Tauren Wells

49th Annual GMA Dove Awards Winners Revealed Last Night in Nashville

Tori Kelly and Kirk Franklin
Photo Credit: Jamie Gilliam

The 49th Annual GMA Dove Awards were handed out last night in the Allen Arena on the campus of Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee. The awards will be televised on TBN (Trinity Broadcasting Network) on Sunday, October 21 at 9 p.m. ET. The big winner was first-time nominee, newcomer Tauren Wells, who took home four awards, including Contemporary Christian Artist of the Year and New Artist of The Year. Superstar Zach Williams took home Artist of the Year. The night was fiiled with many remarkable performances, including first time collaborations including Kirk Franklin and Tori Kelly, Jason Crabb and Rascal Flatts, as well as Natalie Grant and Koryn Hawthorne. See the full list of winners here.

Partial list of winners:

  • ARTIST OF THE YEAR: Zach Williams
  • NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR: Tauren Wells
  • SONG OF THE YEAR: “Reckless Love” – writers Caleb Culver, Cory Asbury, Ran Jackson, (publishers) Bethel Music Publishing, Richmond Park Publishing, Watershed Music Publishing
  • SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR (ARTIST): Matthew West
  • SOUTHERN GOSPEL ARTIST OF THE YEAR: Gaither Vocal Band
  • GOSPEL ARTIST OF THE YEAR: Tasha Cobbs Leonard
  • INSPIRATIONAL FILM OF THE YEAR: I CAN ONLY IMAGINE (directors) The Erwin Brothers, (producers) Kevin Downes and Cindy Bond

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