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PROVIDENT ENTERTAINMENT RECEIVES MULTIPLE NOMINATIONS IN 23 CATEGORIES FOR 52nd ANNUAL GMA DOVE AWARDS

11 August 2021 - NASHVILLE, TN - The Provident Entertainment family of artists, labels, songwriters, and publishers are pleased to announce multiple nominations in 23 categories for the 52nd Annual GMA Dove Awards. All of the nominees were virtually announced earlier today for the show, which will be held Tuesday, October 19 at Lipscomb University's Allen Arena and air Friday, Oct. 22 on Trinity Broadcast Network (TBN). The theme for this year's awards is Stronger Together. 

The nominations are across several Provident Entertainment entities - Provident Label Group, RCA Inspiration, Distribution, and Essential Music Publishing. Top nominations include Steven Furtick with ten nominations, Chris Brown with nine, seven nominations for Elevation Worship, and five nods for Zach Williams.  

"On behalf of the entire team of Provident Entertainment, we could not be more proud of the recognitions received today for the upcoming GMA Dove Awards," says Terry Hemmings, CEO, Provident Entertainment. "From the celebrated songs, artists, writers, and publishers, we're so honored to walk beside this community of prodigious talent that calls Provident Entertainment their home."      Voted on by the GMA Professional Membership, this year’s nominees were chosen from over 4,600 submitted entries and include a wide range of creativity and artistic integrity in both artist and non-artist categories. Below is a complete list of all Provident Entertainment nominees.
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About Provident Entertainment: Provident Entertainment, a division of Sony Music Entertainment, is home to Provident Label Group, RCA Inspiration, Essential Worship, and Essential Music Publishing, along with Provident Films. The label group is home to an artist roster including Casting Crowns, Zach Williams, Koryn Hawthorne, Kirk Franklin, Travis Greene, Matt Maher, Matthew West, Marvin Sapp, and more. Provident Entertainment operates under the umbrella of Sony Music Nashville. Find out more at ProvidentEntertainment.com





ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Elevation Worship
Zach Williams 
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SONG OF THE YEAR
"Famous For (I Believe)" - (Writers) Alexis Slifer, Chuck Butler, Jordan Sapp, Krissy Nordhoff, Tauren Wells; (Publishers) All Essential Music, Be Essential Songs, Buddybabe Music, Capitol CMG Paragon, Crucial Music Entertainment, Integrity's Praise! Music, Jord A Lil Music, Nordained Music, Songs By JSapp 
“Graves Into Gardens" - (Writers) Chris Brown, Steven Furtick, Tiffany Hudson, Brandon Lake; (Publishers) Bethel Music Publishing, Brandon Lake Music, Maverick City Publishing Worldwide, Music by Elevation Worship Publishing 
"Speak To Me" - (Writers) Donnie McClurkin, Jeremy Hicks, Johnta Austin, Troy Taylor; (Publishers) Don Mac Music, Naked Under My Clothes Music, Peermusic III Ltd, Savgos Music Inc, Sony/Atv Tunes Llc, W S Music 
"Thank You For It All" - (Writers) Aaron Lindsey, Christopher Thomas Leach, Jamone Davis, Marvin Sapp; (Publishers) Capitol Cmg Paragon, Five Lions Publishing, Jarmone Hoox Davis Publishing, Marvin L. Sapp Music, Universal Music Brentwood Benson Songs
“The Blessing” - (Writers) Chris Brown, Cody Carnes, Kari Jobe, Steven Furtick; (Publishers) Capitol CMG Paragon, Kari Jobe Carnes Music, Music by Elevation Worship Publishing, Worship Together Music, Writer's Roof Publishing 
“The Father's House” - (Writers) Benjamin Hastings, Cory Asbury, Ethan Hulse; (Publishers) Be Essential Songs, Bethel Music Publishing, Cory Asbury Publishing, EGH Music Publishing, SHOUT! Music Publishing Australia
“There Was Jesus” - (Writers) Jonathan Smith, Casey Beathard, Zach Williams; (Publishers) Anthems of Hope, Be Essential Songs, Cashagamble Jet Music, Little Louder Songs, Seven Ring Circus Songs, Wisteria Drive 
“TOGETHER” - (Writers) Joel Smallbone, Josh Kerr, Kirk Franklin, Luke Smallbone, Ran Jackson, Ricky Jackson; (Publishers) Curb Dayspring Music, Curb Word Music, Heavenly Junkie Music, Kilns Music, Method to the Madness, Richmond Park Publishing, Shankel Songs, Shaun Shankel Pub Designee, Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp., WC Music Corp.
“Truth Be Told”
(Writers) AJ Pruis, Matthew West; (Publishers) Combustion Five, Get Ur Seek On, Highly Combustible Music, Two Story House Music  
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NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR
CAIN
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SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR (ARTIST)
Chris Brown
Kirk Franklin
Matthew West
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SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR (NON-ARTIST)
Ethan Hulse
Jason Ingram
Steven Furtick
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CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Tauren Wells
Zach Williams
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GOSPEL ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Kirk Franklin
Travis Greene 
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POP/CONTEMPORARY RECORDED SONG OF THE YEAR
“Famous For (I Believe)” – Tauren Wells; (Writers) Chuck Butler, Krissy Nordoff, Jordan Sapp, Alex Slifer,
Tauren Wells

“Hold Onto Me” – Lauren Daigle; (Writers) Lauren Daigle, Paul Duncan, Paul Mabury
"There Was Jesus" - Zach Williams; (Writers) Casey Beathard, Jonathan Smith, Zach Williams
"TOGETHER" - Joel Smallbone, Josh Kerr, Kirk Franklin, Luke Smallbone, Ran Jackson, Ricky Jackson
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POP/CONTEMPORARY ALBUM OF THE YEAR
To Love A Fool – Cory Asbury; (Producer) Paul Mabury
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GOSPEL WORSHIP ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Come Alive (Deluxe) - All Nations Music; (Producer) Ernest Vaughan
The N.O.W. Experience - Kelontae Gavin; (Producers) Kelontae Gavin, Marquis Boone


RAP/HIP HOP RECORDED SONG OF THE YEAR

“10K” - KB; (Writers) Kevin Elijah Burgess, Quinen Coblentz, Jonas Myrin, Matt Redman, Wes the Writer 
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RAP/HIP HOP ALBUM OF THE YEAR
His Glory Alone - KB; (Producers) Kevin Elijah Burgess, Quinten Coblentz, Wes Writer, Jacob Cardec, Mashell Leroy, DJ Pez, Tee-Wyla Swoope  
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INSPIRATIONAL RECORDED SONG OF THE YEAR

"Promise Keeper" - Hope Darst; (Writers) Hope Darst, Ethan Hulse, Jonathan Smith
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CONTEMPORARY GOSPEL RECORDED SONG OF THE YEAR
“Never Lost” – CeCe Winans;(Writer) Chris Brown, Steven Furtick, Tiffany Hammer
"Speak To Me" - Koryn Hawthorne; (Writers) Johnta Austin, Jeremy Hicks, Donnie McClurkin, Troy Taylor 
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CONTEMPORARY GOSPEL ALBUM OF THE YEAR
DOE-EP - DOE
I AM– Koryn Hawthorne
The Book of Mali - Mali Music 
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TRADITIONAL GOSPEL RECORDED SONG OF THE YEAR
"Wonderful Is Your Name" - Melvin Crispell, III;(Writer) Melvin Crispell, Jr.
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TRADITIONAL GOSPEL ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Chosen Vessel - Marvin Sapp;(Producer) Aaron Lindsey
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GOSPEL WORSHIP RECORDED SONG OF THE YEAR
"Good & Loved" - Travis Greene feat. Steffany Gretzinger; (Writer) Travis Greene
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WORSHIP RECORDED SONG OF THE YEAR
"Graves Into Gardens" - Elevation Worship feat. Brandon Lake; (Writers) Chris Brown, Steven Furtick, Tiffany Hudson, Brandon Lake 
"Jireh" - Elevation Worship/Maverick City Music feat. Chandler Moore & Naomi Raine; (Writers) Chris Brown, Steven Furtick, Chandler Moore, Naomi Raine3
“Peace Be Still" – Hope Darst; (Writers) Hope Darst, Mia Fieldes, Andrew Holt 
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ROCK/CONTEMPORARY RECORDED SONG OF THE YEAR
“Stand My Ground” – Zach Williams; (Writers) Hank Bentley, Jonathan Smith, Zach Williams 
"This Is The Kingdom" - Mia Fieldes, John L. Cooper, Seth Mosley 
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WORSHIP ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Graves Into Gardens - Elevation Worship; (Producers) Chris Brown, Steven Furtick, Jonathan Mix Aaron Robertson 
Old Church Basement - Elevation Worship / Maverick City Music; (Producers) Chris Brown, Tony Brown, Steven Furtick, Jason Ingram, Jonathan Jay 
The Blessing (Live) - Kari Jobe; (Producers) Cody Carnes, Austin Davis, Henry Seeley, Jacob Sooter, McKendree Tucker 
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SPANISH LANGUAGE RECORDED SONG OF THE YEAR
"Donde Está El Espíritu De Dios" Christine D'Clario; (Writers)Christine D'Clario, Ben Fielding, Jason Ingram, Seth Mosley, Chris Tomlin 
"Tumbas A Jardines" - Elevation Worship feat. Brandon Lake; (Writers) Chris Brown, Steven Furtick, Tiffany Hudson, Brandon Lake 
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CHILDREN'S ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Living Color - Elevation Church Kids; (Producers) Steven Furtick, Aaron Robertson 
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[All bolded titles/names are affiliated with Provident Entertainment and its entities] 




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