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Lauren Daigle & Kirk Franklin Top Winners At 2016 GMA Dove Awards – See Full List

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Kirk Franklin presents award onstage at the 2016 Dove Awards

The 47th annual GMA Dove Awards held on the 11th of October at the Allen Arena, Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee and what can be regarded as the highlight of the award ceremony is the comeback staged by Rock/Rap trio DC Talk, after a 16 years hiatus! TobyMac kicked things off by performing one of his songs and then brought out bandmates Kevin Max and Michael Tait to perform “Love Feels Like,” a new tune that brought the three together in the studio this past year.

Lauren Daigle and Kirk Franklin were amongst the biggest winners of the night with Daigle earning the night’s top honor for the prestigious category of “Artist of the Year,” just one year after being named the best “new artist” in Christian music by the association and Franklin earning the “Gospel Artist of the Year”.

He stuck to the theme of the night “Love Amplified” – like the rest of the artistes, only more prominent – and urged his fellow Christian family to ask their audiences and congregations to “pray with us for racial healing.”

See the full list below:

2016 Dove Awards Winners Include:

“Song of the Year – “Good, Good Father” by Chris Tomlin

Songwriter of the Year – Lauren Daigle

Contemporary Christian Artist of the Year – for KING & COUNTRY

Southern Gospel Artist of the Year – Karen Peck & New River

Gospel Artist of the Year – Kirk Franklin

Artist of the Year – Lauren Daigle

New Artist of the Year – Jordan Feliz

Producer of the Year – Bernie Herms

Rap/Hip Hop Recorded Song of the Year – “Uncomfortable” by Andy Mineo

Rock/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year – “Happiness” by NEEDTOBREATHE

Pop/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year – “Trust In You” by Lauren Daigle

Inspirational Recorded Song of the Year – “Till I Met You” by Laura Story

Contemporary Gospel/Urban Recorded Song of the Year – “The Way That You Love Me” by Jonathan McReynolds

Worship Song of the Year – “No Longer Slaves” by Bethel Music

Worship Album of the Year – EMPIRES by Hillsong UNITED

Rap/Hip Hop Album of the Year – Therapy Session by NF

Rock/Contemporary Album of the Year – The Wonderlands: Sunlight & Shadows by Jon Foreman

Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year- This Is Not A Test by TobyMac

Contemporary Gospel/Urban Album of the Year – Losing My Religion by Kirk Franklin

Urban Worship Album of the Year – Sounds of Revival by William McDowell

Southern Gospel Album of the Year – Still by Booth Brothers

Long Form Video of the Year – “Hymns That Are Important To Us” directed by Joey + Rory

Inspirational Film of the Year-  “War Room” directed by Kendrick Brothers

Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) will air the awards show on Sunday, October 16, reaching over 100 million viewers in the U.S. and around the world. To see a list of winners in additional categories visit doveawards.com/2016-winners


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