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Published: 8/10/2017

SESAC Affiliates Receive Dove Awards Nominations


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artists, songwriters and publishers garnered over 40 nods at the recently announced nominations for the 48th Annual GMA Dove Awards.  A staggering 40+ nominations were given to SESAC affiliates in a wide range of categories including Song of the Year, Songwriter of the Year and Artist of the Year among many others. The 48th Annual GMA Dove Awards show will take place on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at Lipscomb University’s Allen Arena in Nashville at 6:30 p.m. CST. Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) will exclusively air the awards show on Sunday, October 22, reaching over 100 million viewers in the U.S., plus global and multi-platform distribution. Voting for the final winners will run August 21 through August 28.

See below for a full listing of SESAC nominations:
(SESAC Affiliates in bold.)

SONG OF THE YEAR
“Chain Breaker”
Writers: Jonathan Smith, Mia Fieldes, Zach Williams

“Come Alive (Dry Bones)”
Writers: Lauren Daigle, Michael Farren

“Even If”
Writers: Bart Millard, Ben Glover, Crystal Lewis, David Garcia, Tim Timmons

“Eye Of The Storm”
Writers: Bryan Fowler, Ryan Stevenson

“Feel Invincible”
Writers: Seth Mosley, John Cooper

“Great Are You Lord”
Writers: David Leonard, Jason Ingram, Leslie Jordan

“King Of The World”
Writers: Becca Mizell, Natalie Grant, Sam Mizell

“Thy Will”
Writers: Hillary Scott, Bernie Herms, Emily Lynn Weisband

“What A Beautiful Name”
Writers: Ben Fielding, Brooke Ligertwood

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR (ARTIST)
Bart Millard
Hillary Scott
Lauren Daigle


SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR (NON-ARTIST)
Bryan Fowler
Jonathan Smith
Michael Farren


ARTIST OF THE YEAR
MercyMe

ROCK/CONTEMPORARY RECORDED SONG OF THE YEAR
“HARD LOVE (feat. Lauren Daigle)”
Writers: Bo Rinehart, Bear Rinehart
Recorded by: NEEDTOBREATHE

“Feel Invincible”
Writers: Seth Mosley, John Cooper
Recorded by: Skillet

POP/CONTEMPORARY RECORDED SONG OF THE YEAR
“Priceless”
Writers: Seth Mosley, Tedd Tjornhom, Luke Smallbone, Joel Smallbone, Ben Backus
Recorded by: for KING & COUNTRY

“Come Alive (Dry Bones)”
Writers: Lauren Daigle, Michael Farren
Recorded by: Lauren Daigle

“Even If”
Writers: Bart Millard, Ben Glover, Crystal Lewis, David Garcia, Tim Timmons
Recorded by: MercyMe

“Eye of the Storm (feat. GabeReal)”
Writers: Bryan Fowler, Ryan Stevenson
Recorded by: Ryan Stevenson

“Chain Breaker”
Writers: Jonathan Smith, Mia Fieldes, Zach Williams
Recorded by: Zach Williams

SOUTHERN GOSPEL RECORDED SONG OF THE YEAR

“Here He Comes”
Writers: Tony Wood, Joseph Habedank, Chris Cron
Recorded by: Joseph Habedank

WORSHIP SONG OF THE YEAR
“What A Beautiful Name”
Writers: Ben Fielding, Brooke Ligertwood

“Fierce”
Writers: Josh Silverberg, Mia Fieldes, Chris Quilala

POP/CONTEMPORARY ALBUM OF THE YEAR
The River
Produced by: Joshua Silverberg, Colby Wedgeworth
Recorded by: Jordan Feliz

Lifer
Produced by: Ben Glover, David Garcia
Recorded by: MercyMe

Chain Breaker

Produced by: Jonathan Smith
Recorded by: Zach Williams

TRADITIONAL GOSPEL ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Azusa The Next Generation 2: Better
Produced by: Hezekiah Walker, Donald Lawrence
Recorded by: Hezekiah Walker

WORSHIP ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Let There Be Light
Produced by: Joel Houston, Michael Guy Chislett, Brooke Ligertwood
Recorded by: Hillsong Worship

Frontiers
Produced by: Jacob Sooter
Recorded by: Vertical Worship

CHRISTMAS/SPECIAL EVENT ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Behold
Produced by: Paul Mabury, Jason Ingram
Recorded by: Lauren Daigle

SHORT FORM VIDEO OF THE YEAR
"Prada"
Directed by: Sean Hagwell
Produced by: Kirsten Raye
Recorded by: Jimi Cravity

LONG FORM VIDEO OF THE YEAR
“Of Dirt & Grace “
Directed by: Joel Houston, Davie Rubie
Produced by: Jason Strong
Recorded by: Hillsong United

 
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