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Provident Music Group Receives 26 GMA Dove Award Nominations
Posted: Wednesday August 9th, 2017

The Provident Music Group family of artists, labels, songwriters and publishers are pleased to announce they received 25 GMA Dove Award nominations. All nominees were announced today via Facebook Live for the 48th Annual GMA Dove Awards, which will be held on Tuesday, October 17 in Nashville, TN at Lipscomb University's Allen Arena. TBN will air the awards on October 22.

The top Provident Music Group nominees are Zach Williams with five nominations (Song of the Year, New Artist, Pop/Contemporary Album, Contemporary Christian Artist, Pop/Contemporary Recorded Song) and Kirk Franklin with four (Songwriter of the Year, Gospel Artist, Contemporary Gospel/Urban Recorded Song, Contemporary Gospel/Urban Album for producer). Both Fred Hammond and Casting Crowns received two nods, as did songwriters Jonathan Smith and Mia Fieldes. Below is a complete list of all Provident Music Group nominees.

SONG OF THE YEAR

"Chain Breaker"
Writers: Jonathan Smith*, Mia Fieldes, Zach Williams

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

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

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SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR (ARTIST)

Kirk Franklin

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SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR (NON-ARTIST)

Jonathan Smith

Mia Fieldes

Bryan Fowler

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CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Casting Crowns

Zach Williams

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GOSPEL ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Kirk Franklin

Travis Greene

CeCe Winans

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NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Zach Williams

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POP/CONTEMPORARY RECORDED SONG OF THE YEAR

"Chain Breaker" - Zach Williams
Writers: Jonathan Smith, Mia Fieldes, Zach Williams

CONTEMPORARY GOSPEL/URBAN RECORDED SONG OF THE YEAR

"Father Jesus Spirit" - Fred Hammond
Writers: Fred Hammond, Derek "DC" Clark, Shelton Summons

"My World Needs You" - Kirk Franklin Writer: Kirk Franklin

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URBAN WORSHIP RECORDED SONG OF THE YEAR

"Everlasting God" - William Murphy Writer: Fellowship Church

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WORSHIP SONG OF THE YEAR

"Fierce" - Jesus Culture
Writers: Mia Fieldes , Josh Silverberg, Chris Quilala

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POP/CONTEMPORARY ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Chain Breaker - Zach Williams

The Very Next Thing - Casting Crowns

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CONTEMPORARY GOSPEL/URBAN ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Demonstrate - William Murphy

Worship Journal Live - Fred Hammond

One Way (by Tamela Mann) - (Kirk Franklin as a producer)

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TRADITIONAL GOSPEL ALBUM OF THE YEAR

The Journey LIVE - Donnie McClurkin

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WORSHIP ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Frontiers - Vertical Worship

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* all bolded names are designated Essential Music Publishing songwriters