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Gospel Music Association has announced the nominees for the upcoming 50th Annual GMA Dove Awards today (Aug. 14), and Lauren Daigle leads with six nominations.

For King & Country and Kirk Franklin are close behind Daigle with five nods, while Phil WickhamTasha Cobbs Leonard and TobyMac are each honored with four nominations. Additionally, writer/producer Wayne Haun has a combined 10 nominations for his collaborations.

Voting for the final winners of the Dove Awards runs Aug. 21-Aug. 28. The annual celebration will take place on Oct. 15 in Nashville, and the awards show will air on Oct. 20 at 8:00 p.m. ET via Trinity Broadcasting Network.

Below are the nominees

New Artist of the Year

  • Aaron Cole, Gotee Records
  • Austin French, Fair Trade
  • Josh Baldwin, Bethel Music
  • Kelontae Gavin, MBE / Tyscot
  • Riley Clemmons, Sparrow Records / Capitol CMG

Gospel Artist of the Year

  • Jekalyn Carr, Lunjeal Music Group
  • Kirk Franklin, Fo Yo Soul Recordings / RCA Records
  • Koryn Hawthorne, RCA Inspiration
  • Tasha Cobbs Leonard, Motown Gospel
  • Travis Greene, RCA Inspiration

Worship Song of the Year

  • “Build My Life” – (writers) Brett Younker, Karl Martin, Kirby Kaple, Matt Redman, Pat Barrett, (publishers) Bethel Music Publishing, Capitol CMG Genesis, Housefires Sounds, Kaple Music, Martin Karl Andrew, Said And Done Music, sixsteps Music Thankyou Music worshiptogether.com songs
  • “Living Hope” – (writers) Brian Johnson, Phil Wickham, (publishers) Bethel Music Publishing, Phil Wickham Music, Simply Global Songs, Sing My Songs
  • “Surrounded (Fight My Battles)” – (writer) Elyssa Smith, (publisher) UR Global Publishing
  • “Who You Say I Am” – (writers) Ben Fielding, Reuben Morgan, (publisher) Hillsong Music Publishing
  • “Yes I Will” – (writers) Eddie Hoagland, Jonathan Smith, Mia Fieldes, (publishers) All Essential Music, Be Essential Songs, HBC Worship Music, Hickory Bill Doc, Jingram Music Publishing, So Essential Tunes, Upside Down Under

Song of the Year

  1. “Counting Every Blessing” – (writers) Chris Llewellyn, Gareth Gilkeson, (publishers) Capitol CMG Paragon, Rend Family Music
  2. “Everything” – (writers) David Garcia, Toby McKeehan, (publishers) Achtober Songs, D Soul Music, Universal Music – Brentwood Benson Publishing
  3. “Joy.” – (writers) Ben Glover, Joel Smallbone, Luke Smallbone, Matt Hales, Seth Mosley, Stephen Blake Kanicka, Tedd Tjornhom, (publishers) 9t One Songs, Ariose Music, CentricSongs, Curb Wordspring Music LLC, Fleauxmotion Music, Kilns Music, Method to the Madness, Shankel Songs, Shaun Shankel Pub Designee, Stephen Blake Kanicka Publishing, These Tunes Go To 11, Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp.
  4. “Known” – (writers) Ethan Hulse, Jordan Sapp, Tauren Wells, (publishers) Be Essential Songs, Capitol CMG Paragon, Crucial Music Entertainment, EGH Music Publishing
  5. “Living Hope” – (writers) Brian Johnson, Phil Wickham, (publishers) Bethel Music Publishing, Phil Wickham Music, Simply Global Songs, Sing My Songs
  6. “Only Jesus” – (writers) Bernie Herms, Mark Hall, Matthew West, (publishers) Be Essential Songs, Highly Combustible Music, House of Story Music Publishing, My Refuge Music, One77 Songs
  7. “Red Letters” – (writers) David Crowder, Ed Cash, (publishers) Alletrop Music, Inot Music, sixsteps Music, worshiptogether.com songs
  8. “The Breakup Song” – (writers) Bart Millard, David Garcia, Francesca Battistelli, (publishers) Bartatronic Millaphonic, D Soul Music, Francesca Music, Tunes of MercyMe, Universal Music – Brentwood Benson Publishing, Word Music LLC
  9. “Who You Say I Am” – (writers) Ben Fielding, Reuben Morgan, (publisher) Hillsong Music Publishing
  10. “Won’t He Do It” – (writers) Loren Hill, Makeba Riddick-Woods, Rich Shelton, (publishers) SONGSBYMAK, Janice Combs Publishing, EMI Blackwood Music Inc., Nieze World Music, One Dynasty Music
  11. “You Say” – (writers) Jason Ingram, Paul Mabury, Lauren Daigle, (publishers) CentricSongs, Fellow Ships Music, Flychild Publishing, So Essential

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