GMA Dove Awards celebrate 50 years of gospel music; Daigle wins 3 awards

Christian artist Lauren Daigle won three awards, including Artist of the Year (her second time to receive the honor), Song of the Year for “You Say” and Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year for “Look Up Child” at the 50th annual Gospel Music Association Dove Awards held Oct. 15 in Nashville.

Gospel music veteran Kirk Franklin was named Gospel Artist of the Year and his song “Love Theory” won for Contemporary Gospel Recorded Song of the Year. 

Other honored artists include TobyMac, Contemporary Christian Artist of the Year; Aaron Cole, New Artist of the Year; and Gaither Vocal Band, Southern Gospel Artist of the Year. 

Phil Wickham’s “Living Hope” was named Worship Recorded Song of the Year and “I Know I’ll be There” by Karen Peck & New River was named Southern Gospel Recorded Song of the Year. (BP)