BMI Congratulates its 2018 Dove Award Winners

I’m thankful to be among the host of Tuesday night’s Dove Awards for the work I did on Bethel’s “Bright Ones”. I’ve been a part of BMI since 2005, so it feels great to be recognized by them. Thanks so much to the amazing BMI family!

From BMI.com:

BMI songwriters had an exceptionally impressive night of wins on Tuesday at the 2018 GMA Dove Awards, where they took home trophies in 28 out of the 40 categories. The Dove Awards honor outstanding achievements and excellence in Christian Music, and we are so proud that so many of the winning songwriters are part of the BMI family. Congratulations to all!

Here’s the complete list of BMI winners:

SONG OF THE YEAR
“Reckless Love”

Writers: Ran Jackson

Publishers: Richmond Park Publishing

WORSHIP SONG OF THE YEAR
“Reckless Love”

Writer: Ran Jackson

Publishers: Richmond Park Publishing

CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Tauren Wells

SOUTHERN GOSPEL ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Gaither Vocal Band – Adam Crabb, Todd Suttles



ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Zach Williams

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Tauren Wells

RAP/HIP HOP RECORDED SONG OF THE YEAR
“War Cry” feat Tauren Wells

Artist: Social Club Misfits – Marty Mar

Writer: Andrew Wells

ROCK/CONTEMPORARY RECORDED SONG OF THE YEAR
“Walking On Water”

Artist: Needtobreathe – Bear Rinehart, Bo Rinehart, Seth Bolt, Josh Lovelace

Writers: Matt Maher, Bear Rinehart, Bo  Rinehart

POP/CONTEMPORARY RECORDED SONG OF THE YEAR
“Old Church Choir”

Artist: Zach Williams

Writers: Ethan Hulse, Zach Williams

SOUTHERN GOSPEL RECORDED SONG OF THE YEAR
“Washed By The Water”

Artist: Jason Crabb

Writers: Dave Barnes, Jason Crabb

BLUEGRASS/COUNTRY/ROOTS RECORDED SONG OF THE YEAR
“Dinner on the Ground” feat the Oak Ridge Boys

Artist: Little Roy & Izzy Show – Elizabeth Long, Little Roy Lewis;  Oak Ridge Boys – Joe Bonsall, Duane Allen, William Lee Golden

Writers: Jeff Bumgardner, Wayne Haun, Joel Lindsey

CONTEMPORARY GOSPE/URBAN RECORDED SONG OF THE YEAR
“Won’t He Do It”

Artist: Koryn Hawthorne

Writers: Raymond Murdock, Makeba Riddick, Rich Shelton

TRADITIONAL GOSPEL RECORDED SONG OF THE YEAR
“Close”

Artist: Marvin Sapp

Writers: Marvin Sapp, Aaron Lindsey, Solomon Edwards Jr

URBAN WORSHIP RECORDED SONG OF THE YEAR
“You Waited”

Artist: Travis Greene

Writer: Travis Greene

SPANISH LANGUAGE RECORDED SONG OF THE YEAR
“Sin Ti”

Artist: Alex Zurdo

Writers: Alexis Velez, Jeremis Luciano, Angel Serrano

WORSHIP RECORDED SONG OF THE YEAR
“So Will I (100 Billion X)”

Artist: Hillsong United*

Writers: Benjamin Hastings, Joel Houston, Michael Fatkin

RAP/HIP HOP ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Today We Rebel

Artist: KB (Kevin Elijah Burgess)*

Producers: Dominique Hubbard, Jacob Cardec, Mykallife

ROCK/CONTEMPORY ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Unleashed Beyond

Artist: Skillet – John Cooper, Korey Cooper, Seth Morrison, Jen Ledger*

Producer: Solomon Olds

POP/CONTEMPORY ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Hills and Valleys

Artist: Tauren Wells

Producers: Bernie Herms, Brent Milligan, Casey Brown, Chuck Butler, Jordan Sapp

BLUEGRASS/COUNTRY/ROOTS ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Blessed, Hymns and Songs of Faith

Artist: Bradley Walker*

Producer: Ben Isaacs

CONTEMPORARY GOSPEL/URBAN ALBUM OF THE YEAR
A Long Way from Sunday

Artist: Anthony Brown & group Therapy – Ashia Bello

Producers: Darryl Woodson Jr, Justin Savage

TRADITIONAL GOSPEL ALBUM OF THE YEAR
One Nation Under God

Artist: Jekalyn Carr*

Producer: Allen Carr

INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR
A Thankful Heart

Artist: Craig Duncan

Producer: Craig Duncan

CHILDREN’S MUSIC ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Bright Ones

Artist: Bright Ones*

Producers: James G Morales, Rick Seibold

CHRISTMAS / SPECIAL EVENT ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Christmas / Live in Phoenix

Artist: For King and Country – Luke Smallbone

Producers: For King and Country – Luke Smallbone

MUSICAL OF THE YEAR
How to Have the Best Christmas Ever

Creators: Jeff Bumgardner, Joel Lindsey

CHORAL COLLECTION OF THE YEAR
Your Word

Creator: Cliff Duren, Jeff Bumgardner

LONG FORM VIDEO OF THE YEAR
“There Is More”

Artist: Hillsong Worship – Reuben Morgan, Ben Fielding

https://www.bmi.com/news/entry/bmi-congratulates-its-2018-dove-award-winners

BMI recognizes Rick Seibold with Dove Award nominees

Since 1969, the GMA Dove Awards has honored outstanding achievements and excellence in Christian Music. This year, the genre’s biggest night will take place at Lipscomb University’s Allen Arena on Tuesday, October 16, 2018, and feature top artists from the many different genres of Gospel and Christian music. The annual event will be even more of a celebration for BMI writers who collectively hold more than 130 nods, with more than 40 affiliates receiving multiple accolades.

Congratulations to all! Here’s the entire list of BMI nominees:

CHILDREN’S MUSIC ALBUM OF THE YEAR – CAT 32

Bright Ones
Artist: Bright Ones*
Producers: James G Morales, Rick Seibold

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Nominated for a GMA Dove Award!

Wow! This morning I found out that I was nominated for a Dove Award!! SO thrilled. It takes an ARMY. Thanks to all who helped make this thing possible from Bethel...Brian Johnson, Joel Taylor, Eric Allen, Fred Vassallo and Robby Busick. To the INCREDIBLE kids who sang on this project: Josie, Sid and Peyton. And to an incredible team around me who helped pull this thing off: Melody Hernandez, Whitney Medina, Andrew Burns, Joel Numa, Harrison Mead, Joshua Valle, Ben Roberts, Shari Short, Agzam Anvarov, Emily Lam, Rachel Blankenship and Travis Lutz.

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