48th Annual GMA Dove Awards Warm Up October

The 48th Annual GMA Dove Awards took place Tuesday night, Oct. 17 at Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN. The afternoon was moderately warm, but the evening brought colder weather. Fortunately, the night honoring the finest in Christian music was heartwarming enough to offset the chill.

Continuing a landmark year, MercyMe received multiple wins at Tuesday night’s 48th Annual Gospel Music Association (GMA) Dove Awards winning the notable Artist Of The Year, alongside Pop/Contemporary Album Of The Year (Lifer) and Songwriter of the Year Artist (Bart Millard). The band performed their nominated, chart-topping radio single “Even If” which dominated the Billboard and Mediabase radio charts with a 19-week streak at No. 1.

Chris Tomlin took home his 23rd GMA Dove Award for Worship Album of the Year for Never Lose Sight at the Awards show

Kirk Franklin took home his 19th Dove Award of his career, with his chart-topper “My World Needs You” winning Contemporary Gospel/Urban Recorded Song of the Year. Donnie McClurkin garnered his 4th Dove Award win for his latest chart-topping album The Journey (Live), awarded in the category of Traditional Gospel Album of the Year.

Held at Lipscomb University’s Allen Arena to honor inspiring Christian/Gospel entertainment from Rock, Pop and Gospel to Country, Spanish Language, film and more, the night also featured one-of-a-kind performances from artists across the world.

Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) will exclusively air the awards show on Sunday, Oct. 22 at 8 p.m. CST.

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