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46th GMA Dove Awards

The 46th Annual GMA Dove Awards presentation ceremony was held on Tuesday, October 13, 2015, at the Allen Arena in Nashville, Tennessee. The ceremony recognized the accomplishments of musicians and other figures within the Christian music industry for the year 2014. The ceremony was produced by the Trinity Broadcasting Network and was hosted by musician Erica Campbell and television star Sadie Robertson. The awards show was broadcast on the Trinity Broadcasting Network on October 18, 2015.[1][2][3]

46th GMA Dove Awards
DateOctober 13, 2015
LocationAllen Arena,
Nashville, Tennessee
Hosted byErica Campbell and Sadie Robertson
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Television/radio coverage
NetworkTBN (October 18, 2015)


The following were some of the musical artists who performed at the 46th GMA Dove Awards:[4]


The following were some of the presenters who presented at the 46th GMA Dove Awards:[4]

Nominees and winnersEdit

This is a complete list of the nominees for the 46th GMA Dove Awards.[5][6] The winners are in bold.[7][8]


Song of the Year
Songwriter of the Year
Songwriter of the Year (Non-artist)
Contemporary Christian Artist of the Year
Southern Gospel Artist of the Year
Gospel Artist of the Year
Artist of the Year
New Artist of the Year
Producer of the Year

Rap/Hip Hop & UrbanEdit

Rap/Hip Hop Song of the Year
Rap/Hip Hop Album of the Year
  • EmpireDerek Minor, (producers) Dirty Rice, Derek Minor, Black Knight, Jonny Grande, Anthony "AntMan Wonder" Reid, Tyshane, Bandplay, G-Roc, GAWVI, Syksense
  • Tomorrow We LiveKB, (producers) Swoope, Dirty Rice, Joseph Prielozny, Supe, Kevin Burgess, Mpax, 808XEliTE, Justin Ebach, De-Capo Music Group for Vakseen LLC
  • AnomalyLecrae, (producers) Dirty Rice, Joseph Prielozny, Street Symphony, S1, J. Rhodes, 808XEliTE, GAWVI, Nate Robinson, Mashell, Derek Minor, Vohnbeatz, Lasanna "Ace" Harris, Alex Medina, Jaquebeatz
  • MansionNF, (producers) Tommee Profitt, David Garcia
  • RiseTrip Lee, (producers) GAWVI, Jonatan Barahona, Alex Medina


Rock Songs of the Year
  • "Safety (ft. Stephen Christian)" – Fireflight, (writers) Dawn Michele and Rusty Varenkamp
  • "Darkest Part" – Red, (writers) Anthony Armstrong, Michael Barnes, Randy Armstrong, Rob Graves, Josh Baker, Mark Holman
  • "Good To Be Alive" – Skillet, (writers) John L. Cooper, Zac Maloy, Tom Douglas
  • "Furious Love" – VERIDIA, (writers) Brandon Brown, Deena Jakoub, Ian Eskelin, Barry Weeks
  • "Dead Man" – We as Human, (writer) Justin Cordle
Rock/Contemporary Song of the Year
  • "Fireblazin" – Capital Kings (writers), Cole Walowac, Jonathan White, Neon Feather, David Garcia and Toby Mckeehan
  • "Lift Your Head Weary Sinner (Chains)" – Crowder, (writers) Ed Cash, David Crowder, Seth Philpott
  • "Messengers (ft. for KING & COUNTRY)" – Lecrae, (writers) Lecrae Moore, Joel Smallbone, Luke Smallbone, Ricky Jackson, Ran Jackson, Chris Mackey, Joseph Prielozny and Torrance Esmono
  • "Brother" – NEEDTOBREATHE, (writers) Bear Rinehart and Bo Rinehart
  • "Let It Out" – Switchfoot, (writers) Jon Foreman, Tim Foreman, Andrew Pearson
Rock Album of the Year
Rock/Contemporary Album of the Year


Pop/Contemporary Song of the Year
Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year


Inspirational Song of the Year
Inspirational Album of the Year


Southern Gospel Song of the Year
Southern Gospel Album of the Year
Contemporary Gospel/Urban Song of the Year
Contemporary Gospel/Urban Album of the Year
Traditional Gospel Song of the Year
Traditional Gospel Album of the Year

Country and BluegrassEdit

Bluegrass Song of the Year
Country Song of the Year
Bluegrass/Country Album of the Year

Praise and WorshipEdit

Worship Song of the Year
  • "Great Are You Lord" – All Sons & Daughters, (writers) David Leonard, Jason Ingram, Leslie Jordan (publishers) Integrity's Alleluia! Music/Integrity's Praise! Music/Open Hands Music/Sony/ATV Timber Publishing
  • "Holy Spirit" – Francesca Battistelli, (writers) Bryan Torwalt, Katie Torwalt (publishers) Capitol CMG Genesis/Jesus Culture Music
  • "Forever (We Sing Hallelujah)" – Kari Jobe, (writers) Brian Johnson, Christa Black Gifford, Gabriel Wilson, Jenn Johnson, Joel Taylor, Kari Jobe (publishers) Bethel Music Publishing/KAJE Songs/Worship Together Music
  • "Because He Lives (Amen)" – Matt Maher, (writers) Chris Tomlin, Daniel Carson, Ed Cash, Gloria Gaither, Jason Ingram, Matt Maher, Bill Gaither (publishers) Alletrop Music/Hanna Street Music/I Am A Pilgrim Songs/Open Hands Music/S. D. G. Publishing/sixsteps Music/Sixsteps Songs/Worship Together Music/
  • "This Is Amazing Grace" – Phil Wickham, (writers) Jeremy Riddle, Josh Farro, Phil Wickham (publishers) Bethel Music Publishing/Phil Wickham Music/Seems Like Music/Sing My Songs/WB Music Corp.
Worship Album of the Year


Children's Music Album of the Year
  • Capitol Kids! Hits – Capitol Kids!, (producer) Brian Hitt
  • Best of Lifeway Kids Worship Volume 1 – Lifeway Kids, (producer) Jeremy Johnson, Paul Marino, Jeffrey B. Scott
  • Sing The Bible with Slugs & Bugs – Randall Goodgame (producer) Ben Shive
  • Brave – Saddleback Kids, (producer) David Dalton
  • 25 Favorite Sing-A-Long Hymns for Kids – Songtime Kids, (producer) Larry Hall
  • Kids – The Hoppers, (producer) Mike Hopper
Spanish Language Album of the Year
  • Fuego – Esperanza de Vida, (producers) Eduardo Durney and Armando Moreno
  • Gloria A Dios – Gateway Worship, (producers) Walker Beach, Robert Quintanay, Rosemary Taleton
  • Esto Es Jesus CultureJesus Culture, (producer) Jeremy Edwardson
  • Me Vistio De Promesas – Julissa, (producers) Mike Rivera, Onis Rodriguez, Wiso Aponte, Chris Rocha
  • Como En El Cielo – Miel San Marcos, (producers) Josh Morales, Luis Morales, Jr., Samy Morales, Chris Rocha, Roberto Prado
Christmas Album of the Year
Choral Collection of the Year
  • Splendor of Heaven, (creators) Geron Davis, Tyler Brinson
  • Ready To Sing Gaither Homecoming Favorites, (creator) Russell Mauldin
  • The Song of Christmas, (creators) Phil Barfoot, Cliff Duren, Ken Barker, Craig AdamsONE, (creators) Bradley Knight
  • Then Sings My Soul (A Worship Service of Hymns, Scripture and Inspirational Readings For Choir, Congregation and Worship Leader), (creators) Cliff Duren
Recorded Music Packaging
  • After All These YearsAndrew Peterson, (art director & design) Christopher Tobias (hand lettering) Joseph Alessia (photographer) Keely Scott
  • AnchorColton Dixon, (art director & design) Sarah Sung (photographer) David Molnar
  • Neon SteepleCrowder, (art director) Shelley Giglio, Mike McCloskey, Leighton Ching, Becca Wildsmith, (design) Leighton Ching (photographer) Zack Arias, Mary Caroline Mann
  • AnomalyLecrae, (art director) Don Clark, (designer) Invisible Creature, (illustrator) Robert Carter, Kevin Fleming, Shinbone Creative (photographer) Mary Caroline Mann
  • RiseTrip Lee, (art directors) Alex Medina, Ryan Clark, (design) Invisible Creature (illustrator) Ryan Clark (photographer) Sam Hurd


Musical of the Year
  • At The Cross (Love Ran Red), (creator) Bradley Knight
  • The Cross Changes Everything, (creators) Jeff Bumgardner, Joel Lindsey
  • If The Grave Could Shout, (creator) Jason Cox
  • Once You've Seen The Star, (creator) Belinda Smith
  • We're Glad You Came (A Musical Celebration of the Savior's Birth), (creators) Jeff Bumgardner, Joel Lindsey
Youth/Children's Musical of the Year
  • An Unplugged Christmas, (creators) Susie Williams, Luke Gambill
  • David's Dynasty, (creators) Gina Boe, Barb Dorn, Sue C. Smith, Christopher Davis
  • The Go Tour, (creators) Jeff Slaughter, Brian Green
  • God's Not Dead (A Faith Musical For Kids), (creators) Dale Mathews, Dana Anderson
  • Back to the Cross (A Kids Musical Adventure Through Time), (creator) Christy Semsen


Short Form Music Video of the Year
  • You Can't Stop Me – Andy Mineo, (director & producer) Kyle Dettman
  • Take This City – Everfound, (director & producer) Sean Hagwell
  • Shoulders – for KING & COUNTRY, (director) Ben Smallbone (producer) Ben Stansbury
  • Dreams – King's Kaleidoscope, (director & producer) David Faddis, Belief Films
  • Wake Up – NF, (director) Jon Jon Augustavo (producer) Andrew Lerios, PhilyMack Productions
Long Form Video of the Year


Inspirational Film of the Year
  • Do You Believe? (director) Jon Gunn (producers) Pure Flix Entertainment, 10 West Studios, Believe Entertainment, Toy Gun Films
  • Left Behind, (director) Vic Armstrong (producer) Stoney Lake Entertainment
  • Moms' Night Out , (directors) The Erwin Brothers (producers) Affirm Films, FourBoys Entertainment, Provident Films, Pure Flix Entertainment, TriStar Pictures
  • The Song, (director) Richard Ramsey (producers) City on a Hill Productions, Jorva Entertainment Productions
  • When the Game Stands Tall, (director) Thomas Carter (producers) Affirm Films, Mandalay Pictures


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  2. ^ Thomasos, Christine (October 13, 2015). "GMA Dove Awards to Feature Eric Campbell With 'Duck Dynasty' Co-Host Sadie Robertson". The Christian Post. Retrieved January 14, 2016.
  3. ^ Nsenduluka, Benge (October 14, 2015). "Erica Campbell, Sadie Robertson to Host 46th Dove Awards; 'God Smiles When We Stand United for His Glory' Says Singer". The Christian Post. Retrieved January 14, 2016.
  4. ^ a b "Catch Christian and Gospel Music's 46th Annual GMA Dove Awards Exclusively on TBN, Sunday Oct. 18th". PR Newswire. October 16, 2015. Retrieved January 14, 2015.
  5. ^ Nsenduluka, Benge (August 12, 2015). "Lecrae, for KING & COUNTRY Score Most Nods in GMA's List of 2015 Dove Award Nominees, Including 'Artist of the Year'". The Christian Post. Retrieved January 14, 2016.
  6. ^ GMA Dove Award. "Nominees". Gospel Music Association. Archived from the original on January 11, 2016. Retrieved January 14, 2016.
  7. ^ Nsenduluka, Benge (October 14, 2015). "Lecrae Humbled by 'Artist of the Year' Dove Awards Win; Mark Burnett, Roma Downey Awarded for Impact on Mainstream Culture". The Christian Post. Retrieved January 14, 2016.
  8. ^ GMA Dove Award. "Winners". Gospel Music Association. Retrieved January 14, 2016.

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