The 53rd Annual GMA Dove Awards were handed out Tuesday night, October 18th, 2022, in Nashville, Tennessee to a sold-out audience. The show aired tonight, Friday, October 21st, exclusively on TBN and was simulcast on SiriusXM The Message. Co-hosts Erica Campbell and Chris Tomlin led the all star night of music with performances from across the community including Gospel, Latin, hip hop and Southern Gospel.
The theme of this year's show was Sound of Heaven, highlighting how all the different styles of Christian and Gospel music come together under one banner of hope. "The music created by the artists assembled tonight covers a lot of ground style-wise," said co-host Chris Tomlin, "but collectively they represent the sound of heaven." Co-host Erica Campbell added, "We bring it all together to unite as one for the kingdom of God. One mind, one voice, giving glory to God. That's the sound of heaven."
The night was packed with one-of-a-kind performances, moments of reverent worship, and joyful celebration. In a touching, personal moment, TobyMac paused before his performance of "The Goodness" with Blessing Offor to address the crowd. "Thank you for the kindness you showed me and my family as we walked through the deepest valley in losing my firstborn son. Thank you for your thoughts and thank you for your prayers. We have felt surrounded by love. And that's what the body of Christ should feel like, so thank you. There were times I never thought I would ever write another song, much less an up-tempo song or a song that felt like joy. But God is good. He might not always give us what we want, or take away the pain, but He is right here with us. He doesn't leave. He remains."
The night also included a one-of-kind Southern Gospel tribute with an all-female band including performers Karen Peck, Kim Hopper, The Nelons, and High Road, as well as a performance from Gateway Worship Español featuring Christine D'Clario, Josh Morales, Daniel Calveti, Becky Collazos and Travy Joe. Steven Curtis Chapman kicked off his performance with an exuberant look back on his 35-year career singing a mash-up of "The Great Adventure," "Lord Of The Dance," and "Dive."
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List of winners:
ARTIST OF THE YEAR: CeCe Winans
NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR: Anne Wilson
SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR - Non Artist : Jason Ingram
SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR - Artist : Phil Wickham
SONG OF THE YEAR: "Believe For It"
PRODUCER OF THE YEAR: Jeff Pardo
RAP/HIP HOP RECORDED SONG OF THE YEAR: "King Jesus" - KB, nobigdyl.
WORSHIP ALBUM OF THE YEAR: Hymn Of Heaven - Phil Wickham
INSPIRATIONAL RECORDED SONG OF THE YEAR: "God is Good" - Francesca Battistelli
SOUTHERN GOSPEL RECORDED SONG OF THE YEAR: "My Feet Are On The Rock" - Gaither Vocal Band
BLUEGRASS/COUNTRY/ROOTS RECORDED SONG OF THE YEAR: "In The Sweet By and By" - Dolly Parton, ft. Larry Cordle, Carl Jackson, Jerry Salley, Bradley Walker
TRADITIONAL GOSPEL RECORDED SONG OF THE YEAR: "My Portion" - Jekalyn Carr
SPANISH LANGUAGE RECORDED SONG OF THE YEAR: "Danzando" - Gateway Worship Español, ft. Daniel Calveti, Becky Collazos, Christine D'Clario, Travy Joe, Josh Morales
BLUEGRASS/COUNTRY/ROOTS ALBUM OF THE YEAR: God Is Real - The Sound
ROCK/CONTEMPORARY RECORDED SONG OF THE YEAR: "Higher Power" - CROWDER, ft. Hulvey
GOSPEL WORSHIP RECORDED SONG OF THE YEAR: "Breathe" - Maverick City Music, ft. DOE, Jonathan McReynolds, Chandler Moore
POP/CONTEMPORARY RECORDED SONG OF THE YEAR: "My Jesus" - Anne Wilson
CONTEMPORARY GOSPEL RECORDED SONG OF THE YEAR: "Gotta Believe" - Tasha Cobbs Leonard
WORSHIP RECORDED SONG OF THE YEAR: "Hymn of Heavens" - Phil Wickham
RAP/HIP HOP ALBUM OF THE YEAR: No Church In A While - Lecrae, 1K Phew
ROCK/CONTEMPORARY ALBUM OF THE YEAR: Into The Mystery - NEEDTOBREATHE
POP/CONTEMPORARY ALBUM OF THE YEAR: What Are We Waiting For - for KING & COUNTRY
INSPIRATIONAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR: Be Still & Know - Jordan Smith
SOUTHERN GOSPEL ALBUM OF THE YEAR: Keeping On - Ernie Haase & Signature Sound
CONTEMPORARY GOSPEL ALBUM OF THE YEAR: Clarity - DOE
TRADITIONAL GOSPEL ALBUM OF THE YEAR: Breakthrough: The Exodus (Live) - Ricky Dillard
GOSPEL WORSHIP ALBUM OF THE YEAR: Tribl Nights Atlanta - Tribl, Maverick City Music
SPANISH LANGUAGE ALBUM OF THE YEAR: Viviré - Marcos Witt
CHILDREN'S ALBUM OF THE YEAR: Getty Kids Hymnal - Hymns from Home - Keith & Kristyn Getty, ft. The Getty Girls
CHRISTMAS/SPECIAL EVENT ALBUM OF THE YEAR: Emmanuel: Christmas Songs Of Worship (Live) - Chris Tomlin
MUSICAL/CHORAL COLLECTION OF THE YEAR: Give Me Jesus
RECORDED MUSIC PACKAGING OF THE YEAR: Canyon - Ellie Holcomb
SHORT FORM MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR (CONCEPT): "RELATE" - for KING & COUNTRY
SHORT FORM MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR (PERFORMANCE): "Fake It" - Tauren Wells, ft. Aaron Cole
LONG FORM VIDEO OF THE YEAR: What Are We Waiting For? | The Worldwide Special - for KING & COUNTRY
INSPIRATIONAL FILM/SERIES OF THE YEAR: The Chosen
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