Tauren Wells Named Contemporary Christian Artist Of The Year, Kirk Franklin Wins For Best Contemporary Gospel Album, Jason Ingram And Zach Williams Are Songwriters Of The Year, And Many More!
2 November 2020 – Nashville, TN – The Provident Entertainment family of artists, labels, songwriters, publishers, and filmmakers are pleased to announce they received 26 Dove Awards from the 51st Annual GMA Dove Awards. Kirk Franklin, Travis Greene, Kierra Sheard, Jason Ingram, Jonathan Smith, Tauren Wells, Zach Williams, and Chris Brown and Steven Furtick of Elevation Worship each received two Doves. Below is a complete list of all the Provident Entertainment winners.
The winners were announced virtually on Thursday, October 29, as well as via the Trinity Broadcast Network (TBN) during the #CarryTheChange Broadcast Celebration held Friday, October 30.
Provident Entertainment went into the awards show with an astounding 68 nominations. Producer and songwriter Jason Ingram received the most nominations with eight, songwriter/producer Jonathan Smith received seven, Zach Williams with five, Kirk Franklin, Matthew West, and Elevation Worship each received four nominations, while Kierra Sheard, Travis Greene, and Tauren Wells each received three.
SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR (ARTIST)
SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR (NON-ARTIST)
CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN ARTIST OF THE YEAR
POP/CONTEMPORARY RECORDED SONG OF THE YEAR
“Rescue” – Lauren Daigle; (Writers) Jason Ingram, Lauren Daigle, Paul Mabury
POP/CONTEMPORARY ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Citizen of Heaven – Tauren Wells; (Producers) Chuck Butler, Jordan Sapp, Kirk Franklin, Max Stark, Colby Wedgeworth, Rascall Flatts
CONTEMPORARY GOSPEL ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Long Live Love – Kirk Franklin; (Producer)
GOSPEL WORSHIP RECORDED SONG OF THE YEAR
“Something Has To Break (Live)” – Kierra Sheard, feat. Tasha Cobbs Leonard; (Writers) J. Drew Sheard, Kierra Valencia Sheard, Mia Fieldes, Jonathan Smith
GOSPEL WORSHIP ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Broken Record – Travis Greene; (Producers) Travis Greene, Brunes Charles
WORSHIP RECORDED SONG OF THE YEAR
“The Blessing” (Live) – Kari Jobe, Cody Carnes, Elevation Worship; (Writers) Kari Jobe Carnes, Cody Carnes, Chris Brown, Steven Furtick
SPANISH LANGUAGE RECORDED SONG OF THE YEAR
“Loco Amor” – Christine D’Clario; (Writers)Chris McClarney, Jacob Sooter,Ricky Jackson
SPANISH LANGUAGE ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Aleluya – Elevation Worship; (Producers) Chris Brown, Steven Furtick
CHRISTMAS / SPECIAL EVENT ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Christmas – Phil Wickham;(Producer) Jonathan Smith
RECORDED MUSIC PACKAGING OF THE YEAR
Rescue Story – Zach Williams; (Art Director/Graphic Artist) Tim Parker; (Photographer) Eric Brown
[All bolded titles/names are affiliated with Provident Entertainment and its entities]
About Provident Entertainment: Provident Entertainment, a division of Sony Music Entertainment, is home to Provident Label Group, RCA Inspiration, Essential Worship, and Essential Music Publishing, along with Provident Films. The label group is home to an artist roster including Casting Crowns, Zach Williams, Koryn Hawthorne, Kirk Franklin, Travis Greene, Matt Maher, Matthew West, Marvin Sapp, Tauren Wells, and more. Provident Entertainment operates under the umbrella of Sony Music Nashville.