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Who Will Win at the 53rd Annual Dove Awards?

Since 1969 the GMA Dove Awards has honored outstanding achievements and excellence in Christian and Gospel Music. A rich tapestry of musical genres are represented at the Dove Awards, including modern Rock, Rap/Hip Hop, Pop/Contemporary, Inspirational, Southern Gospel, Urban, Bluegrass, Country, Worship, and more!

The 53rd Annual GMA Dove Awards are produced by the Gospel Music Association. Jackie Patillo and Justin Fratt serve as showrunners and executive producers, alongside Curtis Stoneberger and Paul Wright as producers. Russell E. Hall returns as director, Michael Nolan as scriptwriter, Scott Moore and Go Live Productions as production manager.

A number of outstanding artists are slated to perform at this year's ceremony, including Anne Wilson, Blessing Offor, Brooke Ligertwood, DOE, Maverick City Music, Social Club Misfits, Steven Malcolm, Steven Curtis Chapman, TobyMac and a special Southern Gospel tribute featuring Karen Peck of Karen Peck & New River.

Matthew West is the nominated artist for the Dove Awards with seven nominations, including one for Songwriter of the Year. Right behind West with six nominations each are For King & Country, Anne Wilson, Chris Brown, and Phil Wickham, including his nomination for Song of the Year.

Cece Winans has five nominations, which include Song of the Year as well as Artist of the Year. Brandon Lake also has five nominations.

Multi-award-winning superstars, Erica Campbell and Chris Tomlin, were announced as co-hosts for this year’s ceremony.

The GMA Dove Awards will take place in Nashville on October 18th at Lipscomb University’s Allen Arena.

The show will air exclusively on TBN and the TBN app, Friday, October 21st at 8:00 p.m. ET and 10:00 p.m. ET, with an encore presentation on October 28th, 2022 at 8:00p.m. ET and 10:00p.m. ET and simulcasting on SiriusXM The Message.

For the complete list of nominees, please visit

To listen to all the nominees in the gospel categories from this year's 53rd Annual Dove Awards, please visit


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