Hope Darst has released a brand new live video of her song "Who You've Always Been" amidst being nominated for three GMA Dove Awards. This year at the 52nd Annual GMA Dove Awards Connick gets nominated in three categories: New Artist of the Year, Worship Recorded Song of the Year for "Peace Be Still," and Inspirational Recorded Song of the Year for "Promise Keeper."
In response to her GMA Dove Award nomination, Hope exclaims, "To say this is an honor is a HUGE understatement!! I am absolutely surprised and incredibly grateful to the @gospelmusicassoc and to everyone who nominated me for this!
If you know anything about my journey, you know this is really special to me and something I dreamed about my whole life. One of my first jobs in Nashville was working for GMA as Joy Fletcher's programming assistant helping other artists live out their dreams. Never did I imagine 20 years later my name would sit among some of my greatest hero's and dearest friends. A lot of (good news) happening over here today!"
The original version of "Who You've Always Been" is found on Peace Be Still. The album was produced by Jonathan Smith (Zach Williams, Phil Wickham, Passion) and Max Corwin. Featuring twelve songs all co-written by Darst, Peace Be Still is also the name of the album's first single, which Darst wrote in 2017 with Mia Fieldes and Andrew Holt, fellow worship leaders and songwriters at her church. The worship anthem, inspired by the trio's collective desire to overcome disappointment and fear, soon became an anthem of hope for their congregation, while churches around the globe also began to embrace its truth as their own. At press time, "Peace Be Still" has amassed more than 45 million digital streams and a radio airplay audience of more than 115 million between Darst's single as well as the extended live version from The Belonging Co's debut album, All The Earth.