvin Saap

Gospel Worship Album of the Year – Believe For It by CeCe Winans

Spanish Language Album of the Year – Desesperado (Spanish) by Evan Craft

Worship Album of the Year – Old Church Basement by Elevation Worship and Maverick City Music

Children’s Album of the Year – Yancy & Little Praise Party Ready Set Go

Christmas/Special Event Album of the Year – A Drummer Boy Christmas by for KING & COUNTRY

Musical/Choral Collection – Behold The Lamb Of God by Andrew Peterson

Recorded Music Packaging – Graves Into Gardens by Elevation Worship

Short Form Video – Help Is On The Way (Maybe Midnight) by TobyMac

Long Form Video – Burn The Ships Concert Film by for KING & COUNTRY

Inspirational Film of the Year – A Week Away

If you regularly visit my blog, you may have seen me recommend many of these artists and albums before. Make sure to check them out, if you haven’t already!

With Love, Abi X

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