Capitol Christian Music Group Honored With 41 GMA Dove Award Nominations

unnamedNashville, TN (August 15, 2016) — Capitol Christian Music Group (Capitol CMG) earned 41 nominations for the 47th Annual GMA Dove Awards, representing honorees in such major categories as Artist of the Year, Songwriter of the Year and Song of the Year. Nominees represent all of Capitol CMG's entities including Capitol CMG Label Group, Capitol Christian Distribution, Capitol CMG Publishing and Motown Gospel.

"We are grateful to have an incredibly talented and hard working roster of artists who convey artistic credibility and the vision to impact lives with their music," shares Capitol Christian Music Group President, Peter York. "It is always encouraging to see them recognized by their peers and honored for their accomplishments. Our sincere congratulations to each artist who secured a Dove Award Nomination. We are extremely proud of you and humbled to partner with you in taking your music to the world.”

The awards show will take place on Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at Lipscomb University’s Allen Arena in Nashville at 6:30 p.m. CST. Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) will exclusively air the awards show on Sunday, October 16, reaching over 100 million viewers in the U.S., plus global and multi-platform distribution.


Song of the Year

“Good Good Father” – Writers: Pat Barrett & Tony Brown

“Touch The Sky” – Writers: Joel Houston, Dylan Thomas & Michael Guy Chislett


Songwriter of the Year

Chris Tomlin

Joel Houston

Matt Redman


Songwriter of the Year (non-artist)

David Garcia


Contemporary Christian Artist of the Year



Gospel Artist of the Year

Tasha Cobbs


Artist of the Year

Hillsong UNITED



Producer of the Year

David Garcia


Rap/Hip-Hop Recorded Song of the Year

“I Just Wanna Know” – NF – Writers: Nate Feuerstein & Tommee Profitt


Pop/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year

“Good Good Father” – Chris Tomlin – Writers: Pat Barrett & Tony Brown


Inspirational Recorded Song of the Year

“Let It Be Jesus” – Christy Nockels – Writers: Chris Tomlin, Jonas Myrin & Matt Redman

“O Praise the Name” – Hillsong Worship – Writers: Marty Sampson, Benjamin Hastings & Dean Ussher


Contemporary Gospel/Urban Recorded Song of the Year

“Wait on You” – Janice Gaines – Writer: Janice Gaines


Traditional Gospel Recorded Song of the Year

“Put A Praise On It” – Tasha Cobbs – Writer: Tasha Cobbs


Urban Worship Recorded Song of the Year

“Fill Me Up” – Tasha Cobbs – Will Reagan


Worship Song of the Year

“Good Good Father” – Writers: Pat Barrett & Tony Brown

“Touch The Sky” – Writers: Joel Houston, Dylan Thomas & Michael Guy Chislett

“Even So Come” – Writer: Chris Tomlin


Rap/Hip-Hop Album of the Year

Therapy Session – NF


Pop Album of the Year

Empires – Hillsong UNITED

This Is Not A Test – TobyMac


Inspirational Album of the Year

Open Heaven/River Wild – Hillsong Worship


Spanish Album of the Year

En Esto Creo – Hillsong en Espanol


Instrumental Album of the Year

Piano Lullabies (Vol.1) – Hillsong Kids Jr.


Special Event Album of the Year

Passion: Salvation's Tide Is Rising – Passion


Christmas Album of the Year

ADORE: Christmas Songs of Worship (LIVE) – Chris Tomlin


Worship Album of the Year

Empires – Hillsong UNITED

Let It Echo – Jesus Culture


Music Packaging of the Year

Empires – Hillsong UNITED

Youth Revival – Hillsong Y&F


Long Form Video of the Year

Neon Porch Extravaganza LIVE – Crowder

Youth Revival – Hillsong Y&F


Urban Worship Album of the Year

One Place Live – Tasha Cobbs


Musical of the Year

Bethlehem Morning – Russel Mauldin & Sue C. Smith


Youth/Children's Musical of the Year

Christmas in Black & White – Jeff Slaughter & Jeff Anderson

UNITED - The Modern Youth Choir – Cliff Duren


Choral Collection of the Year

Burning Lights - Choral Collection – Cliff Duren

My Hope (Songs & Message of Billy Graham) – Travis Cottrell


Voting for the final winners will run August 23 through August 30.


About Capitol Christian Music Group:

An unwavering vision combined with a commitment to excellence and an arsenal of exceptional talent continues to make Capitol Christian Music Group the leader in the Christian/Gospel music industry. Representing such iconic artists as Chris Tomlin, TobyMac, Amy Grant and CeCe Winans, Capitol CMG is a multi-faceted company whose assets include such legendary labels as Sparrow and ForeFront Records as well as the industry's top distribution company and an award-winning, global leading publishing company. Formerly known as EMI Christian Music Group, Capitol CMG is a division of Capitol Music Group, a Universal Music Group company. Over the years, the venture has grown from a scrappy family-owned independent music label to a multi-faceted business that includes Capitol CMG Label Group (Sparrow Records, ForeFront Records, sixstepsrecords, Hillsong and Credential Recordings), Capitol CMG Publishing, Motown Gospel and Capitol Christian Distribution. The company's roster features top names in the Christian and gospel communities, among them Jeremy Camp, Michael W. Smith, Hillsong UNITED, Smokie Norful, Tye Tribbett, Britt Nicole,  Crowder, Newsboys, Matt Redman, Tasha Cobbs, Colton Dixon, Mandisa, Matthew West and VaShawn Mitchell.


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