Nominations for the 53rd annual GMA Dove Awards were highlighted by multiple nods for Phil Wickham, for KING + COUNTRY, Maverick City Music and newcomer Anne Wilson.
Wilson was nominated 6 awards including “New Artist of the Year,” and “Pop/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year,” for her single “My Jesus.”
Maverick City Music received seven nominations, including “Artist of the Year.” Maverick City joined fellow artist Matthew West, who also received seven nominations.
Wickham received five nods, including “Pop/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year” for “House of the Lord,” and “Worship Recorded Song of the Year” for “Hymn of Heaven.”
Pop duo for KING + COUNTRY, last year’s award winner for Artist of the Year, were once again nominated for the award, along with 5 other awards for a total of 6 nods.
The full list of nominees nominated for “Artist of the Year,” also includes Maverick City Music, CeCe Winans, We The Kingdom and Zach Williams.
Other notable nominees include songwriter and producer Jeff Pardo (his nine nominations were the most for an individual), Brandon Lake, Steven Furtick, Skillet, Lecrae and Crowder.
The Dove Awards are scheduled to air Oct. 21 at 8:00 pm ET and 10:00 pm ET on TBN.
(EDITOR’S NOTE – Timothy Cockes is a Baptist Press staff writer.)