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GMA Dove Awards Winners 202: Full Listing

Natalie Grant and Jonathan McReynolds served as affable co-hosts for the night; this marked McReynolds’ first time co-hosting the occasion, whereas Grant beforehand hosted in 2007.

We the Kingdom gave the primary efficiency of the night, bringing the churning folk-rock of “God So Liked” to the stage and welcoming worldwide youngsters’s choir His Little Ft. The primary award of the night, modern gospel album of the 12 months, went to Koryn Hawthorne’s I AM.

From there, this 12 months’s GMA Dove Awards appeared to simply mix performances from CCM, gospel, rap/hip-hop, worship, Southern gospel and extra right into a seamless showcase for the breadth and depth of the style as an entire, from the hard-hitting hip-hop of KB, Hawthorne’s simmering R&B, the folksy worship fashion of Daigle, The Isaacs’ bluegrassy “The American Face,” CAIN’s amalgam of rock, nation and folks, and the congregational worship fashion of Elevation Worship.

Grant and CeCe Winans, two of gospel and Christian music’s premier vocalists, held courtroom through the night. When Grant took the stage, a silence instantly fell over the group and attendees stood to consideration as she carried out “My Weapon,” teaming with the Belonging Co. choir to supply a commanding, string-filled efficiency.

Winans has had a banner 12 months, collaborating with Carrie Underwood on “Nice Is Thy Faithfulness” (from Underwood’s My Savior album) and having her personal “Imagine for It” presently residing within the high 15 on Billboard’s Gospel Airplay chart. She provided a surprising reside rendition of the music that was each highly effective and chic.

Winans, one in all gospel music’s most extremely awarded entertainers, added to her accolades, profitable in 4 classes through the night, together with gospel artist of the 12 months, gospel worship album of the 12 months (Imagine for It), gospel worship recorded music of the 12 months (“Imagine for It”) and Inspirational music of the 12 months (“Nice Is Thy Faithfulness” with Underwood).

Later within the night, We the Kingdom returned to the stage as winners within the modern Christian artist of the 12 months class. Additionally they took dwelling the pop/modern album of the 12 months honor for Holy Water. The members of the multi-generational group, led by widespread songwriter/producer Ed Money, hugged one another after taking the stage to simply accept the respect.

Jason Ingram additionally took dwelling 4 honors through the night, together with songwriter of the 12 months (non-artist).

“I’ve been doing music a very long time and this implies a lot to me,” stated Money, who can also be identified for his work writing CCM hits similar to Chris Tomlin’s “How Nice Is Our God” and “Made to Worship.” “This implies a lot as a result of I’ve seen God transfer in my household in miraculous methods.” Of profitable the respect, he stated, “God noticed match for no matter motive, so I need to give Him all of the glory.”

Key collaborations through the ceremony included Mali Music and McReynolds becoming a member of forces on “Finest Factor” and “Bounce Ship,” and Dante Bowe’s collaboration with Kelontae Gavin. Later, Matt Redman guested on KB’s efficiency of “10k,” which features a snippet of Redman’s “10,000 Causes (Bless the Lord).”

Along with delivering some of the electrifying performances of the night, KB provided one of many night’s most impactful acceptance speeches, for his win within the rap/hip-hop album class for his venture His Glory Alone.

“Wow. I used to be 16 years outdated when any individual gave me a Christian hip-hop CD. It had a dude on the entrance cowl that had dreadlocks like mine, a crimson bandana going throughout his brow and a crimson bandana going throughout his mouth and the album was referred to as Bloody Streets. I stated, ‘Pay attention, I’ve no diploma in Lifeway Christian Bookstores, however this isn’t Christian rap, this man’s about to rob a financial institution.’ He stated, ‘No, that is Christian hip-hop. You’re taking it dwelling.’ I used to be in a darkish, darkish place. I took that album dwelling. I listened to it entrance to again and the eighth music was a gospel presentation and I believed on Jesus listening to that album,” he stated, as the group cheered. “I vowed to the Lord Jesus that I might spend my life attempting to breed that second for folks everywhere in the world.” Turning to acknowledge one in all his collaborators on the album, he added, “It simply dawned on me: The gentleman behind me, Wes, who helped create this venture, heard my album a number of years in the past, believed on Jesus and now he’s serving to me make information.”

Elevation Worship collected wins in 4 classes by its work with Brandon Lake and Kari Jobe. “Graves into Gardens,” that includes Lake, was named worship recorded songs of the 12 months, whereas “The Blessing” from Elevation Worship, Jobe and Cody Carnes was named music of the 12 months. Elevation Worship’s work with worship music collective Maverick Metropolis Music on the album Outdated Church Basement received worship album of the 12 months, whereas Lake was named songwriter of the 12 months (artist). “Graves into Gardens” additionally picked up a win for recorded music packaging of the 12 months.

Maverick Metropolis Music has stormed up Billboard’s Christian and Gospel charts with “Jireh” (which featured Elevation Worship, Chandler Moore and Naomi Raine) and their present single “Guarantees” over the previous 12 months, and took dwelling a Billboard Music Award earlier this 12 months for high gospel album. On the GMA Dove Awards, the group took dwelling the brand new artist of the 12 months honor.

For King & Nation’s Joel and Luke Smallbone earned the night’s greatest honor, artist of the 12 months. It was one in all three wins for the duo through the ceremony. Final 12 months, they earned a Billboard Christian Airplay hit with “Collectively,” that includes Kirk Franklin and Tori Kelly, and this 12 months adopted with “Amen.”

“It’s been slightly bumpy, It’s been a wierd couple of years,” Luke informed the viewers, and sharing his personal battle with throat surgical procedure a couple of months in the past. “For about 5 days, you’ll be able to’t say a phrase. So that you wait in suspense to search out out what is going on to occur,” he recalled the times following the process.

“I felt good till about two days after the surgical procedure till a few of these ideas got here by my thoughts: ‘What if I am unable to do that any longer? What if my voice is taken? What If I am unable to do that with my brother anymore? What if I am unable to write songs or carry out?’ If you begin asking these questions, it comes to some extent the place you suppose, ‘Who am I if I am unable to sing?'” Luke stated. “I felt God say actually, actually clearly, ‘It is by no means been a couple of music which you could sing. It is by no means been a couple of efficiency, a present,  in regards to the errors you have made prior to now, or the great issues or failures that will happen sooner or later. I really like you.'” He added, “I get up right here…extra satisfied than ever that the facility of music is reworking.”

See a particular listing of winners beneath:

Tune of the 12 months: “The Blessing,” from Kari Jobe (writers: Kari Jobe, Chris Brown, Cody Carnes, Steven Furtick)

Up to date christian artist of the 12 months: We the Kingdom

Gospel artist of the 12 months: CeCe Winans

Gospel worship album of the 12 months, Imagine for It, CeCe Winans

Gospel worship recorded music of the 12 months, “Imagine for It,” CeCe Winans

Artist of the 12 months: for King & Nation

New artist of the 12 months: Maverick Metropolis Music

Worship recorded music of the 12 months: “Graves into Gardens,” Elevation Worship feat. Brandon Lake

Rap/hip-hop album of the 12 months: His Glory Alone, KB

Southern gospel album of the 12 months: Change Is Coming, Joseph Habedank

Up to date gospel album of the 12 months: Koryn Hawthorne

Inspirational movie of the 12 months: A Week Away

Songwriter of the 12 months (nonartist): Jason Ingram

Songwriter of the 12 months (artist): Brandon Lake

Rap/hip hop recorded music of the 12 months: “Deep Finish,” Lecrae

Pop/modern recorded music of the 12 months: “Well-known For (I Imagine),” Tauren Wells

Inspirational recorded music of the 12 months, “Nice Is Thy Faithfulness,” Carrie Underwood feat. CeCe Winans

Pop/modern album of the 12 months: Holy Water, We The Kingdom

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