2017 Dove Awards Nominees Kirk Franklin, Anthony Brown and Tasha Cobbs

Logo for 48th Annual Dove AwardsThe Gospel Music Association (GMA) announced the nominees for the 2017 Dove Awards yesterday in Nashville on the campus of Lipscomb University. Two artists representing both the Gospel and Christian music worlds, Tasha Cobbs Leonard and Ben Calhoun of Citizen Way handed out the nominations in 44 categories for the 48th Annual Dove Awards.

Tasha Cobbs Leonard. Photo courtesy Motown Gospel.

The awards show and television taping will take place October 17 at Lipscomb University’s Allen Arena. The show airs October 22  on the Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN).

Leading the way with six nominations is songwriter/producer Wayne Haun, followed by Lauren Daigle, Zach Williams, David Garcia and Bernie Herms with five each.

Kirk Franklin, gospel recording artist.

Kirk Franklin, Gospel Recording Artist.

Gospel artist/producer and Fo Yo Soul record label head, Kirk Franklin received four nominations along with Christian music’s NEEDTOBREATHE, Chris Tomlin and Crowder.

Other Gospel artists, songwriters and producers who nabbed nominations in various categories include Tasha Cobbs Leonard, Anthony Brown, CeCe Winans, Donnie McClurkin, Travis Greene, Fred Hammond, Tye Tribbett, Tamela Mann, Jekalyn Carr, Tim Bowman, Jr., Todd Delaney, Vashawn Mitchell, Hezekiah Walker, J.J. Hairston and William Murphy, Jr.

Additionally, Christian Rap/Hip Hop artists Trip Lee, Steven Malcolm, and Social Misfits were nominated for Rap/Hip Hop Album of the Year. For a full list of the nominees visit www.doveawards.com

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