The Provident Distribution family of artists, labels, songwriters and producers are pleased to announce they received 41 GMA Dove Award nominations. Announced last week via Facebook Live, the 48th Annual GMA Dove Awards will held on Tuesday, October 17 in Nashville, TN at Lipscomb University’s Allen Arena and air on TBN October 22. 

Among those nominated, the Provident Distribution family has multiple nominees such as Zach Williams, Kirk Franklin, Jason Ingram, Paul Mabury, Jonathan Smith, Mia Fieldes, Casting Crowns, Fred Hammond, MercyMe, Travis Greene, Wayne Haun and more. Below is a complete list of all Provident Distribution nominees.

About Provident Distribution: Provident Distribution, a division of Sony Music Entertainment, is distribution home to top Christian labels including Provident Label Group, RCA Inspiration, Essential Worship, Fair Trade Services, StowTown Records, Gotee Records, Elevation Worship and New Haven Records as well as home entertainment companies Provident Films,Twentieth Century Fox and others. Its distributed projects include titles from Casting Crowns, MercyMe, Matt Maher, Zach Williams, Laura Story, Elevation Worship, Ernie Haase & Signature Sound, and films from The Kendrick Brothers, The Erwin Brothers, The Bible Series among others. For more information, visit TheP.com. 

SONG OF THE YEAR
“Chain Breaker”
(writers) Jonathan Smith, Mia Fieldes, Zach Williams“Even If”
(writers)Bart Millard, Ben Glover, Crystal Lewis, David Garcia, Tim Timmons

“Eye Of The Storm”
(writers) Bryan Fowler, Ryan Stevenson

“Great Are You Lord”
(writers) Jason Ingram, Paul Mabury, David Leonard

“O Come to The Altar”
(writers) Chris Brown, Mack Brock, Steven Furtick, Wade Joye

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR (ARTIST)
Kirk Franklin
Bart Millard

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR (NON-ARTIST)
Jonathan Smith
Mia Fieldes

CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Casting Crowns – Provident Label Group
Zach Williams – Provident Label Group

SOUTHERN GOSPEL ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Ernie Haase & Signature Sound – StowTown Records

GOSPEL ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Kirk Franklin – Fo Yo Soul Recordings/RCA Inspiration
Travis Greene – RCA Inspiration
CeCe Winans – Pure Springs Gospel

ARTIST OF THE YEAR
MercyMe – Fair Trade Services

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Zach Williams – Provident Label Group
Bri (Briana Babineaux)  – Marquis Boone Enterprises/Tyscot Records
Micah Tyler – Fair Trade Services

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
Wayne HaunPOP/CONTEMPORARY RECORDED SONG OF THE YEAR
“Chain Breaker” – Zach Williams
“Even If” – MercyMe
“Eye of the Storm” (feat. GabeReal) – Ryan Stevenson

BLUEGRASS/COUNTRY/ROOTS RECORD OF THE YEAR
“Little White Church House” – Doug Anderson

CONTEMPORARY GOSPEL/URBAN RECORDED SONG OF THE YEAR
“Trust In You” – Anthony Brown & Group therAPy
“Father Jesus Spirit” – Fred Hammond
“My World Needs You” – Kirk Franklin
“Never Have To Be Alone” – CeCe Winans

URBAN WORSHIP RECORDED SONG OF THE YEAR
“Everlasting God” – William Murphy

WORSHIP SONG OF THE YEAR
“O Come To The Altar”
(writers) Chris Brown, Mack Brock, Steven Furtick, Wade Joye

“Fierce”
(writers) Mia Fieldes, Josh Silverberg, Chris Quilala

POP/CONTEMPORARY ALBUM OF THE YEAR
The Very Next Thing – Casting Crowns
Chain Breaker – Zach Williams
Lifer – MercyMe

CONTEMPORARY GOSPEL/URBAN ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Worship Journal Live – Fred Hammond
Demonstrate – William Murphy
Let Them Fall In Love – CeCe Winans

TRADITIONAL GOSPEL ALBUM OF THE YEAR
The Journey LIVE – Donnie McClurkin

SOUTHERN GOSPEL ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Lift Him Up – The Guardians

WORSHIP ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Frontiers – Vertical Church Band
There Is A Cloud – Elevation Worship

Source: Merge PR

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