PROVIDENT MUSIC GROUP RECEIVES 18 WINS FROM THE 50TH ANNUAL GMA DOVE AWARDS
16 October 2019 – NASHVILLE, Tenn.- The Provident Music Group family of artists, labels, songwriters, publishers, and filmmakers are pleased to announce they received an astounding 18 GMA Dove Awards. The 50th Annual GMA Awards show was held yesterday in Nashville, TN at Lipscomb University’s Allen Arena. Trinity Broadcast Network (TBN) will air the awards this Sunday, October 20 at 8pm EST/5pm PST.
One of the top winners during the golden anniversary awards show was Kirk Franklin who was named Gospel Artist of the Year and won for Contemporary Gospel/Urban Recorded Song of the Year (“Love Theory”). Another big winner was Jason Ingram who won Songwriter of the Year (Non-Artist), while Ingram and Paul Mabury received two Doves for Producers of the Year and as co-writers for Song of the Year (“You Say”). More double wins were awarded to RCA Inspiration’s Donald Lawrence (and The Tri-City Singers) featuring Le’Andria Johnson with “Deliver Me (This Is My Exodus)” named Traditional Gospel Song of the Year, as well as for Lawrence’s album, Goshen, winning Traditional Gospel Album of the Year.
It was also an unforgettable night for Koryn Hawthorne who won Contemporary Gospel Album of the Year (Unstoppable). Matt Maher added to his Dove collection for winning Christmas/Special Event Album of the Year (The Advent of Christmas), as did Casting Crowns for receiving another Dove for Long Form Video of the Year, Only Jesus Visual Album. To round out the PMG winners, producer Jacob Sooter won for Children’s Music Album of the Year for Bright Ones.
Numerous Provident Music Group artists also performed and presented throughout the evening. Kirk Franklin, Casting Crowns, Matthew West, and Matt Maher all performed, while presenters included Travis Greene, Koryn Hawthorne, Tauren Wells, Donald Lawrence, and both West and Zach Williams presented the award for Artist of the Year.
THE WINNERS FOR PROVIDENT MUSIC GROUP:
SONG OF THE YEAR
(writers) Jason Ingram, Paul Mabury, Lauren Daigle,
(publishers) Fellow Ships Music, Flychild Publishing, So Essential Tunes
GOSPEL ARTIST OF THE YEAR
SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR (NON-ARTIST)
PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
(TEAM) Jason Ingram and Paul Mabury
CONTEMPORARY GOSPEL/URBAN RECORDED SONG OF THE YEAR
“Love Theory” – Kirk Franklin, (writer) Kirk Franklin
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 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
TRADITIONAL GOSPEL ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Goshen – Donald Lawrence, The Tri-City Singers, (producers) Donald Lawrence, Sir The Baptist, Troy Taylor
CHRISTMAS / SPECIAL EVENT ALBUM OF THE YEAR
The Advent of Christmas – Matt Maher, (producers) Matt Maher, Mitch Parks
LONG FORM VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Only Jesus Visual Album – Casting Crowns, (director) Ashley Lollis, (producer) Kyle Lollis
CHILDREN’S MUSIC ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Bright Ones (Soundtrack) – Bright Ones, (producers) Jacob Sooter, James Morales, Jeff Schneeweis, Mike “X” O’Connor, Rick Seibold, Seth Mosley
[All bolded writer names are designated Essential Music Publishing songwriters]
About Provident Music Group: Provident Music Group, a division of Sony Music, whose labels include Provident Label Group, RCA Inspiration, Essential Worship and Essential Music Publishing, along with Provident Films. The label group is home to an artist roster including Casting Crowns, Zach Williams, Koryn Hawthorne, Kirk Franklin, Travis Greene, Matt Maher, Tenth Avenue North, Marvin Sapp, Tauren Wells, and more. Visit ProvidentLabelGroup.com and RCAInspiration.com for further information.
Courtesy of Merge PR