The 52nd Annual GMA Dove Awards were handed out Tuesday night, October 19th, 2021, in Nashville, Tennessee. The show, under the banner Stronger Together, aired tonight exclusively on TBN and was simulcast on SiriusXM The Message.
CeCe Winans and Jason Ingram led the night with the 4 awards each with Winans winning Gospel Artist of the Year and Ingram winning Songwriter of the Year (Non-Artist). for KING & COUNTRY took home three awards including Artist of the Year, the top honor of the night. Chris Brown of Elevation Worship and Steven Furtick also each won three awards including Song of the Year for "The Blessing." Dynamic performers Maverick City Music claimed New Artist of the Year with Contemporary Artist of the Year going to We The Kingdom.
Here is the list of winners:
Song of the year: "The Blessing," from Kari Jobe (writers: Kari Jobe, Chris Brown, Cody Carnes, Steven Furtick)
Contemporary christian artist of the year: We the Kingdom
Gospel artist of the year: CeCe Winans
Gospel worship album of the year, Believe for It, CeCe Winans
Gospel worship recorded song of the year, "Believe for It," CeCe Winans
Artist of the year: for King & Country
New artist of the year: Maverick City Music
Worship recorded song of the year: "Graves into Gardens," Elevation Worship feat. Brandon Lake
Rap/hip-hop album of the year: His Glory Alone, KB
Southern gospel album of the year: Change Is Coming, Joseph Habedank
Contemporary gospel album of the year: Koryn Hawthorne
Inspirational film of the year: A Week Away
Songwriter of the year (nonartist): Jason Ingram
Songwriter of the year (artist): Brandon Lake
Rap/hip hop recorded song of the year: "Deep End," Lecrae
Pop/contemporary recorded song of the year: "Famous For (I Believe)," Tauren Wells
Inspirational recorded song of the year, "Great Is Thy Faithfulness," Carrie Underwood feat. CeCe Winans
Pop/contemporary album of the year: Holy Water, We The Kingdom
About Gospel Music Association & Foundation:
Founded in 1964, the Gospel Music Association serves as the face and voice for the Gospel/Christian music community and is dedicated to exposing, promoting, and celebrating the Gospel through music of all styles. In addition to ongoing education, advocacy and networking efforts the GMA also produces a variety of programs designed to expose music to new audiences through TV and online broadcast specials like the annual GMA Dove Awards and Because He Lives: An Easter Celebration. For more information on the GMA, visit www.gospelmusic.org and follow @gmadoveawards on Facebook, Twitter, and @gospelmusicassoc on Instagram.