Lauren Daigle, Elevation Worship, KB, CeCe Winans and Zach Williams are the first performers revealed for this year’s GMA Dove Awards. The in-person ceremony is set for Oct. 19 at Lipscomb University’s Allen Arena in Nashville.
Elevation Worship, Winans and Williams are among the most-nominated artists heading into this year’s ceremony, with Elevation Worship earning seven nominations and Winans and Williams earning five nods apiece.
Daigle, Elevation Worship and Williams are each nominated in the artist of the year category, alongside for King & Country and Phil Wickham. Winans is nominated in the gospel artist of the year category, alongside Kirk Franklin, Tasha Cobbs Leonard, Jonathan McReynolds and Travis Greene. KB’s album His Glory Alone is nominated for rap/hip hop album of the year.
Natalie Grant and McReynolds will co-host this year’s ceremony, marking McReynolds’ first time hosting the GMA Dove Awards, while Grant previously hosted in 2010.
Voted on by the GMA’s membership, this year’s nominees were chosen from over 4,600 submitted entries. The GMA Dove Awards will air on TBN on Oct. 22 at 8 p.m. ET.
Last year’s GMA Dove Awards winners included for King & Country (artist of the year), Tasha Cobbs Leonard (gospel artist of the year), We The Kingdom (new artist of the year), Tauren Wells (contemporary christian artist of the year), Williams (songwriter of the year-artist) and more.