During the 47th Annual GMA Dove Awards show, awards were handed out in a total of 44 different categories. The sold-out awards show was held Tuesday at Lipscomb University's Allen Arena in Nashville, Tennessee. Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) will exclusively air the awards show on Sunday, Oct. 16.
Below are a few highlights among the winners at the 2016 Dove Awards. For a full list of winners, please visit the awards show's official website.
Song of the Year: "Good, Good Father" (writers) Pat Barrett, Tony Brown; (publishers) Vamos Publishing, Capitol CMG Parago, Common Hymnal Publishing, Housefires Sounds, Tony Brown Publishing Designee, worshiptogether.com songs, sixsteps Music
Artist of the Year: Lauren Daigle, Centricity Music
New Artist of the Year: Jordan Feliz, Centricity Music
Southern Gospel Album of the Year: Karen Peck & New River, Daywind Record
Contemporary Christian Artist of the Year: for KING & COUNTRY, Word Entertainment
Contemporary Gospel/Urban Recorded Song of the Year: "The Way That You Love Me" Jonathan McReynolds; (writers) Chuck Harmony, Claude Kelly
Pop/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year: "Trust In You" Lauren Daigle; (writers) Paul Mabury, Michael Farren, Lauren Daigle
Gospel Artist of the Year: Kirk Franklin, Fo Yo Soul Recordings/RCA Records
Worship Album of the Year: "EMPIRES" Hillsong UNITED; (producers) Michael Guy Chislett, Joel Houston
Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year: "This Is Not A Test" TobyMac; (producers) Christopher Stevens, Toby McKeehan, David Garcia
Instrumental Album of the Year: "Without Words: Synesthesia" Bethel Music (producers) Bobby Strand, Chris Greely
The GMA Dove Awards celebrate the contributions of artists from every style of Christian/Gospel music. For more information, visit the official Dove Awards website.