Tauren Wells to Host 2024 GMA Dove Awards

Tauren Wells to Host 2024 GMA Dove Awards

Tauren Wells is set to host and perform on the GMA Dove Awards for the second consecutive year. The 55th GMA Dove Awards will take place on Oct. 1 at the Allen Arena in Nashville. Nominations will be announced on July 24.


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“Last year’s Dove Awards was such an incredible experience, we’ve decided to run it back!” Wells said in a statement. “I’m so excited to return as host for this year’s Dove Awards. It’s going to be a great night!”

Wells is musician, preacher and public speaker with eight GMA Dove Awards (including contemporary Christian artist of the year and new artist of the year), 10 Grammy nominations (but no wins as yet) and a Billboard Music Award nomination.

In addition, Wells has notched three five albums on Billboard’s Top Christian Albums chart – Hills and Valleys, Citizen of Heaven and Joy in the Morning. Five of his hits, including the current “Take It All Back” (with We the Kingdom and Davies) have reached No. 3 on the Hot Christian Songs chart.

Wells connects his contemporary Christian and Gospel sound with elements of pop, hip-hop and R&B. Born and raised in Michigan, Wells currently resides in Texas with his wife, Lorna Brittany Wells, and four sons. In 2024, the Wells family launched Church of Whitestone in Austin, Texas, where Tauren and his wife are co-lead pastors.

On March 26, the GMA announced a new category – Spanish language worship recorded song of the year. The new award joins two other Latin music categories: Spanish language album of the year, established in 1998, and Spanish language recorded song of the year, created in 2017.

The 55th Annual GMA Dove Awards are produced by the Gospel Music Association. Jackie Patillo and Justin Fratt serve as showrunners and executive producers, alongside Curtis Stoneberger and Paul Wright as producers. Russell E. Hall returns as director, Michael Nolan as scriptwriter, Scott Moore and Go Live Productions as production manager.

The GMA also revealed the itinerary for its annual Music City Fan Experience. It includes a Brandon Lake concert at the Ryman Auditorium; new artist showcase featuring the 2024 class of new artist of the year nominees; river cruise aboard the General Jackson Showboat including a songwriters showcase; and a ticket to the GMA Dove Awards. Packages include a hotel stay in downtown Nashville. For more information, visit the GMA Dove Award’s website.