Kirk Franklin, Lauren Daigle wins big at the 50th GMA DOVE awards 2019 – Full List of Winners

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Last Tuesday marked the 50th edition of the Gospel Music Association DOVE awards and it’s not surprising to see names such as Kirk Franklin and Lauren Daigle popping up as the big winners of the night.

Having had the highest nominations prior to the event, these names have proved their worth and impact in the gospel industry with life-transforming songs and albums.

Lauren Daigle’s song “You Say” has topped both the Christian and adult contemporary music charts and now she is leading this year’s Dove Awards.

Daigle has six nominations, including artist of the year, heading into Tuesday’s Gospel Music Association Dove Awards.

For King & Country and Kirk Franklin follow with five nominations each, while Phil Wickham, Tasha Cobbs Leonard, and TobyMac each have four.


Daigle professionally won the 2019 GMA Dove Awards for the Artist of the year. Lauren is an award-winning American contemporary Christian singer who has already achieved 2 Grammy Awards, 7 GMA Dove Awards, 5 Billboard Music Awards, and 2 American Music Awards. She also had 4 number 1 singles that entered into Billboard Christian Airplay and Hot Christian Songs chart.

“It’s wild how this music has been embraced. You go into the studio and you feel like what you have is gold or what you have is beautiful,” she said. “You kind of cross your fingers that it all lands in the right spot. Then you come out and you realize that it’s received ten times the amount of love than what you imagined.”, she says.

Kirk, on the other hand, won the 2019 GMA Dove Awards for the Gospel Artist of the year. He plays a role as a choir director, gospel musician, singer, songwriter, and author. He also leads in urban contemporary gospel choirs such as The Family, God’s Property, and National Crew.  In addition, he has already achieved over 13 Grammy Awards and is referred to as the “Reigning King of Urban Gospel.”




2019 Dove Award Winners;

New Artist of the Year: Aaron Cole

Worship Song of the Year: “Who You Say I Am”
(writers) Ben Fielding, Reuben Morgan (publisher) Hillsong Music Publishing

Contemporary Christian Artist of the Year: TobyMac, Forefront / Capitol CMG

Gospel Artiste of the Year: Kirk Franklin, Fo Yo Soul Recordings / RCA Records

Song of the Year: “You Say”  – Lauren Daigle
(writers) Jason Ingram, Paul Mabury, Lauren Daigle, (publishers) CentricSongs, Fellow Ships Music, Flychild Publishing, So Essential Tunes

Pop / Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year: “God Only Knows” – for KING & COUNTRY
(writers) Joel Smallbone, Jordan Reynolds, Josh Kerr, Luke Smallbone, Tedd Tjornhom

Gospel Worship Recorded Song of the Year: “This Is A Move (Live)” – Tasha Cobbs Leonard
(writers) Brandon Lake, Nate Moore, Tasha Cobbs Leonard, Tony Brown

Songwriter of the Year (Artist): Bart Millard

Songwriter of the Year (Non-Artist): Jason Ingram

Producer of the Year (TEAM): Jason Ingram and Paul Mabury

Rock / Contemporary Album of the Year: Native Tongue – Switchfoot
(producers) Brent Kutzle, Jon Foreman, Tim Foreman, Tyler Chester, Tyler Spry

Contemporary Gospel Album of the Year: Unstoppable – Koryn 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

Worship Album of the Year: PEOPLE – Hillsong UNITED
(producers) Michael Guy Chislett, Joel Houston

Instrumental Album of the Year: Christmas – Paul Cardall
(producer) Jim Daneker

Rock / Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year: “Wildfire” – Crowder
(writers) David Crowder, Rebecca Lauren Olds, Solomon Olds

Traditional Gospel Recorded Song of the Year: “Deliver Me (This is My Exodus) (feat. Le’Andria Johnson)” – Donald Lawrence, The Tri-City Singers
(writers) Desmond Davis, Donald Lawrence, Marshon Lewis, Robert Woolridge Jr., William James Stokes

Contemporary Gospel Recorded Song of the Year: “Love Theory” – Kirk Franklin
(writer) Kirk Franklin

Gospel Worship Album of the Year: Heart. Passion. Pursuit. (Live) – Tasha Cobbs Leonard
(producers) Kenneth Leonard Jr., Monica Coates

Rap / Hip Hop Album of the Year: Let the Trap Say Amen – Lecrae & Zaytoven
(producer) Zaytoven

Pop / Contemporary Album of the Year: Look Up Child – Lauren Daigle
(producers) Jason Ingram, Paul Mabury

Rap / Hip Hop Recorded Song of the Year: “Fight for Me” – GAWVI
(writers) Gabriel Azuenca, JRaul Garcia, Matt Cohen, Lecrae Moore

Worship Recorded Song of the Year: “Living Hope” – Phil Wickham
(writers) Brian Johnson, Phil Wickham

Traditional Gospel Album of the Year: Goshen – Donald Lawrence, The Tri-City Singers
(producers) Donald Lawrence, Sir The Baptist, Troy Taylor



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