2021 Dove Award Winners, Plus Koryn Hawthorne, Lauren Daigle Perform

Lauren Daigle 2021 Dove Awards

The GMA Dove Awards which celebrates gospel and worship music, aired on TBN Friday night (Oct 22). The show was filmed in Nashville at Lipscomb University’s Allen Arena. Natalie Grant and Jonathan McReynolds co-hosted the evening.

Carrie Underwood won Inspirational Recorded Song of the Year for her song “Great is Thy Faithfulness” ft Cece Winans. The song is from her 2021 gospel album, My Savior. Additionally, The Voice alum Koryn Hawthorne won in the Contemporary Gospel Album of the Year category for I Am

Several more competitive reality show singers were nominated, but did not win in their categories. 

American Idol judge, Harry Connick Jr. was nominated for Bluegrass/Country/Roots Recorded Song of the Year for “Because He Lives.” And, Carrie Underwood and Harry Connick Jr. were both nominated in the Bluegrass/Country/Roots Album of the Year category for My Savior and Alone With My Faith, respectively. Plus, American Idol’s Tori Kelly’s A Tori Kelly Christmas was nominated in the Christmas/Special Event Album of the Year.

American Idol alum Lauren Daigle didn’t win any awards, but she did perform her Dove-nominated song “Speak to Me” during the event. Lauren was nominated for Artist of the Year, Pop/Contemporary Song of the Year for “Hold On To Me,” Her music video for “Hold on To Me” was nominated for Short Form Video OTY.

While Koryn Hawthorne won in the Contemporary Gospel Album, her song from the album, “Speak to Me” lost in the Contemporary Gospel Recorded Song of the Year category. However, she performed the song on stage. 

See the full list of 2021 Dove Awards winners below.

2021 Dove Awards WINNERS List

Inspirational Recorded Song of the YearCarrie Underwood, ft. Cece Winans – Great Is Thy Faithfulness (Writers) Thomas Obadiah Chisholm, William M. Runyan

Contemporary Gospel Album of the YearKoryn Hawthorne – I AM – (Producers) Troy Taylor, Johntá Austin, Jeremy “TryBishop” Hicks, Camper , KJ Scriven, Greg Cox , Anthony “Kid Class” Wyley, Connor Little, Jason Ingram, Matt Maher, Jacob Sooter

Song of the Year The Blessing – (Writers) Chris Brown, Cody Carnes, Kari Jobe, Steven Furtick, (Publishers) Capitol CMG Paragon, Kari Jobe Carnes Music, Music by Elevation Worship Publishing, Worship Together Music, Writer’s Roof Publishing

Songwriter of the Year – (Artist) Brandon Lake

Songwriter of the Year – (Non-Artist) Jason Ingram

Contemporary Christian Artist of the Year – We The Kingdom – Sparrow Records

Southern Gospel Artist of the Year – Ernie Haase & Signature Sound -StowTown Records

Gospel Artist of the Year – CeCe Winans – Pure Springs Gospel / Fair Trade

Artist of the Year – for KING & COUNTRY – Curb | Word Entertainment

New Artist of the Year – Maverick City Music – Treble Records

Producer of the Year – Jordan Sapp

Rap/Hip Hop Recorded Song of the Year – Lecrae – Deep End  (Writers) Lecrae Moore, Anthony MrWriteNow Gardner

Rock/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year – NEEDTOBREATHE – Who Am I (Writers) Bear Rinehart, Thomas Rhett, Jordan Reynolds, Cason Cooley, Jeremy Lutito

Pop/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year – Tauren Wells – Famous For (I Believe) (Writers) Alexis Slifer, Chuck Butler, Jordan Sapp, Krissy Nordhoff, Tauren Wells

Southern Gospel Recorded Song of the Year – Crabb Family – My King is Known By Love (Writers) Jason Cox, Jeff Bumgardner, Kenna West

Bluegrass/Country/Roots Recorded Song of the Year – Nelons – If God Pulled Back the Curtain (Writers) Jason Cox, Kenna Turner West, Michael Boggs

Contemporary Gospel Recorded Song of the Year – Dante Bowe joyful – (Writers) Dante Bowe, Ben Schofield

Traditional Gospel Recorded Song of the Year – Jekalyn Carr Changing Your Story (Writer) Jekalyn Carr

Gospel Worship Recorded Song of the Year – CeCe Winans – Believe For It (Writers) CeCe Winans, Kyle Lee, Mitch Wong, Dwan Hill

Spanish Language Recorded Song of the Year – Christine D’Clario – Donde Está El Espíritu De Dios (Writers) Christine D’Clario, Chris Tomlin, Jason Ingram, Ben Fielding, Seth Mosley

Worship Recorded Song of the Year – Elevation Worship, ft. Brandon Lake – Graves Into Gardens (Writers) Steven Furtick, Chris Brown, Tiffany Hudson, Brandon Lake

Rap/Hip Hop Album of the Year – KB – His Glory Alone – (Producers) Quinten Coblentz, Wes Writer, Jacob Cardec, Mashell Leroy, DJ Pez, Tee-Wyla Swoope, Kevin Elijah Burgess

Rock/Contemporary Album of the Year – NEEDTOBREATHE – Out Of Body – (Producers) NEEDTOBREATHE, Cason Cooley, Jeremy Lutito

Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year – We The Kingdom – Holy Water – (Producers) We The Kingdom, Ed Cash, Steven V. Taylor

Inspirational Album of the Year – Selah – Step Into My Story – (Producer) Jason Kyle Saetveit, Chris Bevins

Southern Gospel Album of the Year – Joseph Habedank – Change Is Coming – (Producers) Wayne Haun, Joseph Habedank, Lindsey Habedank, Kris Crunk

Bluegrass/Country/Roots Album of the Year – Isaacs Songs – for the Times – (Producers) Ben Isaacs, The Isaacs

Traditional Gospel Album of the Year – Marvin Sapp – Chosen Vessel – (Producer) Aaron Lindsey

Gospel Worship Album of the Year – CeCe Winans – Believe For It – (Producers) Kyle Lee , Dwan Hill

Spanish Language Album of the Year – Evan Craft – Desesperado – (Spanish) (Producer) Sean Cook, Andrew Bergthold, Jeff Sojka, Chris Bevins

Worship Album of the Year – Elevation Worship / Maverick City Music – Old Church Basement – (Producers) Steven Furtick, Chris Brown, Jason Ingram, Tony Brown, Jonathan Jay

Children’s Album of the Year – Yancy & Little Praise Party – Ready Set Go – (Producer) Stephen Leiweke

Christmas/Special Event Album of the Year – for KING & COUNTRY – A Drummer Boy Christmas – (Producers) Benjamin Backus, Tedd T., for KING & COUNTRY

Musical/Choral Collection – Behold The Lamb Of God – (Creator) Andrew Peterson, (Arrangers/ Orchestrators) Carson Wagner, Russell Mauldin

Recorded Music Packaging – OTY Elevation Worship – Graves Into Gardens – (Art Directors) Jacob Boyles, Ryan Hollingsworth, (Graphic Artist) Jacob Boyles, (Photographer) Paul C. Rivera

Short Form Video OTY – TobyMac – Help Is On The Way (Maybe Midnight) – (Director) Eric Welch, (Producer) Scott McDaniel

Long Form Video OTY – for KING & COUNTRY – Burn The Ships Concert Film – (Directors/Producers) Ben Smallbone, Andrea Royer

Inspirational Film of the Year – A Week Away – (Director) Roman White, (Producer) Ala

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