Artist of the Year

The 2019 Dove Awards Nominees (Part 1) - Songs and Artists of the Year

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 worship, inspirational, contemporary, southern gospel, rock, hip hop and more in the weeks to come, but for now let’s start with some of the biggest categories:

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Song of the Year

Counting Every Blessing – Rend Collective
Everything – Tobymac
Joy – For King & Country
Known – Tauren Wells
Living Hope – Phil Wickham
Only Jesus – Casting Crowns
Red Letters – Crowder
The Breakup Song – Francesca Battistelli
Who You Say I Am – Hillsong Worship
Won’t He Do It – Koryn Hawthorne
You Say – Lauren Daigle

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Artist of the Year

For King & Country
Hillsong UNITED
Lauren Daigle

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Songwriter of the Year

Bart Millard
Brian Johnson
Lauren Daigle
Mark Hall
Luke Smallbone and Joel Smallbone

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New Artist of the Year

Aaron Cole
Austin French
Josh Baldwin
Kelonte Gavin
Riley Clemmons

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Short Form

of the Year

Awakening - Amanda Lindsey Cook
Red Letters - Crowder
Haven’t Seen It Yet - Danny Gokey
Let Go (Live at Hillsong Conference)
- Hillsong Young & Free
Love Theory - Kirk Franklin

Long Form

Video of the Year

Only Jesus Visual Album - Casting Crowns
Holy Roar: Live From Church - Chris Tomlin
The Wait (Movie) - David Leonard
People (Live) - Hillsong UNITED
Survivor: Live from Harding Prison - Zach Williams

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Film of the Year

Run the Race
Unbroken: Path to Redemption

Check back next weekend for a look at this year’s Worship and Inspirational music 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