50th GMA Dove Awards

The 50th Annual GMA Dove Awards presentation ceremony was held on Tuesday, October 15, 2019, 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 2019. The awards show aired on the Trinity Broadcasting Network on Sunday, October 20, 2019, at 8 p.m. ET.

50th GMA Dove Awards
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DateOctober 15, 2019 (2019-10-15)
LocationAllen Arena,
Nashville, Tennessee
CountryUnited States
Most awardsJason Ingram (4)
Most nominationsWayne Haun (10)
Television/radio coverage
NetworkTBN (October 20, 2019 at 8 p.m. ET)

The nominations were announced on August 14, 2019, with producer and songwriter Wayne Haun receiving the most nominations with ten, whilst Lauren Daigle led the artist nominations with six.[1][2] The big winners of the night were producer and songwriter Jason Ingram with four awards and Lauren Daigle, who received three awards.

Nominations announcement

The nominations were announced on August 14, 2019, by Natalie Grant, Jekalyn Carr and Karen Peck through a live stream on the GMA Dove Awards' Facebook page.[3]


The following musical artists performed at the 50th GMA Dove Awards:[4]


The following served as presenters at the 50th GMA Dove Awards:[4]

Nominees and winners

This is a complete list of the nominees for the 50th GMA Dove Awards.[5] Winners are in bold.[6]


Song of the Year
  • "Counting Every Blessing"
    • (writers) Chris Llewellyn, Gareth Gilkeson, (publishers) Capitol CMG Paragon, Rend Family Music
  • "Everything"
    • (writers) David Garcia, Toby McKeehan, (publishers) Achtober Songs, D Soul Music, Universal Music - Brentwood Benson Publishing
  • "Joy."
    • (writers) Ben Glover, Joel Smallbone, Luke Smallbone, Matt Hales, Seth Mosley, Stephen Blake Kanicka, Tedd Tjornhom, (publishers) 9t One Songs, Ariose Music, CentricSongs, Curb Wordspring Music LLC, Fleauxmotion Music, Kilns Music, Method to the Madness, Shankel Songs, Shaun Shankel Pub Designee, Stephen Blake Kanicka Publishing, These Tunes Go To 11, Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp.
  • "Known"
    • (writers) Ethan Hulse, Jordan Sapp, Tauren Wells, (publishers) Be Essential Songs, Capitol CMG Paragon, Crucial Music Entertainment, EGH Music Publishing
  • "Living Hope"
    • (writers) Brian Johnson, Phil Wickham, (publishers) Bethel Music Publishing, Phil Wickham Music, Simply Global Songs, Sing My Songs
  • "Only Jesus"
    • (writers) Bernie Herms, Mark Hall, Matthew West, (publishers) Be Essential Songs, Highly Combustible Music, House of Story Music Publishing, My Refuge Music, One77 Songs
  • "Red Letters"
    • (writers) David Crowder, Ed Cash, (publishers) Alletrop Music, Inot Music, sixsteps Music, worshiptogether.com songs
  • "The Breakup Song"
    • (writers) Bart Millard, David Garcia, Francesca Battistelli, (publishers) Bartatronic Millaphonic, D Soul Music, Francesca Music, Tunes of MercyMe, Universal Music - Brentwood Benson Publishing, Word Music LLC
  • "Who You Say I Am"
    • (writers) Ben Fielding, Reuben Morgan, (publisher) Hillsong Music Publishing
  • "Won't He Do It"
    • (writers) Loren Hill, Makeba Riddick-Woods, Rich Shelton, (publishers) SONGSBYMAK, Janice Combs Publishing, EMI Blackwood Music Inc., Nieze World Music, One Dynasty Music
  • "You Say"
    • (writers) Jason Ingram, Paul Mabury, Lauren Daigle, (publishers) CentricSongs, Fellow Ships Music, Flychild Publishing, So Essential Tunes
Worship Song of the Year
  • "Build My Life"
    • (writers) Brett Younker, Karl Martin, Kirby Kaple, Matt Redman, Pat Barrett, (publishers) Bethel Music Publishing, Capitol CMG Genesis, Housefires Sounds, Kaple Music, Martin Karl Andrew, Said And Done Music, sixsteps Music Thankyou Music worshiptogether.com songs
  • "Living Hope"
    • (writers) Brian Johnson, Phil Wickham, (publishers) Bethel Music Publishing, Phil Wickham Music, Simply Global Songs, Sing My Songs
  • "Surrounded (Fight My Battles)"
    • (writer) Elyssa Smith, (publisher) UR Global Publishing
  • "Who You Say I Am"
    • (writers) Ben Fielding, Reuben Morgan, (publisher) Hillsong Music Publishing
  • "Yes I Will"
    • (writers) Eddie Hoagland, Jonathan Smith, Mia Fieldes, (publishers) All Essential Music, Be Essential Songs, HBC Worship Music, Hickory Bill Doc, Jingram Music Publishing, So Essential Tunes, Upside Down Under
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

Rap/Hip Hop Recorded Song of the Year
  • "None of My Business" – Andy Mineo
    • (writer) Andy Mineo
  • "Fight for Me" – GAWVI
    • (writers) Gabriel Azucena, J. Raul Garcia, Matt Cohen, Lecrae Moore
  • "Get Back Right" – Lecrae & Zaytoven
    • (writers) Bobby Pressley, Che Olson, Lecrae Moore, Xavier Dotson
  • "Everytime" – Social Club Misfits
    • (writers) Daniel Young Kim, Fernando Miranda, Martin Santiago
  • "Even Louder (feat. Natalie Grant)" – Steven Malcolm
    • (writers) Benji Cowart, Jonathan Jay, Joseph Prielozny, Kenneth Mackey, Leeland Mooring, Matt Armstrong, Steven Malcolm, Tony Brown, William Reeves
Rap/Hip Hop Album of the Year
  • II: The SwordAndy Mineo
    • (producers) Andy Mineo, Chad Gardner, Daniel Steele, Dave James, Lasanna “ACE” Harris, GSP, Vikaden
  • PanoramaGAWVI
    • (producers) Enzo Gran, Epikh Pro, GAWVI, Jonatan Barahona, Justin Barahona, Lasanna “ACE” Harris, Matt Cohen
  • Let the Trap Say AmenLecrae & Zaytoven
    • (producer) Zaytoven
  • The Second City – Steven Malcolm
    • (producers) Chris “Dirty Rice” Mackey, Joseph Prielozny, JuiceBangers
  • Never FoldTedashii
    • (producers) Chris Howland, Chris King, Daramola, Derek Minor, Desmond South, Evan Ford, Gavin George, Iggy Music, Jacob Cardec, Jimi Cravity, Jordan Sapp, Lasanna “ACE” Harris, Mashell Leroy, Sean Hamilton, Sean Minor, Shama “Sak Pase” Joseph, Steve “Pompano Puff” Tirogene, Tedashii Anderson, Tee Wyla, Zach Paradis


Rock/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year
Rock/Contemporary Album of the Year


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


Inspirational Recorded Song of the Year
Inspirational Album of the Year

Southern Gospel

Southern Gospel Recorded Song of the Year
Southern Gospel Album of the Year


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

Contemporary Gospel/Urban

Contemporary Gospel/Urban Recorded Song of the Year
Contemporary Gospel/Urban Album of the Year
  • Road to DeMaskUsIsrael Houghton
    • (producers) Israel Houghton, Matt Edwards
  • The AnswerJason Nelson
    • (producers) Aaron Nelson, Dana Sorey, Eric Dawkins, Jason Nelson, Jonathan Nelson, Kenny Shelton
  • Declarations – Jonathan Nelson
    • (producers) Kenneth Shelton, Jonathan Nelson
  • UnstoppableKoryn Hawthorne
    • (producers) Bernie Herms, Joaquin Bynum, Johnta Austin, Kc Knight, Kid Class, Makeba Riddick-Woods, One Up Entertainment, Robert Reese, Troy Taylor, Vaughan Phoenix, Warryn Campbell, Xeryus Gittens
  • Hiding PlaceTori Kelly

Traditional Gospel

Traditional Gospel Recorded Song of the Year
Traditional Gospel Album of the Year
  • Jesus Love LegacyBishop Leonard Scott
    • (producers) Phillip Feaster, Tiffany McGhee
  • Open Your Mouth and Say SomethingBrent Jones
    • (producers) Brent Jones, Eddie Brown, Professor James Roberson
  • GoshenDonald Lawrence, The Tri-City Singers
    • (producers) Donald Lawrence, Sir The Baptist, Troy Taylor
  • This Song Is For You – Earl Bynum
    • (producer) Earl Bynum
  • Stand There – The Wardlaw Brothers
    • (producer) Martin Luther Wardlaw

Gospel Worship

Gospel Worship Recorded Song of the Year
Gospel Worship Album of the Year
  • Heart. Passion. Pursuit. (Live)Tasha Cobbs Leonard
    • (producers) Kenneth Leonard Jr., Monica Coates
  • To Africa With LoveTodd Dulaney
    • (producer) Todd Dulaney
  • Settle HereWilliam Murphy
    • (producers) Kenneth Leonard, Tasha Cobbs Leonard


Spanish Language Recorded Song of the Year
  • "Mi GPS" – Alex Zurdo
    • (writer) Alexis "Alex Zurdo" Velez
  • "Dios De Maravillas" – Christine D'Clario
    • (writer) Edward Rivera, Jose Olide, Paul Pineda
  • "Mi Casa Es Tu Casa" – Evan Craft
  • (writers) Abraham Osorio, Alex Sampedro, Evan Craft
  • "Tus Cuerdas De Amor (feat. Lowsan Melgar)" – Julio Melgar
    • (writer) Julio Melgar
  • "Salmo 23 (feat. Marco Barrientos)" – Un Corazón
    • (writers) Lluvia Richards, Steven Daniel Richards
Spanish Album of the Year
  • ¿Quién contra nosotros?Alex Zurdo
    • (producer) Alex Zurdo
  • Tu Primero – Andy Alemany, (producers) Ivan Ruiz, Samuel Ash
  • EmanuelChristine D'Clario
    • (producers) Carlos Caban, Christine D'Clario, José Olide, Paul Pineda
  • A Partir De HoyRojo
    • (producers) Eliseo Tapia, Emmanuel Espinosa
  • Hola, FuturoUn Corazón
    • (producer) Steven Richards


Worship Recorded Song of the Year
Worship Album of the Year

Other categories

Instrumental Album of the Year
  • Rise!Ben Tankard
    • (producer) Ben Tankard
  • Front Porch Pickin': Old Time Gospel Favorites – Kevin Williams
    • (producer) Kevin Williams
  • ChristmasPaul Cardall
    • (producer) Jim Daneker
Children's Album of the Year
  • Bright Ones (Soundtrack) – Bright Ones
  • Sing: Creation SongsEllie Holcomb
    • (producers) Ben Shive, Brown Bannister, Nathan Dugger
  • LullabyMichael W. Smith
    • (producers) Mike Nawrocki, Tyler Michael Smith
Christmas / Special Event Album of the Year
  • Something’s Happening!Cece Winans
    • (producer) Alvin Love III
  • It Must Be ChristmasDavid Phelps
    • (producer) David Phelps
  • The Advent of ChristmasMatt Maher
    • (producers) Matt Maher, Mitch Parks
Musical of the Year
  • Come and See, Go and Tell
    • (creators) Lee Black, Jason Cox, (arranger & orchestrator) Marty Hamby
  • Jesus, Only King Forever
    • (creators) Jason Cox, Cliff Duren, Camp Kirkland, Phil Nitz
  • Take Me Back To Bethlehem
    • (creators) Sue C. Smith, Mason Brown, (arrangers) Mason Brown, Russell Mauldin
  • Welcome to Bethlehem
    • (creators) Joel Lindsey, Jeff Bumgardner, Heidi Petak, (arranger & orchestrator) Daniel Semsen
  • While the World Was Waiting
    • (creators) Marty Funderburk, Mike Harland, Cliff Duren, Phillip Keveren, Phil Nitz
Youth / Children's Musical of the Year
  • Random Acts of Christmas
    • (creators) Nick Robertson, Anna Lampe, Alisen Wells
  • Straight Outta Bethlehem
    • (creator) Christy Semsen, (arranger) Daniel Semsen
  • The Name of Jesus
    • (creators) Dale Mathews, Dana Anderson
Choral Collection of the Year
  • Prince of Heaven
    • (creator) Travis Cottrell
  • The Great American Church Songbook
    • (arranger & orchestrator) Cliff Duren
  • The Worship of Christmas
    • (creators) Phil Barfoot, Bradley Knight
Recorded Music Packaging of the Year
  • VictoryBethel Music
    • (art director) Stephen James Hart, (graphic designer) Stephen James Hart, (photographers) Rachel Soh, Jordana Griffith
  • The Wait – David Leonard
    • (art directors) David Leonard, Jason B. Jones, (graphic designer) Jordan Rubino, (photographer) Elliot Eicheldinger
  • Hallelujah Here BelowElevation Worship
    • (art directors) Ryan Hollingsworth, Jacob Boyles, (graphic designer) Jacob Boyles, (illustrator) Tyler Deeb, (photographers) Jacob Boyles, Steven Lester
  • God of the ImpossibleLincoln Brewster
    • (art director) Jason B. Jones, (graphic designer) Jordan Rubino, (photographer) Lee Steffen
  • Native TongueSwitchfoot
    • (art director) Carrie Smith, (graphic designer) Jordan Wetherbee, Tommy Steele, (photographer) Erick Frost

Videos and Films

Short Form Video of the Year
  • Awakening – Amanda Lindsey Cook
    • (director) Josh Hesami, (producer) Joshua Mohline
  • Red Letters – Crowder
    • (director) Patrick Tohill, (producer) Patrick Tohill
  • Haven’t Seen It Yet – Danny Gokey
    • (director) Ry Cox, (producer) Joel Hartz
  • Let Go (Live at Hillsong Conference) – Hillsong Young & Free
    • (director) Nathaniel Redekop, (producers) Johnny Rays, Laura Toggs
  • Love Theory – Kirk Franklin
    • (director) Matt DeLisi, (producer) Ben Skipworth
Long Form Video of the Year
  • Only Jesus Visual AlbumCasting Crowns
    • (director) Ashley Lollis, (producer) Kyle Lollis
  • Holy Roar: Live From ChurchChris Tomlin
    • (director) Steven Lester, (producer) Matt Reed
  • The Wait (Movie) – David Leonard
    • (director) Elliot Eicheldinger, (producers) The Creak Music, Integrity Music
  • People (LIVE)Hillsong UNITED
    • (directors) Nathaniel Redekop, Richard Cause, (producers) Johnny Rays, Joel Houston
  • Survivor: Live From Harding PrisonZach Williams
    • (director) Jace Freeman, (producer) Sean Clark
Inspirational Film of the Year


  1. ^ "50th Annual GMA Dove Awards Nominees Announced". Hallels. August 14, 2019. Retrieved August 18, 2019. Lauren Daigle leads artist nominations with six, followed by for KING & COUNTRY and Kirk Franklin with five. Crowder, Phil Wickham, Tasha Cobbs Leonard and TobyMac each honored with four nods. Top nominated writer/producer Wayne Haun scored 10 nominations.
  2. ^ Reuter, Annie (August 14, 2019). "2019 Dove Awards Nominations: See The Full List | Billboard". Billboard. Billboard-Hollywood Reporter Media Group. Retrieved August 18, 2019.
  3. ^ Longs, Herb (August 14, 2019). "Nominations For 50th Annual GMA Dove Awards Unveiled". The Christian Beat. Retrieved August 18, 2019.
  4. ^ a b "Performers & Presenters | The 50th Annual GMA Dove Awards". GMA Dove Awards. October 16, 2019. Retrieved October 24, 2019.
  5. ^ "2019 Nominees | The 50th Annual GMA Dove Awards". GMA Dove Awards. August 14, 2019. Retrieved August 18, 2019.
  6. ^ "2019 Winners | The 50th Annual GMA Dove Awards". GMA Dove Awards. October 16, 2019. Retrieved October 24, 2019.

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