48th GMA Dove Awards Winners

Dove Awards

The most important awards night in Christian music – the 48th GMA Dove Awards – was recently held in Nashville, Tennessee. The Dove Awards celebrate the best of the best in Christian music of all genres, from CCM to worship, bringing together some of the biggest names in the business. In case you missed it, we thought we’d put together this handy guide to the big winners of the night – from first-time nominees to Christian music legends.

Song of the Year

“What a Beautiful Name” by Hillsong

Songwriter of the Year

Bart Millard, MercyMe

Artist of the Year


New Artist of the Year

Zach Williams

Artist of the Year – CCM

Casting Crowns

Artist of the Year – Southern Gospel

Gaither Vocal Band

Artist of the Year – Gospel

CeCe Winans

Worship Song of the Year

What a Beautiful Name by Hillsong

Worship Album of the Year

Never Lose Sight by Chris Tomlin

Rock/Contemporary Song of the Year

HARDLOVE (feat. Lauren Daigle) by NEEDTOBREATHE

Rock/Contemporary Album of the Year


Pop/Contemporary Song of the Year

Eye of the Storm (feat. GabeReal) by Ryan Stevenson (Tie)

Chain Breaker by Zach Williams (Tie)

Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year

Lifer by MercyMe

Southern Gospel Song of the Year

Better Together by Gaither Vocal Band

Southern Gospel Album of the Year

Resurrection by Joseph Habedank

Bluegrass/Country/Roots Song of the Year

When Grandpa Sang Amazing Grace by Nelons

Bluegrass/Country/Roots Album of the Year

Sing it Now: Songs of Faith and Hope by Reba McEntire

Contemporary Gospel/Urban Song of the Year

My World Needs You by Kirk Franklin

Contemporary Gospel/Urban Album of the Year

Let Them Fall in Love by CeCe Winans

Traditional Gospel Song of the Year

Change Me by Tamela Mann

Traditional Gospel Album of the Year

The Journey LIVE by Donnie McClurkin

Urban Worship Song of the Year

Joy by VaShawn Mitchell

Rap & Hip Hop Song of the Year

Oh Lord by NF

Rap & Hip Hop Album of the Year

The Waiting Room by Trip Lee

Spanish Language Album of the Year

Confio by Jaci Velasquez

Christmas/Special Event Album of the Year

Tennessee Christmas by Amy Grant

Long Form Video of the Year

Of Dirt & Grace by Hillsong United

Inspirational Film of the Year

The Shack

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