The 2019 Dove Awards Nominees (Part 2) - Worship, Inspirational and Gospel

The 50th Annual GMA Dove Awards are fast approaching, and leading up to this year’s awards ceremony we’ll be sharing some of the nominees right here on the KCMI blog! We’ll break down the nominations in southern and traditional gospel, contemporary, rock, hip hop and more in the coming weeks, but this week let’s look at the nominees in the worship, inspirational and gospel categories:

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Worship Song
of the Year

Build My Life - Pat Barrett
Living Hope - Phil Wickham
Surrounded (Fight My Battles) - Michael W. Smith
Who You Say I Am - Hillsong Worship
Yes I Will - Vertical Worship

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Worship Recorded
Song of the Year

Build My Life - Pat Barrett
Living Hope - Phil Wickham
Raise a Hallelujah - Jonathan and Melissa Helser
Stand In Your Love - Josh Baldwin
Who You Say I Am - Hillsong Worship

What's the difference between Song of the Year
and Recorded Song of the Year?

Simply put, Song of the Year nominees are the writers who created the melody and lyrics of the song, while Recorded Song of the Year nominees are music producers who designed how the song sounds when you listen to it and sound engineers who recorded vocals and instruments.

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Worship Album
of the Year

Bethel Music - Victory
Chris Tomlin - Holy Roar
Elevation Worship - Hallelujah Here Below
Phil Wickham - Living Hope

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Inspirational Recorded
Song of the Year

Fall On Your Knees - David Phelps ft. Charlotte Ritchie
Is He Worthy - Andrew Peterson
Glory to Glory - Riley Harrison Clark
The God Who Sees - Nicole C. Mullen
When The Healing Comes - TaRanda Greene

Inspirational Album
of the Year

Keith and Kristyn Getty - The North Coast Sessions
Mark Schultz - Follow
TaRanda Greene - The Healing

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Gospel Artist
of the Year

Jekalyn Carr
Kirk Franklin
Koryn Hawthorne
Tasha Cobbs Leonard
Travis Greene

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Gospel Worship Recorded Song

of the Year

If God/Nothing But The Blood - Casey J.
My Worship - Phil Thompson
Settle Here (Part 1) - William Murphy
This is a Move - Tasha Cobbs Leonard
You’re Doing It All Again - Todd Dulaney

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Gospel Worship
Album of the Year

Tasha Cobbs Leonard - Heart. Passion. Pursuit. (Live)
Todd Dulaney - To Africa With Love
William Murphy - Settle Here

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Contemporary Gospel
& Urban Recorded
Song of the Year

Blessings on Blessings - Anthony Brown & group therapy
Love Theory - Kirk Franklin
Make Room - Jonathan McReynolds
My God - Nashville Life Music ft. Mr. Talkbox
Unstoppable - Koryn Hawthorne

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Contemporary Gospel
Album of the Year

Israel Houghton - Road to DeMaskUs
Jason Nelson - The Answer
Jonathan Nelson - Declarations
Koryn Hawthorne - Unstoppable
Tori Kelly - Hiding Place

Check back next weekend for a look at this year’s contemporary, rock and hip hop nominees! You can watch the Dove Awards on TBN on Sunday, October 20th at 6:00pm MST.

For the full list of this year’s nominees, go to