Zach Williams Wins Artist Of The Year; Tauren Wells Named New Artist Of The Year
The Provident Music Group family of artists, labels, songwriters and publishers are pleased to announce they received a total of 16 GMA Dove Award wins at the49th Annual GMA Dove Awards. Held last night, Tuesday, October 16 in Nashville, TN at Lipscomb University’s Allen Arena, the awards will air on TBN this coming Sunday, October 21.
Provident Music Group earned some of the top honors with Zach Williams being named Artist of the Year, and Tauren Wells named New Artist of the Year and Contemporary Christian Artist of the Year. Essential Music Publishing’s Paul Mabury and Jason Ingram won Producer of the Year. Each of these winners also won other awards in various categories listed below. RCA Inspiration’s artists walked away with top song honors with artists Koryn Hawthorne, Travis Greene and Marvin Sapp.
“We are so proud of our spectacular roster of writers, artists and producers and pleased to see their efforts and accomplishments recognized by our industry peers, friends and co-workers,” shares Terry Hemmings, President/CEO, Provident Label Group/Sony Music. “Awards are special yet they are only a small reflection of the impact the music being written and produced by this community is having around the world. I want to thank the creators, managers and support teams who make this possible as well our partners at radio and streaming, who work to get our music to the listener. Congrats to our staff and our parent company as well for the hard work and support they provide for our creative community.”
Wells went into the awards leading the industry with seven nominations, (including Song of the Year, Songwriter – Artist, New Artist, Pop/Contemporary Album, Contemporary Christian Artist, Pop/Contemporary Recorded Song, Rap/Hip-Hop Recorded Song) and Zach Williams was nominated for six (Artist of the Year, Songwriter – Artist, Song of the Year, Pop/Contemporary Recorded Song, Contemporary Christian Artist, Bluegrass/Country/ Roots Recorded Song). RCA Inspiration’s Travis Greene received three nominations (Gospel Artist, Urban Worship Recorded Song, Urban Worship Album). In addition, Essential Music Publishing and its writers received 27 nominations. Below is a complete list of all Provident Music Group winners.
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About Provident Music Group: Provident Music Group, a division of Sony Music, whose labels include Provident Label Group, RCA Inspiration, Essential Worship and Essential Music Publishing, is home to an artist roster including Casting Crowns, Zach Williams, Tauren Wells, Third Day, Kirk Franklin, Travis Greene, Matt Maher, Tenth Avenue North, Marvin Sapp, and more. Visit ProvidentLabelGroup.comand RCAInspiration.com for further information.
CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN ARTIST OF THE YEAR
NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR
ARTIST OF THE YEAR
POP/CONTEMPORARY RECORDED SONG OF THE YEAR
“Old Church Choir” – Zach Williams, (writers) Colby Wedgeworth, Ethan Hulse, Zach Williams
PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
(TEAM) Jason Ingram and Paul Mabury
SONG OF THE YEAR
“Reckless Love” – writers Caleb Culver, Cory Asbury, Ran Jackson, (publishers) Bethel Music Publishing, Richmond Park Publishing, Watershed Music Publishing
CONTEMPORARY GOSPEL/URBAN RECORDED SONG OF THE YEAR
“Won’t He Do It” – Koryn Hawthorne and Roshon Fegan, (writers) Loren Hill, Makeba Riddick, Rich Shelton