BMI Writers Honored With 2015 Dove Award Nominations

Posted in News on October 6, 2015
Pictured: Ed Cash, Matt Maher, Chris Tomlin
Pictured: Ed Cash, Matt Maher, Chris Tomlin

BMI congratulates its 2015 Dove Award nominees including for KING & COUNTRY, which leads the BMI pack with six nods and Matt Maher and Chris Tomlin each with four nominations. The theme of the 46th Annual GMA Dove Awards, which will take place on Tuesday, October 13, 2015, at Allen Arena on the campus of Lipscomb University in Nashville, is “Better Together,” which focuses on the strength in unity. The inspirational awards show will air on Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) on Sunday, October 18.

Congratulations to all the BMI nominees. Here’s the complete list:

Song of the Year
“Overwhelmed” – Phil Wickham (writer)
“Thrive” - Mark Hall (writer)
“Come As You Are” – Matt Maher (writer)
“Hope In Front Of Me” – Bernie Herms (writer)
“He Knows My Name” – Mia Fieldes (writer)
“We Believe” – Richie Fike, Travis Ryan (writers)

Songwriter of the Year (Artist)
Chris Tomlin
Matt Maher
Phil Wickham

Songwriter of the Year (Non-Artist)
Dianne Wilkinson

Contemporary Christian Artist of the Year
Chris Tomlin

Southern Gospel Artist of the Year
Ernie Haase & Signature Sound
Gaither Vocal Band
The Isaacs

Gospel Artist of the Year
Fred Hammond
Israel & New Breed
Tamela Mann

Artist of the Year

New Artist of the Year
Danny Gokey

Producer of the Year
Aaron Lindsey
Ed Cash
Wayne Haun

Rock Song of the Year
“Good To Be Alive” – Tom Douglas (writer)
“Furious Love” – Barry Weeks (writer)

Rock/Contemporary Song of the Year
“Fireblazin” – Toby Mckeehan (writer)
“Lift Your Head Weary Sinner (Chains)” – Ed Cash (writer)
“Messengers (ft. for KING & COUNTRY)” – Luke Smallbone (writer)

Pop/Contemporary Song of the Year
“Come As You Are” – Matt Maher (writer)
“Shoulders” – Luke Smallbone (writer)
“We Believe” – Travis Ryan, Richie Fike (writers)

Inspirational Song of the Year
“O Love Of God” – Cindy Morgan, Ian Cron (writers)
“Christ Be All Around Me” – Leslie Jordan (writer)

Southern Gospel Song of the Year
“Happy People” – Ernie Haase, Wayne Haun, Joel Lindsey (writers)
“Sometimes It Takes a Mountain” – Gloria Gaither (writer)
“Pray Now” – Karen Peck Gooch (writer)

Bluegrass Song of the Year
“Stacking Up Rocks” – Buddy Melton (writer)
“God Is There” – Wayne Haun and Joel Lindsey (writers)
“Daddy Was An Old Time Preacher Man - Dolly Parton (writer)

Country Song of the Year
“I Saw The Light” – Hank Williams, Sr. (writer)
“I’ll Be There With You” – Shelby Haun, Wayne Haun and Joel Lindsey (writers)
“Ain’t It Just Like The Lord” – Lee Black, Jason Cox, Kenna Turner West (writers)
“I Wanna Be There” – Jimmy Yeary, Sonya Isaacs and Rebecca Isaacs Bowman (writers)
“Sweet Jesus” – Merle Haggard (writer)

Contemporary Gospel/Urban Song of the Year
“Worth Fighting For” – Aaron Lindsey (writer)
“No Greater Love” – Aaron W. Lindsey (writer)

Traditional Gospel Song of the Year
“War” – Charles Jenkins (writer)
“How Awesome Is Our God” – Israel Houghton (writer)
“Send The Rain” – William McDowell (writer)

Worship Song of the Year
“Great Are You Lord” – Leslie Jordan (writer),
“Forever (We Sing Hallelujah)” – Christa Black Gifford (writer)
“Because He Lives (Amen)” – Chris Tomlin, Ed Cash, Gloria Gaither, Matt Maher, Bill Gaither (writers)
“This Is Amazing Grace” – Phil Wickham (writer)

Rap/Hip Hop Album of the Year
Mansion - NF

Rock Album of the Year
of Beauty and Rage – RED*: Rob Graves (producer)

Rock/Contemporary Album of the Year
Live From The Woods – NEEDTOBREATHE: NEEDTOBREATHE (producers)
Invader – Rapture Ruckus*: Brad Dring (producer)

Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year
Love Ran Red – Chris Tomlin: Ed Cash (producer)
Neon Steeple – Crowder*: Solomon Olds: Ed Cash, Christopher Stevens, Will Hunt (producers)
Saints and Sinners – Matt Maher: Matt Maher, Ed Cash (producers)

Inspirational Album of the Year
Be Still and Know – Amy Grant*: Vince Gill, Marshall Altman (producers)
Glorious Day: Hymns of Faith – Casting Crowns
You Amaze Us – Selah*: Ed Cash, Jordan Mohilowski (producers)
A Cappella – The Martins: Michael English, Lari Goss, The Martins, David Phelps, Matthew Holt (producers)

Southern Gospel Album of the Year
Sometimes It Takes a Mountain – Gaither Vocal Band: Bill Gaither, Ben Isaacs (producers)
Pray Now – Karen Peck & New River: Wayne Haun (producer)
Living in Harmony – Triumphant*: Wayne Haun (producer)

Bluegrass/Country Album of the Year

Angels Among Us – Alabama: Jeff Cook, Teddy Gentry, Randy Owen (producers)
Rock of Ages, Hymns and Gospel Favorites – The Oak Ridge Boys: Ben Isaacs (producer)

Contemporary Gospel/Urban Album of the Year
Vintage Worship – Anita Wilson: Rick Robinson, Anita Wilson (producers)
I Will Trust – Fred Hammond: Fred Hammond, Raymond Hammond, Geo Bivins (producers)
Graceland – Kierra Sheard: J. Drew Sheard II (producer)
Journey to Freedom – Michelle Williams*: Harmony Samuels (producer)
Forever Yours – Smokie Norful*: Aaron Lindsey (producer)

Traditional Gospel Album of the Year
Worth Fighting For – Brian Courtney Wilson*: Aaron W. Lindsey (producer)
Any Given Sunday – Charles Jenkins & Fellowship Chicago: Charles Jenkins (producer)
Amazing – Rickey Dillard and New G: Ricky Dillard, Rick Robinson (producers)

Christmas Album of the Year
Motown Christmas – Various Artists, Aaron Lindsey (producer)

Worship Album of the Year
All Sons & Daughters - All Sons & Daughters
Love Ran Red - Chris Tomlin: Ed Cash (producer)

Musical of the Year
The Cross Changes Everything, Jeff Bumgardner, Joel Lindsey (creators)
If The Grave Could Shout, Jason Cox (creator)
Once You’ve Seen The Star, Belinda Smith (creator)
We’re Glad You Came (A Musical Celebration of the Savior’s Birth), Jeff Bumgardner, Joel Lindsey (creators)

Youth/Children’s Musical of the Year
An Unplugged Christmas, Susie Williams (creator)
David’s Dynasty, Sue C. Smith (creator)

Choral Collection of the Year
The Song of Christmas, Cliff Duren (creator)
Then Sings My Soul (A Worship Service of Hymns, Scripture and Inspirational Readings For Choir, Congregation and Worship Leader), Cliff Duren (creator)

*Not affiliated with BMI


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