2017 GMA Dove Awards: Women of gospel CeCe Winans, Tamela Mann, Tasha Cobbs and more shine
Thursday, August 10, 2017 at 8:43AM
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Photo Credit: Empowering Everyday Women (EEW) Ministries, Inc. congratulates the 2017 GMA Dove Award nominees in the gospel category (Getty/EEW Magazine) Share (EEW Magazine News) The Gospel Music Association announced Wednesday its nominees for the 48th annual Dove Awards, where some of gospel’s finest will be out at Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee on Oct. 17.

Among the powerhouse women of color being nominated for their excellence in artistry during the celebration that honors gospel and Christian music is Cece Winans, Tamela Mann and Tasha Cobbs.

The show will air Oct. 22 on Trinity Broadcasting Network. Voting for the final winners will run from Aug. 21-28.

See the list of 2017 gospel nominees:


Songwriter of the Year

Kirk Franklin

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Gospel Artist of the Year

CeCe Winans, Pure Springs Gospel

Kirk Franklin, Fo Yo Soul Recordings/RCA Records

Tamela Mann, TillyMann Music Group

Tasha Cobbs, Motown Gospel

Travis Greene, RCA Inspiration

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New Artist of the Year

Bri (Briana Babineaux), Marquis Boone Enterprises/Tyscot Records

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Contemporary Gospel/Urban Recorded Song of the Year

“Trust In You”Anthony Brown & Group therAPy, (writer) Anthony Brown

“Never Have To Be Alone”CeCe Winans, (writers) Alvin Love III, Dwan Hill

“Father Jesus Spirit”Fred Hammond, (writers) Fred Hammond, Derek “DC” Clark, Shelton Summons

“My World Needs You”Kirk Franklin, (writer) Kirk Franklin

“Work It Out”Tye Tribbett, (writers) Tye Tribbett, Jevon Hill

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Traditional Gospel Recorded Song of the Year

“You’re Bigger”Jekalyn Carr, (writer) Allundria Carr

“Change Me”Tamela Mann, (writer) Thomas Clay

“Fix Me”Tim Bowman Jr., (writers) Aaron W. Lindsey, Israel Houghton, Tim Bowman Jr.

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Urban Worship Recorded Song of the Year

“Victory Belongs To Jesus”Todd Dulaney, (writer)

“Joy”VaShawn Mitchell, (writers) Pat Barrett, Tony Brown

“Everlasting God”William Murphy, (writer) Fellowship Church

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Contemporary Gospel/Urban Album of the Year

Let Them Fall In Love CeCe Winans, (producers) Alvin Love III, Tommy Sims

Worship Journal Live Fred Hammond, (producers) Fred Hammond, Calvin Rogers, Phillip Feaster,

One Way Tamela Mann, (producers) Myron Butler, Tamela Mann, Kirk Franklin, Timbaland, Eric Dawkins, King Logan, Shaun Martin, David Mann

Secret Place VaShawn Mitchell, (producers) VaShawn Mitchell, Thomas Hardin Jr.

Demonstrate William Murphy, (producer) Aaron Lindsey

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Traditional Gospel Album of the Year

The Journey LIVEDonnie McClurkin, (producers) Donnie McClurkin, Trent Phillips, Tre’ Corley

Azusa The Next Generation 2: BetterHezekiah Walker, (producers) Donald Lawrence, Hezekiah Walker

You Deserve ItJ.J. Hairston Youthful Praise, (producer) J.J. Hairston

 

Since 1970 the GMA Dove Awards has honored outstanding achievements and excellence in Christian Music. The show celebrates musical diversity and are presented to individuals representing modern Rock, Rap/Hip Hop, Pop/Contemporary, Inspirational, Southern Gospel, Urban, Bluegrass, Country, Worship and more.

For a full list of nominees click here.

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