Southern Gospel Artists and Industry Leaders Win at GMA Dove Awards

The Gospel Music Association (GMA) handed out honors last night in 39 categories at the 48th Annual GMA Dove Awards plus special industry recognitions at Lipscomb University’s Allen Arena in Nashville. Kari Jobe and Tasha Cobb Leonard hosted the sold-out show and Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) will exclusively air the awards show on October 22 at 8 p.m. CST.

Southern Gospel Artists and industry professionals honored at last night’s GMA Dove Awards:

Southern Gospel Artist of the Year:
Gaither Vocal Band

Southern Gospel Song of the Year:
“Better Together” – Gaither Vocal Band; (writers) William J. Gaither, Reba Rambo-McGuire, Dony McGuire, Chip Davis

Country/Bluegrass/Roots Song of the Year:
“When Grandpa Sang Amazing Grace” – The Nelons; (writers) Wayne Haun, Barbara Huffman

Southern Gospel Album of the Year:
Resurrection – Joseph Habedank; (producer) Wayne Haun

Bluegrass/Country/Roots Album of the Year:
Sing It Now: Songs of Faith & Hope – Reba McEntire (producers) Reba McEntire, Jay DeMarcus, Doug Sisemore

Musical Choral Collection of the Year:
For the Sake of Love – (creators) Lee Black, Cliff Duren, Camp Kirkland, Steve Mauldin

About GMA:
Founded in 1964, the Gospel Music Association serves as the face and voice for the Gospel/Christian music community and is dedicated to exposing, promoting and celebrating the Gospel through music of all styles including Pop, Rock, Praise & Worship, Urban Gospel, R&B, Hip Hop, Southern Gospel, Bluegrass, Country, Latin and more. The GMA community includes agents, artists, church leaders, managers, promoters, radio personnel, record company executives, retailers, songwriters and other industry visionaries. The GMA produces the GMA Dove Awards and IMMERSE. For more on supporting the GMA or becoming a member, please visit

About the Trinity Broadcasting Network:
Trinity Broadcasting Network is the world’s largest and most watched faith-and-family broadcaster, reaching over 175 nations across the earth with inspirational and entertaining programming 24 hours a day in 14 languages and on 30 global networks. As the world’s most influential non-profit religious broadcaster, TBN has led the way in expanding the impact of faith-based television across the earth through the creation of innovative content designed to reach every viewer demographic with the life-changing message of hope and grace. To find out more about the Trinity Broadcasting Family of Networks, visit us at

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